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Sonic Youth , any love for them on here?

Discussion in 'music' started by fegs, Oct 15, 2020.

  1. deek

    deek pfm Member

    I haven't seen that - thanks.
    fegs likes this.
  2. jamesd

    jamesd pfm Member

    I always think of Sonic Youth (and Bardo Pond) as being the center of my venn diagram of musical tastes. One of the best ever.

    Kim Gordon's post SY-stuff has been great. Particularly the projects with Bill Nace.
    fegs likes this.
  3. fegs

    fegs pfm Member

    I remember watching The Buttholes one afternoon years ago at Reading Festival

    Came on, played one song then smashed everything up!!

    proper job as well. had to set it all up again, epic!!!
    paulfromcamden likes this.
  4. Seeker_UK

    Seeker_UK I had amnesia once or twice...

    Yep. I was there. Loop were going to be hard to beat from that day but the 'Surfers did just that.

    If you buy the 'Widowermaker' EP it contains photos from the set.
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  5. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    Try it again! I’m playing it now, definitely fully mic’d, there’s a massive weight to the kick drum, the toms have their own reverb and panning, as does the metalwork. The drummer has a great crisp snare tuning and is very good on his hi-hat (incredible drummer all round), so quite crisp, but it is a great recording. Really sounding amazing here through the Tannoys, very ‘live band in the room’. A great production IMO, a really light touch, it doesn’t have any of that ‘over-produced dead rock band reanimated in the studio’ thing that I hate. The fact they are such a good band obviously helps, they really understand space, timing etc and know exactly where to put the gaps, to give each other space etc. Jazz level playing really.
    richardg likes this.
  6. fegs

    fegs pfm Member

    Totally agree, I reckon If'n and Sister are two great examples of how SST got it right
  7. James Evans

    James Evans Bedroom Bodger

    Saw Loop a couple of years ago in Liverpool, still a real groove to their sound. New album on the way it seems.
    Seeker_UK likes this.
  8. RickyC6

    RickyC6 Infuriate the frog-men

    Great band, but typically (for me) their Peel session when they did 4 Fall songs is the best thing!
  9. Warszawa

    Warszawa pfm Member

    One of my favourite bands. I love most of their albums but Daydream Nation is their masterpiece. I treasure my LP with signed poster.
    Kim and Thurston's latest solo albums are both excellent.
  10. fegs

    fegs pfm Member

    I bought that with poster from Selectadisc on day of release
    deek likes this.
  11. deek

    deek pfm Member

    Selectadisc, in Notts? I loved that shop.
  12. fegs

    fegs pfm Member

    oh yes, spent a lot of time and money in that place
  13. jon l

    jon l pfm Member

    A quiet American guy I know here in the Blackforest who had a record dealing business in the States before moving here turned out to have been a supplier of obscure records to Thurston Moore in particular and relatively close to them all... couldn't believe it when I found out as I've been a fan of SY for years. Was Washing Machine mentioned yet? One of my favourites.
    paulfromcamden likes this.
  14. cubastreet

    cubastreet Espresso Fiend

    I love sonic youth. Maybe my all-time favourite band. I got into them as a teenager when dirty came out.

    Not as catchy as the grunge/smashing pumpkins/RHCP etc that I was also into at the time but once I got into them I really loved each album.

    Strangely, when I saw them play in Manchester and London in the early 2000s they didn't leave much of an impression.
    Heckyman likes this.
  15. fegs

    fegs pfm Member

    No mention of Washing Machine so far, but it's a very good album and one I haven't heard in a while, might have to change that and put it on!
  16. fegs

    fegs pfm Member

    That does surprise me, I always found them quite a force as a live act
  17. paulfromcamden

    paulfromcamden Baffled

    Thurston is one of the biggest music geeks you could meet - I regularly spot him at London record fairs (Jimmy Page too!)
  18. Heckyman

    Heckyman pfm Member

    Big fan too, first album of theirs I bought was Sister, love it still.

    Never ranked Daydream Nation as one of my fave SY albums, but enjoyed pretty much everything they‘ve ever done. One of my main bands for years, a little less so after streaming became my only source as there’s just so much new stuff to discover!
  19. fegs

    fegs pfm Member

    I reckon it's a fantastic album but as I've said up thread certainly not my fave of theirs.

    I think for many though at the time it was considered as one of their more "accessible" albums
    Heckyman likes this.
  20. jagdesign

    jagdesign pfm Member

    Annoyed I missed this, but Thurston was just down the road from me, doing signings at Lion Coffee records in Clapton today!

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