IN CONCERT: TEEN AGE RIOT: FEROCIOUS SONIC YOUTH CONCERT FROM GERMAN TV, 1996
Sonic Youth Live at Rockpalast – Dusseldorf, Germany (Apr-04-1996) (full show 1h15m)
On Easter Sunday in 1996 there was a big festival in Düsseldorf, Germany—the German TV show Rockpalast was there and captured some outstanding footage of Sonic Youth in its prime, supporting their ninth album Washing Machine, from which most of the material played in the show stems.
The first three songs amount to throat-clearing before the band starts really kicking ass on “Washing Machine.” The camerawork, audio, and editing are all excellent, and the 21-minute finale of “The Diamond Sea” has to be seen to be believed.
Teen Age Riot
Bull in the Heather
The Diamond Sea