Monday, July 23, 2007

Sonik Tooth Chipper

Sonic Youth "Candle" (LP version)

So on Friday I saw Sonic Youth perform Daydream Nation at the Greek Theatre here in L.A. Listening to them perform that record open a floodgate of memories for me. The countless times I played that cd and dubbed it to cassette so I could also listen to it in the car. How much of a freak I was over Sonic Youth at the time, owning several t shirts and growing my hair out to so it would look like Thurston's (it never really worked out. That dude has perfect hair). How the first time I saw them (on the Washing Machine tour) I fell backwards in the swaying, pulsing crowd and some dude grabbed me by the shirt to catch me and tore my shirt off, leaving me the only shirtless guy at the Sonic Youth concert, a guy I really didn't want to be. All of this took place before I got really obsessed with Guided By Voices, and Sonic Youth had to take a back seat. But in the end, Sonic Youth is still here, and they still rock and they still make noise and for an hour or so on friday night I felt like I was 19 again. Anybody want to go on a beer run for me?


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