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#26 Mesh Gear Fox

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    not even going to read the thread lmao but check this out →

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Posted 25 July 2018 - 06:47 PM

yeah and then shortly after that, christgau gave their next few albums gr8 reviews



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Posted 25 July 2018 - 06:55 PM

You guys know lots of cool SY lore. Teach me.

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Posted 25 July 2018 - 07:53 PM

Christgau is the only reviewer I've actually hated, and also the only reviewer whose name I know.  It's all Wikipedia's fault.  I swear he is quoted on every album wiki there is, only to shit on it.

 

Come to think of it, he's probably one of you guys.


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Posted 25 July 2018 - 08:02 PM

he's a cunt but early on he was pretty vocal about hip hop when no one else with his platform was, so i can give him that. but he's a cunt. 



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Posted 25 July 2018 - 08:17 PM

I never got into SY but they seem cool in interviews and stuff. I bought Daydream Nation on CD about 15 years ago, played it through twice and decided it was boring. I really like the songs from Murray Street posted here. I think I could get into them since I like some stuff that's kind of bordering on their territory like Tortoise, Boredoms, Seefeel, Deerhunter - I probably just need to find the right album.



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Posted 25 July 2018 - 08:20 PM

try Sister



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Posted 25 July 2018 - 08:26 PM

I never got into SY but they seem cool in interviews and stuff.

 

 

best bit is at the end



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Posted 25 July 2018 - 08:29 PM

beck lookin like

 

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Posted 25 July 2018 - 08:44 PM

 

I never got into SY but they seem cool in interviews and stuff.

 

 

best bit is at the end

 

lol yeah that's a good one. Crazy to think he became a Hubbard lover.


try Sister

thanks, will check it!



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Posted 25 July 2018 - 08:57 PM

beck was raised as a scientologist which is slightly better than being a grown adult buying into it with prior knowledge of how bs it is



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Posted 25 July 2018 - 09:47 PM

post your fav lyrics

 

"You spinned the discs / now you're moving your wrist
I'm just from Encino / why are you so meano"

 

amazing

 

Don't just stare

Cuz she's not wearing underwear

Ew ew ew ew ew ew ew ew



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Posted 25 July 2018 - 10:36 PM

 

Unusually normal, but great song by them. The first of them I heard. It was in an old 411VM skate video and it paired with Arto Saari. Cool shit. 



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Posted 26 July 2018 - 01:45 AM

Does anyone know much about their custom made instruments and noise generation devices? I think I read that they had a load of custom modded guitars stolen after a show and were gutted about that....can't remember exactly what it is.

 

They had a bunch of their gear stolen on tour at the end of the nineties, and since they relied heavily on using specific guitars for specific songs etc. it was essentially back to the drawing board and NYC Ghosts & Flowers was the result.

 

Several of those guitars have been recovered by the way, some 10+ years later.

 

http://www.sonicyout...ng/eq/gear.html

 

What else could I add. Excellent band. One of a very few "guitar bands" I count on to never ever make me cringe at the thought of having once liked them. I had Goo and Washing Machine back in rotation recently, but feel like I'll never be done cycling through their discography.

 

 



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Posted 26 July 2018 - 08:24 PM

It's funny this thread has come up recently as I've been listening to them more as of lately. Ive always loved Sonic Youth. I own Evol, Bad Moon Rising and Dirty on CD... Evol has to be my fav of their albums I've heard so far. Their dreamy hazy entrancing vibes are incredible on there and no guitar-based band has such an effect the way they they do imo. A million sigur ros's couldn't come close to their intoxicating hypnosis, though I'm a fan of them too.

My favorite of theirs ... Hard for me to articulate what this song does to me, but it feels timeless, ancient, mysterious, unknown, and incredibly expansive and deep... Like a 3:30 de ja vu that feels like its telling me the story of my life by whispering to my subconscious in a language im ... still learning?


