Sonic Youth were great last night. It’s impressive that a band known for such aural chaos can achieve such a clear sound live. A set list of the 2004 tour is being updated online, but here is what I remember from last night:
- Unmade Bed
- Pattern Recognition
- Mariah Carey and the Arthur Doyle Handcream
- Dude Ranch Nurse
- Rain on Tin
- Paper Cup Exit
- Sugar Kane
- Kool Thing
I’ve created an iTune iMix of these songs, if you want to sample or purchase any of them. I know they played a few more than this, but I can’t remember them. “Schizophrenia,” “Mote,” and “Kool Thing” were the big crowd pleasers. Surprisingly, they did not play anything off of Daydream Nation. However, I left at midnight after only one encore in order to start my two-hour drive home, so it’s possible they came back on for more.
Wow, fabulous set. And yes, they do have a great live sound. Crystal clear. I’m going at the 9:30 Club in a couple of weeks. Was your show sold out?
Yes, indeed. Sold out.
Matt has pix from their D.C. show.