Sonic Youth ‎– Washing Machine

DGC ‎– 00602547431073
Back To Black – B2B_JT_STK
2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered, 180 gram

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Becuz 4:42
A2 Junkie's Promise 4:02
A3 Saucer-Like 4:25
B1 Washing Machine 9:33
B2 Unwind 6:03
B3 Little Trouble Girl
Vocals [Additional] – Kim Deal, Lorette Velvette, Melissa Dunn
C1 No Queen Blues 4:33
C2 Panty Lies 4:15
C3 Becuz Coda 2:49
C4 Skip Tracer
Lyrics By [Additional] – Leah Singer
D The Diamond Sea 19:36

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Released in gatefold sleeve with 2 inserts containing photos and credits.
Comes with 'Back To Black' sticker on shrink wrap and download code.

Recorded at Easley Studios, Memphis; Mott and Greene Street Studios, New York City, january - may 1995 (16 & 8 track)
Mixed at Greene Street Studios, New York City, june 1995.
Remastered by Golden Mastering, Ventura, CA
All songs published by Sonik Tooth and administered by Kobalt Music Publishing (BMI)
Kim Deal appears courtesy of 4AD/Elektra Records

Track C3 is not listed on the sleeve and center label.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 602547431073
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A): 137223E1/A 4743109-A
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B): 137223E2/A 4743109-B
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side C): 137223E3/A 4743110-A
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side D): 137223E4/A 4743110-B
  • Label Code: LC 01846
  • Rights Society: BIEM/SDRM
  • Other (Insert 1): 00602547431073 NS01
  • Other (Insert 2): 00602547431073 NS02

Other Versions (5 of 38) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
DGCD-24825 Sonic Youth Washing Machine(CD, Album) DGC DGCD-24825 US 1995 Sell This Version
DGCD-24825 Sonic Youth Washing Machine(CD, Album) DGC DGCD-24825 US Unknown Sell This Version
DGCD-24825 Sonic Youth Washing Machine(CD, Album, Club) Geffen Records DGCD-24825 US 1995 Sell This Version
GEFC-24825 Sonic Youth Washing Machine(Cass, Album, RE) Geffen Records GEFC-24825 Saudi Arabia 1995 Sell This Version
GEFC-24825 Sonic Youth Washing Machine(Cass, Album) Geffen Records GEFC-24825 Thailand 1995 Sell This Version


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December 1, 2016
Disappointing edition.
Compared to the original release, this one is quite unpleasing. First, the packaging is a pain in the bum for getting the records/inserts in and out. The fact it includes two 180g records + inserts instead of the regular printed inner sleeves makes me cringe everytime I want to pull the discs in or out.

Quality wise now, well... not impressed at all. It sounds very similar to the CD. Probably sourced from the same master. There's a digital glitch on one of the songs which is horrible and sounds like a typical DAT glitch to me. Record themselves are "ok" pressed I guess besides some clicks and pops here and there.

Anyway, I recommand any buyer to get the US release which is probably better in every aspect I've reviewed here. The SY American editions are stamped with a "Remastered from the original analog master tapes" sticker and I can tell you this is no BS. After a direct comparison between the EU and US rereleases of Goo, the US remaster stands out by far.

Don't get me wrong though. This is not an awful version but if you can get a better one for the same price, I'd rather let you know about that.


November 19, 2016

Sound and geatefold is great! Also the two printed sheets look very nice, definitely worth the price


September 20, 2016

Good Reissue. Thick gatefold packaging.
Can't tell if the masters are the same as '95 press, anyway the records are flat and quite silent. Just some acceptable clicks and pops on "The Diamond Sea" side.


December 29, 2015

I had problem to redeem the code, great album though.


December 28, 2015
Nicely-done reissue :)


December 18, 2015
Agreed - it sounds great to me. I've never heard the original pressing (I've only ever owned Washing Machine on CD), so can't comment on how it compares to the '95 pressing, but this sounds really good to me.


December 12, 2015
Agree with the previous reviewer...this has been mastered quite nicely! Thanks for the heads up @Trrrmmer

Quite a well done reissue overall...


December 7, 2015
This one sounds nice.