The best Sonic Youth song is the tuff and grunty "Eliminator Jr." from side two of the cassette of Daydream Nation. It is one of the only cassettes we kept from our youth, that and some Joy Division BBC session bootlegs. The song "Sacred Trickster," from Sonic Youth's forthcoming jillionth album The Eternal, kind of sounds like "Eliminator Jr." junior. Kim is singing a brief feminist band-screed. Guitars are creakily melodic, metronomic and disharmonious. The word "levitate" is sung/breathed. The shit is fucking mystical and they are keeping it real!
April 20, 2009