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Check Out: Sonic Youth cover Martin Mull’s “Santa Doesn’t Cop Out On Dope”

on December 22, 2010, 1:01am

jnlac Check Out: Sonic Youth cover Martin Mulls “Santa Doesn’t Cop Out On Dope”

Here’s a Christmas story for all you boys and girls. Back in 1996, Geffen Records released a holiday compilation entitled Just Say Noël. Stuffed between tracks from XTC, Beck, and The Roots is a cover of Martin Mull’s “Santa Doesn’t Cop Out on Dope”, a rare ode by those lords of noise rock, Sonic Youth. While Mull’s original is like a trek through a cynical winter wonderland, the sonic destruction and obliteration of the Youth’s rendition adds an even sharper edge to the track, making that Christmas Eve snowfall into a barrage you’ll eagerly await like you did as a child. Enjoy the track below and feel the real magic of the season (via self-titled).

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