Sonic Youth – “Creme Brulee” from Dirty (1992)
And you thought it was impossible to screw up this delectable dessert.
Sonic Youth has recorded their share of terrible songs (indeed, at least one terrible album), but this SY stinker takes the, err, cake. “Creme Brulee” closes out what is a mostly dreck-free album with an pathetic attempt at out-of-tune, drumless boogie-rock. Elsewhere on Drrrrty, Kim’s throaty shouting is matched with equally raunchy super-90s compressed guitars; songs like “Swimsuit Issue” and “Orange Rolls, Angel’s Spit” are pretty damn good, despite Kim’s irritating vocal stylings. (Though, in general, I prefer her breathy singing, featured here.) This is just shit. “Last night I dreamt I kissed Neil Young/If I was a boy guess it would be fun.”
In case you are interested, here are a few of my other contenders for Worst Song Ever post (mp3s not included, lest you lose your faith in recorded sound; instead, links to GOOD songs by these bands).
Ted Leo/Pharmacists – “Bomb.Repeat.Bomb” from Living With The Living
Pavement – “We Are Underused” from Brighten The Corners
Nirvana – “Aero Zeppelin” from Incesticide
Husker Du – “Every Everything” from Flip Your Wig
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