I remember the first time I heard “Teenage Riot”. Eddie Vedder took over the alternative station in my city and was spinning records. I had only ever heard of Sonic Youth, from Nirvana interviews and things. Once, I saw a boy in Champaign with a t-shirt.

When I heard the song, it was so fuzzy and dreamy my 14 year old brain just did not know how to process it. What did I hear? Little of the song I know today. It’s like my ears needed glasses.

Changed my life.