Friday, April 13, 2007
The combination of the track's stinging surfaces, shredding pace, and head-spinning language imbues "Silver Rocket" with a coruscating quality that sets it apart from most other songs on Daydream Nation (it's closest relative being the creepy and eviscerating "Eliminator Jr") Although particularly gratifying to write about, "Silver Rocket" does pose certain explicative problems. Given the recent disclosure of a mortifying transcription botch (duly pointed out by some dude named Thurston Moore) committed by your faithful author (in my brand new 33 and 1/3 book) of a phrase from Daydream's famously cryptic second track, I thought it might be appropriate to put together a list of the all-time top ten most compelling anagrams for "Silver Rocket."
Here they are:
1. Restock Liver
2. Tickler Rovers
3. Lick Over Rest
4. Sick Lever Rot
5. Tick Love Errs
6. Rock Rile Vest
7. Sock Let River
8. Clots Ever Irk
9. Sicker Revolt
10. Or Trick Elves
Wednesday, April 11, 2007
Alright, people! My little Sonic 33.3 book has been loosed upon the world and she's ready, come what may, for your incisive critical assessments, ruthless deconstructions, and sharp-eyed errata inquests!
It was a bumpy delivery, but she's got most of her toes and fingers and, certainly, her ticker is in the right place. Go easy on her, friends, as she's still a little tender from birthing complications.
Any corrections/peevements? Voice them here or, better yet, send them to my publicist. (Her kindness and enthusiasm is my secret weapon against any surprise attacks! *Thanks Wendy*)
Note to you Youth freakers out there who dwell within the harder-core regions of the Greater Sonic Universe: you will absolutely take issue with some of my interpretations/representations of the record's tracks and lyrics. Which, of course, is very ok. As I'm sure you'd all agree, part of the fun/point of Sonic Youthing derives from sussing out different layers of meaning in/ways of listening to their music. And given that, I look forward to many delightful hermeneutic throwdowns with all of you.
Let's fight about Sonic Youth songs!
Thanks everybody. I hope you dig it...