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Sonic Youth|Live in Brooklyn, Ny.

Live in Brooklyn, Ny.

Sonic Youth

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In the promotional materials that accompany Live in Brooklyn 2011, Sonic Youth guitarist Lee Ranaldo says "It was a pretty magical, if kinda weird day." As far as understatements go, that one's a pretty rich double whammy. When Sonic Youth took the stage at the Williamsburg Waterfront on August 12, it was not only their last U.S. show ever, but it was also a band that was imploding before the crowd's eyes. The marriage of Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore—a relationship which had been both a creative and personal fulcrum of the band's entire history—was ending in a spectacularly acrimonious way, and two months later, the two would announce their separation after 27 years of marriage. "Kinda weird" doesn't even begin to cover it. However, the tension and weirdness—and looming sense of finality—all combined to make this show one of the most magical in the band's storied history. As Moore says during the set, "it's been a while since we played some of these," and indeed, the setlist for this outdoor summer show was rich and deep, launching with early Bad Moon Rising classics "Brave Men Run" and "Death Valley '69," neither of which had been played in concert for years. Later in the set, more Bad Moon Rising songs make an appearance, in the form of the Thurston/Kim two-fer "I Love Her All The Time"/"Ghost Bitch,” and the dazzlingly intense (and just plain tense) energy in the performance makes a whole lot more sense now knowing what was going on behind the scenes. By the time "Flower" comes along, Gordon gets the last, cathartic word on the matter. A Sonic Youth set that features five cuts from the Bad Moon Rising era but only one each from EVOL/Sister/Daydream Nation, two from Dirty, and zero from Goo ... well, that's a weird one indeed, but it's also quite magical. Despite being at the literal end of their career as a band, Sonic Youth is completely on fire on Brooklyn 2011. Whether it's Gordon's gut-wrenching vocals on "Calming the Snake," the full-bodied staccato attack of "What We Know," or the explosive dissonance of "Kill Yr Idols," the band leaves it all on the stage, performing in a cohesive, propulsive fashion that serves as testament to their power, and the rich, dynamic sonics of this album presentation absolutely do their live legacy justice. This is a set that is as rewarding musically as it is important historically and is essential listening. © Jason Ferguson/Qobuz

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1
Brave Men Run (In My Family) [Live in Brooklyn, Ny]
00:05:12

Sonic Youth, MainArtist - Lee Ranaldo, Songwriter, ComposerLyricist - Thurston Moore, Songwriter, ComposerLyricist - Kim Gordon, Songwriter, ComposerLyricist - Robert Bertelli, Songwriter, ComposerLyricist

2023 Goofin' 2023 Goofin'

2
Death Valley '69 (Live in Brooklyn, Ny)
00:05:51

Sonic Youth, MainArtist - Lee Ranaldo, Songwriter, ComposerLyricist - Thurston Moore, Songwriter, ComposerLyricist - Kim Gordon, Songwriter, ComposerLyricist - Robert Bertelli, Songwriter, ComposerLyricist

2023 Goofin' 2023 Goofin'

3
Kotton Krown (Live in Brooklyn, Ny)
00:05:07

Sonic Youth, MainArtist - Lee Ranaldo, Songwriter, ComposerLyricist - Thurston Moore, Songwriter, ComposerLyricist - Kim Gordon, Songwriter, ComposerLyricist

2023 Goofin' 2023 Goofin'

4
Kill Yr. Idols (Live in Brooklyn, Ny)
00:02:56

Sonic Youth, MainArtist - Lee Ranaldo, Songwriter, ComposerLyricist - Thurston Moore, Songwriter, ComposerLyricist - Kim Gordon, Songwriter, ComposerLyricist - Robert Bertelli, Songwriter, ComposerLyricist

2023 Goofin' 2023 Goofin'

5
Eric's Trip (Live in Brooklyn, Ny)
00:03:45

Sonic Youth, MainArtist - Lee Ranaldo, Songwriter, ComposerLyricist - Thurston Moore, Songwriter, ComposerLyricist - Steve Shelley, Songwriter, ComposerLyricist - Kim Gordon, Songwriter, ComposerLyricist

2023 Goofin' 2023 Goofin'

6
Sacred Trickster (Live in Brooklyn, Ny)
00:02:11

Sonic Youth, MainArtist - Lee Ranaldo, Songwriter, ComposerLyricist - Thurston Moore, Songwriter, ComposerLyricist - Steve Shelley, Songwriter, ComposerLyricist - Kim Gordon, Songwriter, ComposerLyricist

2023 Goofin' 2023 Goofin'

7
Calming the Snake (Live in Brooklyn, Ny)
00:03:51

Sonic Youth, MainArtist - Lee Ranaldo, Songwriter, ComposerLyricist - Thurston Moore, Songwriter, ComposerLyricist - Steve Shelley, Songwriter, ComposerLyricist - Kim Gordon, Songwriter, ComposerLyricist

2023 Goofin' 2023 Goofin'

8
Starfield Road (Live in Brooklyn, Ny)
00:03:27

Sonic Youth, MainArtist - Lee Ranaldo, Songwriter, ComposerLyricist - Thurston Moore, Songwriter, ComposerLyricist - Steve Shelley, Songwriter, ComposerLyricist - Kim Gordon, Songwriter, ComposerLyricist

