Today is the 30th anniversary of Sonic Youth‘s 1992 album Dirty, and for the occasion, the group has released a pair of live recordings from their tours behind the album. Live At Brixton Academy 1992 and Live At The Warfield 1993 are now both available on Bandcamp.
Of Live at Brixton Academy, the group writes: “Recorded live on the first of two December nights in 1992 at the Brixton Academy in London, near the end of Sonic Youth’s European tour with Pavement and Cell. This concert was recorded and broadcast by the BBC, and then subsequently widely-bootlegged. This sound-recording is from the band’s own audio master of the December 14th concert and includes performances not broadcast by the BBC or on bootlegs.”
And on Live At the Warfield, they write: “Sonic Youth recorded live at The Warfield in San Francisco, CA on March 5 1993. Sonic Youth played 2 shows this evening – the first show with Cell and Screaming Trees the second show with Screaming Trees.”
Hear them both below.
Sonic Youth’s most recent album is this year’s archival In/Out/In.
Sonic Youth are featured on our recent list, A Guide to the In the Fishtank Series.