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Sonic Death
Sonic Youth
Sonic Death
Genres: Alternative Rock, Special Interest, Pop, Rock
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All Artists: Sonic Youth
Title: Sonic Death
Members Wishing: 6
Total Copies: 0
Label: Import [Generic]
Release Date: 1/12/1999
Album Type: Import, Live
Genres: Alternative Rock, Special Interest, Pop, Rock
Styles: Hardcore & Punk, Indie & Lo-Fi, American Alternative, New Wave & Post-Punk, Experimental Music, Progressive, Progressive Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1

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Controversial confrontational cacaphonics
A. Moore | 08/15/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"My copy only has one track not two, so it's even heaveier going!This album is excellent... almost the equivalent of the SYR series only 15 years earlier. Snippets of actual songs from early Sonic LPs show up but they're not the point of this, the instrumentals are. It just shows how much fun being in Sonic Youth is, despite their reputation for po-faced pretensiousness... they put The World Looks Red on in double-speed and it still sounds kewl! I think they were just having fun, and what everyone forgets is originally this was a fan club only release on Thurston's Exstatic Peace! label -- it was never meant to be a best-seller.Bear that in mind, listen to it on headphones and have fun -- it's like a musically rollercoaster -- scary and exhilerating!"
A. Moore | 03/11/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This isn't for fans of Goo or Dirty. It's Sonic Youth's noisiest and most abrasive album. If you like Confusion is Sex, you'll love this. It's got awesome versions of The Good and the Bad, Confusion is Next, The Burning Spear, Kill Yr Idols, Early American, and some really cool instrumental stuff. All the songs are noisier than the studio versions, even the songs from Sonic Youth's weird early 1981 period. My only complaint is that Lee doesn't play the power drill on Burning Spear!"
Confusion is abundant in these reviews
Funkmeister G | 02/04/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Yes, it's got no commercial potential, yes it's arty, yes it's not always catchy, but it is worthwhile for the SY fan. My version is just 1 track which makes it that you have play it all @ once, but it was originally a tape just so you could paly a couple of minutes @ a time like Vocabularinist's tapes are now. You have to remember that SY were not a pop group back then so this & GOO are diametrically opposed while both good. If you pay attention, there are great live versions of Confusion is Next, Burning Spear, & spaced out instrumental pieces + it will probably shut up that Pantera fan who thinks SY aren't hardcore enough."