Silver Session For Jason Knuth by Sonic Youth on Sonic Knuth Records

Sonic Youth - Silver Session (For Jason Knuth)


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From the liner notes:

"we didn't really know jason knuth -- its possible we had met him, or had been in the same room as him, but we didn't recal... we heard about his passing on the internet -- a flurry of grievous and surprised reaction -- people were asking us if we were aware of how much he identified and championed our music -- as music director for kusf he seemingly used sy as a standard for playlisting -- indeed at his memorial his friends played 'the diamond sea' in acknowledgment of his enthusiasm towards us -- he was affectionately referred to as 'sonic knuth' in nyc, so far from the sf community, we were touched and more than intrigued. we learned jason was a vibrant, well loved guy on the music scene w/ a completely genuine exhuberance towards art & music. his demeanor obviously shroued a complex inner life which led to suicide. what jason's feelings were towards his own human existence we may never know but we do know he will be missed by many as a companion. sonic youth wanted to make some gesture towards him as well as focus on suicide prevention. proceeds from this cd will help fund the san francisco suicide prevention hotline (415-781-0550). it is manufactured and distributed by revolver, a company with close and personal associations with jason.

"a note on the music: silver sessions were taken from an evening when sy had to do vocal overdubs for 'a thousand leaves' -- the band upstairs was hammering out some funky metal overdrive and we couldn't "sing" properly (?!) -- we decided to fight fire with molten lava and turned every amp we owned on to 10+ and leaned as many guitars and basses we could plug in against them and they roared/HOWLED like airplanes burning over the pacific -- we could only enter the playing room with hands pressed hard against our ears and even then it was physically stunning -- we ran a sick outmoded beatbox through the p.a. and it blew out horrendous distorted pulsations. Of course we recorded the whole thing and a few months later we mixed it down into sections, ultra-processing it to a wholly other "piece" -- in a way, it's my favorite record of ours -- I hope jason digs it. --- keep on keep on keep on --- thurston/sonic youth/nyc 1998."


  1. Silver Panties
  2. Silver Breeze
  3. Silver Flower
  4. Silver Wax Lips
  5. Silver Loop
  6. Silver Shirt
  7. Silver Son
  8. Silver Mirror



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Sonic Youth - Sonic Youth   2LP | CD
Sonic Youth - Confusion is Sex   LP | CD
Sonic Youth - Bad Moon Rising   LP | CD
Sonic Youth - EVOL   LP | CD
Sonic Youth - Sister   LP | CD
Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation   2LP | CD
Sonic Youth - Goo   LP | CD
Sonic Youth - Dirty   2LP | CD
Sonic Youth - Experimental Jet Set, Trash And No Star   LP | CD
Sonic Youth - Washing Machine   2LP | CD
Sonic Youth - A Thousand Leaves   2LP | CD
Sonic Youth - NYC Ghosts & Flowers   LP
Sonic Youth - Sonic Nurse   2LP
Sonic Youth - Battery Park, NYC July 4th 2008   LP
Sonic Youth - The Eternal   LP | CD
Sonic Youth - Hits Are For Squares   CD

See also:
Ciccone Youth - The Whitey Album   LP | CD

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