"Early in the Morning"

This 14-minute track, also on 10-inch vinyl, is a benefit for orphans of the 2011 tsunami and a preview of a forthcoming album by Ono and the Sonic Youth ex-couple. Ono's tremolo cries are set in a guitar paroxysm recalling Youth's feedback monument "Expressway to Yr Skull." Gordon adds eerie alto-vocal comfort, while the John Lennon who played on Ono's "Mind Train" would approve of the guitars' treble stammers and raw-fuzz groans.

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From The Archives Issue 1160: July 5, 2012