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Texas, 1986: Live at the Continental Club

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Tom Violence
Shadow of a Doubt
Star Power
Secret Girls
Death to Our Friends
Green Light
Kill Yr Idols
Ghost Bitch
Expressway to Yr. Skull
World Looks Red
Confusion (Indeed)
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Total Tracks: 11   Total Length: 48:51

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Sonic Youth, Texas, 1986: Live at the Continental Club
2002 | Label: Sonic Youth Recordings - Smells Like Records / Revolver

In 1986, Sonic Youth was one of the most exhilarating live bands you could see. Their show was an electric firestorm, with all the lunging, flailing and hammering of a massacre in a Hollywood mansion, an intoxicating, ecstatic violence imbued with the same splattering creative force of the neo-expressionist art then ruling the band's native downtown Manhattan.

Originally a fan-club-only release, this recording documents the dawn of Sonic Youth's intense three-year peak — an April 12,… read more »

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The true originals


A bit on the chaotic side (a good thing);this show seems to come from the period when they started to become an art-ROCK band as opposed to an ART-rock band,

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fuck the hipsters...


I guess I'm the opposite of most SY fans b/c I like their mid-nineties stuff better than than the late-eighties stuff. You can HEAR the history on this record......fuck, it's undescribable. I'd give up my first born to be at this show.........amazing.

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I remember finding this years ago when I was in high school. This was before I'd even heard EVOL, so I went backwards into that album (or perhaps you could say forwards)after hearing the songs' first performance on this gem. For any Youth lover, this is a must-have.

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