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Newsgroups: alt.music.alternative From: rob@msc.cornell.edu Subject: Latest Sonic Youth discography [VERY LONG, PART 1] Message-ID: <1992Dec15.140720.21991@msc.cornell.edu> Organization: Cornell-Materials-Science-Center Date: Tue, 15 Dec 1992 14:07:20 GMT Lines: 760 [This file contains both parts, concatenated.] Sonic Youth Discography, last updated 12/14/92 Copyright 1992 by Rob Vaughn Any corrections, additions, or suggestions to the above address would be appreciated. There are several pieces mentioned at the end that I could use additional information on before adding them to the "discography proper". Bonus points for bootleg information, vinyl or CD only please. Hats off to Dave Datta for the discography archives. Thanks go out to the Sonic Crew for their comments, contributions, and support, in alphabetical order: Kurt Adam, Jens Alfke, Ludvig Borgne, Andy Bowser, Chaka, Stefano DiMera, Ben Drucker, John Exby, Michael G. Goldsman, John Haas, Eugene Hopstetter, Joshua Houk, Sam Hughes, Jim Kan, Thomas J. Lee, Gilles Lesventes, Joe Mahoney, Steve Norton, Aaron Oppenheimer, Paul Rank, Daniel Rench, Marten Sahlen, Martin Schmeil, Beth Ann Schaefer, Christine Sievanen, Richard Shapiro, Eric Sinclair, Wilson Smith, Robert Steinberger, Volker Stewart, Seth Tisue, Vinicius Vasconcellos, Johannes Waldmann, & woj ============================================================================== "I'm kinda glad I was able to come out of one successful band and sort of get into another one. It kind of established me as... I don't know... I feel weird in a way because I totally, like, laid the groundwork for two bands and now I'm totally fucking broke." -- Bob Bert (and his ego), drummer for Pussy Galore ============================================================================== Lineup ====== Bass: Kim Gordon Guitar: Thurston Moore Guitar: Lee Ranaldo Drums: Richard Edson (1982), Jim Sclavunos (1983), Bob Bert (1983-85), Steve Shelley (1986-present). Current Info ============ DGC will be re-releasing older Youth material from _Confusion is Sex_ up to _Daydream Nation_, as well as Ciccone Youth material throughout 1993. A *complete* discography (much better than this one) by Sonic insider and buddy Epic Soundtracks will be printed in an upcoming Sonic Death Fan Club letter, so join before this gets published or miss out forever. I am hoping to get permission to glean material from it to add to this. ============================================================================== "[Sonic-Youth] was the best record that anyone from the New York scene had done at that point... it was so fuckin' great..." -- Glenn Branca ============================================================================== Releases ======== ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ "Sonic-Youth" 1982 - 12" EP/CS on Neutral (Neutral 001) 1982 - 12" EP/CS on Zensor (ND 01) 1987 - 12" EP/CS/CD reissued on SST (SST097) Songs: I Don't Want To Push It, The Good And The Bad, The Burning Spear, I Dreamed I Dream, She Is Not Alone Notes: Etched on SST version side one - "We love you dinasour" [sic], and on side two - "SST's gotta lotta nerve" [sic]. On the cassette version only, side one is all five of the songs and side two is the same but recorded backwards. There are no etchings on the Zensor release. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ "Confusion is Sex" 1983 - LP/CS on Neutral (Neutral Nine) 1983 - LP/CS on Zensor (???) 1987 - LP/CS/CD reissued on SST (SST096) Songs: (She's In A) Bad Mood, Protect Me You, Freezer Burn/I Wanna Be Your Dog, Shaking Hell, Inhuman, The World Looks Red, Confusion Is Next, Making The Nature Scene, Lee Is Free Notes: Neutral was founded by Glenn Branca. Zensor was responsible for the European release. LGW was publishing company that screwed the Youth in the early days. Etched on SST version side one - "Birth of John Spencer or what?", and on side two - "Neutral, Zensor, LGW, - Rip us off you need to -". ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ "Making The Nature Scene" 1983 - 7" single on Forced Exposure (FE-001) Songs: Making The Nature Scene, I Killed Christgau With My Big Fucking Dick Notes: Giveaway from Forced Exposure magazine, now out of print. Rare, only 1246 copies were printed. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ "Kill Yr Idols" 1983 - 12" EP on Zensor (Zensor 10) Songs: Protect Me You, Shaking Hell (1+2), Kill Yr. Idols, Brother James, Early American Notes: The first side is from "Confusion is Sex" and a live version of "Shaking Hell"; I think "Early American" isn't available elsewhere. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ ============================================================================== "If you only have a certain amount of money to spend making a record, there's a sense of spontaneity, because you don't have time to go over everything until it's perfect. You can end up with a really bad record, too - it's more of a coin flip." -- Kim Gordon ============================================================================== ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ "Bad Moon Rising" 1985 - LP/CS on Homestead Records (HMS016) 1985 - LP/CS on Blast First (BFFP1) Songs: Intro, Brave Men Run, Society Is A Hole, I Love Her All The Time, Ghost Bitch, I'm Insane, Justice Is Might, Death Valley '69 Notes: Etched on Blast First version side one - "It's a bird in the hand, it's a modern land - Sonics Rendsvouz" and on side two - "Prepare for the worst, hope for the best". There are no etchings on the Homestead version. 198? - CD on Blast First (BFFP1CD) Notes: Blast First (founded by Paul Smith) became SY's European label at this point, and remain so at this time. Songs: Intro, Brave Men Run, Society Is A Hole, I Love Her All The Time, Ghost Bitch, I'm Insane, Justice Is Might, Death Valley '69, Satan is Boring, Flower, Halloween, Echo Canyon Notes: On the Blast First version of the CD "Halloween" is track 10, and "Flower" was set up as the lead-in groove (negative time) to that track. To play "Flower" you have to skip to "Satan..." and then jump to the end. Plus, for some reason, if you skip to track 10 and push play, some CD players hang and sit there forever doing nothing. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ "Death Valley '69" 1984 - 7" single on Iridescence (I-12) Songs: Death Valley '69, Brave Men Run 1985 - 12" EP on Homestead Records (HMS021) 1985 - 12" EP on Blast First (BFFP2) Songs: Death Valley '69, I Dreamed I Dream, Inhuman, Brother James, Satan Is Boring Notes: Etched on side one of the Homestead version - "Raygun or Manson, its the same thing.", and on side two - "The S. Factor was ok on the day". ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ "Flower/Halloween" 1985 - 12" single on Homestead Records (HMS047) 1985 - 12" single on Blast First (BFFP3) Songs: Flower, Halloween Notes: The BFFP-release is on clear orange vinyl. Etchings are side one - To Cody R and all sonic suns" and on side two "I am the boy who enjoys invisibility - James J." The SST version has "one edge ripped, the other slipped" on the side one label. Thurston is billed as "Thurston Sonic" on this release. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ "Flower" 1985 - 7" single on Blast First (7BFFP3) Songs: Flower (Anti Fuckword Radio Edit), Rewolf (Special Natas Mix) Notes: Rewolf is a mix of "Flower" backwards (at very low fidelity). The anti-fuckword edit is very funny. It's just the song with a huge unpleasant beep over every "fuck", which is quite as obscene in its own way as the original song. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ "Halloween II" 1985 - 12" single on Blast First (BFFP3) Songs: Halloween Notes: This is a one-sided 12" single with a Savage Pencil drawing pressed in the vinyl. Etched on the drawing side - "I am the boy that can enjoy invisibility" and on the music side - "Trick or treat master monster mix". Rare. