Sonic Youth ‎– Evol

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Tom Violence 3:04
Shadow Of A Doubt 3:30
Star Power 4:46
In The Kingdom # 19 3:22
Green Light 3:39
Death To Our Friends 3:17
Secret Girl 2:50
Marilyn Moore 4:02
Expressway To Yr. Skull

Versions (58)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
SST 059 Sonic Youth Evol(LP, Album) SST Records SST 059 US 1986 Sell This Version
SST-CD-059, SST CD 059 Sonic Youth EVOL(CD, Album) SST Records, SST Records SST-CD-059, SST CD 059 US 1986 Sell This Version
SST-CD-059, SST CD 059 Sonic Youth EVOL(CD, Album) SST Records, SST Records SST-CD-059, SST CD 059 US 1986 Sell This Version
BFFP 4 CD Sonic Youth EVOL(CD, Album, MPO) Blast First BFFP 4 CD UK 1986 Sell This Version
SSTC 059 Sonic Youth EVOL(Cass, Album) SST Records SSTC 059 US 1986 Sell This Version
BFFP 4c Sonic Youth EVOL(Cass, Album, Bla) Blast First BFFP 4c UK 1986 Sell This Version
BFFP 4c Sonic Youth EVOL(Cass, Album, Blu) Blast First BFFP 4c UK 1986 Sell This Version
BFFP 4c Sonic Youth EVOL(Cass, Album, Cle) Blast First BFFP 4c UK 1986 Sell This Version
BFFP 4 Sonic Youth EVOL(LP, Album) Blast First BFFP 4 UK 1986 Sell This Version
BFFP 4 Sonic Youth EVOL(LP, Album) Blast First BFFP 4 UK 1986 Sell This Version
BFFP 4, BFFP4 Sonic Youth EVOL(LP, Album) Blast First, Blast First BFFP 4, BFFP4 Netherlands 1986 Sell This Version
BFFP 4 Sonic Youth EVOL(LP, Album) Blast First BFFP 4 UK 1986 Sell This Version
BFFP 4 Sonic Youth EVOL(LP, Album) Blast First BFFP 4 UK 1986 Sell This Version
BFFP 4 Sonic Youth EVOL(LP, Album) Blast First BFFP 4 UK 1986 Sell This Version
SST 059 Sonic Youth EVOL(LP, Album, TP, W/Lbl) SST Records SST 059 US 1986 Sell This Version
BFFP 4 Sonic Youth Evol(LP, Album) Blast First BFFP 4 UK 1986 Sell This Version
SST 059 Sonic Youth Evol(LP, Album, RP) SST Records SST 059 US 1986 Sell This Version
VG 50261 Sonic Youth EVOL(LP, Album) Blast First, Virgin VG 50261 Greece 1987 Sell This Version
ANDA 67 Sonic Youth EVOL(LP, Album, TP) Au Go Go ANDA 67 Australia 1987 Sell This Version
ANDA 67 Sonic Youth EVOL(LP, Album, RE) Au Go Go ANDA 67 Australia 1988 Sell This Version
SST 059 Sonic Youth EVOL(LP, Album, RE, Pin) SST Records SST 059 US 1990 Sell This Version
DGCMD 24513 Sonic Youth EVOL(CD, Album, RE) DGC DGCMD 24513 Canada 1994 Sell This Version
DGCD-24513 Sonic Youth EVOL(CD, Album, RE) DGC DGCD-24513 US 1994 Sell This Version
DGCD-24513 Sonic Youth Evol(CD, Album, Club, RE) DGC DGCD-24513 US 1994 Sell This Version
GED 24513 Sonic Youth Evol(CD, Album, RE) Geffen Records GED 24513 Europe 1994 Sell This Version
DGCC-24513 Sonic Youth Evol(Cass, Album, RE) DGC DGCC-24513 Thailand 1994 Sell This Version
DGCMC 24513 Sonic Youth Evol(Cass, Album, RE) DGC DGCMC 24513 Canada 1994 Sell This Version
MVCG-21015 Sonic Youth EVOL(CD, Album, RE) Geffen Records MVCG-21015 Japan 1995 Sell This Version
BFFP 4 CD Sonic Youth EVOL(CD, Album, RE) Blast First BFFP 4 CD UK 1996 Sell This Version
UICY-2113 Sonic Youth EVOL(CD, Album, RE) Geffen Records UICY-2113 Japan 2002 Sell This Version