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Posted 26 July 2018 - 10:47 PM

 

Unusually normal, but great song by them. The first of them I heard. It was in an old 411VM skate video and it paired with Arto Saari. Cool shit. 

 

sounds a lot like dino jr from 1:30 onwards, and 2:20 sounds like a very specific dino song in fact, but i can't tell which one. never noticed this before lol.



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Posted 26 July 2018 - 11:33 PM

I'm a Daydream Nation/Murray Street kind of guy usually but I should probably listen to the shit out of tons of their albums. 



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Posted 26 July 2018 - 11:41 PM

^same. This thread has prompted me to refamiliarize myself with everything I've heard so far though and I've run into the problem you get with all musical acts with discographies this large.

I've downloaded the 9 albums I know and then a further 5 that I should listen to.

That's a lot of fucking music to listen to from just one of the many acts you'd like to keep in frequent rotation.

*puts on all 8hrs of NTS Sessions again*



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Posted 27 July 2018 - 12:15 AM

 

post your fav lyrics

 

"You spinned the discs / now you're moving your wrist
I'm just from Encino / why are you so meano"

 

amazing

 

Don't just stare

Cuz she's not wearing underwear

Ew ew ew ew ew ew ew ew

 

Caught shadow
In sex meadow

Little darlings describe the scene
Purring notions of the dripping dream
We've been searching for the cream dream wax
Lathe killers make the meters crack



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Posted 27 July 2018 - 02:37 AM

Ive been a big fan since I was a youngster. Think the first time I ever saw then was the video for Sunday and shortly after I got the Screaming Fields of Sonic Love compilation and worked thru their discography from there.
There isnt a record I dislike, NYC Ghosts is maligned largely due to that 0.0 Pitchfork review but it is slim pickings. Id say Rather Ripped is a bit too straight/clean for me as well. Fave is prob Sister or Sonic Nurse. I never got round to seeing them live cause I thought theyd be round forever. The way they split up left a bit of a bad taste and I havent really explored their recent solo stuff as a result.

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Posted 27 July 2018 - 02:48 AM

 NYC Ghosts is maligned largely due to that 0.0 Pitchfork review

 

Didn't know about the Pitchfork review but I used to read Select magazine back in the day and they also gave it 0

 

 

 The way they split up left a bit of a bad taste and I havent really explored their recent solo stuff as a result.

 

Don't know anything about this. What do you mean?



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Posted 27 July 2018 - 03:01 AM

Its kind of stupid,(and selfish on my part) but Thurston's penis ended Sonic Youth. If he just kept it in his pants then i wouldnt have been deprived of further SY albums. Now when i hear his solo stuff i just think of him driving round Stoke Newington in a red ferrari full of hipsters 30 years his junior. While Kim Gordon makes these sad nothingy Body/head records.

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Posted 27 July 2018 - 03:04 AM

Oh is that why they split? I thought him and kim were already separated.



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Posted 27 July 2018 - 03:18 AM

Yeah it was quite acrimonious, and Id say precludes any possible reunion in the future. Kim doesnt really pull any punches in her autobiography. I really hoped they could put their differences aside purely for my benefit & entertaiment.

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Posted 27 July 2018 - 05:06 AM

 

 

Unusually normal, but great song by them. The first of them I heard. It was in an old 411VM skate video and it paired with Arto Saari. Cool shit. 

 

sounds a lot like dino jr from 1:30 onwards, and 2:20 sounds like a very specific dino song in fact, but i can't tell which one. never noticed this before lol.

 


Hah, wow, never noticed this either. Sounds like something off Green Mind.



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Posted 27 July 2018 - 09:16 AM

Yeah it was quite acrimonious, and Id say precludes any possible reunion in the future. Kim doesnt really pull any punches in her autobiography. I really hoped they could put their differences aside purely for my benefit & entertaiment.


I wanted to know all about this.

So did he cheat on her then? Were they married?



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