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ ============================================================================== "There is no greater example of freedom in modern music than Sonic Youth." -- Mike Watt, Minutemen and fIREHOSE ============================================================================== ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ "Evol" 1986 - LP/CS on SST (SST059) 1986 - LP/CS on Ecstatic Peace! 1986 - LP/CS on Blast First (BFFP4) Songs: Tom Violence, Shadow Of A Doubt, Star Power, In The Kingdom #19, Green Light, Death To Our Friends, Secret Girls, Marilyn Moore, Expressway To Yr Skull 1986? - CD on SST (SST CD 059) 1986? - CD on Blast First (BFFP4) Songs: Tom Violence, Shadow Of A Doubt, Star Power, In The Kingdom #19, Green Light, Death To Our Friends, Secret Girls, Marilyn Moore, Expressway To Yr Skull, Bubblegum Notes: "Expressway To Yr Skull" is also listed as "Madonna, Sean, And Me" and "The Crucifixion of Sean Penn." The LP release has a locked groove. Etched in the SST version side one - "Destroy all record labels", and on side two - "Everything turns black to blue". The Blast First version only has the side two etching. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ "Starpower" 1986 - 12" EP/CS on SST (SST080) 1986 - 7"/12" on Blast First (BFFP7) 1990? - CD3/CD5 on SST (SST080CD) Songs: Starpower (edit), Bubblegum, Expressway To Yr Skull (edit) Notes: Etched on the Blast First 7" version side one - "We tweek, we squeak, we freak" and side two - "We're not homos, we rock (!!!)" but this is crossed out and followed by "We're rough, we're tough, we've had enough". The 12" single is only etched on the B side - "Ganymedean slime molos We're rough, we're tough, we've had enough". ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ "Walls Have Ears" 1986 - 2xLP on Rough Trade (NOT 1 (BUT 2)) Songs: C.B., Green Love, Brother James, Kill Yr. Idols, "Mad" Groove, I Love Her All The Time, Expressway To Yr. Skull, Spahn Ranch Dance, Blood on Brighton Beach, Burning Spear, Death Valley '69, Speed Jamc, Ghost Bitch, World Looks Red, The Word (E.V.O.L.), Brother Jam-Z, Killed & Kicked Off Notes: Limited edition live bootleg that has been pressed at least three times. The first pressing is around $110, second is $75 and the third $35. From the Bad Moon Rising Tour. "C.B." is Claude Bessy of Catholic Discipline (from the film "The Decline Of Western Civilization Part One" - remember the line "Zere iz noh such t'ing as new weve... it is all zee product of some lame cunt's imagination..." ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ "Sister" 1987 - LP/CS on SST (SST134) 1987 - LP/CS on Blast First (BFFP20) Songs: Schizophrenia, (I Got A) Catholic Block, Beauty Lies In The Eye, Stereo Sanctity, Pipeline/Killtime, Tuff Gnarl, P.C.H., Hot Wire My Heart, Kotton Krown, White Kross 198? - CD on SST (SST CD 134) 198? - CD on Blast First (BFFP20CD) Songs: Schizophrenia, (I Got A) Catholic Block, Beauty Lies In The Eye, Stereo Sanctity, Pipeline/Killtime, Tuff Gnarl, P.C.H., Hot Wire My Heart, Kotton Krown, White Kross, Master Dik (The Non-Beatbox Version) Notes: The official word from Steve Shelley on the blacked-out pictures on the album is as follows with my comments in brackets: "The Avedon photo [of the girl in overalls] is blacked out because Avedon threatened to sue. The Disney photo was blacked out by confused or paranoid SST workers." Some copies of the LP were released with black stickers over the pictures which were easy to remove. Later pressings have the pictures blacked out on the original artwork, but there were still a few unaltered and unstickered copies released as recently as 1990. I don't believe that the CD was ever stickered, but both blacked-out and original versions exist. The European Blast First CD comes with the picture of the girl blacked out and the Disney card intact, as it should be. The song "Schizophrenia" is tenuously based an experience Phillip K. Dick had with a woman who wore a golden chain with a fish symbol on it. The lyrics "I can't get laid 'cause everyone is dead" and "Only apparently, real to irreal" from "Stereo Sanctity" is from PKD's _Valis_ novel. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ "Sister Interview Disc" 1987 - LP on Blast First (CHAT1) Songs: The Sister Concept, Schizophrenia, Sonic Song Structure & Method, The Forthcoming Vids, Tuff Gnarl, Da Noo Yark Scene, Food Favorites, Sonic Signoff Notes: Interview with the band by Byron Coley of Forced Exposure magazine, May 14, 1987, in the Sonic Home on Eldridge St. New York City. Somewhat short, very silly, Steve says two words, maybe. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ "I Wanna Be Your Dog" 1987 - 7" single bootleg Songs: I Wanna Be Your Dog (with Iggy Pop) b/w Sister Notes: Etched on side one - "DOG", and on side two - "Cat." The date listed for the show is Town & Country 4 June 87. Says "Uncut Uncensored RAW Made in U.K." in lower right of back cover (with a distorted pic of Thurston). Front cover is a Sonic Youth portrait by Sav X. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ "Master Dik" 1987 - EP on SST (SST155) 1987 - EP on Blast First (BFFP26) Songs: Master=Dik / Beat On The Brat / Under The Influence Of The Jesus And Mary Chain / Ringo/He's On Fire/Florida Oil Drums/WestMinster Chimes / Chinese Jam / Vibrato/Guitar Lick/Funky Fresh / Our Backyard / Traffick Notes: Etched on the SST version side one - "Ciccone death rock dream tinkle" and on side two - "Humpy pumpy psychoacoustik frenzy". ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ ============================================================================== "Thurston Moore? Is that your real name? Do you like have a mother and shit?" -- Gibby, Butthole Surfers ============================================================================== ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ "Sonic Death" 1988 - CS/CD SST (SST181) 1988 - CS/CD Blast First (BFFP32) 1988 - CS/CD Ecstatic Peace! Notes: Live tracks from 1981 to 1983. There are no song titles listed, nor are there breaks between most songs. Running time is about 65 minutes. This was not pressed on vinyl to the best of my knowledge. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ "Daydream Nation" 1988 - 2xLP/CS/CD on Enigma (75403-02) 1988 - 2xLP/CS/CD on Blast First (BFFP34) 1988 - CD on BMG Compact Disc (D-201076) 1992 - CS/CD rerelease on Blast First/Mute in U.S. (???) 1993 - CS/CD on DGC (???) Songs: Teen Age Riot / Silver Rocket / The Sprawl / 'Cross The Breeze / Eric's Trip / Total Trash / Hey Joni / Providence / Candle / Rain King / Kissability / Trilogy: (a) The Wonder; (b) Hyperstation; (z) Eliminator Jr. Notes: The album originally came in a gatefold sleeve with a poster, and was released in the US under the Enigma label, which went under a couple of years later. Since then, the album has been difficult to find, and import prices on the CD often exceeded $25. Recently it has become available again through a licensing agreement with Mute, and will be reissued on DGC in 1993. The CD booklet has a different band photo than the album. Etched on side one - "Rock and Roll for president". The infinity symbol represents Lee Ranaldo (see Lee's "From Here To Infinity" LP for details.) Side two - "Star strangled Bangles". The female symbol represents Kim Gordon, of course. Side three - "Destory all record labels, part 2 - high, end". The omega symbol is Thurston Moore, which stands for Leo, his astrological sign. Side four - "No sleep till Rhino". The devil drummer with the cross up his butt is Steve Shelley, and is the design on the Sonic Death Fan Club pin. The cover paintings are by German artist Gerhard Richter (born 1931.) "Providence" is based on a sound from an overheating amp that Shelley said was making weird noises due to something they put in it. The vocal is an answering machine message from Mike Watt to Thurston, scolding him for losing guitar cables. The part that says "...your memory just goes out the window..." is apparently a reference to memory loss from smoking pot. The comments make more sense if one assumes the subject is pot rather than guitar cables. