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Hold That Tiger (Live At Cabaret Metro 1987)

by Sonic Youth

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FINALLY, PITCH AND TEMPO CORRECTED AUDIO OF THIS ALBUM! Originally released as a semi-official bootleg LP in 1991 by friend and music writer, Byron Coley, on his Goofin' imprint (we would eventually hijack the Goofin' moniker for our own band-run label a few years later). 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. 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 original lp cover. A few years later in 1998, Hold That Tiger was remastered for CD re-issue. The audio quality was improved from the lower fidelity lp but unfortunately the slightly sped-up performance was not corrected - until today! We are pleased to make available the best-sounding version of Hold That Tiger via the Sonic Youth Archive on bandcamp.
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released October 14, 1987

Recorded in Chicago, IL at Cabaret Metro by Aadam Jacobs 10/14/1987
Live front of house sound by Terry Pearson
Remastered by Wharton Tiers 1997
Cover photo of Bob Bert and Julie Cafritz by Pat Blashill
Photo of SY at New Music America 1986 Houston, TX by John Lee
Pitch-corrected by Lee Ranaldo 2020
Original label Illustration by J.D. King.

Originally released on vinyl by Goofin' Records/Father Yod in 1991.
Re-issued on CD in 1998.

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