Originally Posted by greenlight
Washing Machine would be possible too. talking about Geffen era, I got a feeling that there would be an extra issue concerning Geffen owning rights on the top of it..
But they were able to reissue “Daydream Nation,” a Neutral release, without much or any fuss. I’m not sure if that’s because DGC somehow acquired the rights to Neurtral or what (actually I think that’s exactly what happened), but I feel like all of this could be worked out pretty easily if the band wanted to make it happen.
Even if they continued where they last left off on Matador, I’d think Matador would be more than capable of ironing out the kinks and releasing of the ‘80s albums in particular. Maybe not so much with the material released under Geffen.
You know what? Fuck it. Someone call the Numero Group and push for a full catalogue extensive reissue a la Unwound, and (hopefully) Hüsker Dü, and so on. Sonic Youth isn’t just some band. Their albums are cultural artifacts. Their music is still being digested and dissected by pop culture. They deserve the primo treatment. Barring a “Beatles Anthology”-style band effort to present their history in full, a Numero Group set of box sets with 2-3 albums and tons of bonus material each is the best way to go.
I want this to happen.
I will feel fucked out of a “Sister” deluxe reissue until I get a goddamn “Sister” deluxe issue.
Lee! Do this thing!