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ "Silver Rocket" 1988 - 7" single on Forced Exposure (FE-012 on vinyl, FE-014 on cover) Songs: Silver Rocket / You Pose You Lose / Non-Metal Dude Wearing Metal Tee Notes: Giveaway from Forced Exposure magazine, now out of print. Cover by "Paquito Bolino." Rare. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ "Teenage Riot" 1988 - 7" flexi by The Catalogue (CAT064) Songs: Teen Age Riot Notes: The Catalogue is an English monthly magazine that addresses the British indie record business. The flexi appeared with an interview with the band in one of the issues (specifics unknown.) On the back side is an exclusive Savage Pencil illustration. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ "Providence" 1989 - 7" single on Blast First (BFFP48) Songs: Providence (stereo) / Providence (mono) Notes: Promo only in Europe. Limited availability in US. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ "Candle (Edit)" 1989 - 12" EP on Enigma/Blast First (EPRO-193) Songs: Candle (Edit) / Intro* / Hey Joni* / Flower+ / Ghost Bitch+ / Conversation Notes: Songs 2 & 3 recorded live at the Roxy, Los Angeles Late Show on 19 November 1988. Songs 4 & 5 recorded live on Solstice, Los Angeles 21 December 1985. All "tapes from the Rollins Tape Vault". ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ "Warpower" 1989 - 7" single bootleg (German?) Songs: Teenage Riot (live Hamburg 1989) b/w Starpower (live Baton Rouge 1986) Notes: The correct name for this should have been "Wattpower" (after Mike Watt of fIREHOSE fame.) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ "Speak No Evol" 1989 - 7" bootleg single (Italian?) Songs: Corporate Ghost / Ruben's Beard / Major Label Chicken Feed / Clippers Notes: Also says "Maida Vale Studio March 1989." One side of the single has "Addicted to Kim" engraved on it, the other has "Birmingham Loves You" engraved. All the songs are instrumentals. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ "Killer" 1989 - LP bootleg (German?) Songs: Intro by Iggy Pop (Detroit 1974) / I Wanna Be Yr Dog (live with Iggy Pop 1987) / White Kross (live 1987) / I Got A Catholic Block (live 1987) / Kill Yr Idols (live 1987) / I Love Her All The Time (live 1985) / The World Looks Red (live 1985) / New Speedway Boogie (1987 radio special) / Death Valley '69 (Flaming Lips with Thurston Moore 1987) / Silver Rocket (Videomix 1989) / The Bridge (Lee Ranaldo studio track 1985) / Fucking Youth Today Thurston Moore studio 1982) / Within You Without You (BBC studio 1986) / The Closet (original by Teenage Jesus & the Jerks by Harry Crews, live Hamburg 1988) / European Son / (original by Velvet Underground, Thurston Moore studio track 1988) / Brother James (live 1985) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ ============================================================================== "One of the advantages of having Sonic Youth on a major label is that suddenly we're a legitimate alternative to Whitesnake. But we would never want to be a forced alternative. In other words, we would never, ever tailor our tastes to be an obvious pop option." -- Thurston Moore ============================================================================== ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ "Goo" 1990 - LP/CS/CD on DGC (24297-D2) Songs: Dirty Boots, Tunic (Song for Karen), Mary-Christ, Kool Thing, Mote, My Friend Goo, Disappearer, Mildred Pierce, Cinderella's Big Score, Scooter + Jinx, Titanium Expose' Notes: The European release included a 7" with first 3000 printed. Side one - "Kool Thing (8 track demo version)" and side two is the flexi disc interview. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ "Kool Thing" 1990 - EP on DGC (24297-D2/D4G) Songs: Kool Thing / That's All I Know (Right Now) 1990 - 12" single promo on DGC (PRO-A-????) Songs: Kool Thing / Kool Thing (8-track demo version) 1990 - EP/CD import on Geffen (GEF 81cd-7599-21616-2) Songs: Kool Thing / That's All I Know (Right Now) / Dirty Boots (Rock and Roll Heaven Version)/ Kool Thing (8-track demo version) Notes: Guest vocals on "Kool Thing" by Chuck D of Public Enemy. The import is German, made in France. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ "Disappearer" 1990 - 12" EP/CD5 on DGC (24297-D2/21623-2) Songs: Disappearer (edit) / Disappearer (8-track demo version) / That's All I Know (Right Now) / Dirty Boots (8-track demo version/long version) 1990 - 12" single promo on DGC (PRO-A-4172) Songs: Disappearer (edit) / Disappearer (LP version) / Disappearer (8-track demo version) 1990 - CD promo on DGC (PRO-???) Songs: Disappearer (edit) / Disappearer (8-track demo version) / That's All I Know (Right Now) / Dirty Boots (8-track demo version/long version) Notes: The CD comes with a fold-out booklet with 8 Pettibon drawings. Add that to more of his drawings on the front cover, back cover, inside flap and CD itself, and there's 12 in all. It's the most elaborate CD single packaging I've seen. CD-only promo version comes with a black velvet cover, and was given away to radio stations. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ "Dirty Boots" 1990 - 12" EP/CD on DGC (DGCDS-21634) Songs: Dirty Boots (edit) / White Kross (live) / Eric's Trip (live) / Cinderella's Big Score (live) / Dirty Boots (live) / The Bedroom (live and previously unreleased) Notes: Domestic release, 30+ minutes of music. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ "Sonic Youth Interview Soundsheet" 1990 - flexi-disc single on DGC (EV-106-610-00-1 ST) Notes: Real short interview with the band, includes a funky picture with the clearest picture of Kim Gordon I have ever seen (she looks like a fucking elf in this shot). Brief and obscure explanations of some of the songs on "Goo." ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ "Kooler Thing" 1990 - 7" single bootleg Songs: Bookstore (Mote) / Lee #2 / Dirty Boots Notes: Bootleg from the Goo LP outtakes. "Bookstore" became "Mote" for the album. Cover has original photograph used for Ray Pettibone's "Goo" cover artwork. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ "Goo (8-track demos)" 1990? - LP bootleg Songs: Tunic / Number one / Titanium Expose / Dirty Boots / My Pal Goo / Bookstore / Animal Song / Du II / Blow Job / Notorious Rockin' Lee Notes: Nice gatefold sleeve, nice photos that look hand-colored. Around $18. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ "Moo" 1990? - CD bootleg from Germany on Handmade Records Songs: Tunic / Number one / Titanium Expose / Dirty Boots / My Pal Goo / Bookstore / Animal Song / Du II / Blow Job / Notorious Rockin' Lee Notes: One source claims it's identical to the "Goo (8-track demos)" release mentioned above, except on CD. Another claims it's both that and the "Blowjob" bootleg mentioned later, and possibily more. Seen for around $25-28. I'm still looking for more details. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ "Personality Crisis" 1990 - 7" single bootleg Songs: Personality Crisis / Disappear / Beat on the Brat / Red Vinyl ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ "Personality Crisis" 1991 - flexi 7" in Sassy Magazine (DGC ???) Songs: Personality Crisis b/w Dirty Boots (edit) Notes: The issue in which this appeared is not known to me. It does have an official DGC catalog number, and is limited to 1000 copies. It is different than the bootleg with the same title released in 1990. