06/18/81 - NYC, NY @ White Columns

Date: Thursday, June 18th, 1981
City: New York City, New York, USA
Venue: White Columns -- Noise Festival
Unknown song 1
Unknown song 2
Unknown song 3
Unknown song 4
  • The line-up for this performance consisted of Thurston on guitar & vocals, Kim on bass/vocals, Ann DeMarinis on keyboards/vocals, and Richard Edson on drums. A segment of the band's set appeared, untitled, on the "Noisefest '81" compilation.
  • The songs performed bear some resemblance to later SY tracks in some elements (the first piece has Burning Spear's drumbeat, Thurston's vocals on one song are reminiscent of I Don't Want to Push It...), but are entirely unique. It seems likely that they are leftover Arcadians tunes that the band taught Edson when he first joined.


  • Rhys Chatham
  • Smoking Section
  • Chinese Puzzle


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