Saturday, July 24, 2010

SONIC YOUTH - Rialto Tucson 1.04.2010

This show from January was Sonic Youth's first Tucson show since 1986. In '86 the band played some mob joint and when they went to get paid, the goon opened his jacket to reveal a gun.
Or so the story goes...
This was a fun show. I was working there that night but was cut in time to catch the whole thing. It was recorded by a friend of mine there. It's a soundboard / MIC mix. I don't have any of the tech specs that the fancy bootleg blogs do, but so what. It sounds great. I do know they're high-end mics on booms above the audience at the soundboard.
I got this as one big file and split it into tracks with Audacity. Alas, it's only 128 kbps. I was always supposed to get a lossless version, and if I ever do I will post it.
The "cover" photo of Thurston I took from the side of the stage with my crappy phone camera.
Perusing the set lists online of their short winter Southwest tour I noticed that we were the only ones to get Brother James, one of my favorite old SY songs. We were also one of the only shows to get a full 17-song set.
So download and enjoy, HERE.

01. No Way
02. Sacred Trickster
03. Calming the Snake
04. Hey Joni
05. Anti-Orgasm
06. Poison Arrow
07. Walkin Blue
08. Stereo Sanctity
09. Malibu Gas Station
10. Antenna
11. Leaky Lifeboat
12. What We Know
13. Massage the History
14. The Sprawl
15. 'Cross the Breeze
16. Brother James
17. Death Valley '69