Sunday, July 29, 2007

Sonic Youth-Daydream Nation

There are a few bands that made a lasting impression upon me as i have grown up that i would highly enjoy a single album set from. Among them:Pearl Jam "Ten", Weezer "The Blue Album", Smashing Pumpkins "Siamese Dream", Modest Mouse "Lonesome Crowded West", Radiohead "OK Computer", Phish "Junta", Pavement "Slanted & Enchanted", Portishead "Dummy", Neutral Milk Hotel "In The Aeroplane Over The Sea", Guns and Roses "Use your Illusion I & II", Sunny Day Real Estate "Diary", Red Hot Chili Peppers "Blood Sugar Sex Magic" plus several others. And of course, Sonic Youths'ever so classic iconic album "Daydream Nation." Last night the re-creation of this album took place during their last show on their summer tour and it was ever so sweet. At an absolutley packed McCarren Pool, fans of all ages gathered to be part of this "experience" . For some reason seeing an album performed live in its entirety from start to finish makes the concert just seem to be different from your every day show. From the very first note of "Teenage Riot" to the final note of "Trilogy: z) Elminator Jr." the set was pure bliss.

Sonic Youth reminded all in attendance why this album is an albums that will withstand the test of time. Thurston apologized to Mark Ibold prior to coming out for the encore since they wanted to perfrom the album "OG style". The encore included several other new songs which included "Incinerate", "Do You Believe in Rapture?" and show closer "Pink Steam" which just reminded everyone that even close to 20 years since releasing this album they still have what it takes be up there as one of the best. Thurston said that they would play all night if it were not for the "New York anarchy ordinances" and for some reason I do not doubt that they truly would have played all night if they had been allowed.
Sonic Youth-Incinerate.mp3
Sonic Youth-Erics' trip_irvine.mp3

-Jaime W.

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