Sonic Youth – Goo (1990/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 49:55 minutes | 2,06 GB | Genre: Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Geffen
“Goo” was the sixth studio album by alternative rock group Sonic Youth and their first for a major label. Its lead single, “Kool Thing” made it to the number 7 spot on the singles chart and featured Chuck D of Public Enemy, the record also features the singles “Disappearer” and “Dirty Boots”.
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.
1-1. Sonic Youth – Dirty Boots (05:29)
1-2. Sonic Youth – Tunic (Song for Karen) (06:21)
1-3. Sonic Youth – Mary-Christ (03:11)
1-4. Sonic Youth – Kool Thing (04:06)
1-5. Sonic Youth – Mote (07:37)
1-6. Sonic Youth – My Friend Goo (02:19)
1-7. Sonic Youth – Disappearer (05:08)
1-8. Sonic Youth – Mildred Pierce (02:13)
1-9. Sonic Youth – Cinderella’s Big Score (05:54)
1-10. Sonic Youth – Scooter and Jinx (01:04)
1-11. Sonic Youth – Titanium Expose (06:27)