Who knows if Sonic Youth will ever perform again, but the band members recently spent some time cleaning out the archives. And on November 14th, they’ll release a rare recording of their performance at Chicago’s Smart Bar from August 11th, 1985, as BrooklynVegan points out.
The performance was recorded on 4-track cassette and includes material from 1985’s Bad Moon Rising, early versions of “Secret Girl” and “Expressway to Yr Skull”, and a rare never before released live rendition of “Kat ‘N’ Hat.” Check out the full tracklist below.
The recording was mixed and mastered from the original tape source, and will be available in digital, CD, and double LP vinyl formats via the band’s own label Goofin’ Records. Gerard Cosloy (Homestead and Matador Records) and Sonic Youth engineer Aaron Mullan penned new liner notes for the release.
Smart Bar – Chicago 1985 Tracklist:
Death Valley ’69
Intro/Brave Men Run(In My Family)
I Love Her All The Time
Kat ‘N’ Hat
Kill Yr Idols
The Burning Spear
Expressway To Yr Skull
Making The Nature Scene