As 14 músicas foi gravado com quatro faixas de fita em 11 de agosto 1985,, que foi lançado no início desse ano. Tem sido misturado e masterizado pela banda a partir das fitas originais, e inclui uma versão inédita da música “Kat ‘N’ Hat”. O registro é acompanhado por encarte de Matador co-proprietário Gerard Cosloy e da banda de longa data engenheiro Aaron Mullan (Firs altos, Folk Spectre), bem como fotos de Pat Blashill e Koress Steven.
Ranaldo também mencionou a BBC Radio 5 que a banda está terminando a edição de um filme de 1986, e compilação de demos de sua irmã recém lançado álbum de 1987 para uma reedição de luxo.
SONIC YOUTH NO SWU
As Sonic Youth guitarist Lee Ranaldo recently told BBC Radio 5, the band is using its indefinite hiatus to work on several archival projects. That includes a 1985 live album, which has been detailed today at the SY website. Smart Bar – Chicago 1985 will be out November 14 in 2xLP, CD, and digital formats via the band’s own Goofin’ Records.
The 14-song set was recorded to four-track tape on August 11, 1985 during Sonic Youth’s tour in support of their sophomore album Bad Moon Rising, which was released earlier that year. It’s been mixed and mastered by the band from the original tapes, and includes a previously unreleased version of the track “Kat ‘N’ Hat”. The record is accompanied by liner notes from Matador co-owner Gerard Cosloy and the band’s longtime engineer Aaron Mullan (Tall Firs, Spectre Folk), as well as photos by Pat Blashill and Steven Koress.
Ranaldo also mentioned to BBC Radio 5 that the band is finishing up editing a tour film from 1986, and compiling newfound demos from their 1987 album Sister for a potential deluxe reissue of the album.
After the tracklisting, watch Sonic Youth perform “Schizophrenia” for Pitchfork.tv’s lo-fi analog series, A D D.
Sonic Youth – Smart Bar – Chicago 1985:
02 Death Valley ’69
03 Intro/Brave Men Run (In My Family)
04 I Love Her All the Time
05 Ghost Bitch
06 I’m Insane
07 Kat ‘N’ Hat
08 Brother James
09 Kill Yr Idols
10 Secret Girl
12 The Burning Spear
13 Expressway to Yr Skull
14 Making the Nature Scene