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ "Anarchy on St. Mary's Place" 1991 - CD bootleg from Germany on Youth Records (YTH-082) Songs: Halloween / Death Valley '69 / Intro / Brave Men Run / Madonna / I Love Her All the Time / Ghost Bitch / I'm Insane / Instrumental / Brother James / Kill Your Idols / (Piano) / Flower / Express Way to Your Skull Notes: Live material, with _Goo_ promo pictures on the cover. Going for around $25-28. The correct name should be "Anarchy on St. Mark's Place" according to Steve Shelley. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ "Blow Job" 1991 - CD bootleg from Germany on Youth Records (YTH-086) Songs: Tunic / Number One / Titanium Expose' / Dirty Boots I / Dirty Boots II / Corky / My Friend Goo / Bookstore / Animal Song / Dull / Mildred Pierce / Notorious Rockin' Lee Notes: 8 track demos for _Goo_. Going for around $25-28. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ "Hold That Tiger" 1991 - LP bootleg on Goofin' Records Songs: Intro / Schizophrenia / Tom Violence / White Kross / Kotton Krown / Stereo Sanctity / Brother James / Pipeline/Kill Time / Catholic Block / Tuff Gnarl / Death Valley '69 / Beauty Lies In The Eye / Expressway To Yr Skull / Pacific Coast Highway. Encore: Loadmouth / I Don't Wanna Walk Around With You / Today Yr Love Tomorrow The World / Beat On The Brat Notes: Live bootleg, offered through Forced Exposure. Excellent quality. 59 minutes of music in "Galacto Fidelity". Produced by Albini. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ ============================================================================== "I really like playing with this band and I really like the things we're doing now. I think the drums are something different in this band, but I think a lot of people don't notice that, or maybe they do and just don't say anything." -- Steve Shelley ============================================================================== ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ "All Fall Down" 1991 - 7" single bootleg Songs: Psycho Mafia, Rowche Rumble, My New House "Four Tunna Brix" 1991 - 12" EP bootleg on Goofin' Records Songs: Rowche Rumble, Psycho Mafia, My New House, Victoria Notes: Bootleg, covers three and four songs by The Fall, respectively. "Victoria" is actually a cover of The Fall who are in turn covering The Kinks. Taken from the Peel Sessions on 10/19/88. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ "Bad Mood" 1991 - 2x7" bootleg on unknown label Songs: Making the Nature Scene / World Looks Red / Bad Mood / Brother James / Kill Your Idols Notes: Live in Sweden, 1983. Beautiful gatefold sleeve with full color promo pictures (though a couple are with Steve Shelley.) The sound quality is passable. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ "Sonic Death #1302 Live at the Continental Club" 1992 - CD from Sonic Death Fan Club Songs: Tom Violence / Shadow of a Doubt / Starpower / Secret Girls / Death To Our Friends / Green Light / Kill Yr Idols / Ghost Bitch / Expressway (cut) / World Looks Red / Confusion (indeed) Notes: Live at the Continental Club in Austin, Texas, April 12, 1986. The liner notes read "This was the first live show of the songs from EVOL, at the Continental Club in Austin, Texas. The next day we would sputter through a set for New Music America in Houston, outdoors like a sideshow act on some sort of weird float, our music vanishing amongst the tall ugly bldgs downtown, in broad daylight. This night, however, things felt pretty good, despite borrowed amps+ drums (thanks to Furniture) and a set of (almost) all new songs- untried, stepping off the cliff. Our future soundman Terry Pearson was part owner of the Continental at the time, and he did the house sound for this and hundreds of other gigs there. The original cassette recording was made by Austin film-maker Bill Daniels; Wharton Tiers transferred it to digital; the end music is by Steve Fitch (Summer '86) and came with the tape. -LR 91" ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ "Sonic Life" 1992 - booklet (ISBN 88-7226-050-7) and 7" single (SCONC 020) Songs: Shaking Hell (live) / Little Jammy Thing Notes: An official band-acknowledged release by Guido Chiesa, a buddy of the band. The booklet contains lyrics, interviews, pictures, a partial discography, and biographical information. It is soft-bound and the size of a 7" record with cover, and sells for around $20. It is published by Materiali Sonori Exports, 52027 San Giovanni V.No. Italy. The first song was recorded live at Vera, Groningen in The Netherlands. The second was recorded on 8/8/91. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ "100%" 1992 - CD5 on DGC (DGCDM-21735) 1992 - 12" on DGC (DGCT11) 1992 - 10" on DGC? (DGCV11) on orange vinyl. Songs: 100% / Creme Brulee / Genetic / Hendrix Necro Notes: The first two tracks are album cuts. The second was mixed by Andy Wallace. The vinyl is a European-only release, most likely illegal in the U.S. due to parallel import agreements. The European version of the CD5 is identical except that it comes in a digi-pak instead of a jewel box, so U.S. buyers can skip the higher price. The 10" is on orange vinyl and supposedly limited in edition, although it is being given away free in France with the album in some shops. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ "Dirty" 1992 - 2xLP/CS/CD on DGC (DGC/DGCC/DGCD-24485, DGCD-24493) Songs: 100% / Swimsuit Issue / Theresa's Sound-world / Drunken Butterfly / Shoot / Wish Fulfillment / Sugar Kane / Orange Rolls, Angel's Spit / Youth Against Fascism / Nic Fit / On The Strip / Chapel Hill / JC / Stalker (LP-only bonus track) / Purr / Creme Brulee Notes: The double album contains an "album-only" bonus track. There are two versions of the CD, a regular edition (DGCD-24485) that comes with a standard dark gray CD tray, but the "risque" version (DGCD 24493, limited edition 50,000, which is quite a lot, actually) comes with a transparent amber CD tray with an off-color graphic visible under it. "Swimsuit Issue" does mention every single model in the latest Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ "Youth Against Fascism" 1992 - 7"/12"/CD5 on DGC (???) 1992 - 7" promo on DGC (???) Songs: Youth Against Fascism (Clean Version) / Youth Against Fascism (Album Version) / ??? Notes: The U.S. promo version has the first two songs only, the others are currently available only in Europe. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ "The Mira Tapes" 1992 - CD bootleg on ??? Songs: ??? Notes: Live recordings from Bremen in 1991 done with DAT. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ ALL RELEASE DATES FOR THE ENTRIES BELOW ARE UNKNOWN. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ ???????? 19?? - 10" bootleg on clear red vinyl. Songs: Brother James / Kissability / Candle / Silver Rocket / Non Metal Dude Wearing Metal Tee Notes: Dedicated to Al Flipside. There's absolutely no info written anywhere on the record except "Sonic Youth" on the cover and the titles on the back. The cover is very nicely done, though, especially for a boot. The sound is okay, but a bit muddy. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ "Come & Smash Me" 19?? - 7" single bootleg Songs: Come & Smash Me b/w Hallowed By Thy Name Notes: Bootleg also known as "Hallowed Be Thy Name." ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ "Demos" 19?? - 7" single bootleg Notes: Bootleg. I'm seeking more details on this one. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ "Overkill Yr Idols" 19?? - 7" on Forced Exposure (???) Songs: ??? Notes: Don't know what's on this but it's always expensive ($100+). ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ "Expressway To Yr Skull" 19?? - 7" on ??? Songs: Expressway To Yr Skull / ??? ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ "Teen Age Riot" 19?? - 7" on Blast First (???) Songs: Teen Age Riot / ??? ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ -- Rob Vaughn, Fugitive Systems Guy Mat. Sci. Center Computing, Cornell University rob@msc.cornell.edu - rob@crnlmsc2.bitnet Newsgroups: alt.music.alternative From: rob@msc.cornell.edu Subject: Latest Sonic Youth discography [LONG, PART 2] Message-ID: <1992Dec15.140806.22055@msc.cornell.edu> Organization: Cornell-Materials-Science-Center Date: Tue, 15 Dec 1992 14:08:06 GMT Lines: 806 Side Projects/Compilations ========================== ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ The Coachmen "Failure to Thrive" Thurston Moore 1979 - LP/CD on New Alliance (NAR035/NAR CD 035) Songs: Thurston's Song / Girls are Short / Household Word / Radical Lifestyle / Stay In My Room Notes: The band is Thurston Moore, J.D. King, Bob Pullin and Dan Walworth. J.D. does most of the vocals. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Various "Just Another Asshole, Number 5" Lee Ranaldo, Thurston Moore, Kim Gordon and Miranda. 1981 - LP on Just Another Asshole Magazine (???) Songs: Shift (Lee) / The Fucking Youth Of Today (Thurston) / untitled (Kim Gordon and Miranda) Notes: Album comes with a rubber-stamped die cut white-sleeved label. 45 seconds each by around 80 NYC artists including Remo Scha, Glenn Branca, Shelley Hirsch, Z'ev, Rhys Chatham and others. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Glenn Branca/John Giorno "Who You Staring At?" Thurston Moore and Lee Ranaldo 1982 - LP on Giorno Poetry Systems (GPS 025) Notes: Thurston & Ranaldo play with Glenn Branca. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Various "B Movie Soundtrack" Richard Edson. 1982 - Soundtrack LP on Neutral Songs: ??? Notes: Various scores from the films of Beth and Scott B., composed by themselves, Adel Bertei, Richard Edson, Jeffrey Lohn, Bob Mason and John Lurie. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Various "Noise Fest" Sonic Youth. 1982 - Cassette(?) on Zg Music Number 5 (C-82) Songs: ??? Notes: Collection of 29 NYC bands recorded in June '81 at White Columns Gallery including SY, Jeff Lohn, Mofungo, Ut, Y Pants, and more. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Glenn Branca "Symphony #1" Thurston Moore 1983 - CA/CD on ROIR ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Glenn Branca "Symphony #3" Thurston Moore & Lee Ranaldo 1983/92 - LP on ??? Notes: Re-released in 1992. Neither Lee nor Thurston play on Symphony #8, regardless of claims otherwise. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Various "Speed Trials" Sonic Youth 1984 - LP/CS on Homestead (HMS011) Songs: Sonic Youth - "Dig This!"; The Fall - "Tempo House" / "Smile"; Beastie Boys - "Egg Raid on Mojo"; Live Skull - "I Was Wrong"; Lydia Lunch - "Me and Main Kelly on a Bender"; Carbon - "YTYKYD"; Swans - "Weakling"; and Toy Killers - "Victimless Crime." Notes: Bob Bert was on drums. Recorded May 4-8 1983, released 1984. Liner notes say that a video of this is available, any ideas? ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Lydia Lunch "In Limbo" Thurston Moore 1984 - LP/CS/CD on Doublevision (DVR5) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Various "Chemical Imbalance #4" Sonic Youth, The Chant, June Brides, Broken Talent 198? - 7" single compilation on Chemical Imbalance (CI04) Songs: "Marilyn Moore" by Sonic Youth, "Water Wiggle" by The Chant, "This Town" by The June Brides, and "Soap Opera Girl" by Broken Talent ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Various "Impact (Auto Edit)" Sonic Youth 1985? - 12" on ???? (INS[T]2) Songs: I Love Her All the Time Notes: Recorded live at the Hammersmith Palais 4/28/85. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Various "You Bet We've Got Something Against You" Sonic Youth 1985 - LP on Cathexis Recordings/Pleasantly Surprised (PS014) Songs: World Looks Red Notes: Recorded live at the Hammersmith Palais March 1985. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Various "SubPop 100" Sonic Youth 1986 - LP/CS compilation on SubPop (SP10) Songs: Kill Yr. Idols ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Ciccone Youth "Tuff Titty Rap" Ciccone Youth 1986 - 7" single on New Alliance (NAR030) 198? - 12" single on SST 128? - 12" single on Blast First (BFFP8T) co-release with Mute. Songs: Burnin' Up b/w Tuff Titty Rap / Into the Groovy Notes: Ciccone Youth is Moore, Gordon, Ranaldo, and Shelley with Martin Bisi. "Burnin' Up" by Greg Ginn, Mike Watt, and Ethan James. Initially released on Mike Watt's New Alliance label. New Alliance edition has etched on side one - "Gonna have to fight" and on side two - "Don't be afraid to pogo, don't be afraid to relate". On the Blast First version side one - "It's a tuff titty" and side two is the same as the 7" version. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ ============================================================================== "I was actually thinking, for this next tour, of getting an instrumental track of `Fools Gold', playing it through the PA, and playing wild on top of it." -- Thurston Moore. ============================================================================== ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Various "A Diamond Hidden in the Mouth of a Corpse" Sonic Youth 1986(7?) - LP on Giorno Poetry Systems Records (GPS 035) Songs: Halloween ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Various "NME's Hat-trick" Sonic Youth Feb. 1987 - 7" flexi single with NME magazine (GIV-5) Songs: White Kross (unreleased live version from Florida 1986) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Lee Ranaldo "From Here -> Infinity" Lee Ranaldo 1987 - LP/CS on SST (SST113) 1987 - LP/CS/CD on Blast First (BFFP9) Songs: Time Stands Still / Destruction Site / Ouroboron / Slo Drone / New Groove Loop / Florida Flower / Hard Left / Fuzz/Locusts / To Mary / Lathe Speaks / The Resolution / Sav X / The Open End Notes: Lee goes crazy with locked grooves and a Savage Pencil-etched, marbled album. Not as he ultimately intended, but good nonetheless. There's also raised lettering and art on the album cover. The Blast First version is etched - "Electricity comes from other planets Fuck the future". From the liner notes - "There's a reason for everything that's ever been right. Today we look up & can see. Some singular moment comes close to going around again. I hope you will drop the diamond in a groove and let it ride awhile. (Sonic Life/ Sept 1986/ Los Angeles)." 1987 - CD on SST (SST CD 113) Songs: Time Stands Still / Destruction Site / Ouroboron / New Groove Loop / Florida Flower / Hard Left / Fuzz/Locusts / To Mary (X2) / Lathe Speaks / The Resolution / King's Ogg Notes: From the liner notes - "This compact disc version contains tracks taken from the original master tapes, as well as from the L.P. version, in situations where the tracks were created directly in the mastering studio and no tapes existed. Some new tape loops have been cut to replace certain lock grooves which, due to the chance nature of the process, I wasn't altogether happy with." ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Swanic Youth "Swanic Youth" Mykel Board of MRR and Peter Holsapple of the dBs and R.E.M. 1987 - 7" single on Seldboard World Entreprises (OL455) Songs: Sonic Yoot / Swan Jovi Notes: Hilarious parody-put-down of Sonic Youth, The Swans, and Bon Jovi. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Various "Mini Plot" Sonic Youth. 1988 - CD3 on SST (SST CD 234) Songs: I Am Right (Goofy Mix) Notes: Credit by Brewer-Biaza. A Sacharine Trust cover perhaps? ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Martin Bisi "Creole Mass" Lee Ranaldo. 1988 - LP on New Alliance (NAR 040) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Ciccone Youth "The Whitey Album" Ciccone Youth. 