march 5th 2011 - hi everyone, i've added a few new items, mix tape #8, and a handful of scans people have submitted. i've probably missed a few things but i'll catch em in the next update. big thanks to: hiland hall, justin wood, krischan adolphi, martin van rappard, stu, james/radarmaker, dasx, rick swan, frank van den elzen, steve, andrea innocenti, igor mihovilovic, francis elliot, and shannon.


howdy! it's january 4th, 2010. this site should be up-to-date thru the end of 2009. new items are in this colour. in addition to those, there's plenty of updated info to be found if you seek it out... things like the onsoku seinen japanese bootleg, scans of 'dirty boots' and 'sonic nurse' cassettes, that weird self-titled/whores moaning split 12", and more and more and more and more... you'll have to find it yourself, though, as my new years resolution was to stop making lists.

well, okay, one more list. major thanks to: JAMES/radarmaker, paul skinner, steven boulby, brian macdonald, vladimir machan, derek, saul david delgadillo, tiago mesquita, andreas, cindy finch, jani lustrek, hiland hall, colin chantler, marc wilkes, breathmint !, britta heuschen, marcin, moshe levy, abraham@discourage, andy galkin, michael goodall, bastiaan van zwieten, gabriela fuenzalida mardones, john bacus, troy, sven claus, martti jousimo, maarten lammers, john-erik bye johansen, monty rubera, martin van rappard, richard lesses, and krischan adolphi, who let me fill in some imagery gaps from his very cool online SY collection (click his name and explore!). also, anyone who contributed to this thread -- please keep it up!!

anyway, happy new year, hope y'all appreciate this update, there's about 150 new images if you dig for em, and while i often make some subtle changes to the text on pre-existing pages, i do plan to comb thru all of the album write-ups at some point to adjust any facts that i may have more knowledge on 7 years after they were written (for the most part)...stay tuned!

xx chris


howdy! it's march 4th, 2009. i have to apologize, not for taking a year to update, which is customary, but for not getting this update posted in january like i'd anticipated. please note that any updates sent to my e-mail or posted in this thread since roughly mid-january will not be incorporated yet, but will appear in the post-eternal update circa june or july. and now, some comments!

FIRST: "new" section! i say 'new' because this was actually supposed to be in the discography when it was launched in 2002, but it was probably driving me crazy organizing/co-ordinating it at the time, so i just shelved it. but i've finally found a solution that's allowed me to add it: just don't organize it! ..the new section is, of course, at long last, a rough 'merchandise' catalog detailing t-shirts, posters, and assorted promotional oddities. now, compiling and categorizing all of this back then caused me so much frustration that i quit seeking new merch out for years, so that's where you folks come in! i know i'm missing an embarassing amount of t-shirts, posters, etc, so please send me what you've got and i'll just keep adding, and perhaps eventually sort it all out. i really love this shit and am pretty happy to incorporate it into the site 7 lazy years later!

SECOND: site should be up-to-date for 2008! a fine year indeed, two long-awaited (and fucking phenomenal) SYRs, a bizarre non-hits coffeeshop compilation w/ a moody new tune, and the long-awaited reissue of..master=dik? and now, 2009. free from geffen and in the arms of matador, SY are currently finishing their 17th studio album 'the eternal' which will be in stores in june, accompanied by some cool 7" releases and a unique live LP for those who buy early. plus there's a personally long-awaited (and never truly expected!) release forthcoming, the 'made in usa' 2xCD reissue, the first in their 'soundtrack' series! pardon me while i ponder this dreamlike revelation, before i sincerely thank a huge group of people who contributed to this update in ways big and small: thomas scott, zac horn, florent devaux, anders leirvik iv, steve boulby, colin pierce, sven/fotografisch, franco ferrari, trent a reynolds, petter flaten eilertsen, nick goode, roberto torres-torres, magnus andersson, tom agin, peter blamey, steve/baytree, laurent le moŽnner, steve daffern, giordano schillaci, matt/&sarah, zacharias tienhaara, daniel talbot, mike ziegler, ace blaze, philippe/alphi, martin stein, JAMES/radarmaker, and last but not least, meow-said-the-pirate. YOU ALL ROCK, INDEED. i apologize if i missed anybody's name or contribution, please contact me again. keep it coming, everybody! it will get added. i apologize for making y'all wait a year for an update but hey, at least it wasn't five years this time...

new items are in this colour this time around.

NEW ITEMS

ALBUMS

  • Hits Are For Squares

    SINGLES/EPs/PROMOS

  • SYR7
  • SYR8
  • Sonic Nurse Album Sampler
  • Past and Present
  • Sonic Youth and Friends...

