Sonic Youth Look Back On Daydream Nation

Alt.rock pioneers play first of three nights as part of the ATP season

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Sonic Youth played the first night of a three date residency at London’s Roundhouse last night (August 30).

Playing as part of the Don’t Look Back Festival organised by All Tomorrow’s Parties, the band were reprising their 1988 double album Daydream Nation.

Starting with ‘Teenage Riot’ – highlights from the album included Hendrix tribute ‘Hey Joni’ and ‘Eric’s Trip.’

Afterwards, Sonic Youth were joined by new bass player Mark Ibold, formerly of Pavement, for a set of material from new album Rather Ripped.

They played only one track from their the rest of their past back catalogue – ‘Mote’ from 1990’s ‘Goo‘.

“That’s enough of our old shit!” commented guitarist Thurston Moore.

For’s full report on the show – click here for Reviews Editor John Robinson’s blog.

Sonic Youth play the Roundhouse again tonight (August 31) and tomorrow (September 1).

The full set list last night was:

Teen Age Riot
Silver Rocket
The Sprawl
Cross The Breeze
Eric’s Trip
Total Trash
Hey Joni
Rain King
Trilogy – Wonder/Hyperstation /Eliminator Jr


Do You Believe In Rapture
Jams Run Free
Pink Steam
Shaking Hell

Other bands to feature in the series of events include the House Of Love and Cowboy Junkies.

Pic credit: Shot2bits


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