Sonic Youth - Sonic Death


An early cassette release on SY's own imprint that features a collage of live performances from 1981-1983. Most of the recognizable tracks are from SY's first EP and their first full-length Confusion is Sex, making this one of the noisiest and most chaotic releases in their entire catalog.
All of the tracks bleed into one another, so the release is simply divided into "Side One" & "Side Two".

The 2005 vinyl re-issue of the first SY EP features full length versions of some of these tracks and is definitely worth picking up if you enjoy this release.

4 comments:

steve said...

http://www.sendspace.com/file/kdpw9w

unbaitedvicarofscorchedearth said...

so is this the actual cassette or the blast first cd version???

steve said...

CD version

japanesegodjesusrobot said...

Listening to side 1, I noticed that "The World Looks Red" (about 17:00 to 19:15 in) is sped up to resemble something on a Butthole Surfers album. Is it supposed to sound this way? I'm just curious as I've heard the reissue of the s/t EP, but I've never heard this recording.

Thanks for this regardless!