My Top 1000 Songs #335: Stereo Sanctity

[I've been writing up my Top 1000 songs on a daily basis--you can see them all in descending order by hitting the All My Favorite Songs tag.]

This is my second pick from my favorite Sonic Youth LP, 1987's Sister. And I like it for pretty much exactly the same reasons as "Catholic Block"; they're peas in a pod, two drop-dead post-punk tracks that similarly tether the band's noisy alternatively-tuned & distorted guitars to a surprisingly catchy hook. Plus, "Stereo Sanctity" gets some bonus points as a showcase for drummer Steve Shelley, really working those tom-toms. Anyway, not much to say here I didn't already say about "Catholic Block." Stop reading, crank it up.

Live in 1987:

Live 2009: