Wednesday, June 07, 2006

MP3: Peel Session - Sonic Youth do The Fall

On the 19th October 1988 Sonic Youth recorded one of the weirdest Peel Sessions ever. Instead of recording a bunch of their own songs, they decided to instead cover four songs by Peel's favourite band The Fall. The results are...quite good. Very weird sounding, but good. The cover of My New House is particularly great. You might notice that Victoria is actually a Kinks cover, but The Fall released a rather great version as a single, so I guess the Youth used that as an excuse to vary the session a bit. Mark E. Smith was predictably a bit miffed, and has since said that he wouldn't even shake Sonic Youth's hands. I hate to think what would happen if he met Pavement. Anyway this is a rather cool sesh, and as Sonic Youth have such a great new album out this week I thought I should stick it up. Have a good one folks.

Sonic Youth - 01 - Rouche Rumble (Peel Session Fall cover) - MP3 2.77mb
Sonic Youth - 02 - My New House (Peel Session Fall cover) - MP3 5.54mb
Sonic Youth - 03 - Victoria (Peel Session Fall cover) - MP3 1.93mb
Sonic Youth - 04 - Psycho Mafia (Peel Session Fall cover) - MP3 1.61mb


Blogger chrisseventeen said...

Just thought I'd mention the late Epic Soundtrack's involvement in this session

1:52 pm, June 07, 2006  
Anonymous daver from chicago said...

Damn, you're right. These tracks are smokin'. (I found you via The Hype Machine, by the way.)

Speaking of Sonic Youth, I recently picked up a used copy of Daydream Nation but the CD was corrupted. I was able to salvage most of it except for #5, Eric's Trip, and #11 Kissability.

Is there any way you could find it in your heart to post these?

Thanks -- great blog!

4:21 pm, June 07, 2006  
Blogger unknown said...

great session jamie. thanks for getting this up and out. it's blistering stuff.

2:23 pm, June 08, 2006  
Blogger Paul Adams said...

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9:03 pm, September 11, 2006  
Blogger andrew said...

Is there any way these could be re-upped? I'd greatly appreciate it :)

2:04 am, January 20, 2008  
Blogger andrew said...

Scratch that, I've found it elsewhere
thanks anyway!

2:20 am, January 20, 2008  
Blogger platypusrex said...

re upload please! =p

10:39 pm, April 09, 2008  

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