4 thoughts on “Sonic Youth – Skip Tracer”

  1. One of their very best.

    And on any other day, the killer lyric is this:

    The guitar guy played real good feedback
    And super sounding riffs
    With his mild mannered look on, yeah he was truly hip
    The girl started out in red patent leather
    Very I'm in a band, with knee pads
    We watched her fall over and lay down
    Shouting the poetic truths of high school journal keepers

    1. Or maybe this:

      L..A. is more confusing now, than anywhere I've ever been to
      I'm from New York City, breath it out and let it in

    2. I put that on one of my birthday mix CDs years back (because of the awesomeness), pulled it out this fall, and told myself that I needed it for NYE.
      Lee always wrote my favorite SY songs, but I think he needed Thurston and Kim songs because he could only write so few.
      I never got into his solo work, so I assume that holds up...

      I've been known to use these phrases in normal conversation to the point where I forget even where they came from, like lines from the Simpsons.
      "The guitar guy played real good feedback"
      "poised, yet totally screwed up" (but I usually put a swear in there)
      "the poetic truths of high school journal keepers"

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