Sonic Youth

Kill Yr. Idols

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The Kill Yr. Idols EP picks up where Sonic Youth had left off on Confusion Is Sex (1983), their full-length album from earlier in the year. Like the songs on that album, those here on Kill Yr. Idols are abrasive and confrontational -- far from your standard rock of the day, really far. Both in terms of sound and songwriting, these songs resemble the ones on Confusion Is Sex, except that they're a bit more developed, especially the title track and "Brother James." These two songs are standouts here as well as amid the band's early repertoire. This impossible-to-find 12" EP is best heard on DGC's Confusion Is Sex re-release, which appends Kill Yr. Idols and results in a fascinating wade through Sonic Youth's early flashes of genius.

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