Saturday, September 06, 2008

683. Sonic Youth - Goo (1990)

Track Listing

1. Dirty Boots
2. Tunic (Song For Karen)
3. Mary-Christ
4. Kool Thing
5. Mote
6. My Friend Goo
7. Disappearer
8. Mildred Pierce
9. Cinderella's Big Score
10. Scooter And Jinx
11. Titanium Expose


So Sonic Youth sign up to a big label and go slightly more commercial. You can tell, however, that they didn't really sell out here. The shorter length of the tracks does not sound imposed, it sounds like a progression.

This progression, is, however, not necessarily good. Gone are the long suite-like collections of songs from Daydream Nation, it isn't as noisy, but it is much more accessible.

Actually Goo is one of the best entry points into Sonic Youth. It is more accessible without compromising their distinct sound, it is pretty good, even if it isn't their best effort and it has some pretty catchy tunes that would certainty prick up the interest of people unfamiliar with them.

Track Highlights

1. Kool Thing
2. Tunic (Song for Karen)
3. Titanium Expose
4. Dirty Boots

Final Grade



From Wikipedia:

The cover is a Raymond Pettibon illustration based on a paparazzi photo of Maureen Hindley and her first husband David Smith, witnesses in the case of serial killers Ian Brady and Myra Hindley, driving to the trial in 1966.

The handwritten text reads, "I stole my sister's boyfriend. It was all whirlwind, heat, and flash. Within a week we killed my parents and hit the road."

Kool Thing:

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