Silver Rocket

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"Silver Rocket"
Silver Rocket.jpg
Single by Sonic Youth
from the album Daydream Nation
B-side Slow Death," "I Got a Right
Released 1988
Format 12"
Recorded Blast First Records
Genre Noise rock
Length 3:47
Label Enigma/Blast First
Songwriter(s) Kim Gordon, Thurston Moore, Lee Ranaldo, Steve Shelley
Producer(s) Nick Sansano, Sonic Youth
Sonic Youth singles chronology
"Teen Age Riot"
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"Silver Rocket"
"Touch Me I'm Sick/Halloween"

"Silver Rocket" was the second single from Sonic Youth's 1988 album Daydream Nation. Rolling Stone ranked it No. 79 in the "100 Greatest Guitar Songs of All Time".[1]

Formats and track listing[edit]


  1. "Silver Rocket (Live)" by Sonic Youth - In this live version of the song, Thurston Moore changed the second verse, where he makes references to other musicians and pop social icons of the time including J. Mascis and Cher.


  1. "Slow Death" by The Miracle Workers
  2. "I Got a Right" by The Miracle Workers


  1. ^ Rolling Stone - The 100 Greatest Guitars Songs of All Time
    "Thurston Moore and Lee Ranaldo formed Sonic Youth as a temple to the electric guitar, spurning lead and rhythm roles in favor of noise and more noise. Here they're a two-headed beast, crashing through open-tuned riffs and throwing in a bristling, free-form feedback blizzard in lieu of a solo."

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