VIDEO: Sonic Youth “Sacred Trickster” on The Late Show with David Letterman 06.10.2009

Posted June 11th, 2009 by Eric Greenwood · 3 Comments

It pleases me to no end to see Sonic Youth rocking out like this after years and years of not doing so. That’s not to say I haven’t appreciated any Sonic Youth records since, oh I don’t know, Dirty, but the band hasn’t been this blatantly rocking in a very long time. The only Sonic Youth record that was a genuine stinker for me was NYC Ghosts & Flowers back in 2000. And the last two records were on an upward trajectory for sure. I’m genuinely excited to buy a new Sonic Youth record, instead of being only half-obligated out of some sort of sentimental loyalty.

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3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 K // Jun 11, 2009 at 4:38 pm

    I’ve never been able to reconcile your almost limitless forgiveness and fierce (sentimental) loyalty with your acerbic prose and critical ear. Never fails to entertain.

  • 2 Eric Greenwood // Jun 11, 2009 at 6:42 pm

    it’s a struggle. though, my loyalty is waning for many. the cure, for example.

  • 3 Logan Young // Jun 11, 2009 at 11:12 pm

    i’m waiting a full week before i listen to the new one the whole way through, but what i’ve heard thus far online and on sirius is incredible. my personal stinker though herr greenwood was sonic nurse.