Mary-Christ 4. Kool Thing 5. Mote 6. My Friend Goo 7. Disappearer 8. Mildred Pierce 9. Cinderella's Big Score Washing Machine Sonic Youth.
A Thousand Leaves Sonic Youth. Bad Moon Rising Sonic Youth. Sonic Youth Sonic Youth. Murray Street Sonic Youth. The Eternal Sonic Youth. Mark Kates also contributes a brief essay recounting Sonic Youth's signing with Geffen. The four records each contain a Pettibon drawing on one side of the record itself, with a track list on the reverse. The CD is in a 'deluxe edition' sleeve, containing the track list on the reverse, and the actual CD package features the mock scotch tape art as well.
Sort of. Goo, the major-label hello by the ex-indie guitar-rape gods in Sonic Youth, is damn near musical by their standards, a brilliant, extended essay in refined primitivism that deftly reconciles rock's structural conventions with the band's twin passions for violent tonal elasticity and garage-punk holocaust. Not that the band ever actually disdained structure in the past, despite its deconstructivist reputation. On howling broadsides like EVOL and Sister, Sonic Youth simply bent melodic convention according to the deviant possibilities of Thurston Moore, Lee Ranaldo and Kim Gordon's primordial double-guitar-and-bass pool of lava fuzz, buzzing-insect harmonics and harpy feedback.
This time, the group hasn't fallen out of love with corrosion but has merely found new strength in coherence. Goo, in other words, is anything but. In Gordon's chilly death-wish monologue "Tunic Song for Karen " — as in terminal anorexic Karen Carpenter — the guitars generate a steely force field of modal droning and icy feedback, framing Gordon's wispy dreamspeak with orchestral menace.
Chuck D of Public Enemy makes a guest appearance on the sexually charged "Kool Thing," growling with ominous machismo, but the real attraction is Moore and Ranaldo's air-raid siren chorale, a fearsome guitar squall effectively punctuated by Shelley's agitated drumming. There are a couple of lapses into mere white noise. With Goo, they've squarely hit the mark.
Location: SF Bay Area. Daydream Nation was my intro to Sonic Youth, but I actually discovered it not long after Goo came out. I remember that summer I stupidly passed on an invitation to go along with a friend to see Sonic Youth play for free in the San Francisco Tower Records parking lot.
A couple months later, when a different friend brought home Daydream Nation, I deeply regretted blowing that free show off! At any rate, since Goo was their new album at that time, it made sense to check it out next.
Unfortunately, I really wasn't all that impressed, and to this day I'm still pretty lukewarm on it. In my opinion it was their first misstep.
For the first time at that point in their career, Goo saw Sonic Youth kind of settling into a groove; they took a step sideways, instead of forward. With each new album prior to Goo, they pushed boundaries, explored new territory, gave the listener something new, but on Goo they basically recycled the general sound that they'd arrived at on Daydream Nation. That's not necessarily a bad thing in and of itself. The main problem with Goo, in my view, is that the band was largely bereft of any good ideas, and stretches of it sound like inferior Daydream Nation outtakes.
Most of Goo's songs just seem really uninspired and half-baked to me. There are a few great tracks, though. The opening Dirty Boots is a cool, well-crafted pop song but that video is just cringe-inducing! Disappearer is for me the album's highlight; I love its attractive, melodic hooks and its subtle air of melancholy. A beautiful song. If more of Goo's songs were like this, it'd have been such a better album. Tunic is pretty good, and Cinderella's Big Score is sort of intermittently interesting anyone hear that live version on the Dirty Boots EP where Kim shrieks and growls throughout like a feral hog?
In the context of their move to DGC, I wouldn't call Goo a sell-out; it's still a pretty left-field and noisy album. I just think they didn't have nearly enough good ideas, compositionally speaking, to sustain an entire album. It all just seems a bit directionless and uninspired. In hindsight, Goo kicked off what would be a decade of wildly inconsistent and often lackluster albums. Pavol Stromcek , Apr 7, Location: southwest canada. Creatively "Goo" is worse than everything else since "EVOL" but its main legacy was to put the alternative music on another dimension without major concessions.
Can not be forgotten for this and deserves a review by other angles For me everything on side A is good, excluding "Mote" but the side B is boring except "Disappearer". BTW, I think the improvised OP deserves some "likes" for his remarkable presentation of the band's discography.
Great job Candyflip Last edited: Apr 7, Aris , Apr 7, The illustration is based on a paparazzi photo of Maureen Hindley and her first husband David Smith, witnesses in the case of the Moors murders serial killers Ian Brady and Myra Hindley, driving to the trial in Filters Close. Upcoming Essentials Expansions Everything! Tunic Song For Karen. Kool Thing. My Friend Goo. Mildred Pierce.
Titanium Expose. Cinderella's Big Score Lyrics. Tunic 8-track demo version Lyrics. Tunic Lyrics. Bookstore Mote 8-track demo version Lyrics. My Friend Goo 8-track demo version Lyrics. Dirty Boots 8-track demo version Lyrics.
I can't remember exactly how I came into their music, must have been probably lateand I think it Corky - Sonic Youth - Goo (8-Track Demos) (Vinyl Dirty that I first heard. Mary-Christ 4. Tom Violence Bull In The Heather All 'Goo' songs were performed except 'Scooter'plus one or two songs from each of LP) previous releases, and the then-unreleased instrumental 'The Bedroom'. His stance, which had the potential to scare away record executives, represented the final straw for the band. Disconnection notice 5. Tuning 9.
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