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Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by MagatsuTaito, Sep 26, 2003.

  1. MagatsuTaito

    MagatsuTaito Junior Member

    Joined: Jul 12, 2003 Messages: 223 Likes Received: 0



    A product of New York's experimental "No-Wave" scene, Sonic Youth first
    recorded under the auspices of avant garde guitarist Glenn Branca. Thurston Moore
    (b. 25 July 1958, Coral Gables, Florida, USA; guitar), Lee Ranaldo
    (b. 3 February 1956, Glen Cove, New York, USA; guitar) and Kim Gordon
    (b. 28 April 1953, Rochester, New York, USA; bass) performed together on Branca's
    Symphony No. 3, while the band debuted in its own right on his Neutral label. Sonic
    Youth was recorded live at New York's Radio City Music Hall in December 1981 and featured
    original drummer Richard Edson. Three further collections, Confusion Is Sex, Sonic Death
    and a mini-album, Kill Yr Idols, completed the quartet's formative period, which was
    marked by their pulsating blend of discordant guitars, impassioned vocals and ferocious,
    compulsive drum patterns, courtesy of newcomer Jim Sclavunos, or his replacement, Bob Bert
    . Bad Moon Rising was the first Sonic Youth album to secure a widespread release in both
    the USA and Britain. This acclaimed set included the compulsive "I'm Insane" and the eerie
    "Death Valley '69", a collaboration with Lydia Lunch, which invoked the horror of the
    infamous Charles Manson murders.

    Bob Bert was then replaced by Steve Shelley
    (b. 23 June 1962, Midland, Michigan, USA), who has remained
    with the line-up ever since. In 1986, the band unleashed EVOL,
    which refined their ability to mix melody with menace, particularly
    on the outstanding "Shadow Of A Doubt". The album also introduced the band's
    tongue-in-cheek fascination with Madonna. "Expressway To Yr Skull" was given two
    alternative titles, "Madonna, Sean And Me" and "The Cruxifiction Of Sean Penn". Later
    in the year the band were joined by Mike Watt from fIREHOSE in Ciccone Youth, which
    resulted in a mutated version of "Into The Groove(y)' and 1989"s Ciccone Youth, which
    combined dance tracks with experimental sounds redolent of German groups Faust and Neu.

    Sonic Youth's career continued with the highly impressive Sister, followed in 1988 by
    Daydream Nation, a double set that allowed the band to expand themes when required. Once
    again, the result was momentous. The instrumentation was powerful, recalling the intensity
    of the Velvet Underground or Can, while the songs themselves were highly memorable.

    In 1990, Sonic Youth left the independent circuit by signing with the Geffen Records
    stable, going on to establish a reputation as godfathers to the alternative US rock scene
    with powerful albums such as Goo, Dirty and A Thousand Leaves. The independently released
    Syr mini-albums, meanwhile, document the band's restless experimentalism. Jim O'Rourke,
    a collaborator since 1997, joined the band as a full-time member on 2002's Murray Street.
    The album took its name from the New York street where the band's studio, Echo Canyon,
    is located.

    In keeping with Sonic Youth's legendary reputation, Thurston Moore was instrumental
    in the signing of Nirvana to Geffen Records, while Kim Gordon was similarly pivotal
    in the formation of Hole. Steve Shelley would also work closely with Geffen on a number
    of acts. Successive stints on Lollapalooza tours helped to make Sonic Youth the nation's
    best-known underground band, while the group's members continued to collaborate on music
    and soundtrack projects to a degree that ensured the continuation of an already vast
    discography. Moore also runs his own underground record label, Ecstatic Peace!.


    [i]Ciccone Youth[/i]
    Def a rad band worth listening to. They have some really interesting sounds. Word.

    Does anyone else appreciate them?
  2. I appreciate, they're dope live to
  3. Dick Quickwood

    Dick Quickwood 12oz Loyalist

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  4. MagatsuTaito

    MagatsuTaito Junior Member

    Joined: Jul 12, 2003 Messages: 223 Likes Received: 0
    I was at this second hand record store the other day and i was searching through these old videos lying around and i found a this sonic youth video. Its the album 'Goo' and all of the film clips for the songs. Really rad and it was only 10 bucks
  5. BROWNer

    BROWNer Guest

    some of their shit annoys the fuck out of me, but
    alot of their recent shit is amazing. no doubt jim
    'the total music overlord' o'rourke has somethin' to do
    with it.
    zitzo bumpsz
  6. --zeSto--

    --zeSto-- Veteran Member

    Joined: Jul 12, 2000 Messages: 6,979 Likes Received: 2
    seen them.
    I used to have many Exclusive Music Marathons with my Sonic Youth Tapes.

    I've got an old 7" record called 'Ciccone Youth' with them covering
    Madonna's 'In to the groove'. It's a great listen and probably on the
    p2p networks by now. Back in the day you had to OWN the record to hear it.
    That was nice.
  7. kido

    kido Senior Member

    Joined: Apr 16, 2002 Messages: 1,463 Likes Received: 0
    big influence by friends. but I like them a lot.
  8. I have it on a weird sonic youth 'best of" kinda thing...That song is fuckin amazing..wonk saggin
  9. Dr. Dazzle

    Dr. Dazzle Veteran Member

    Joined: Nov 19, 2001 Messages: 8,147 Likes Received: 3
    Their cover of Madonna's Get Into the Groove is absolutely badass.....
  10. --zeSto--

    --zeSto-- Veteran Member

    Joined: Jul 12, 2000 Messages: 6,979 Likes Received: 2
    and the Mike Watt track on the b-side was really nice too!
  11. $360

    $360 Elite Member

    Joined: Oct 2, 2002 Messages: 2,600 Likes Received: 1
    does anyone remember when he(mike watt) did a song with eddie vedder and dave ghrol?something about the 70's?ive been looking for that song and havent been able to find it. maybe someone can help.

    anyhoo, still on the top 10 fav CD list:
  12. Cracked Ass

    Cracked Ass Veteran Member

    Joined: Oct 24, 2001 Messages: 7,898 Likes Received: 47
    Yes good stuff...
    I've been meaning to pick up more of their catalog, all I have is EJS,T&NS.
  13. MagatsuTaito

    MagatsuTaito Junior Member

    Joined: Jul 12, 2003 Messages: 223 Likes Received: 0
    I have ciccone youth on vinyl and just today i got bad moon rising for ten bucks
  14. villain

    villain Veteran Member

    Joined: Jul 12, 2002 Messages: 5,190 Likes Received: 2
    Damn I almost forgot about Ciccone Youth.
  15. MagatsuTaito

    MagatsuTaito Junior Member

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