11/27/83 - Venlo, Holland @ Open Ontmoetings Centrum Venlo

Date: Sunday, November 27th, 1983
City: Venlo, Holland
Venue: Open Ontmoetings Centrum Venlo
World Looks Red 
She's in a Bad Mood 
Brother James 
Kill Yr Idols 
Early American 
Burning Spear 
Confusion is Next 
Shaking Hell 
Making the Nature Scene 
  • This was released officially as "Live in Holland" thru the Sonic Death fan club. Not 12/27/83 as the label suggests.
  • Charlie Kater writes: Because i lived in Venlo for 18 years i need to tell you the following. The exact name (in Dutch) of the club a.k.a. youthcenter where SY played in 1983 was shortened as O.O.C. Venlo ( Open Ontmoetings Centrum Venlo) which means it was the only place in the city of Venlo where youth could go to meet, see bands, dance, see independent movies and do other cultural stuff . At that time Venlo only got one very tiny place for concerts. Mostly people had to hide in the cafe for loud preformances. Bad accoustics but very intimate and friendly atmosphere...


    T: "Hi, we're Sonic Youth, this song is called 'The World Looks Red.'"
    - The World Looks Red
    T: "Thanks, this song is called 'She's in a Bad Mood.'"
    - She's in a Bad Mood
    L: ???
    T: "What?"
    L: ???
    K: "Check...could you guys, um, could you turn the bass up?"
    T: [indecipherable stage talk] "1 2 3 4!"
    - Brother James
    - Kill Yr Idols
    K: "Check 2 3 4..."
    L: "Bob, did something happen?"
    - Early American
    - Burning Spear
    T: "This song is called 'Confusion is Next.'"
    - Confusion is Next
    T: "Ready?"
    L: "Yes...wait...alright!
    T: "1 2 3 4!"
    - Shaking Hell
    L: ???
    T: "Lee Ranaldo on ???"
    - Making the Nature Scene
    T: "Alright thanks, we're gonna do one more." [jams bass riff] "That's the theme song to Minor Threat. 2 3 4!"
    - Inhuman
    T: "Thank you."


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