Talk Show Flashback: Sonic Youth Assault Annoying Nardwuar


As we count the days until the June 9th release of Sonic Youth's The Eternal (more on that album in our Spring Album Preview), this week we flash back to 1991, when the antics of donkey-voiced reporter Nardwuar the Human Serviette push the band to physically assault their interviewer and break the prized 7'' vinyl he'd brought Thurston Moore as a gift. (It kind of reminded us of the time Thurston squished one of our interns). Any time an interviewer says to their subjects, "You idiot, you fucking piece of shit," you know you're in for a fun conversation. Other questions the legendary Nardwuar asks the band: "Was I wrong for thinking your 'Dirty Boots' video was lame?" and "Why does Led Zeppelin suck?" Kim Gordon's response: "Because there are so many bad bands that imitated them."

Bonus video: Nardwuar encounters Sonic Youth 11 years later in Vancouver and finally comes face-to-face with his assailant, guitarist Lee Ranaldo. Plus, Moore predicts the entire fall of the compact disc, calling it "the 8-tracks of the yuppie generation":

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