The sacred cows of indie music – 5: Sonic Youth
“See them come/Swaggering into town/It’s the arrogant bastards” – ‘Arrogant Bastards’, The Legend!, 1984
Never mind the quality, feel the length.
I was contracted to write a Sonic Youth book one time. I couldn’t think of a single song of theirs I didn’t rate – out of what, 300+ albums? – so I gave up.