Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Sonic Youth. Energetic Happy Hypnotic. Romantic Sad Sentimental. Sexy Trippy All Moods. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Introspection Late Night Partying. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. When the band toured later that year, they played extensively from their s catalog. On October 6, , LA CityBeat reported that some of the gear stolen in was surprisingly recovered and that it might be used for recording of the next album, then tentatively titled Sonic Life.
Compared to previous Sonic Youth recordings, the album features many short, conventionally-structured, melodic songs and fewer feedback -fuelled left-field improvisations the band's avant-garde tendencies nowadays have been largely exorcised through SYR releases and solo outings rather than band albums.
Later that summer, Sonic Youth played the Bonnaroo Festival , as well as Lollapalooza, promoting the album. It features tracks previously available only on vinyl , limited-release compilations, B-sides to international singles, and some material that had never before been released.
This marked the band's final Geffen release. In April , the band became one of the earlier big-name rock bands to play China when they were brought on a China tour by Beijing and Shanghai based company Split Works.
The first fifteen tracks were selected by other celebrities, and track sixteen, "Slow Revolution", is a new recording by Sonic Youth. Also in June, the band was the subject of an intensively researched biography, Goodbye 20th Century: A Biography of Sonic Youth , written by music journalist David Browne.
The book featured new interviews with the band as well as nearly one-hundred friends, family members and peers. It was published by Da Capo and included over sixty rare photos. Thurston Moore stated that in November the band would start recording a new studio album.
The band did not continue their contract with Geffen , being discontented at the way Geffen handled their last four or five albums. This work was performed by the company on April 16—19, , at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in celebration of Cunningham's 90th birthday.
The album, produced by John Agnello , was released on June 9. On October 14, , Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore announced, through a statement by Matador, that they had separated after 27 years of marriage. I mean, there was a little bit of tiptoeing around and some different situations with the travelling — you know, they're not sharing a room any more or anything like that [ I think they are certainly the last shows for a while and I guess I'd just leave it at that.
In November , Ranaldo said in response to the question of a possible reunion, "I fear not. Everybody is busy with their own projects, besides that Thurston and Kim aren't getting along together very well since their split.
Let them all rest in peace. Sonic Youth is considered a pioneering band in the noise rock and alternative rock genres. Sonic Youth's sound relied heavily on the use of alternative tunings. Azerrad writes that early in their career,. But with weird tunings or something jammed under a particular fret , those humble instruments could sound rather amazing — bang a drum stick on a cheap Japanese Stratocaster copy in the right tuning, crank the amplifier to within an inch of its life and it will sound like church bells.
The tunings were painstakingly developed by Moore and Ranaldo during the band's rehearsals; Moore once reported that the odd tunings were an attempt to introduce new sounds: "When you're playing in standard tuning all the time [ This would be the source of much trouble for the band, as live performances of many songs relied on specific guitars that have been uniquely prepared or otherwise altered for those exact songs.
Moore said that they were heavily influenced by the Velvet Underground. I've used elements of her songwriting and guitar playing, and no one would ever know about it. The band named a song after her, "Hey Joni". Members of the band have also maintained relationships with other avant-garde artists from other genres and even other media, drawing influence from the work of John Cage and Henry Cowell. Sonic Youth has featured album art by several well-known avant-garde visual artists, such as Mike Kelley , Tony Oursler and Gerhard Richter , whose paintings from his "Candles" series was used as artwork on Daydream Nation.
Sonic Youth's sound was generated by their vast collection of unique and exclusive instruments; from guitars altered to meet the needs of the unique tunings employed to effects and amps designed to around their whims, Sonic Youth used a wide array of custom instruments in creating their sound. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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This article may be written from a fan's point of view , rather than a neutral point of view. Not was a short-lived Blast First imprint. Vinyl-only release as a separate album. CD version only released in Japan as a bonus disc to The Eternal. Became more widely available to stream in June . Fan club release. Collection of demos for the Goo album. Rehearsal recordings made in preparation for the Made in USA soundtrack album.
The band's official site lists the record as having possibly been released on January 22, With Yamatsuka Eye. Compilation of songs from The original promo version was released in Compilation of various B-sides and other rare material. Sonic Youth's first collaboration with Jim O'Rourke. Double-album featuring covers of avant-garde compositions. Featuring Tim Barnes. It is a CD-only release. Secondary Wantlist by minicheddaz. CD collection by flomalie.
LP collection by flomalie. Same covers by TwinPowerForce. Parody Tribute Imitation Inspiration by tusovski. My 12" vinyls by bobby LP Collection by lkrola. Straight Through Sunday by pinkelephantaz. Best Records of by guzzer. Best classics by Amiraya. Best Ever Albums top by rabaier. Coleccion personal by bosskimano. My top 30 LPs all time by indierod-cassettes. CD's Wilco by tsme.
My Sonic Youth Collection by Sietse. Vinyl Box Set by Gfalanga.Sonic-Youth Confusion Is Sex () This was the first Sonic Youth album I heard and the one that got me into the band. It will always have a special place to me. This would be the most ugly, horrendous, noisy, abrasive, violent beast of a record that has ever been recorded.