Originally Released on:
also appears on:
- Goo Demos (demo)
- Goo video (music video)
- Goo deluxe reissue 2CD/4LP
- Corporate Ghost DVD
Thurston - guitar/scream
Kim - bass
Lee - guitar
Steve - drums
Track length: 2:13
First Known Performance: 08/16/90
Last Known Performance: 04/23/01
- Working title: "Blow Job?"
- One of the first songs Sonic Youth ever
wrote. In fact, it's in standard tuning. Lee mentions it in a 1984 Forced Exposure interview: "We've got other songs, like 'Mildred Pierce,' that could be strictly commercial."
- Thurston's scream on the LP version is actually lifted directly from the original demo (released on the "Goo Demos" CD).
- Name taken from the Joan Crawford film "Mildred Pierce".
- Performed live in August 1990 specifically
for the Dave Markey directed video. Sophia Coppola
- Ignored for the next 11 years, Mildred Pierce randomly made its third known appearance on 4/23/01.
- The demo version, "Blow Job?", is over 8 minutes long.
- On the Corporate Ghost DVD commentary, Dave Markey talks about a one-off band he threw together with Thurston to do covers, and one of the songs Thurston suggested was a very early Sonic Youth tune called "Mildred Pierce", and that they did play it live. Following this, Sonic Youth brought the song back for the Goo sessions.