SONIC YOUTH "Spinhead Sessions"
June 17, 2016
Recording Date - 1986 INSTRUMENTAL DEMO RECORDINGS
01. Ambient Guitar & Dreamy Theme 16:39
02. Theme With Noise 04:16
03. High Mesa 08:36
04. Unknown Theme 02:41
05. Wolf 01:37
06. Scalping 03:57
07. Theme 1 Take 4 02:32
The slow-burn sounds of Sonic Youth’s 1986 rehearsals to score Ken Friedman’s spooky highway film Made In USA are yet another mile marker in the band’s long and varied existence, now being issued as Spinhead Sessions (named for the North Hollywood studio used). Home to SST label productions of roster acts like Black Flag and Painted Willie, these jams were built upon for a later full-on (and quite different) soundtrack production, but the rough sketches herein find the band taking time out to dig in and hunker down with some truly new and introspective sound worlds, taking inspiration and queues from viewings of assorted film excerpts that were in production. It was basically a brand new way of working for Sonic Youth, albeit a challenging one, under the auspices of major Hollywood film production overlords, routing their way into the world of soundtrack scoring. And it all comes at a key time and place.
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