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- Posted on Jun 13th 2008 10:00AM by Benjy Eisen
As we reported recently, Sonic Youth released a new album this week, available exclusively at select Starbucks (or online at www.starbucksentertainment.com). Titled 'Hits are for Squares,' the limited-edition CD is intended to serve as a greatest hits compilation. However since Sonic Youth was never the chart-topping kind of band, each "hit" was chosen by a different -- and invariably famous -- Sonic Youth fan. Participants include Eddie Vedder, Beck, Radiohead, writer Dave Eggers and comedian David Cross.
Coyne tells Spinner that when the Flaming Lips were tapped to choose a track, they discussed 'Death Valley '69' and 'Unmade Bed' (which the Lips used to cover), before settling on 'Expressway to Yr Skull.'
"To have a group like Sonic Youth out there -- not only did they rock, but they were beautiful and they were intelligent and they were successful and all these great things," Coyne says. "And we thought, 'F---, if they can do it, why don't we do our own version of what we think is art and punk rock?' It gave us a lot of hope."