|Today we get a preview of the upcoming Sonic Youth
live album called Smart Bar - Chicago 1985, with the song "Intro / Brave Men Run (In My Family)" originally from the the album Bad Moon Rising. The Smart Bar live album arrives on Nov. 14 via the band's own Goofin’ Records, and get this -- it's being issued only on cassette. We're in that phase with Sonic Youth ... dig through the archives and see what can be released. On the upside, we could se a literal goldmine of material in coming months and years as the band works through decades of material.
The live show happened as Sonic Youth was doing the Bad Moon Rising tour of the US, and true to analog form at the time, it was recorded on 4-track cassette. Talk about tape hiss to add to the whole experience ... should be awesome. Also includes early workings of the songs Expressway to Yr Skull and Secret Girl that surfaced later on the EVOL album.
Spacelab Collective: via Slicing Up Eyeballs