Maybe it is wise to stay away from the whole series they did on the label of Lee ronaldo, could be abit too much John Cage orientated for someone who is not familiar with the band. For the easier work, I would suggest Washing Machine, or experimental jet set. But if you wanna start with what is for ne their best period (and I guess also the most succesful) I would go with the 3 named above by Thom.
>>By Campking (Tuesday, 14 Sep 2004 20:47)
I would start with Dirty, as it still is their breakthrough album. At least for the big public.
>>By Joris Spikkelaar (Tuesday, 14 Sep 2004 20:54)
>>By Grazyl (Wednesday, 15 Sep 2004 01:44)
i am not so much into their music,but i loooooooooove everything i have heard from them so far!!!totally great!
>>By Eli_Molko (Wednesday, 22 Sep 2004 14:59)
One of the most influential bands in the last 3 decades, defenaTLY one of the greatest according to me.
>>By Joris Spikkelaar (Wednesday, 22 Sep 2004 23:42)
Their "Unmade Bed" is really good... Love the drums...
>>By Grazyl (Thursday, 23 Sep 2004 02:31)
Must admit I know nothing of Sonic Youth. Yet. I will give them a go.
>>By spikee (Thursday, 23 Sep 2004 03:23)
Yeah... I only can think of like a song or 2 that I know...
>>By Grazyl (Friday, 24 Sep 2004 01:41)
goo is the starter, its where mr geffen ploughed money into the band and hey presto, goo is produced, some nice cameo appearances on this album.
dirty boots hasta be one of their best tunes
sayin this, check out a band called joy division...early 80s punk...brilliant
>>By as usual (Monday, 13 Dec 2004 20:53)
sonic youth has been a fave since dirty. saw them live recently in chicago. it was stellar.
>>By styles (Tuesday, 14 Dec 2004 05:57)
I'd like some feedback from people on Sonic Nurse. I found it one of their best ever and I didn't expect it
>>By thom (Wednesday, 19 Jan 2005 20:58)
Lee Ranaldo is Dustin Hoffman, Steve Shelley is Harry Potter. Any idea about the others?
>>By thom (Wednesday, 19 Jan 2005 21:01)
That fucker, thom, who does he think he is saying the SYR records are shit? They're at least as good as anything this band has ever recorded. Get your shit together man, just cause you don't get it doesn't mean it's shit!
>>By thom (Thursday, 3 Feb 2005 13:30)
> I'd like some feedback from people on Sonic Nurse. I found it one of their
> best ever and I didn't expect it
Sonic Nurse is also one of my favorites. I was surprised it got such little notice. The beginning of The Dripping Dream is beautiful.
>>By dreamtracker (Friday, 7 Jul 2006 09:56)
yes it is. but wasn't "rather ripped" a surprise? I actually prefer the second half of the record.Pink Steam evokes the same feeling of beauty as Schizophrenia.
>>By thom (Sunday, 9 Jul 2006 04:16)
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