12/??/82 - Dearborn, MI @ Group W Cable Studios

Date: ?, December ?, 1982 
City: Dearborn, Michigan, USA
Venue: Group W Cable Studios
Confusion is Next 
Shaking Hell 
Making the Nature Scene 
Burning Spear 
  • Here's a quote from the guy who taped this show (courtesy of Jim):

    "Anyways, the Sonic Youth/Swans thang: What he's talking about is the tape I made of both bands at a cable TV studio. They were on tour together for the 1st 12" ep's, with a gig that night in Ann Arbor. They came by the studio in the afternoon (I knew one of the camera guys) to record short sets (not together!). They sound like instumentals because there was no p.a., but there were monitors on the stage, so vocals are there - buried. I just sat in the middle of the studio with a boom box...The studio was Group W Cable in Dearborn for the record. They also shot sets by DOA and MDK, but I heard from the camera guy that all tapes were destroyed/erased. There are tapes around from the next year of Misfits, Negative Approach, and some other local punk on a show they did "Why Be Something You're Not."

  • So, it seems like the rumours of SY performing 2 songs with the Swans were false. eventually i'll hopefully get the actual date.


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