Stream: Sonic Youth release ‘Hold That Tiger’ bootleg on Bandcamp archive

Another archival live album, recorded in 1987

Sonic Youth have been uploading material to their Bandcamp archive, and today they’ve shared the live album called Hold That Tiger

The album was recorded in 1987 and released in 1991 as a semi-official bootleg. A couple years later, in 1998, the record was remastered for a CD reissue.

“The recording was nearly 60-minutes in length, so to prevent manufacturing a cost-prohibitive double lp, the master was slightly sped-up to fit the entire concert (us blasting through a finely-tuned set of songs from Sister, EVOL and a nightly encore tribute to the Ramones), on one single lp,” drummer Steve Shelley explains. “Cramming the grooves of the vinyl in such a way resulted in Hold That Tiger playing at a lower volume on the stereo, thus the ‘one hour long – don’t have a cow! – crank it up’ sticker affixed to the front of the lp cover.”

Stream Hold That Tiger below.