Sonic Youth defeat The Yardbirds 13-2 in the second Temporary Rough Venom Battle of the Classic Bands Tournament. Judging from most of the comments, I would have to agree that it's pretty rare that one listens to an entire Yardbirds album. They had some really great hits, but Sonic Youth cultivated a sound and style that stands the test of time. Sorry Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton, and Jimmy Page, but your blues riffs didn't win over music fans in 2012. Sonic Youth will now advance and face Guns & Roses in the second round.
Here's Sonic Youth with "Kool Thing":
Thanks to everyone for participating! The battles will now take place every Wednesday.
- Mike C.