Sonic Youth ‎– Goo

DGC ‎– 9 24297-D2
CD, Album

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1 Dirty Boots
Backing Vocals – Don Fleming
2 Tunic (Song For Karen)
Backing Vocals – J Mascis
3 Mary-Christ 3:08
4 Kool Thing
Featuring – Chuck D.*
5 Mote
Backing Vocals – J Mascis
6 My Friend Goo
Backing Vocals – J Mascis
7 Disappearer
Backing Vocals – Don Fleming
8 Mildred Pierce
Recorded By [Vocals] – Jim Waters
9 Cinderella's Big Score 5:50
10 Scooter + Jinx 1:00
11 Titanium Exposé 6:26

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Released in a standard jewelbox with a 2x3 foldout booklet (12 pages).

Recorded at Sorcerer Sound and Greene St., NYC.
Mixed at Right Track, NYC.
Mastered at Masterdisk.
Track 4: Chuck D. appears courtesy of Def Jam, Columbia Records
Track 8: Vocal recorded at Waterworks, NYC.

2 versions of this release exist. This release distinguishes from the other version in a different barcode and fine print on the back cover.

Manufactured exclusively by Warner Bros. Records Inc. ©℗ 1990 The David Geffen Company. Made in U.S.A.
Mfg. by DADC. (disc face)

The cover is based on a photo of David Smith and Maureen Hindley (sister of 'Moors Murderer' Myra Hindley).

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 0 7599-24297-2 6
  • Barcode (Scan): 075992429726
  • Matrix / Runout (Mirrored): DIDX-007224 1 + ++ +++++
  • Other (Sony DADC Code – Disc Face, Printed): DIDX 007224
  • SPARS Code: AAD
  • Rights Society: ASCAP

Other Versions (5 of 91) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
MG 2462 Sonic Youth Goo(Cass, Album, Unofficial) MG Records (2) MG 2462 Poland 1992 Sell This Version
MVCG-19326 Sonic Youth Goo(CD, Album, RE) Geffen Records MVCG-19326 Japan 1998 Sell This Version
0602498604939 Sonic Youth Goo(2xCD, Album, RE, RM) Geffen Records 0602498604939 Europe 2005 Sell This Version
759-924297-4 Sonic Youth Goo(Cass, Album) DGC 759-924297-4 Greece 1990 Sell This Version
170.8015 Sonic Youth Goo(LP, Album) Geffen Records 170.8015 Brazil 1991 Sell This Version


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May 18, 2017
How does the original sounds compared to the 2015 back to black pressing ?


April 10, 2006
edited over 11 years ago
"Goo" is universally considered a first "sell-out" album by Sonics. What it really means is that they cut on noise and added more melody, which resulted in a slew of major and minor hits (the biggest being Kool Thing, followed by 100%, Dirty Boots and Drunken Butterfly). So, all in all, it was a major success for a band, whether it was due to success/explosion of bands like Nirvana or move to a major label. Lyrically, much of it deals with violence and abuse (if it its still not clear, one should take a look at the words written on the cover). There's weird Carpenters obsession theme (Tunic), referral to the murder of Joe Cole, Henry Rollins roadie (100%), protest against male hegemony (Kool Thing, Swimsuit Issue) and many other less clear subjects (Dirty Boots, Mildred Pierce, Titanium Expose, Drunken Butterfly). One should also note that not all songs feature typical verse-chorus verse form - in fact, Mildred Pierce is ending abruptly with heavily distorted voice of Thurston Moore screaming out the name of the song for a minute or so. So there you have it - a very diverse work, probably one of the best that they done in the 90s.