I've talked before about how Sonic Youth was one of my few contacts with hipness when I was a nerdy high school kid. I was excited to learn that their first album release is finally out on CD. It was caught up in the legal mess of SST records and unavailable for a long time. Now it's out and only $8.50 on Amazon.
Oh yeah, and it's still awesome. It's much less rock than most of their music, more of a droning rush of sound thing going on. The original EP is just five tracks; the rerelease includes a live set from the same year. Haven't even listened to that yet, just excited to have the album I remember from high school.
The Burning Spear • I Dreamed I Dream • She Is Not Alone • I Don't Want To Push It • The Good and the Bad