It’s hard to believe that Sonic Youth has been around for nearly 30 years now. Kim Gordon is nearly 60 years old, and Thurston Moore is 52 (believe me, I had to fact-check those myself before typing this because it doesn’t seem possible, that couple is pretty much frozen in time). Back in 1982 (yes, 29 years ago), they released this self-titled EP on Glenn Branca‘s Neutral label. The EP was later re-released by SST in 1987. It was recorded at Radio City Music Hall, and it’s a lot different than the noisy guitar feedback improvisations that they’re known for today. This was more “post-punk”/”no-wavey” than their newer music. I love it all, but this one really stands out to me.
Chandra’s post-punk journey into the music world is pretty incredible, especially considering she was only a 12-year-old kid from Brooklyn when she jumped into the