ORG 043 Sonic Youth EVOL(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Pin) Original Recordings Group ORG 043 US 2010 Sell This Version
B0013421-01, ORG 043 Sonic Youth EVOL(LP, Album, RE, RM, 180) Universal Music Special Markets, Original Recordings Group B0013421-01, ORG 043 US 2010 Sell This Version
none Sonic Youth EVOL(10xFile, MP3, Album, RE, RM, VBR) Goofin' Records none US 2015
Goo-019 Sonic Youth EVOL(CD, Album, RE) Goofin' Records Goo-019 US 2015 Sell This Version
Goo 019 Sonic Youth EVOL(LP, Album, RE, RM, RP) Goofin' Records Goo 019 US 2015 Sell This Version
GOO-019 Sonic Youth Evol(LP, Album, RE, RM, TP) Goofin' Records GOO-019 US 2015 Sell This Version
GED 24513, 424 513-2 Sonic Youth EVOL(CD, Album, RE) Geffen Records, Geffen Records GED 24513, 424 513-2 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
DGCD-24513 Sonic Youth EVOL(CD, Album, RE) DGC DGCD-24513 US Unknown Sell This Version
none Sonic Youth EVOL(CD, Album, Unofficial, Gol) Geffen Records (2) none China Unknown Sell This Version
SSTC 059 Sonic Youth EVOL(Cass, Album, Whi) SST Records SSTC 059 US Unknown Sell This Version
BFFP 4, 2371-08 Sonic Youth EVOL(LP, Album) Blast First, ⓧVox BFFP 4, 2371-08 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
493 668-1 Sonic Youth EVOL(LP, Album, RE) Geffen Records 493 668-1 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
SST 059 Sonic Youth EVOL(LP, Album, RP) SST Records SST 059 US Unknown Sell This Version
BFFP 4 Sonic Youth EVOL(LP, Album, Unofficial) Blast First (2) BFFP 4 UK Unknown Sell This Version
BFFP 4 Sonic Youth EVOL(LP, Album, Unofficial, Blu) Blast First (2) BFFP 4 UK Unknown Sell This Version
BFFP 4 Sonic Youth EVOL(LP, Album, Unofficial, Cle) Blast First (2) BFFP 4 UK Unknown Sell This Version
BFFP 4 Sonic Youth EVOL(LP, Album, Unofficial, Cle) Blast First (2) BFFP 4 UK Unknown Sell This Version
BFFP 4 Sonic Youth EVOL(LP, Album, Unofficial, Cle) Blast First (2) BFFP 4 UK Unknown Sell This Version
BFFP 4 Sonic Youth EVOL(LP, Album, Unofficial, Gra) Blast First (2) BFFP 4 UK Unknown Sell This Version
BFFP 4 Sonic Youth EVOL(LP, Album, Unofficial, Gre) Blast First (2) BFFP 4 UK Unknown Sell This Version
DGCD-24513 Sonic Youth Evol(CD, Album, Club, RE, Col) DGC DGCD-24513 US Unknown Sell This Version
DGCD-24513 Sonic Youth Evol(CD, Album, RE) DGC DGCD-24513 US Unknown Sell This Version
GED 24513, 424 513-2 Sonic Youth Evol(CD, Album, RE, RP) Geffen Records, Geffen Records GED 24513, 424 513-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
8-507 Sonic Youth Evol(CD, Album, Unofficial) ArsNova 8-507 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
DGCC-24513 Sonic Youth Evol(Cass, Album, RE) DGC DGCC-24513 US Unknown Sell This Version
609 Sonic Youth Evol(Cass, Album, Unofficial) MR (2) 609 Yugoslavia Unknown Sell This Version
SST 059 Sonic Youth Evol(LP, Album, RP) SST Records SST 059 US Unknown Sell This Version
BFFP4 Sonic Youth Evol(LP, Album, Unofficial, Red) Blast First (2) BFFP4 UK Unknown Sell This Version

