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Sonic Youth - Goo (LP)
Sonic Youth's major label debut is a 1990's classic! 2016 remastered reissue cut from the original analog masters on black vinyl!
Any doubts as to the continuing relevance of Sonic Youth upon their jump to major-label status were quickly laid to rest by Goo, their follow-up to the monumental Daydream Nation. While paling in the shadow of its predecessor, the record is nevertheless a defiant call to arms against mainstream musical values; the Geffen logo adorning the disc is a moot point -- Goo is, if anything, a portrait of Sonic Youth at their most self-indulgently noisy and contentious, covering topics ranging from Karen Carpenter ("Tunic") to UFOs ("Disappearer") to dating Jesus' mom ("Mary-Christ"). Even Public Enemy's Chuck D joins the fracas on the single "Kool Thing," which teeters on the brink of a cultural breakthrough but falls just shy of the mark; the same could be said of Goo itself -- by no means a sellout, it nevertheless lacks the coherence and force of the group's finest work, and the opportunity to violently rattle the mainstream cage slips by.
|A2||Tunic (Song For Karen)||6:17|
|B1||My Friend Goo||2:18|
|B4||Cinderella's Big Score||5:50|
|B5||Scooter + Jinx||1:00|
Original Release Year: 1990
Catalog #: B0023318-01
Format: 12" Vinyl LP
Vinyl Color: Black