Sonic Youth - Goo

Sonic Youth - Goo
Sonic Youth - Goo
Format: Vinyl (LP) 
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Label (Code): DGC (00602547349415)
Special Attributes: 180gr reissue ("Back to Black" series)
Release Date: 12/2015
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Goo is a magificent album in Sonic Youth's discography and was released in an interesting year (1990) for the music history. Goo's sound was what this relatively new "alternative movement" was poised to become on the eve before Nirvana released Nevermind in 1991.

 ...the album's lead track, "Dirty Boots", evokes old blues slang in its declaration that "It's time to rock the road/And tell the story of the jelly rollin'/Dirty boots are on/Hi de ho."The second track, "Tunic (Song for Karen)", is about Karen Carpenter, a pop drummer and singer who died from anorexia nervosa. It imagines her in heaven, happy, playing the drums again and meeting new friends Dennis Wilson, Elvis Presley and Janis Joplin.The album featured the single "Kool Thing", on which Chuck D from the rap group Public Enemy guested. The song is purported to be about the disillusionment that bass player Kim Gordon experienced after interviewing LL Cool J for Spin Magazine the previous year. "Are you going to liberate us girls from male, white, corporate oppression?" Gordon asks in the song. The album version of "Mary-Christ" fades out with a portion of the intro to "Kool Thing". This is because in the recording session for "Mary-Christ" the band went right into "Kool Thing", but this take of "Kool Thing" was not chosen for the album. "Kool Thing" was featured prominently in Hal Hartley's indie film "Simple Men." "Mildred Pierce" is one of the first Sonic Youth songs ever written. It is also one of the few to use standard guitar tuning. The title comes from the Joan Crawford film of the same name.The album's title derives from the song "My Friend Goo", a portrait of a friend who "sticks just like glue." According to the Sonic Youth website, a considered title was "Blow Job?" for a while. This was also the working title for "Mildred Pierce". What Goo proved was that it was possible for a band to be defiantly themselves and to not compromise their art for the sake of selling records. At the end of the day that's what matters the most, whether you're on a major or an indie label.

Track List

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 + Jinx         
11 Titanium Exposé

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