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mikeSF_

mikeSF_

December 24, 2021
referencing EVOL, LP, Album, RE, RM, RP, Goo 019

A nice reissue of this post punk/alt rock release. Has a hint of the Velvet Undies.

Soundwise, I think the pressing could be better, but for what it is it's not bad.
ggggreenisaac

ggggreenisaac

December 20, 2021
referencing Evol, CD, Album, RE, GED 24513
This is the only pre-Goo Geffen CD worth bothering with and was given a decent remaster, unlike Bad Moon Rising (track indexing messed up), and Sister & Daydream Nation (weird EQ choices/volume-levelled/distortion in places that isn't present on the SST/Blast First CDs).

The most obvious thing about the Geffen CD is that the low end has been given a boost, but the flipside is that it just doesn't sound as clear as the Blast First CD, almost as if it was taken from a higher-generation tape. However, these are things that will probably only be noticed in an A/B listening comparison.

The other main difference between the two, is that while Expressway To Yr. Skull fades out at around 6:57 on the Blast First CD, it runs to 7:19 on the Geffen, meaning you can hear right to the end of the recording (and seeing as the LP ends in a locked groove, maybe the only release where this is possible?).
Anthon40

Anthon40

October 25, 2021
referencing Evol, LP, Album, RP, SST 059
Apparently this is more rare than the so-called true first pressing.
GenoCyboPunx

GenoCyboPunx

September 21, 2021
referencing EVOL, LP, Album, RE, RM, RP, Goo 019

It's fine for around $20 new, $15 would be more in line. Not the most dynamic, could definitely use a re-mastering. I can't imagine this pressing sounding too different from the CD. Still, it's classic SY and I'm glad to have it on wax. Super minimalist treatment with the album cover and inner which is both surprising and not surprising since the band put it out themselves. I guess they wanted to keep the costs down. 3 out of 5 stars for the pressing, the music itself of course being much higher.
transistor11

transistor11

May 16, 2021
referencing EVOL, LP, Album, RE, RM, 180, B0013421-01, ORG 043
The audio is a bit muffled. Some surface noise
NapalmBrain85

NapalmBrain85

March 23, 2021
referencing EVOL, LP, Album, BFFP 4
Side A is a Porky Cut and it sounds incredible, much better than the very respectable reissue. I'm surprised this is fetching so little compared to the US version, glossy sleeve too. Highly recommended pressing
rw

rw

November 15, 2020
edited about 1 year ago
referencing EVOL, LP, Album, RE, RM, RP, Goo 019

Indeed …The Goofin' Records ‎– Goo 019 is a very good version of this major Sonic Youth album. The printing (photo grain and colours) of the cover is also of much better quality than the Blast First version. Provided with an antistatic inner sleeve. Great copy.
all4vinyl

all4vinyl

August 12, 2020
referencing EVOL, LP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Pin, ORG 043

Mine has "Freinds" typo. Mine is also light pink swirl vinyl (what is pictured appears to be a darker, solid pink). Variation?
sbonaccorso

sbonaccorso

July 18, 2020
referencing Evol, LP, Album, SST 059
Just pulled out my copy of this vinyl (deadwax matches, but I purchased the vinyl used and in a generic sleeve.) It is slightly opaque when held up to light.
yaroslavra

yaroslavra

June 10, 2020
referencing EVOL, LP, Album, RE, RM, RP, Goo 019
mine does not include download card, what a quality control...