Dirty Boots

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"Dirty Boots"
Single by Sonic Youth
from the album Goo
B-side "White Kross" (live), "Eric's Trip" (live), "Cinderellas Big Score" (live), "Dirty Boots" (live), "The Bedroom" (live)
Released April 1991
Format 7"(promo only), 12", CD single
Recorded November 3, 1990
Genre Alternative rock
Label DGC
Writer(s) Sonic Youth
Sonic Youth singles chronology
"Disappearer"
(1990)
"Dirty Boots"
(1991)
"100%"
(1992)

"Dirty Boots" was the third and final single from Sonic Youth's 1990 album Goo. It was released in 1991 on DGC.

Track listing[edit]

  1. Dirty Boots (edit) - 4.49
  2. White Kross (live) - 5.06
  3. Eric's Trip (live) - 3.28
  4. Cinderellas Big Score (live) - 6.34
  5. Dirty Boots (live) - 6.13
  6. The Bedroom (live & previously unreleased) - 3.37

All live songs are taken from November 3, 1990 at University of California, Irvine's Crawford Hall in Irvine, California.

Music video[edit]

The music video for Dirty Boots was directed by Tamra Davis. The video features a boy and girl who meet and fall in love in the mosh pit while Sonic Youth play on stage. The video was shot in a now defunct club called Beowolf on Ave A close to East 6th St. in New York City. The girl is played by Lisa Stansbury of Neptune, New Jersey. The band selected her for the video after seeing her dance at a Dinosaur Jr. show at Maxwell's in Hoboken, NJ.

Trivia[edit]

  • On the front cover, Thurston Moore is wearing a Roland Kirk t-shirt.
  • The main girl in the video wears a Nirvana t-shirt, 5 months before the release of their breakthrough album Nevermind
  • While technically an EP, it is considered the final single from the album
  • The music video for "Lazy Eye" by the Silversun Pickups bears a strong resemblance to the music video for 'Dirty Boots', the latter being filmed and released almost 16 years prior.
  • The song lyrics contain sexually themed euphemisms, such as "jelly roll"[1]
  • Dirty Boots was covered by the Japanese singer KOTOKO (With the name of Outer). This version was included in an I've Sound EP called Dirty Gift, that was released in December 2002.

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Mellie, Roger (2002). Roger's Profanisaurus. Boxtree. p. 113. 

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