Sonic Youth’s last full length indie release before signing to Geffen is a bona-fide classic. That, 20 years later, they would play the album in its entirety as part of the Don’t Look Back shows attests to its popularity.
Steve Shelley says:
“It was recorded at a studio called Green Street Recording. We were really well rehearsed. At a certain point it was obvious it was going to be a double album. That was a big step because, until that point, we associated double albums with overblown rock bands like Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin.”
“We were approached to do the Don’t Look Back series last year. That was a lot of fun. When we released Daydream Nation, we never went out and played it in its entirety but that’s something that I really enjoyed doing. I think I was still using the Pearl kit while recording it. I think it’s still a great album. People enjoy it a lot.”
“Once we release a record, it sort of has its own life. I don’t have much to do with it anymore so I can’t claim too much credit for its success.”