Youth Against Fascism
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|"Youth Against Fascism"|
|Single by Sonic Youth|
|from the album Dirty|
|B-side||"The Destroyed Room", "Purr" (Mark Goodier version), "Youth Against Fascism (LP Version)"|
|Format||7", 10", 12", CD single|
|Genre||Alternative rock, noise rock|
|Songwriter(s)||Kim Gordon, Thurston Moore, Lee Ranaldo, Steve Shelley|
|Sonic Youth singles chronology|
- "Youth Against Fascism (Clean-Ex Mix)"
- "The Destroyed Room"
- "Purr (Mark Goodier Version)"
- "Youth Against Fascism (LP Version)"
The semi-acoustic "Purr" was taken from a Mark Goodier BBC session from July 20, 1992. A live version of "The Destroyed Room" was previously released on the "Dirty Boots" single under the title "The Bedroom".
The line "I believe Anita Hill" referred to the controversy surrounding the 1991 appointment of Judge Clarence Thomas to the Supreme Court over allegations of sexual harassment from Hill, a former subordinate.
The music video for "Youth Against Fascism" was directed by Nick Egan. The video was shot in the concrete flood control channel of the Los Angeles River, with the band playing while FMX bikers ride around. Imagery of fascism, Nazism and communism was spliced into the video, plus an insurrection mixed with pictures of punk bands and fashion.
|1992||"Youth Against Fascism"||UK Singles Chart||52|