    COMPILATIONS

  • Free Yr Radio 2007
  • Lord of the Boards
  • Sem Limites
  • 2002 Touch & Go sampler
  • Playlist: Volume 23
  • Art Rock Festival Saint-Brieuc 2005
  • Generationext Music by Pepsi
  • 20 Years of Rage
  • It's Cool To Be Hot
  • Rockumentaries
  • DJ Spooky "Sound Unbound"

    BOOTLEGS

  • Panty Lies
  • Cross the Breeze
  • Youth Against Fascisme
  • Eric's Trip to Philadelphia
  • Hits 1988-2002

    VIDEOS

  • Le Confort Moderne 1985-2005

    IMAGE UPDATES

    ALBUMS

  • SONIC YOUTH -- added scans of test pressing
  • CONFUSION IS SEX -- added scans of vinyl w/ 'sonic youth' record labels + thai cassette
  • BAD MOON RISING -- added scans of homestead labels + WONDER/BOREDOM variations in CD liners + master tape
  • SISTER -- added scans of cassette liner, dutch vinyl label, master tape/reel
  • DAYDREAM NATION -- added scans of blast first vinyl w. signed poster
  • GOO -- added various record label scans, promo tape, pirate cassette, MFSL test pressing
  • DIRTY -- added scans of pirate cassette, promo cassette, thai cassette
  • EXPERIMENTAL JET SET, TRASH & NO STAR -- added scans of five different cassettes!
  • SCREAMING FIELDS OF SONIC LOVE -- added scan of japan CD
  • MADE IN USA -- added scan of japan CD
  • WASHING MACHINE -- added scan of cassette
  • A THOUSAND LEAVES -- added scans of promo CD + malaysian cassette
  • MURRAY STREET -- added scan of thai cassette
  • SONIC NURSE -- added scan of various promo CDs + weird HDCD

    SINGLES/EPs

  • MASTER-DIK -- added scans of 2008 CD RELEASE + test pressing.
  • CANDLE -- added scan of cassette version!
  • TOUCH ME I'M SICK -- added scans of sleeve variations
  • KOOL THING -- added scan of cassette
  • DISAPPEARER -- added more art panels
  • DIRTY BOOTS -- added scan of promo vinyl
  • SHAKING HELL/SONIC LIFE -- added scan of book
  • SU NIOJ/SONIC LIFE -- added scans of book/disc
  • BULL IN THE HEATHER -- added scan of sleeve/disc
  • TURN IT UP! TURN IT UP! -- added scans of book
  • SYR1 -- added scans of vinyl
  • SYR2 -- added scan of blue, marble, + black vinyl
  • SYR3 -- added scan of test pressing
  • KALI YUG EXPRESS -- added scans
  • IN THE FISHTANK -- added scans of japan CD
  • TERRASTOCK BOX -- added scans of box
  • UNMADE BED -- added more scans
  • INCINERATE -- added more scans

    COMPILATIONS

  • SOUNDS BLASTS! 2 -- added better scans
  • NOTHING SHORT OF TOTAL WAR -- added scan of cassette
  • SST GODHEAD STOREDUDE IN-STORE PLAY DEVICE #5 -- added scan of track list etc

    SOUNDTRACKS

  • JUDGMENT NIGHT -- added pirate cassette
  • MY SO-CALLED LIFE -- added scan of cassette
  • JUNO -- added scans of several versions

    MISCELLANEOUS/OTHER

  • BLACK BOX -- added scans of the box
  • MELBOURNE DIRECT -- added scans of everything

    VIDEOS

  • THE BEST OF MTV's 120 MINUTES -- added scans of laser disc

    BOOTLEGS

  • COTTON CROWN -- added test pressing scan
  • WALLS HAVE EARS -- added scans of every last fucking inch!!! if i was 13 again i'd be amazed.
  • HAPPINESS IS A WARM GUN -- added scans of LP
  • THE MIRA TAPES -- added scans of vinyl
  • NOBODY BETTER LAY A FINGER ON MY BUTTAFUOCO -- added scans, finally!
  • 100% LIVE -- added scans of cassette version

    There were a fair amount of minor updates all over the site, from adding catalog numbers to removing question marks, etc. I think most of the cool stuff can be found on pages listed above (any of those 'Russian Flexi' bootlegs have a mini-guide explaining their origin, that "Godhead" comp has the mysterious 'Sonik Death' track, and there are some very cool cassette releases of almost every album, single, or compilation still to be discovered in some far corner of the world). Please look around, enjoy, and if you have any information you'd like to add, please e-mail me!

    Thanks!

    Chris


     

    howdy! good to see you again. it's january 18th, 2008. please see below for a list of 60+ new items, and 400+ new images. other than that, just look around. if you know something i don't, please drop me a line. thanks, come back soon!

