Sonic Youth at Maxwell's (04-23-1987)


On April 23, 1987, Sonic Youth played the first of two nights at Maxwell's.  The group debuted never before heard material from their upcoming fourth LP, "Sister," which was released in June 1987.  Sister was partly inspired by the life and works of science fiction writer Philip K. Dick (the "sister" of the title was Dick's fraternal twin, who died shortly after her birth, and whose memory haunted Dick his entire life). Sister was also the first Sonic Youth album to crack the Top 20 of the Village Voice's Pazz & Jop critics poll.

  1. (I Got A) Catholic Block
  2. Tuff Gnarl 
  3. Pipeline/Kill Time
  4. Pacific Coast Highway
  5. Stereo Sanctity
  6. Cotton Crown
  7. Schizophrenia
  8. White Cross
  9. Beauty Lies in the Eye
  10. Hotwire My Heart (Crime Cover)