My next few Jams are going to be some of my favourite cover versions. Starting with Sonic Youth's version of "Superstar", written by Leon Russell, but made famous by The Carpenters.
I know this Carpenters' cover divides people, but it's been stuck in my head and I've been singing it all morning, so I thought I'd inflict it upon you... :)
Continuing the "best covers of all time" theme.
..Long ago and oh so far away, I fell in love with you before the second show...
Let me know your favourite SY song in the comments below. Kim Gordon is so hot!
One of the few times you'll Sonic Youth dabbling with an acoustic guitar. This was the lead double A side single shared with Redd Kross for the Carpenters tribute album "If I Were a Carpenter".