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!
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.
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.