2023 Goofin' 2023 Goofin'

9
I Love Her All the Time (Live in Brooklyn, Ny)
00:07:15

Sonic Youth, MainArtist - Lee Ranaldo, Songwriter, ComposerLyricist - Thurston Moore, Songwriter, ComposerLyricist - Kim Gordon, Songwriter, ComposerLyricist - Robert Bertelli, Songwriter, ComposerLyricist

2023 Goofin' 2023 Goofin'

10
Ghost Bitch (Live on Brooklyn, Ny)
00:04:18

Sonic Youth, MainArtist - Lee Ranaldo, Songwriter, ComposerLyricist - Thurston Moore, Songwriter, ComposerLyricist - Kim Gordon, Songwriter, ComposerLyricist - Robert Bertelli, Songwriter, ComposerLyricist

2023 Goofin' 2023 Goofin'

11
Tom Violence (Live in Brooklyn, Ny)
00:03:11

Sonic Youth, MainArtist - Lee Ranaldo, Songwriter, ComposerLyricist - Thurston Moore, Songwriter, ComposerLyricist - Steve Shelley, Songwriter, ComposerLyricist - Kim Gordon, Songwriter, ComposerLyricist

2023 Goofin' 2023 Goofin'

12
What We Know (Live in Brooklyn, Ny)
00:04:54

Sonic Youth, MainArtist - Lee Ranaldo, Songwriter, ComposerLyricist - Thurston Moore, Songwriter, ComposerLyricist - Steve Shelley, Songwriter, ComposerLyricist - Kim Gordon, Songwriter, ComposerLyricist

2023 Goofin' 2023 Goofin'

13
Drunken Butterfly (Live in Brooklyn, Ny)
00:04:23

Sonic Youth, MainArtist - Lee Ranaldo, Songwriter, ComposerLyricist - Thurston Moore, Songwriter, ComposerLyricist - Steve Shelley, Songwriter, ComposerLyricist - Kim Gordon, Songwriter, ComposerLyricist

2023 Goofin' 2023 Goofin'

14
Flower (Live in Brooklyn, Ny)
00:04:27

Sonic Youth, MainArtist - Kim Gordon, Songwriter, ComposerLyricist - Robert Bertelli, Songwriter, ComposerLyricist

2023 Goofin' 2023 Goofin'

15
Sugar Kane (Live in Brooklyn, Ny)
00:07:42

Sonic Youth, MainArtist - Lee Ranaldo, Songwriter, ComposerLyricist - Thurston Moore, Songwriter, ComposerLyricist - Steve Shelley, Songwriter, ComposerLyricist - Kim Gordon, Songwriter, ComposerLyricist

2023 Goofin' 2023 Goofin'

16
Psychic Hearts (Live in Brooklyn, Ny)
00:04:31

Sonic Youth, MainArtist - Thurston Moore, Songwriter, ComposerLyricist

2023 Goofin' 2023 Goofin'

17
Inhuman (Live in Brooklyn, Ny)
00:11:59

Sonic Youth, MainArtist - Lee Ranaldo, Songwriter, ComposerLyricist - Thurston Moore, Songwriter, ComposerLyricist - Kim Gordon, Songwriter, ComposerLyricist - James Sclavunos, Songwriter, ComposerLyricist

2023 Goofin' 2023 Goofin'

Album Description

In the promotional materials that accompany Live in Brooklyn 2011, Sonic Youth guitarist Lee Ranaldo says "It was a pretty magical, if kinda weird day." As far as understatements go, that one's a pretty rich double whammy. When Sonic Youth took the stage at the Williamsburg Waterfront on August 12, it was not only their last U.S. show ever, but it was also a band that was imploding before the crowd's eyes. The marriage of Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore—a relationship which had been both a creative and personal fulcrum of the band's entire history—was ending in a spectacularly acrimonious way, and two months later, the two would announce their separation after 27 years of marriage. "Kinda weird" doesn't even begin to cover it. However, the tension and weirdness—and looming sense of finality—all combined to make this show one of the most magical in the band's storied history. As Moore says during the set, "it's been a while since we played some of these," and indeed, the setlist for this outdoor summer show was rich and deep, launching with early Bad Moon Rising classics "Brave Men Run" and "Death Valley '69," neither of which had been played in concert for years. Later in the set, more Bad Moon Rising songs make an appearance, in the form of the Thurston/Kim two-fer "I Love Her All The Time"/"Ghost Bitch,” and the dazzlingly intense (and just plain tense) energy in the performance makes a whole lot more sense now knowing what was going on behind the scenes. By the time "Flower" comes along, Gordon gets the last, cathartic word on the matter. A Sonic Youth set that features five cuts from the Bad Moon Rising era but only one each from EVOL/Sister/Daydream Nation, two from Dirty, and zero from Goo ... well, that's a weird one indeed, but it's also quite magical. Despite being at the literal end of their career as a band, Sonic Youth is completely on fire on Brooklyn 2011. Whether it's Gordon's gut-wrenching vocals on "Calming the Snake," the full-bodied staccato attack of "What We Know," or the explosive dissonance of "Kill Yr Idols," the band leaves it all on the stage, performing in a cohesive, propulsive fashion that serves as testament to their power, and the rich, dynamic sonics of this album presentation absolutely do their live legacy justice. This is a set that is as rewarding musically as it is important historically and is essential listening. © Jason Ferguson/Qobuz

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