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Old 09.18.2010, 04:47 AM   #1
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This is very important album to me, because my Sonic trip started here. Excitement about Sonic Youth was very natural progression in my music listening. Before Sonic I had "punk/metal" period and I listened such bands as Sex Pistols, Dead Kennedys, the Clash, Damned, Anti-Nowhere League, the Jam, Metallica, Iron Maiden, Sielun Veljet and Stone (two last are Finnish bands). After that came "new-wave"-period with Joy Division, Siuoxsie and the banshees, the Cure, Bauhaus, then I also found Tom Waits and Captain Beefheart. With Sonic Youth I also found Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, the Birthday Party, Gun Club and Dr. John.

I had seen Sonic Youth in Snub television program (there were Teenage Riot and Providence videos and short interview) but I wasn´t then so excited about them, I was much more interested about such bands like Ultra vivid scene and A.C. Marias (does anyone know them). Maybe a year after that I read a review about GOO from Finnish music magazine. There was said, that Sonic Youth was flirting with sixties style in GOO. My interest began. There was christmas coming and I thought maybe I buy GOO for christmas present to my elder brother. I did it, but soon it turned out, that I was much more excited about the album!! When I moved away from home, I recorded the album first at cassette, I bought it to myself maybe 1995.

I was just growing up and it was difficult. I had had a driving licence and I accidentally managed to crash traffic sign (there was no-one round for my luck). GOO was just right music for my feelings then. I felt about the song Disappearer, that it was made just for me!!! The other favourites for that album are: Dirty Boots, Tunic, Mote, Goo, Cinderella´s Big Score and Titanium Expose.

Does someone knows, how they ended in Geffen? There was mention in the discography pages, but I can´t find real information about that there.
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Old 09.18.2010, 05:33 AM   #2
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Disappearer was also my first truly loved sonic song. it started all to me
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Old 09.18.2010, 12:07 PM   #3
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Goo is fantastic. Love that album. and yes Disappearer is my favorite track off there....but the whole album is beautiful.
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Old 09.18.2010, 12:16 PM   #4
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I started my SY journey from Daydream Nation. Then followed Sister and Dirty. Then Goo.

Goo is great album, I like it's much better than Dirty (which is also good album, but I think its sound-world is too heavy). There's plenty of Sonic Youth classics on Goo, like Tunic, Kool Thing & Cinderella's Big Score and there's also my favorite Lee song Mote. I've always voted Mote as top ten of SY songs. It really blows my mind.
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Old 09.18.2010, 01:22 PM   #5
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Oh man, for the longest time Goo has not only been my fave Sonic Youth album, but also my favorite album of all time. It probably still is, too. I haven't listened to it in a while, though, so I'll have to give it a spin...

My first Sonic Youth album was actually Daydream Nation. That was certainly life-changing, but Goo's more rockingness (hey, I just made up a new word) makes it more enjoyable (not to say that Daydream Nation doesn't kick total ass too).
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Old 09.19.2010, 05:59 AM   #6
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I prefer Dirty to Goo.
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Old 09.19.2010, 06:32 AM   #7
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goo was also my first album.back in summer 2006 it throwed me into the youth.i think as it is it´s perfect.still love the lee2 song also.
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Old 09.19.2010, 06:39 AM   #8
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Goo is a great record from start to finish, if you take that stupid song ''my friend goo'' out.
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Old 09.19.2010, 07:30 AM   #9
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I used to dislike Goo a bit. In those "rate SY albums out of 10" or "rank SY albums in order of preference" I'd always give it a 5/10 or put it somewhere near the bottom. But I actually really like it, maybe even more than Experimental Jet Set... which I considered my favourite 90s album. I don't know how I could hate an album with Tunic, Mote, Disappearer and Titanium Expose on it. Possibly my favourite SY guitar tone. In conclusion I rate it 8/10 and rank it 6th or 7th on my list.
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Old 09.19.2010, 11:17 AM   #10
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Goo is a great record from start to finish, if you take that stupid song ''my friend goo'' out.


that isnt a dumb song it's sweet and a very signature sonic youth song, learn it. I find it amuzing. goo was also the first youth album i heard, i remember first hearing the song TUNIC the catatonic guitar sound got to me and as i listened to the rest of the record i was just drugged by the music.
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Old 09.19.2010, 11:29 AM   #11
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It's crap compared to the rest of the album. It's AWFUl compared to anything they did before RR.
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maybe even more than Experimental Jet Set... which I considered my favourite 90s album.


lolwut? dood. EJSTNS is ok....but favorite 90's album? I'd say there's more than just a few forgettable songs on there.
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lolwut? dood. EJSTNS is ok....but favorite 90's album? I'd say there's more than just a few forgettable songs on there.
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Old 09.19.2010, 12:25 PM   #14
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ok ok, it's Kim's songs on there that really don't get to me....except for Sweet Shine....but like Doctor's ORders, and BOne.....meh.
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Old 09.19.2010, 09:24 PM   #15
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Sweet Shine is the best Kim song.

Goo is a terrific album. I think it has one of the best um, vibes found on a SY. It's a real smooth mood burner kind of record. I mean yeah there are those wild tracks like Mary-Christ, My Friend Goo, so on. But those real smooth tracks like Dirty Boots, Cinderella's Big Score, Disappearer, really sell it for me. Mote was my favorite Lee song for a long time. All of the videos are awesome. Stellar album.
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