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Death Valley '69" is a song by the American alternative rock band Sonic Youth and is the eighth and final track on their 1985 album . The song was written and sung by Bad Moon Rising Thurston Moore and fellow New York musician Lydia Lunch, and recorded by Martin Bisi in 1984. A demo version of the song was released in December 1984 on Iridescence Records, and it was released again in single format with different artwork in June 1985. The Flaming Lips' includes a live cover of the song. Finally the Punk Rockers Are Taking Acid
Music video [ edit ]
The video for "Death Valley 69" was filmed in 1985 and was the first music video by Sonic Youth, directed by Judith Barry and
Richard Kern. The video features the majority of the band in various states of bloody dismemberment interlaced with live footage of the band. The video is the only one to feature both recently departed drummer Bob Bert and new member Steve Shelley.
Track listing [ edit ]
December 1984 single [ edit ]
"Death Valley '69" - 5:32
"Brave Men Run (In My Family)" - 3:48
July 1985 single [ edit ]
"Death Valley '69"
"I Dream I Dreamed"
"Satan Is Boring"
Personnel [ edit ]
Thurston Moore - guitar, lead vocals, writing, composing, production
Kim Gordon - bass, composing, production, backing vocals
Lee Ranaldo - guitar, backing vocals, composing, production
Bob Bert - drums, composing, production
References [ edit ]