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Old 11.22.2008, 10:00 AM   #21
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It is, in my opinion, the best record ever recorded.

What do you think about the recording quality as I mentioned above ? I'd be curious to hear your opinion considering it's your fave of all time.
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Old 11.22.2008, 01:37 PM   #22
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the drums tend to sound a bit eighties-ish with all that reverb but with all that incredible greatness going on, i hardly notice it. read the liner notes of the cd reissue, that sums up the vibe of the album. it's a record about experience. leaving your home, making plans, visions of violence, dying in a car crash. making shit happen. love. hate. fun. childhood. everyone i gave that record to says it changed their lives. and everytime i listen to it, it's as fresh as ever. a true classic and one of the best records i know.
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Old 11.22.2008, 05:59 PM   #23
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Old 11.22.2008, 06:54 PM   #24
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What do you think about the recording quality as I mentioned above ? I'd be curious to hear your opinion considering it's your fave of all time.

I've actually said in other threads about "production values" that I wish more albums SOUNDED the way EVOL sounds. The drums in particular have a very specific feel to them. I love the recording quality of it. It's perfect. Like a grainy slasher film, this should never be re-mastered.
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Old 11.22.2008, 09:13 PM   #25
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I've actually said in other threads about "production values" that I wish more albums SOUNDED the way EVOL sounds. The drums in particular have a very specific feel to them. I love the recording quality of it. It's perfect. Like a grainy slasher film, this should never be re-mastered.

Fair enough, I can appreciate your thoughts. I like how you compare to a grainy slasher flick (black & white). So how 'bout they DO rework it and release it, that way you AND I can keep our original issues as they are AND have the option for a 'fattened up' (colorized) version. Or at least repackage with bonus's AND a super live recording of the album ala DDN.

Come on, come on, come on....howza 'bout it?
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Old 11.23.2008, 09:30 AM   #26
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bonus dvd should be evol doc.
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Old 11.23.2008, 10:32 AM   #27
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Old 11.23.2008, 01:48 PM   #28
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evol-evil but acessible. its an amazing record, it took the dark atmosphere and guitar noise experiments that were prominent on the early records, but it was also when the band was coming into thier own as pop song writers. evol was the first sonic youth record that gave us a full glimpse of what the band was really all about. it also has a song called "express way to yr. skull" which none other than neil young describes as the "greatest guitat song of all time"
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Old 11.23.2008, 01:51 PM   #29
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i love evol too but i think Sister and BMR are even better
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Old 11.23.2008, 05:21 PM   #30
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evol was the first sonic youth record that gave us a full glimpse of what the band was really all about.

I totally disagree with that statement (and I love the record). Evol gave us a full glimpse of the pop side of the band that would become increasingly important and thematically integrated the pop culture side of things they'd been flirting with on stage for over a year.

However, Bad Moon Rising and Confusion is Sex are every bit as much what the band is "really all about" and they have returned to that side of their music just as frequently through the years. It's just that the Silver Sessions and SYR 3 don't exactly connect with as big of an audience Goo and Sonic Nurse. Doesn't make it any less of what the band is about.

I loved Evol when it came out in 1986 and I still do today. Bad Moon Rising was and is my favorite album ever, and I was relieved they had the good sense to go in a completely different direction rather than try to remake perfection.

As the years go by, I find my favorite track to return to is "In the Kingdom #19", perhaps because it is less of a blueprint for many Sonic Youth songs to come than "Starpower" and "Shadow of a Doubt" were (though I still love them too).
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Old 11.24.2008, 01:08 AM   #31
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I think EVOL is the first really great SY-album.. listening to it just make me smile, and I rate it top three behind Sister and DDN....
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Old 11.24.2008, 03:02 PM   #32
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i kind of group BMR and Evol together. They're different to each other but they're the most atmospheric albums - both conjur up some good mental imagery.
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Old 11.24.2008, 05:03 PM   #33
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2nd best record of theirs. i like reading a book or laying around doing nothing to the album.
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Old 11.24.2008, 09:01 PM   #34
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Know what sounds great? Playing EVOL and MADE IN USA back to back.

the truth!

the mid 80's is my fav SY period - it seems to be dreamier and kind of like psychedelia meets punk or something. took me a little while to get used to the production but then *click*!!
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Old 11.24.2008, 10:00 PM   #35
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el, yr right. The "click" is one of the finest moments in musical history.
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Old 11.25.2008, 06:00 AM   #36
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Old 12.16.2008, 03:49 PM   #37
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I love evol its got a real dark vibe to it and it has a great drum sound.

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Old 12.16.2008, 03:52 PM   #38
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