1988 - LP/CS/CD on Enigma (7 75402) 1988 - LP/CS/CD on Blast First (BFFP28) Songs: Needle-Gun, (silence), G-Force, Platoon II, MacBeth, Me & Jill/Hendrix Cosby, Burnin' Up (orig. demo), Hi! Everybody!, Children Of Satan/Third Fig, Two Cool Rock Chicks Listening To Neu, Addicted To Love, Moby-Dik, March Of The Ciccone Robots, Making The Nature Scene, Tuff Titty Rap, Into The Groovey Notes: Sonic Youth and friends get crazy, "Burnin' Up" covered by Mike Watt. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Ciccone Youth "Into The Groovey" Ciccone Youth 1988 - 12" EP on Enigma (???) 1988 - 12" EP on Blast First (BFFP8) Songs: Into The Groovey, Tuff Titty Rap ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ ============================================================================== "Gettin' loose with the Pussy Galore, crackin' jokes like a Thurston Moore, pedal hoppin' like a dinosaur... Breaking down the barriers like Sonic Youth, they got what they wanted, maybe I should get what I want too... Gimme indie rock!" -- Sebadoh, "Gimme Indie Rock" ============================================================================== ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Lydia Lunch "Honeymoon In Red" Thurston Moore. 1988 - LP/CS/CD on WidowSpeak Productions [WSP12/WSP12 CD] Songs: Done Dun / Still Burning / Dead In The Head / Fields of Fire / Come Fall / So Your Heart / Dead River / Three Kings 1988 - 12" on WidowSpeak Productions [WSP???] Songs: The Crumb / Done Dun / Dead River Notes: Lydia Lunch with Thurston Moore on side one b/w L. Lunch and the Honeymoon in Red Orchestra. Track one features and several were mixed by Clint Ruin and was recorded in NYC in 1987. The last two tracks feature and many were (co)written by Rowland S. Howard and were recorded in Berlin 1982. Some lyrics were cowritten with Lydia by Nick Cave under various aliasies (Her Dead Twin, Drunk Cowboy Junkie.) The CD contains one extra track not listed above. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Various "Sgt. Pepper Knew My Father" Sonic Youth 1988 - LP/CS/CD on NME Presents (NME PEP LP1000/NME PEP CD100/NME PEP MC 100) Songs: Within You Without You Notes: For a benefit in aid of Childline. It's a great version (clocks at 5:03), and the Fall doing "A Day in the Life" make the album worth seeking. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Moe Tucker "Life in Exhile After Abdication" Thurston Moore and Lee Ranaldo 1989 - LP/CS on 50 Skatillion Watts (MOE 7-1) Songs: Chase (Kim - bass, Lee - guitar, Thurston - guitar) / Pale Blue Eyes (Kim - bass (and backing vox) / Bo Diddley (Kim - bass (and backing vox), Steve - drums) / Talk So Mean (Kim - bass) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Various "Gigantic" Sonic Youth. 1989 - CS compilation on Melody Maker (???) Songs: Teenage Riot (special video mix) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Various "Melting Plot" Sonic Youth 1989 - LP/CA/CD compilation on SST (SST249) Songs: I Am Right ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Various "The Bridge" Sonic Youth 1989 - LP/CS/CD compilation on Caroline Records (1374/KAR002) Songs: Computer Age (Neil Young cover) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Various "Every Band has a Shonen Knife who Loves Them" Sonic Youth 1989 - 2xLP/LP/CS/CD compilation on Giant Records (GRI6036-2) Songs: Burning Farm (Shonen Knife cover) Notes: Compilation also includes songs by Frightwig, Redd Kross, L7, White Flag, Big Dipper, Lunachicks, Das Damen and many others (23 tracks in all.) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ ============================================================================== "Q: Are you still thought of as underground/alternative/weird in New York? A: No, we're a fucking institution." -- Kim Gordon (Melody Maker, April 1 '89) ============================================================================== ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Split "Halloween/Touch Me I'm Sick" Mudhoney/Sonic Youth 1989 - 7" single on SubPop (SP08) 1989 - 12" single on Blast First (BFFP46) 1990 - 12" single on SubPop (SP08-2) 1990 - ? single on Glitterhouse (GR 56) in Germany. Songs: Halloween, Touch Me I'm Sick Notes: Double cover, rumored value $100-$300 (bullshit), 3000 printed. The 12" single is identical to 7", 5000+ printed, value $10-$30. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Various "Nothing Short Of Total War (Part One)" Sonic Youth 1989 - LP/CS/CD compilation on Blast First (BFFP13) Songs: Sonic Youth - "Come And Smash Me Said The Boy With The Magic Penis" / Head of David - "Bugged" / Ut - "Fire In Philly" / Sonic Youth - "He's On Fire" / Big Black - "Kerosene" / Sonic Youth - "Magic Wand" / Rapeman - "Dutch Courage" / Dinosaur Jr. - "Bulbs Of Passion" / Lee Ranaldo - "Scratchy Heart" / Ciccone Youth - "****" / UT - "Evangelist" / Head of David - "Snake Domain" / Big Black - "He's A Whore" / Big Stick - "Devil's Jukebox" / Head of David - "108" / A.C. Temple - "Sheikh" / Rapeman - "Just Got Paid Today" / Band of Susans - "Throne of Blood" / Aresenal - "Little Hitlers" / Butthole Surfers - "Jimi" ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ William S. Burroughs "Dead City Radio" Sonic Youth 1990 - LP/CS on Island Records (Island 422-846 264-2) Notes: Spoken word LP dubbed over music, some written for the album, some pulled out of the archives of the NBC orchestra, ca. 1955. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Various "Fast 'N' Bulbous - A Tribute To Captain Beefheart" Sonic Youth. 1990 - LP/CS/CD on Imaginary Records (ILLUSION 002 LP/CD) Songs: Electricity ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Various "New York Eye and Ear Control" Thurston and Don Fleming. 1990 - LP/CS/CD on Matador Records (OLE 006-1) Songs: Rudolph Grey - "The Hall" Notes: Recorded New York City 1990, produced by Ecstatic Peace. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Various "DK Pulser number 1" Sonic Youth. 1990 - CD3 compilation on DK Pulser, no number 1992 - CD5 compilation on Danceteria (DK1CD1) Songs: Su nioj Notes: Five minutes of instrumentals except some "join us" screams at the end. Recorded during the _Daydream Nation_ sessions. Some backwards tapes at the beginning. "DK Pulser" is a french magazine which has very episodic periodicity. Reissued by Danceteria as a 5" CD without the original magazine but with the same tracks. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Harry Crews "Naked In Garden Hills" Kim Gordon. 1990 - LP/CS/CD on WidowSpeak Productions [WSP24/WSP24 CD] 1990 - LP/CS/CD on Blast First (BFFP38) Songs: Man Hates A Man / Distopia / Gospel Singer / Knockout Artist / (She's In A) Bad Mood / The Way Out / Bringing Me Down / Car / S.O.S. Notes: Kim Gordon, Lydia Lunch, and Sadie Mae. Harry Crews, the band, toured Europe from Sept. 1 till Sept. 24, 1988. The album was recorded live at the Mean Fiddler, London and in Vienna, Austria by Vienna Radio. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Borbetomagus "Barefoot In The Head" Thurston Moore. 1991 - LP/CS on Forced Exposure, CD on Shock. Notes: Jim Sauter and Don Dietrich of Borbetamagus with Thurston Moore. Liner notes from "Thomas Pynchon", which Seth says "is, 10 to 1 odds, either Jimmy Johnson or Byron Coley." My guess is the latter. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ ============================================================================== "One night Johnson, Coley and I were sitting in the backyard with a bucket of fresh sangria and a few bongloads of some very righteous boo. I'd brought out a box of my live Sonic Youth tapes and we were arguing about Ranaldo's tongue vectors in the third quadrant of 'Society is a Hole' [Folk City, NYC 12/1/82] when one of T. Moore's downstrokes caught our attention. We ran the tape back and listened to the passage a few times. The subtly monstrous and mindless GUSH with which T. Moore hit the 'E' chord made it obvious that his playing was not coming out of a complete spiritual void. This was a real revelation. It meant that he was capable of actually unclenching his brain and loosing demons of soul creativity." -- Thomas Pynchon (sic) from "Barefoot In The Head" ============================================================================== ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Dim Stars "Dim Stars" Richard Hell, Don Fleming, Thurston Moore and Steve Shelley. 