    NEW ITEMS

    ALBUMS

  • Sonic Nurse
  • Rather Ripped
  • Destroyed Room: B-Sides and Rarities
  • Sonic Youth [reissue]
  • Daydream Nation [deluxe edition]
  • Goo [deluxe edition]
  • Dirty [deluxe edition]

    SINGLES/EPs

  • Mariah Carey & the Arthur Doyle Hand Cream
  • Unmade Bed
  • SYR6: Koncertas Stan Brakhage Prisiminumi
  • Rather Ripped Album Sampler
  • Helen Lundeberg/Eyeliner
  • Purr (B-Side Mixes)
  • Incinerate
  • Prime Cuts
  • Beautiful Plateau

    COMPILATIONS

  • De Afrekening Volume 5
  • Insanity
  • The Atlantic Group 1995 Release No 1 January
  • Definitivt Beat NR 10 - 95
  • Rocks Off
  • De Mix Vol 1
  • Axion Two
  • De Afrekening 16
  • Zoo Magazine CD Sampler
  • Open Ends: Musical Exploration in New York 1960-2000
  • TT 35
  • The Visions #100 Anniversary
  • Under the Influence
  • The Wire 20 Years 1982-2002: Audio Issue
  • All Areas Volume 27
  • You Gotta Hear This Volume 3
  • Kick It All Stars
  • The Wire Tapper 9
  • Sonic Youth DJ Hour
  • Tenth Anniversary - Ongoing History of New Music
  • You Can Never Go Fast Enough
  • Live From Bonnaroo 2003
  • Left of the Dial: Dispatches From the 80s Underground
  • Mai 2004
  • Peace Not War: Volume Two
  • Rough Trade Shops - Counter Culture 04 Best of 2004
  • All Tomorrow's Parties 3.1
  • Like a Rug in a Lake
  • New York Noise Vol 2
  • Suddeutsche Zeitung Diskothek 1993
  • From the Kitchen Archives No 3
  • The Definitive Tom Dunne Vol 01: Pet Picks 2000-2006
  • La Route Du Rock - La Compilation 2007
  • Le New York D'Andy Warhol
  • Back To Mine: Guillemots
  • Like a Hurricane - a Tribute to Neil Young
  • This Is Next - Indie's Biggest Hits Volume 1

    SOUNDTRACKS

  • Guitar Hero III
  • I'm Not There
  • Juno

    VIDEOS

  • Corporate Ghost
  • Blood on the Beach
  • Later...Louder with Jools Holland
  • 270 Miles From Graceland - Live From Bonnaroo 2003
  • Later...with Jools Holland - Even Louder
  • The Work of Director Mark Romanek
  • Director's Label Box Set Volume 2
  • The Simpsons - The Complete Seventh Season
  • 25 Jahre Spex
  • Rockin on Paper - The VERA Club: a History in Posters
  • Individal music video entries for Hoarfrost, Nevermind (What Was It Anyway), The Empty Page, Disconnection Notice, Peace Attack, I Love You Golden Blue, Incinerate, Reena, Do You Believe in Rapture?, Jams Run Free, Swimsuit Issue, and Nic Fit.

    As you navigate the site, entries on the above list will be featured in this colour. In addition, a new section dedicated to SY's exclusive web-only downloads is now available in the header at the top of the screen.

    IMAGE UPDATES

    ALBUMS

  • SONIC YOUTH -- added scans of 2006 CD + 2xLP reissue
  • CONFUSION IS SEX -- added scans of neutral vinyl
  • SONIC DEATH -- added scans of SST cassette + CD longbox!
  • BAD MOON RISING -- added scans of cassette + vinyl sleeve
  • EVOL -- added scans of SST CD, blast first cassette, pink vinyl
  • SISTER -- added scans of SST CD, blast first CD, purple vinyl
  • DAYDREAM NATION -- added scans of deluxe edition 2xCD, enigma cassette, and CD longbox
  • WHITEY ALBUM -- added scans of promo pic + blast first cassette
  • GOO -- added scans of deluxe edition 2xCD & 4xLP, + CD longbox
  • DIRTY -- added scans of deluxe edition 2xCD & 4xLP
  • WASHING MACHINE -- added scans of vinyl
  • SYR4 -- added scans of vinyl
  • MURRAY STREET -- added scan of advance promo CD back + vinyl labels
  • SONIC NURSE -- added all scans
  • RATHER RIPPED -- added all scans
  • DESTROYED ROOM -- added all scans

