Welcome to the Sonic Youth Song Information Database. This site aims to catalog every single Sonic Youth track, whether released or unreleased, and provide its lyrics, performance data, availability, and other info pertaining to the song, whether trivial or statistical. You can choose from 11 pre-defined lists of Sonic Youth songs, and click
each song title to get more information on the song. As of 2007, virtually every SY recording should be included (aside from the improvisations documented on 'Hidros 3' and 'Melbourne Direct'). Please e-mail me w/ any corrections, suggestions, information, comments, questions etc etc you may have. Please report all typos, bad html, things that could be errors, etc etc.
- All -- view all sonic youth songs, including originals, non-lp
tracks, covers, and songs only played live. alternate versions and unknown/unfinished songs are found in their respective sections though.
- Album -- view only those songs released on official
- Non-LP -- view only songs not released on albums. separated
by originals and covers.
- Original -- view only songs written by sonic youth (also includes improvisations or novelties, credited to SY)
- Covers -- view only songs covered by sonic youth.
- Versions -- view only alternate versions released of various songs, separated by edits, live versions, and other.
- Instrumentals -- view only instrumental songs (sure, why not?).
- Unreleased/Unknown/Etc -- things that don't fit elsewhere... songs only played live, unreleased covers, and unfinished/unknown things.
- By Vocalist -- view songs only sung by thurston, or kim,
or lee. separated by lead vocal/shared vocal (whether backing or