Kill Yr Idols

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Kill Yr Idols
EP by Sonic Youth
Released October, 1983
Recorded October, 1983
Genre No wave, noise rock
Length 20:58
Label Zensor
Producer Sonic Youth, Wharton Tiers
Sonic Youth chronology
Confusion Is Sex
(1983)
Kill Yr Idols
(1983)
Sonic Death
(1984)

Kill Yr Idols is an EP by American alternative rock band Sonic Youth. It was released in October, 1983, originally only in Germany, through record label Zensor.

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No. Title Lyrics/vocals Length
1. "Protect Me You"   Gordon 5:28
2. "Shaking Hell (1 & 2)"   Gordon 4:06
Side two
No. Title Length
1. "Kill Yr Idols"   Moore 2:51
2. "Brother James"   Gordon 3:17
3. "Early American"   Gordon 6:07

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau B−[2]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 2/5 stars[3]

AllMusic commented, "these songs resemble the ones on Confusion Is Sex, except that they're a bit more developed, especially the title track and 'Brother James'. [Kill Yr Idols] results in a fascinating wade through Sonic Youth's early flashes of genius."[1]

Re-issue[edit]

In 1995, the tracks on Kill Yr Idols not found on 1983's Confusion Is Sex were appended to the DGC reissue of that album.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Birchmeier, Jason. "Kill Yr. Idols – Sonic Youth: Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards: AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved October 16, 2012. 
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Robert Christgau: CG: Sonic Youth". robertchristgau.com. Retrieved October 16, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Sonic Youth: Album Guide". Rolling Stone. Retrieved June 19, 2013. 

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