Sonic Youth

18/06/1981, Noise Festival, New York City - White Columns Gallery

Source : Audience

1. Track 1
2. Track 2
3. Track 3
4. Track 4
5. Track 5


First public performance of the band. states four songs were performed, but this sounds like five or six.
Historic performance, upon which abundant commentary already exists.
2005-03-21 Several clicks fixed individually using CEP (t3@0:31, t4@2:23, t5@0:39&0:56, no other processing), SBE on final track corrected by padding, info updated.
"The songs performed bear some resemblance to later SY tracks in some elements (the first piece has Burning Spear's drumbeat, Thurston's vocals on one song are reminiscent of I Don't Want to Push It...), but are entirely unique. They don't sound completely improvised, either."

Thurston Moore: Guitar and Vocals
Kim Gordon: Bass and Vocals
Ann DeMarinis: keyboards and Vocals
Richard Edson: Drums