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Old 04.29.2009, 03:35 AM   #1
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Observe:

Thurston says "The Dead are all right with me."

Later he says "Turn the light on your lonely love"

The Grateful Dead have a song called "Turn On Your Lovelight" so I think it's fair to assume that Sonic Youth's entire career is based upon covering that song in various mysterious ways.

Listen to "The Sprawl" only a stoner could do that. Listen to "Androgynous Mind", the spirit of Pigpen lives on.
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Old 04.29.2009, 03:37 AM   #2
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Old 04.29.2009, 04:29 AM   #3
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I don't think the Dead wrote Turn On Yr Lovelight.
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Old 04.29.2009, 08:13 AM   #4
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to the best of my knowledge sonic youth have never covered a single song of the grateful dead, let alone dedicate their entire career to performing their music.
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Old 04.29.2009, 09:23 AM   #5
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Earth covered a Grateful Dead song.

In fact, Earth's entire catalogue is a cover of "The Faster We Go, The Rounder We Get" from approx 1:12 to 1:17, only dragged out over sixteen albums. I think they're almost up to 1:14 and album 4 or 5.

FACT!

Are you perhaps mixing Earth and Yoof up? I think you are. FACT!
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It is well known that Lee was a DeadHead in the 1970s. And it is also noted that Kim traveled to see the Dead play at the Filmore in SF around the same time.

The Dead are alright by me, too. I have drawn many comparisons between the two bands; musically and the cult-like following both bands enjoy(ed).
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Old 04.29.2009, 10:50 AM   #7
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I'm not the biggest Dead fan but too many weakminded insiginificants get some kind of personal power over disparaging them and their fans for no reason other than its usually safe to stand behind the bully..
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Old 04.29.2009, 11:18 AM   #8
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Observe:
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Yeah, and also Lee went back to his Deadhead roots on the new album and covered a Dead song. Don't believe me? Check out track 3 of this:

http://www.archive.org/details/gd198...1.sbeok.flac16

Can't wait for them to bust out Dark Star -> Death Valley '69 -> Dark Star for this summer's tour, that will really melt some faces.
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Old 04.29.2009, 12:07 PM   #9
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Yeah, and also Lee went back to his Deadhead roots on the new album and covered a Dead song. Don't believe me? Check out track 3 of this:

http://www.archive.org/details/gd198...1.sbeok.flac16

Can't wait for them to bust out Dark Star -> Death Valley '69 -> Dark Star for this summer's tour, that will really melt some faces.

Do not underestimate the connections between Diamond Sea and Dark Star. 1: (abbreviation) = (abbreviation) : DS = DS
2: -->space-->drums
3: mysto-cosmic lonely drifting in sea/space lyric
4: -->feedback
5: two bassists<--- - - - --->two drummers
6: Lee's not-so-secret past/ "Dead are all right"/Thurston's tie-bleached tee shirts/Kim's groovey stage dancing/Steve's "Rolling Thunder" drum circle album w/ Native American shamen
7: {{{avant-improv quasi-jazz rock}}}

THE SONIK-DEAD

THE GRATEFUL YOUTH

i've been thinking of downloading all available Dark Stars and all available Diamond Seas, and creating some megalithic monster mega-mix like Greyfolded to the nth degree that lasts for two weeks.


LIVE DEADth (cassette, SST, 1985)


LIVE YOUTH (2LP, Warner Bros. 1969)


p.s. archive.org rules, especially when cross-referenced with this: http://www.deadlists.com/dlsite/dark_star.txt


from god's mouth: "on the new album, SY joined forces with the remaining members of the dead and led zeppelin and made a quadruple-disc rock-opera concept-album about space exploration."
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Old 04.29.2009, 12:13 PM   #10
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Yeah, this is right along the same lines of what I've been saying. If you can put together a megalithic monster mega mashup mix of DS + DS, I will pay to download it. It's a brilliant idea!
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Yeah, and also Lee went back to his Deadhead roots on the new album and covered a Dead song. Don't believe me? Check out track 3 of this:

http://www.archive.org/details/gd198...1.sbeok.flac16

Can't wait for them to bust out Dark Star -> Death Valley '69 -> Dark Star for this summer's tour, that will really melt some faces.

I WANT THAT.
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Old 06.09.2009, 08:07 PM   #12
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Observe:

Thurston says "The Dead are all right with me."

Later he says "Turn the light on your lonely love"

The Grateful Dead have a song called "Turn On Your Lovelight" so I think it's fair to assume that Sonic Youth's entire career is based upon covering that song in various mysterious ways.

Listen to "The Sprawl" only a stoner could do that. Listen to "Androgynous Mind", the spirit of Pigpen lives on.

agreed. I used to have a remarkable picture of Thurston jamming out sick with a deadskull shirt on.. but I lost in when that computer crashed years ago. Good ol' San Francisco and the Good Ol' Grateful Dead.

i think the sonic nurse tour was an especially potent sonic youth manifestation of the power of the live Grateful Dead. In fact, during that tour I was thinking of making a sign that said, "2850 Days Since the Last Diamond Sea" but I smoke a lot of pot, and half-baked ideas like that rarely see an incarnation.
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Old 06.09.2009, 10:45 PM   #13
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Observe:

Thurston says "The Dead are all right with me."

Later he says "Turn the light on your lonely love"

The Grateful Dead have a song called "Turn On Your Lovelight" so I think it's fair to assume that Sonic Youth's entire career is based upon covering that song in various mysterious ways.

Listen to "The Sprawl" only a stoner could do that. Listen to "Androgynous Mind", the spirit of Pigpen lives on.

sy board cheaper and safer than the local comedy club on amateur night, right?

too bad it's not as effective, you're not getting any funnier.
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Dude, I was utterly bored when I made my joke topics. "not getting any funnier"? That's cool with me cause I'm not trying to be.
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sy board cheaper and safer than the local comedy club on amateur night, right?

too bad it's not as effective, you're not getting any funnier.

I was thinking just the opposite today, I said to myself, "You know, this summer character started out as a major troll, but he has developed some sophistication to his posts, and a little bit of substance" and so he is starting to grow on me..
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The Dead like Madonna, LL Cool J, and Yoko Ono are one of Sonic Youth's influences. No more, no less.
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