Sonic Youth - Sonic Youth 12 inch
Though Sonic Youth's first EP is the least of their major works and was the only one to not receive reissue in 1995 by DGC, it's not a complete blunder. Awkward and rather formative, the record sounds like a fusion of no wave and an early Factory band. A couple tracks ("The Burning Spear," "I Don't Want to Push It") match the best of Confusion Is Sex, steeping itself in death disco and minimal scree. Thurston Moore yelps, Kim Gordon rambles, and the guitars go plink-plink-plink. Tumbling and tinny tribal drums are provided by Richard Edson, who would be seen as an ill-intentioned parking attendant four years later in Ferris Bueller's Day Off.