Sonic Youth ‎– Sonic Youth

SST Records ‎– SST CD 097
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Originally released in 1982.
Recorded and mixed at Radio City Music Hall, New York City, December 1981, January 1982.

© 1987 Cesstone Music (BMI)
℗ 1987 SST Records

Packaging: Black tray jewel case with a 8-page booklet.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Printed): 0 18861-0097-2 8
  • Barcode (Scanned): 018861009728
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1): SSTCD-097 JVC 1T 21
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2): SSTCD-097 3C MFD BY JVC

Other Versions (5 of 15) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
N-ONE Sonic Youth Sonic Youth(LP, Album) Neutral Records (3) N-ONE US 1982 Sell This Version
SST 097 Sonic Youth Sonic Youth(LP, Album, RE) SST Records SST 097 US 1987 Sell This Version
ND01, N-ONE Sonic Youth Sonic Youth(LP, Album, RE) Zensor, Zensor ND01, N-ONE Germany 1984 Sell This Version
none Sonic Youth Sonic Youth(CDr, Album, Promo, RE, RM) Geffen Records none US 2006 Sell This Version
GOO-08 Sonic Youth Sonic Youth(LP, Album, RE, RM + LP) Goofin' Records GOO-08 US 2006 Sell This Version



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April 13, 2008
Sonic Youth's self titled debut was released in 1982 on Glenn Branca's Neutral imprint. Their debut record adequately illustrates the band's ancestry in the NYC "no-wave" scene, of which Branca was a key player, in groups like Theoretical Girls and The Static. Although the music is invariably stamped with the signature guitar madness which would make them (in)famous later, the album is an interesting little curiosity of drone, repetition and some surprisingly dance-able grooves - compliments, no doubt, of one-album drummer Richard Edson, who would later drum for Konk and become a successful film actor. The album was re-released in 1987 by SST on CD, CS and LP. Curiously, when DGC reissued the band's back catalog in the early '90s, "Sonic Youth" was not included. Only the track "I Dreamed I Dream" was included on the DGC best-of-the-indie years comp "Screaming Fields Of Sonic Love."

"Sonic Youth" was expanded and reissued again in 2006 by Geffen on CD and the band's own Goofin label on vinyl.