Tag: Sonic Youth

DUNCAN GODDARD of RADIO MASSACRE INTERNATIONAL – Song For Ewe

“as for the SY- the song is one of their more moving & emotional, soulful numbers. it’s as near as they got to a love song, though the exact meaning of the lyrics escapes me even after dozens of listens. the german tv performance is my top-rated SY track, even above ‘daydream nation’. you can see what they were feeling, & the extended extemporisation, necessarily absent from the album version, really allows them freedom to express & reach out with the piece.”

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MARK C of LIVE SKULL – Song For Ewe

“A dark track, complimented by a strikingly minimal video, that features the type of raw energy that makes me want to pick up my guitar and play. Wanbdi is a member of the Nakota Nation and grew up on the Yankton Reservation in South Dakota and was the drummer for the acclaimed Native American rock band Indigenous.”

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THURSTON MOORE – Song For Ewe

“It is an incredible piece of music with Tapscott’s piano and Arthur Blythe’s saxophone raising the roof. Tapscott wouldn’t record again until 1978 when he began to release a score of LPs on independent labels. A song about rising consciousness in a state of political disenfranchisement – as necessary today 2020 as it was in 1969, if not more so”

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LUNGBUTTER – Song(s) For Ewe

“I love this track in particular for its contrast of noisy dissonance and the incredibly catchy sax interlude mid-song. Four and a half minutes into an ominous buildup of monotone vocals and an increasingly persistent mechanical growl, the saxophone busts in with a true earworm and shatters the vibe.”

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BHAJAN BHOY – Song For Ewe

“Top Drawer are one of those most perplexing psych groups. The sole offering “Solid Oak” hints at a sly sense of humour and forces those collectors silly enough to list their album in their eBay searches to endure listing after listing of wooden dressers and cabinets.”

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LEE RANALDO & RAÜL REFREE – Song(s) For Ewe

“We listened in fascination to these tracks, which ranged from about 20 seconds to 3 minutes (shades of the brevity of California’s The Minutemen, and the UK’s Wire, both of which began around the same time). Turns out they were improvised with 2 microphones and a simple tape machine over 10 days of experimental jamming in the living room of one of the members (we were recording in similar fashion at the time!), then edited down to the album tracks.”

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JANE HERSHIPS – Song For Ewe

“It’s a very intimate song, but it’s got this rhythm track that is just this drum machine high-hat that just keeps going though the whole song giving it this incessant quality. I’ve read that it was a demo and that when it came time to record he couldn’t remember the tuning so it was released as is.”

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