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many guitars pressed against many amplifiers. and a beatbox.
Track length: 2:44
First Known Performance: none
Last Known Performance: none
- As explained by Thurston in the liner notes: "Silver Sessions were taken from an evening when SY had to do vocal overdubs for 'A Thousand Leaves' -- the band upstairs was hammering out some funky metal overdrive and we couldn't "sing" properly (?!) -- we decided to fight fire with molten lava and turned every amp we owned on to 10+ and leaned as many guitars and basses we could plug in against them and they roared/HOWLED like airplanes burning over the pacific -- we could only enter the playing room with hands pressed hard against our ears and even then it was physically stunning -- we ran a sick outmoded beatbox through the P.A. and it blew out horrendous distorted pulsations. Of course we recorded the whole thing and a few months later we mixed it down into sections, ultra-processing it to a wholly other "piece" -- in a way, it's my favorite record of ours -- I hope Jason [Knuth, to whom the release is dedicated] digs it ---
keep on keep on keep on ---
thurston/sonic youth/nyc 1998."