Expressway to yr. Skull (edit)
Starpower EP, 1986
Okay, so part two in the Never-Made-It-On-CD business, and I'm already cheating. Apparently, there is a CD release of the Starpower EP. However, I've never seen it, so shut up, internet.
Why is the EP so special to me? Well, if people have a complaint about Sonic Youth, it's that they're a bit long-winded at times, and why won't they just shut up. In fact, I know someone who says this all the time. I love them dearly, so I don't want this tearing us apart. So here you go, two classics off EVOL stripped of their respective droning freakouts and condensed into their respective Best Kim Gordon Song Of 1986 & Song That Made Neil Young Believe In Feedback Once Again molds. Speaking of the latter, the version of expressway here doesn't just fade-out all cheap-ass single-edit style, it's completely different.
Could there be more? Oh, you bet your sweet ass.
As the liner notes state inside Ciccone Youth's The Whitey Album, the demo version of their cover of Madonna's Burning Up is the one which was included on the actual album. Due mostly to the enthusiasm in Mike Watt's home recording. But if it's a demo, that must mean there's a studio version? Oh, yes there was. And it was only on the 12"/7" releases as a b-side to Into The Groove. Why was it not on the re-release of The Whitey Album? I have no idea. But here it is. It's amazing.
Into The Groove(y) 12"