    SINGLES/EPs

  • KILL YR IDOLS -- added better scans of original pressing
  • FLOWER -- added scans of 'anti-fuckword' 7" version
  • STARPOWER -- added scan of cassette
  • MASTER-DIK -- added better scan of back
  • TEENAGE RIOT -- added more scans of 'daydream nation' sampler CD
  • SONIC YOUTH INTERVIEW SOUNDSHEET -- added scan of sleeve
  • DISAPPEARER -- added scans of CD single art panels
  • SUGAR KANE -- added scan of cassette single
  • SUPERSTAR -- added scans of promo CD w/carpenters
  • THE DIAMOND SEA -- added scans of 2-song promo CD
  • SYR2 -- added scan of blue vinyl variation
  • SUNDAY -- added scans of 1-song promo CD + 4-song CD
  • NEVERMIND -- added scan of 'nevermind'/'renegade princess' 7"
  • MARIAH CAREY & THE ARTHUR DOYLE HAND CREAM -- added scans
  • UNMADE BED -- added scans
  • SYR6 -- added scans
  • RATHER RIPPED ALBUM SAMPLER -- added scans
  • HELEN LUNDEBERG/EYELINER -- added scans
  • PURR (B-SIDE MIXES) -- added scans
  • INCINERATE -- added scan
  • PRIME CUTS -- added scans
  • BEAUTIFUL PLATEAU -- added scans

    COMPILATIONS

  • NOISE FEST -- added scan
  • SPEED TRIALS -- added scan of cassette
  • MELTING PLOT -- added scan of cassette
  • FAST N BULBOUS -- added scan of CD back
  • INDEX -- added scan
  • THE ATLANTIC GROUP 1995 RELEASE NO 1 JANUARY -- added scans
  • DE MIX -- added scan
  • DE AFREKENING 16 -- added scan
  • ZOO MAGAZINE SAMPLER -- added scans
  • VISIONS #100 ANNIVERSARY -- added scans
  • UNDER THE INFLUENCE -- added scans
  • THE WIRE 20 YEARS -- added scan
  • KICK IT ALL STARS -- added scan
  • THE WIRE TAPPER 9 -- added scans
  • YOU CAN NEVER GO FAST ENOUGH -- added scan
  • LEFT OF THE DIAL -- added scans
  • MAI 2004 -- added scan
  • ROUGH TRADE SHOPS -- added scans
  • ALL TOMORROW'S PARTIES 3.1 -- added scan
  • LIKE A RUG IN A LAKE -- added scan
  • NEW YORK NOISE VOL 2 -- added scan
  • SUDDEUTSCHE ZEITUNG DISKOTHEK 1993 -- added scan
  • FROM THE KITCHEN ARCHIVES -- added scan
  • THE DEFINITIVE TOM DUNNE VOL 01 -- added scan
  • LA ROUTE DU ROCK -- added scans
  • LE NEW YORK D'ANDY WARHOL -- added scan
  • BACK TO MINE: GUILLEMOTS -- added scan
  • SONIC YOUTH DJ HOUR -- added scans
  • YOU GOTTA HEAR THIS -- added scan
  • LIVE FROM BONNAROO 2003 -- added scan
  • PEACE NOT WAR -- added scans
  • DE AFREKENING VOLUME 5 -- added scans

    SOUNDTRACKS

  • I'M NOT THERE -- added scan
  • JUNO -- added scan
  • GUITAR HERO III -- added scans

    MISCELLANEOUS/OTHER

  • SYR5 -- added scans of vinyl version
  • HIDROS 3 -- added scans
  • MELBOURNE DIRECT -- added scan
  • TREES OUTSIDE THE ACADEMY -- added scans

    VIDEOS

  • SST OVER 35 VIDEOS NEVER RELEASED -- added scans
  • CORPORATE GHOST -- added scans
  • ROCKIN ON PAPER -- added scans
  • 270 MILES FROM GRACELAND -- added scan
  • LATER...LOUDER WITH JOOLS HOLLAND -- added scan
  • THE WORK OF DIRECTOR MARK ROMANEK -- added scan
  • 25 JAHRE SPEX -- added scan
  • THE SIMPSONS - THE COMPLETE SEVENTH SEASON -- added scans
  • BLOOD ON THE BEACH -- added scans
  • LATER...WITH JOOLS HOLLAND - EVEN LOUDER -- added scan

    BOOTLEGS

  • GOO DEMOS -- added better scans
  • HOLD THAT TIGER -- added scan of sticker
  • BULL IN THE HEATHER -- added scans
  • HAPPINESS IS A WARM GUN -- added scans of LP version
  • INHUMAN (live) -- added scan
  • LIVE IN GERMANY -- added better scan of cover
  • TEXAS 1986 -- added scans
  • 100% LIVE -- added better scans
  • PURR -- added scan
  • SAUCER-LIKE -- added scan
  • INHUMAN -- added scan
  • THERESA'S SOUND-WORLD -- added scan
  • ELECTRICITY -- added scan
  • CHAPEL HILL -- added scan

    ...OLD NEWS?