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Old 05.07.2006, 08:40 AM   #1
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hey everybody,

I'm a big fan of old school Sonic Youth and I'm thinking of going to their show down in Melbourne. I was just wondering what their live shows are like nowadays, I'm a little hesitant to go because it's a lot of money and of all the talk about Rather Ripped I've seen on the forum.

It's not that I don't like Murray Street and Sonic Nurse, haven't heard Rather Ripped, but I want to know is if they still do plenty of noise experimentation and full on live shows or if the shows they're doing at the moment are more mellow.

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Old 05.07.2006, 09:00 AM   #2
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The shows nowadays are heavy with the new material (as is to be expected), but that shouldn't keep you from going. I wasn't the hugest fan of Sonic Nurse, but they rather ripped (pun intended) the songs in the live setting. There will still be plenty of noise no matter what they play.
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Old 05.07.2006, 09:34 AM   #3
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plus according to the setlists of the warm-up shows played in france they'll mix rateher ripped tracks with early 80's material like shaking hell,making the nature scene....
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Old 05.07.2006, 11:02 AM   #4
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when ive seen them theyve played the new stuff but with much more heavy noise in there. they usually play a few oldies too (like expressway, shadow of a doubt, brother james). the first two times i saw them was awesome, but i saw them in france last summer and they werent that great. they played a load of stuff off goo and daydream nation and didnt experiment or extend the songs at all. they couldve just put a cd on for how rehearsed it sounded. i think that was just a bad one though, they had been on tour all summer.

generally i would say go for it! they usually pull out all the stops live, and they might not be touring so much in a couple of years time (they are pretty old) so take your chance NOW!
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Old 05.07.2006, 05:02 PM   #5
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buy a ticket and goo, last time i saw them was 1000 leaves tour and they played stuff like dv69, and silver rocket and they also had kk null supporting....
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Old 05.07.2006, 09:55 PM   #6
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i wouldnt go if i were you, i cant stand their post bmr stuff though...
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Old 05.10.2006, 05:02 AM   #7
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Thanks for your responses guys. In the end I decided to go, I got my ticket today and I'm really looking forward to it.
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Old 05.10.2006, 05:09 AM   #8
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hey, when i saw then in 2004 they played teenage riot, so i was pretty happy, you never know what older songs there going to throw into the set list.
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Old 05.10.2006, 05:39 AM   #9
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Thanks for your responses guys. In the end I decided to go, I got my ticket today and I'm really looking forward to it.
Good choice, my man!

And in answer to your earlier question: Oh yes, there'll be plenty of noise...
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