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Sonic Youth
Paris 2006 [no label/2CD]
Live at Studio 104, Paris, April 19, 2006.

On April 19, 2006, almost two months before the US release of their latest album, Rather Ripped, Sonic Youth played a private show at Studio 104 in Paris. The show was broadcast on French RM92.3 Le Mouv and the group previewed eight out of the new album's 12 songs.

One would imagine Sonic Youth to be jaded after all the years on the rock circuit but they are engaging as hell and guitarist Thurston Moore even took time between songs to talk to the crowd of about 900 fans. Apart from the new songs, Sonic Youth dug deep into their repertoire and even played some songs from 1983 - Shaking Hell, Brother James and Making The Nature Scene (Confusion Is Sex/Kill Yr Idols). Other songs included Pacific Coast Highway (from Sister), Stones (Sonic Nurse), Sunday (A Thousand Leaves) and Mote (Goo).

Thanks to Liquidsky for sharing the tracks and to Duckfeeling and Tris1979 for providing the setlist.

According to taper Liquidsky, "I guess the radio had just a thin buzz during the transmission," that will not mar your enjoyment of the performance. Not a sonic bit.

Click on the highlighted tracks to download the MP3s (these are high quality, stereo MP3s - sample rate of 192 kibit/s). As far as we can ascertain, these tracks have never been officially released.

 
Disc 1
Track 01 Crowd/intro
Track 02 Incinerate* / Jingle
Track 03 Sleepin' Around* / Jingle
Track 04 Do You Believe In Rapture?*
Track 05 DJ Talk
Track 06 Thurston Talk + DJ Comment/ Pink Steam*
Track 07
Crowd/Tuning
Track 08 Shaking Hell
Track 09 DJ Talk
Track 10 Rats*
Track 11 Pacific Coast Highway
Track 12 DJ Talk
Track 13 Stones
Track 14 Crowd/Tuning
Track 15
Turquoise Boy*
Track 16 Light's Out*
 
Disc 2
Track 01 DJ Talk
Track 02 Thurston Talk
Track 03 Sunday
Track 04 Brother James
Track 05 DJ Talk
Encore 1  
Track 06 Making The Nature Scene
Track 07 Or*
Track 08 DJ Talk
Encore 2  
Track 09 Mote / Noise (09:00 min)
Track 10 DJ Talk Outro

* Studio versions found on the new album, Rather Ripped.

Kim "Free" Gordon - guitare, basse, chant
Thurston "Oblong" Moore - guitare, chant
Leonard "Lee" Ranaldo - guitare, chant
Steven "Steve" Shelley - batterie



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