Once again available on CD, with bonus live tracks and studio outtake "Where The Red Fern Grows". The self-titled 1982 debut from Sonic Youth witnesses the legendary NYC noiseniks in embryonic form, more sparse than later manifestations and occasionally bearing a resemblance to the dubby, bass-heavy post-punk of Public Image Ltd as much as no-wave peers such as DNA and Teenage Jesus & The Jerks. Originally released via Glenn Branca’s Neutral label, the recordings feature Richard Edson on drums and form a crucial document of a band whose aesthetic was still in its early stages.
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