Tunic (Song for Karen) by Sonic Youth


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RobBritton 11 May 2015

Back in 2000 I was at Butlins in Minehead for the first All Tomorrows Parties Festival. It had been a great weekend and I was really looking forward to seeing one of my favourite bands Sonic Youth for the first time as they were headlining the Sunday night. What a disappointment they were. Thankfully I saw them a couple more times when they were excellent.   3

AndyWilkinson 13 Sep 2015

Who better than Sonic Youth for unorthodox Thursday!?! A band influenced by none other than William S Burroughs, a fave author of theCapns! And the song pays homage to Karen Carpenter mingling with dead rock stars...yeppers, ya gotta love Sonic Youth!   1

capnhollis 19 Jun 2014

1990, from Goo. I first heard this song on a sort of post-new wave French film (Irma Vep).   3

Ewan_M 29 Feb 2012

The supremely gifted Karen Carpenter would have been 65 today. Not many bands could even consider attempting a track like this and it might so easily have been utterly tasteless/crass, but Kim Gordon & Co pull this off with huge sangfroid and IMHO highly respectful of anyone who has had to deal with eating disorders. Six-and-a-half minutes very well spent.   3

kerlmann 2 Mar 2015

You will always be missed, Karen Carpenter. "Dreaming, dreaming of how it's supposed to be But now this tunic's spinning - around my arms and knees I feel like I'm disappearing - getting smaller every day But when I open my mouth to sing - I'm bigger in every way..."

welfy 6 Feb 2015