August 26, 2002

Today's musical godsend: "Legionaire" by Altered Images. It's a near-instrumental; it's like the bedsit-minimal, rifles-cocked-ness of Wire's Pink Flag mixed with a slower, cleaner take on Husker Du's Zen Arcade.

Actually, it's probably a pretty left-field comparison, comparing New York noise to Scottish pop-wave, but it seems like Sonic Youth's dissonant, flange-heavy mid-'80s guitar sound can be traced back to certain early Altered Images songs (er, "Dead Pop Stars" as lost EVOL outtake?).