Sonic Youth release ‘Smart Bar – Chicago 1985’

Sonic Youth Smart Bar Cover

In August 1985, Sonic Youth were touring across the states following the release of their recently released LP ‘Bad Moon Rising’. This performance from August 11, 1985 at Chicago’s Smart Bar was recorded on 4-track cassette. This live recording consists of much of Bad Moon Rising and early performances of Secret Girl + Expressway to Yr Skull later to be released on ‘EVOL’ as well as a rare never before released live rendition of Kat ‘N’ Hat.

‘Smart Bar – Chicago 1985′ is available November 12 via Sonic Youth’s own label Goofin’ Records. Mixed and mastered by the band from the original tape source for this double LP edition w/ download card / CD / digital along w/ liner notes by Gerard Cosloy and Sonic Youth engineer Aaron Mullan and photos by Pat Blashill and Steven Koress.

Track listing:
1. Hallowe’en
2. Death Valley ’69
3. Intro/Brave Men Run(In My Family)
4. I Love Her All The Time
5. Ghost Bitch
6. I’m Insane
7. Kat ‘N’ Hat
8. Brother James
9. Kill Yr Idols
10. Secret Girl
11. Flower
12. The Burning Spear
13. Expressway To Yr Skull
14. Making The Nature Scene

Watch the video for Hallowe’en below via Youtube.

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