Some time last year, I asked Bootsy and everyone else to give me some direction on where to go with expanding my knowledge of Sonic Youth. He responded with a music post packed with several fine videos, which is now lost to the aether of the internets (the post, not the videos, I'm sure there'll all still up on the Tube, and one of them, I think, will be here by the end of this post.) In order to prove I learned something from his tutelage, and to show I do listen to something from before 2000, here's several more videos. (Although this first one isn't pre-2000, it's from their 2004 album Sonic Nurse - probably my favorite post-2000 SY album. Except for maybe Murray Street.)
Even though this is another Thurston Moore song, since it came up in my random 10 last week, I figured it would make sense to post this 1999 performance (with somebody introducing the band in, I believe, French at the beginning) of "Sunday" from A Thousand Leaves, probably my favorite SY album from the 90s. Except for maybe Washing Machine.
Since I am self-obligated to post a Kim Gordon song, here's "'Cross the Breeze" from Daydream Nation, definitely my favorite SY album from the 80s.
And here's Lee Ranaldo's song "Skip Tracer" from Washing Machine - I do believe this particular video was in Bootsy's post last year, and I really like this performance of it, so here you go again.