June 19, 2006

YouTube Rodeo: Sonic Youth's "Incinerate"

We've been watching YouTube for days to see when someone would finally upload this clip of Sonic Youth totally nailing "Incinerate" live on "The Late Show With David Letterman" last week. A real hot performance, particularly into the third minute when Thurston starts scritching it high up on the neck of the guitar and then plummets down to that open low D at the start of the next section. Hot hot hot. Check it out. "Incinerate" is from Sonic Youth's Rather Ripped, which streeted last week.


Jay said...

Dave likes him some Sonic Youth. I remember back in tha day (circa '92) seeing SY perform "100%" when Letterman was on NBC, and Thurston at the end was rolling around making cool guitar skronkiosities. Dave just started cracking up as he came out to greet the band. Since then, they've come on the show to promote just about every album they've released.

jbreitling said...

I think that clip is also at the YouTube. Well, I just checked, there are clips for the song, but not that particular performance. It's too bad someone couldn't, say, invent an electronic network that people could use to post and access media that was repackaged into a new electronic format, we could call it "digital media," yeah. Well, I'm off to Archer Treacher's, later.