1991 - 3x7" single on Ecstatic Peace! (E#11) distributed by Forced Exposure Songs: The Plug & Dim Star / Christian Rat Attack / You Gotta Lose (Pt. 1) / You Gotta Lose (Pt. 2) / You Gotta Lose (Pt. 3) / You Gotta Lose (Pt. 4) Notes: Christian Rat Attack was originally done by a band called Stickmen with Rayguns and appeared on a compilation album called _Cottage Cheese From the Lips of Death_. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Various "Sub Pop June/July Singles Club Single" Sonic Youth 1991 - 7" single on Sub Pop (SP121) Songs: These Immortal Souls - "Luney Tune" / gumball - "Under My Wheels" / Sonic Youth - "Is It My Body" / Laughing Hyenas - "Public Animal #9" ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Various "Guitarrorists" Kim, Lee, and Thurston. 1991 - Compilation CD on Caroline (???) Songs: Blues For Space Girl (Thurston) / Kitten (Kim) / Here (Lee) Notes: There are 26 songs total, A-Z. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Lucky Sperms "I Am The Man" Sonic Youth and Mike Watt. 1991 - 7" on Ecstatic Peace (E#15) Songs: Walking the Cow / Tomorrow Never Knows / Glass Onion Notes: Recorded on Jan 19, 1987 at Fun City NYC. There is a Pettibon drawing on the front. Side one credits: S - drums, W - guitar, bass, speil. Side two credits: S - drums, W - basses, speil, K - tambourine, L - guitar, T - nada. Side one is etched with "T. Moore vs. T. Motolla", and side two with "Ecstatic Bummer." ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Various "Gioventul Sonica - 11 Young Bands Play Sonic Youth's Songs" Sonic Youth tribute album 1991 - Electric Eye (EEHSLP020) Songs: Star Fuckers - "Death Valley '69" / Killbrains - "Tunic" / Redrum - "Silver Rocket" / Third from the Sun - "White Cross" / Headspring - "Catholic Block" / Neumann - "Stereo Sanctity" / Welcome Idots - "Star Power" / Subterranean Dining Rooms - "Mote" / Carnival of Fools - "Shadow of Doubt" / Saint Luka - "Teenage Riot" / Pagen Easter - "Kill Yr Idols/Kool Thing/Shakin' Hell" Notes: The label address is Electric Eye; CP 144; 27100 Pavia, Italy. Distribution by Helter Skelter; Piazzale Delle; Provience 8 00162 ROMA; Phone - "06/429348; Fax - "06/428525- ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Various "Fortune Cookie Prize-A Tribute to Beat Happening" Kim, Thurston, and Epic. 1992 - Compilation LP/CD on Simple Machines (CD007) Songs: Black Candy Notes: Epic is Epic Soundtracks. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Mirror/Dash Thurston and Kim. 1992 - 7" on Ecstatic Peace (E#12) Songs: Electric Pen / Gum Notes: The cover has someone that looks a lot like a teenage Thurston holding a gun, while the back of the 45 has a picture of said Thurston getting "shot." The inside of the jacket has two leather- clad cowboy/cowgirls and "Mirror/Dash" scrawled in pen. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ T. Moore/Wm. Hooker Duo 1992 - LP on Ecstatic Peace (E#20) Songs: ??? ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Mosquito Steve Shelley, Jad Fair and Tim Foljohn. 1992 - 7" on ERL Records (ERL009) Songs: Down / Pretty Lil' Thing / Fat Man Walks / Oh No, Oh Yes, Oh No Notes: A sticker on the front says "Warning, pesky locked groove." Side A says "Oh no not another mosquito" and side B "My house is full of them." ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Dim Stars "Dim Stars" Thurston, Steve, Richard Hell, and Don Flemming. 1992 - LP/CD on Ecstatic Peace??? 1992 - LP on Paperhouse Records (paplp 014) 1992 - LP in Germany on EFA (04902-08) / City Slang (LC 6853) Songs: She Wants To Die / All My Witches Come True / Memo To Marty / Monkey / Natches Burning / Stop Breakin' Down / Baby Huey (Do You Wanna Dance) / The Night Is Coming On / Downtown At Dawn / Try This / Stray Cat Generation / Rip Off ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Sentridoh "Losercore" Steve and Lou Barlow. 1992 - 7" Smells Like Records (SLR-68) Songs: Losercore / Really Insane Notes: Smells Like Records is Steve Shelley's own label. Side A has the engraving "Lost virginity, thus" and Side B has "dear blue." ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Kitten Kim and Julie Cafritz. Notes: No releases out at this date. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Various "Freedom of Choice" compilation Sonic Youth. 1992 - 2xLP/CS/CD on Caroline Records (???) Songs: Sonic Youth - "Ca Plane Pour Moi" / The Muffs - "Rock and Roll Girl" / Erectus Monotone - "Destination Unknown" / Redd Kross - "How Much More" / Tiny Lights - "5'1" / Mudhoney - "Pump It Up" / Das Damen - "The Wait" / Finger - "Tainted Love" / It's OK - "Wishing" / Yo La Tengo - "Dreaming" / White Flag - "Wuthering Heights" / The Connells - "I Got You" / Big Dipper - "Homosapien" / Polvo - "Mexican Radio" / Hypnolovewheel - "Antmusic" / Chia Pet - "Don't You Want Me?" / Permanent Green Light - "Hero Worship" / Superchunk - "Girl U Want" Notes: All proceeds go to Planned Parenthood. This is a cover of a new wave song made in the late 70's by Plastic Bertrand, bubblegum punk star from Belgium I believe. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Richard Hell "3 New Songs" Richard Hell, Thurston, Steve, & Don Flemming. 1992 - 7" on Overground (Over 24) Songs: The Night is Coming On / Baby Huey (Baby Do You Wanna Dance?) / Frank Sinatra Notes: Black vinyl edition limited to 3000 copies. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Various "Burning Leaves - The Third Fall of DGC" Sonic Youth. 1992 - promo CD on DGC (???) Songs: ??? Notes: Given away at 1992 CMJ to all attending and bands playing. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ ALL RELEASE DATES FOR THE ENTRIES BELOW ARE UNKNOWN. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Various "Heaven and Hell, Volume 3" Lee. 199? - LP/CD on ??? Songs: Stephanie Says Notes: Velvet Underground tribute album. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Various "Outlaw Blues" compilation Kim & Thurston, Lee. 199? - ??? Songs: Kim & Thurston - "Sitting On A Barbed Wire Fence" / Lee - "Mama You've Been On My Mind" Notes: A tribute to Bob Dylan. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Various "Smiles, Vibes and Harmony: A Tribute To Brian Wilson" Sonic Youth 19?? - LP on Demilo Records (DM0004-1) Songs: I Know There's an Answer Notes: Includes J. Mascis on tambourine/vocals and Don Fleming on vocals. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Various "Good Feeling" Sonic Youth 19?? - LP on 53rd and 3rd (AGAS3) Songs: (I Got A) Catholic Block (live) Notes: Track noted as recorded June 1987 at Town & Country. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Various "EMMA Presenteert" Sonic Youth 19?? - LP on M.A. Draje Records (001TM4) Songs: Brother James Notes: EMMA is an independent/squat concert hall. No idea whether the track was actually recorded there. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Various "Vera Groningen: Beauty in the Underworld" Sonic Youth 19?? - LP on VERA Records (001) Songs: Broken Eye Notes: Recorded live at Vera Groningen (a club in the Netherlands) on 06/11/87. Tracks at 3:55. Great and noisy. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ The Ex "Joggers and Smoggers" Thurston, Lee 19?? - 2xCD on Ex Records (Ex040/041D) 19?? - 2xCD on Fist Puppet Records, Holland (Fist 005-CD) Songs: Gentlemen / Tightly Stretched Notes: Distributed by Cargo in North America. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Various "Communicate Live at the James Poly" 19?? - ??? Songs: Kill Your Idols (live) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Various "Love Doll Superstar" 19?? - ??? Songs: Hallowed Be Thy Name ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Various "Prehistoric Hits with Sonic Youth, Nirvana, L7, and STP" Sonic Youth. 199? - clear vinyl 7" bootleg on unknown label Songs: Sonic Youth - "Cotton Crown (live '87)" / Nirvana - "Amway Queen (studio '89)" / L7 - "Fast & Frightening (live '90)" / STP - "Yo Jackie Yo (demo '90)" ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Various "All Guitars" Lee. 199? - LP on ??? Songs: ??? Notes: Sounds like "Me & Jill," with "From Here --> Infinity" as the backing music. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ ============================================================================== "As far as I'm concerned, I was just as happy being where I was last year at this time when Sonic Youth wasn't on a major label... This deal with Geffen is very much a wait-and-see-what happens sort of deal - because we will absolutely not be dictated to by Geffen. We signed because we had complete artistic control, and if any problems do arise... let's just say that I'll firebomb Geffen's offices to get thrown off the label if I have to. Who fuckin' cares?" -- Thurston Moore ============================================================================== Videos ====== ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ "Goo" 1991 - VHS on DGC Songs: Dirty Boots, Tunic (Song for Karen), Mary-Christ, Kool Thing, Mote, My Friend Goo, Disappearer, Mildred Pierce, Cinderella's Big Score, Scooter + Jinx, Titanium Expose' Notes: I'll fill this in later when I have time. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ "1991: The Year The Punk Broke" 1992 - VHS on DGC (???) Songs: ??? Notes: A self-made documentary film of their 1991 European tour with the likes of Nirvana, Dinosaur Jr., Babes in Toyland, with a guest appearance by the Ramones. Thurston does most of the filming and babbling, which is interspersed between live footage of the bands. Dave Kendell even makes an appearance with Courtney Love. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Missing Information =================== I could use more detailed information on the following, such as dates, catalog numbers, and song listings: ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ A 1986 Peel session that's never been bootlegged on vinyl or CD. I have an excellent tape copy now. John Peel also recently mentioned that there was a Sonic Youth LP reissued in Estonia and played a track off it. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ A Sonic Youth "Live in Japan" bootleg was put out by Supernatural, a shady Japanese label. The label went under a few years back, taking the SY live in Japan LP with it. The record is so rare that Steve Shelley doesn't own a copy. It might be possible to locate the record by contacting Kenji at Timebomb in Osaka, Japan. Time bomb is a great record store specializing in non-Japanese "underground" music. The fax number is 011 81 6 213 5079. If he does have it, I'm sure it will cost a small fortune. Don't bother asking Forced Exposure if they have it. They don't. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Thurston was in a band called Even Worse for a while (early 80s). Don't know too much about them, except for a few songs that I remember hearing on KZSC back then (incl. one called "We Suck" that was kind of funny. Female Vocals. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Information about Lee Ranaldo's collaboration with the dutch band Plus Instruments. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ John Peel mentioned a new LP release by a German band DIE HAUT and played a track `Intoxication' off it, with Kim Gordon singing. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Could you tell me if any of SY members (maybe Kim or Thurston) have played with the belgian band Thick Pidgeon. I think there is some connection because of the Miranda name on the Kim Gordon track. Miranda could be the singer of Thick Pidgeon. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ A documentary on the "NY music scene" called something like "Put Some Blood in the Music" that I saw on PBS a while back. It was about an hour long, and the second half was all Sonic Youth, _Daydream Nation_ period (the first half was John Zorn, and there were short segments on the Ambitious Lovers and Hugo Largo). It was mostly interviews with the band, other New York scene people (Branca, Lydia Lunch, Kramer, etc.) talking about SY, and some performance footage. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Hey Rob, here's some more Sonic Youth info for ya. Also, check out the new Ajax records catalog, they're selling a couple new SY-related 7"s, like some of the stuff Kim and Thurston performed at the Knitting Factory during the last NMS. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Guitar Tunings ============== Guitar tunings for selected songs from Michael G. Goldsman. Tunings listed from lowest to highest string. Key: ^ = tune up, ! = tune down ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Kool Thing, Mary Christ, Death Valley '69: F#, F# (unison), F#, F# (unison octave above), E (below 3'rd string), B ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Silver Rocket, Candle, Cinderella's Big Score: A, C, C (Unison), G, G#, C ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Teenage Riot: G, A, B, D, E, G ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Tunic, Teenage Riot: G, G, D, D, G, G (all 3 pairs unison) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ The Wonder, Hyperstation: G, G (unison), C#, D, G, G (unison) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Mote: G, G, D, D, F, F (all 3 pairs unison) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Kissability, Eric's Trip, Hey Joni E, B, E, E (unison), A, B ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Dirty Boots: E, !E (unison), !B, !B (unison), !E, !F# ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Dirty Boots, Tunic, Titanium Expose, My Friend Goo: E, !G, D, G, !E, !D ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Cotton Crown, The Wonder, Brother James: ^G, !G, D, !D, !Eb, !Eb (all 3 pairs are unison) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Cross the Breeze, Disappearer: ^C, ^C (unison), ^E, ^B, !G, !D ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Schizophrenia: ^F#, !F#, ^G, G, !A, !A (all 3 pairs are unison) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Expressway to Yr Skull: E, !G#, ^E, ^G#, !E, !G# ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Fan Club and General Information ================================ "sonic death is the sonic youth fan club and it's official! by joining you will receive a years membership and a special welcome kit. this kit contains a cd of a show that took place in austin in 1986, a button and a tri-annual sonic death news-letter. the newsletter will give you the news and the chance to get limited edition recordings and merchandise available only to members. so send as some bucks and we'll get you happening! continue rockin', love sonic youth" Annual membership rates USA $15.00 Canada and Mexico $20.00 Other foreign $25.00 Visa + Mastercard accepted Send to Sonic Death PO Box 1588 Bloomfield, NJ 07003 Fax (201) 748-7628 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ This is the address given at the end of the "Goo" video. You can assume that all mail sent here will be read by Steve Shelley, who sometimes even responds (schedule amnd patience permitting, I'm sure.) Sonic Death Box 6179 Hoboken, NJ 07030 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ -- Rob Vaughn, Fugitive Systems Guy Mat. Sci. Center Computing, Cornell University rob@msc.cornell.edu - rob@crnlmsc2.bitnet

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