Sonic Youth – Goo

    Jason Ankeny ‘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 Sonic Youth – 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.’


Sonic Youth – Goo Tracklist

  1.  Dirty Boots 00:00
  2.  Tunic (Song for Karen) 05:34
  3.  Mary-Christ 11:52
  4.  Kool Thing 15:04
  5.  Mote 19:11
  6.  My Friend Goo 26:47
  7.  Disappearer 29:08
  8.  Mildred Pierce 34:16
  9.  Cinderella’s Big Score 36:32
  10.  Scooter + Jinx 42:24
  11.  Titanium Exposé 43:34

Sonic Youth - Goo

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