Day 146, Song 166

Sonic Youth

Swimsuit Issue

Sonic Youth was a rock band from New York City. They are considered one of the pioneers of noise rock.

The second track on their 1992 album, Dirty, this song protests the commodification of women in popular culture. The final section of the song features vocalist Kim Gordon naming all of the models in the March 1992 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.


I'm just here for dictation, I don't want to be a sensation Bein' on Sixty Minutes, was it worth your fifteen minutes? Don't touch my breast, I'm just working at my desk Don't put me to the test, I'm just doing my best Shopping at Max Fields, power for you to wield Dreams of going to the Grammies, 'till you poked me with your whammy You spined the disc, now you're moving your wrist I'm just from Encino, why are you so meano I'm just here for dictation and not your summer vacation You really like to shmooze, well now you're on the news I'm from Sherman Oaks, just a wheel with spokes But I ain't giving you head in a Sunset bungalow Roshumba, Judith, Paulina, Cathy, Vendella, Naomi, Ashley, Angie, Stacey, Gail Ice women Ice women Ice women