New York 1997 [no label, 1CD]
Live at West 54th St. Studios, New York City, New York; June 12, 1997. Excellent soundboard (extracted from TV/video broadcast?).
Think Sonic Youth and songs such as Death Valley ‘69, Teenage Riot, Star Power, Confusion Is Next, Expressway to Yr. Skull and (I’ve Got A) Catholic Block, to name just a few, easily come to mind. They may be noisy but there is a melody and there is a groove which sinks right in. But then again, Sonic Youth were also experimental and, in June 1997, the group released the Anagrama EP - the first in a series of experimental and mostly instrumental releases put out on their own SYR label.
It’s likely this show was recorded to promote the Anagrama release and is a wonderful (mostly) instrumental soundtrack that showcases a slightly different aspect of Sonic Youth. The tracks were recorded for PBS’s “Sessions at West 54th” television programme (telecast in August 1997).
Thanks to greengoblin who shared the tracks in 2006.
SBD > ? > DAT
audio transfer: Conner CTD8000R-S - dat2wav 1.2 - sf4.5 (fades, tracking) - shn2k
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Track 01. Intro (1.0MB)
Track 02. Anagrama (13.1MB)
Track 03. The Ineffable Me (9.5MB)
Track 04. Wildflower Soul (16.9MB)
Track 05. Stil (14.5MB)
Track 06. Female Mechanic Now on Duty (13.6MB)
Track 07. Hits of Sunshine (13.2MB)
All instrumentals except Hits of Sunshine.
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