Without giving too much away, let’s just say you will be reading a lot about Sonic Youth’s Murray Street on AD in the near future.  On August 13, 2002, WERS Radio in Boston hosted Thurston, Lee, and Jim as they performed acoustic versions of the first three tracks off Murray Street’s side A: “Empty Page,” “Disconnection Notice” and “Rain on Tin,” (which, by the way, is one of the best sides of the past ten years). I still reach for these renditions all the time. Essential.

Download:
MP3: Sonic Youth :: The Empty Page (Acoustic)
MP3: Sonic Youth :: Disconnection Notice (Acoustic)
MP3: Sonic Youth :: Rain On Tin (Acoustic)
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11 Responses to “Sonic Youth :: Boston, MA @ WERS ’02 (Acoustic)”

  1. I remember recording this program to cassette from the radio in Gloucester, MA that summer. I played it in my Plymouth for months! Thanks for the memories!

  2. I heard this live…on the radio- can you believe it?! thanks for posting- these are sooo great. especially rain on tin. i was soooo obsessed with murray street when it first came out. better put that shit back in.

  3. Thank you thank you thank you!

  4. have been looking for acoustic SY for a while…anyone know of other acoustic sets?

  5. well if you watch gossip girl you’ll get to hear “Star Power” performed acoustic! and then they’re releasing it! woo hoo! ugh…my thoughts: http://microphonememoryemotion.wordpress.com/2009/10/08/i-hate-to-say-it-but-eff-sonic-youth/

  6. Well, shit. This just totally made my day complete, and I’m sure it will in the days and years to come. Gracias, AQ.

  7. [...] of alternate renderings, in response to several emails regarding the acoustic Murray Street tracks, below are the versions the group laid down in 2002 while in Santa Monica guesting on Morning [...]

  8. La weá la raja, gracias por postear este material (y).

  9. [...] Star Power (Acoustic 09 Version) by Sonic Youth I don’t know why this song is necessary. The version on EVOL was perfectly capable. But it does make an excellent case that a Sonic Youth Unplugged album might be a hush worth hearing. As further evidence, here is an acoustic version of The Empty Page from Murray Street, courtesy of Aquarium Drunkard. [...]

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  11. caught them outside the door of emerson after doing this gig, got pictures and turned down by lee after his request for a cigarette was recalled when I offered one of my menthols (what was I thinking?)

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