Sonic Youth ‎– Confusion Is Sex

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
n.9, neutral nine Sonic Youth Confusion Is Sex(LP, Album) Neutral Records (3), Neutral Records (3) n.9, neutral nine US 1983 Sell This Version
ND 02 Sonic-Youth* Confusion Is Sex(LP, Album) Zensor ND 02 Germany 1984 Sell This Version
ND 02 Sonic-Youth* Confusion Is Sex(LP, Album, M/Print) Zensor ND 02 Germany 1984 Sell This Version
SST CD 096 Sonic Youth Confusion Is Sex(CD, Album, RE) SST Records SST CD 096 US 1987 Sell This Version
SSTC 096 Sonic Youth Confusion Is Sex(Cass, Album, RE, Cle) SST Records SSTC 096 US 1987 Sell This Version
SSTC 096 Sonic Youth Confusion Is Sex(Cass, Album, RE, Whi) SST Records SSTC 096 US 1987 Sell This Version
SST 096 Sonic Youth Confusion Is Sex(LP, Album, RE) SST Records SST 096 US 1987 Sell This Version
SST 096 Sonic Youth Confusion Is Sex(LP, Album, RE, TP) SST Records SST 096 US 1987 Sell This Version
MG 2529-494 Sonic Youth Confusion Is Sex(Cass, Album, RE, Unofficial) MG Records (2) MG 2529-494 Poland 1993 Sell This Version
GEC 24511, 0495.0076 Sonic Youth Confusion Is Sex(Cass, Album, RE) Geffen Records, BMG Müzik A.Ş. GEC 24511, 0495.0076 Turkey 1995 Sell This Version
BFFP 113 Sonic Youth Confusion Is Sex(LP, Album, RE) Blast First BFFP 113 UK 1996 Sell This Version
B0013420-01, B0013420-01ST01, ORG 041 Sonic Youth Confusion Is Sex(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Whi) Universal Music Special Markets, Universal Music Special Markets, Original Recordings Group B0013420-01, B0013420-01ST01, ORG 041 US 2010 Sell This Version
B0013420-01ST01, ORG 041 Sonic Youth Confusion Is Sex(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Whi) Universal Music Special Markets, Original Recordings Group B0013420-01ST01, ORG 041 US 2010 Sell This Version
ORG 041 Sonic Youth Confusion Is Sex(LP, Album, RE, RM, 180) Universal Music Special Markets, Original Recordings Group ORG 041 US 2010 Sell This Version
n.9, neutral nine Sonic Youth Confusion Is Sex(LP, Album, RE, Unofficial) Neutral Records (4), Neutral Records (4) n.9, neutral nine UK 2012 Sell This Version
Goo022 Sonic Youth Confusion Is Sex(CD, Album, RE) Goofin' Records Goo022 US 2016 Sell This Version
Goo022 Sonic Youth Confusion Is Sex(LP, Album, RE) Goofin' Records Goo022 US 2016 Sell This Version

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MEllODrOnE

MEllODrOnE

September 4, 2018
referencing Confusion Is Sex, LP, Album, RE, RM, 180, ORG 041
Excellent reissue. Very clean and clear sounding complete with punchy drums and a great midrange and defined low end. Excellent clarity and separation for complex music. Very full, very dynamic sounding and the vocals have nice presence. And of course a flawless pressing, no surface noise, no issues.
stavx79

stavx79

March 31, 2017
referencing Confusion Is Sex, LP, Album, n.9, neutral nine
Does anyone know,if the insert is included in the 2016 goofin' vinyl reissue??
music_emporium

music_emporium

September 2, 2016
referencing Confusion Is Sex, LP, Album, n.9, neutral nine
Sonic Youth's 1984 album Confusion Is Sex is a vortex of bad juju and deliberately ugly atonality. The album stands both as a necessary defensive position upon confronting the bleakness of New York's ills at the time and as the emergent laboratory of avant-guitar experiments that would run through the Sonic Youth history. In shoving screwdrivers and drumsticks between the strings of guitars and bass, Sonic Youth crafted songs on Confusion Is Sex that were deliberately percussive and atonal, furthering and exaggerating the ideas that had come out those early Glenn Branca guitar-army symphonies (in which SY's Thurston Moore and Lee Ranaldo were early members). A rasping, acrid interplay of banged and bludgeoned instruments matches the barked monotone delivery from Moore and Kim Gordon, who empty themselves through the nihilist tone poems of "(She's In A) Bad Mood" and "Shaking Hell" only to crash through a manic cover of The Stooges "I Wanna Be A Dog" with an unhinged giddiness of self-immolation. Given how dissonant and percussive Sonic Youth were during their earliest incarnation, it's interesting that the band was rotating through drummers at such a rapid clip. Sonic Youth dropped Richard Edson after the eponymous debut, and for this recording they had No Wave stalwart Jim Sclavunos (of most all of Lydia Lunch's '70s bands) and Bob Bert alternating behind the drum kit. Perhaps this destabilization of the rhythm section played into Sonic Youth's cauldron of bracingly discordant revelry that made Confusion Is Sex so much a pivotal record in the history of the Lower East Side noise-rock bands. In all of the primitive punk demolition and uncontrolled pummel, Confusion Is Sex remains one of Sonic Youth's most confrontational recordings. Thurston has maintained that this is one of his favorite Sonic Youth records.