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  • Audio CD (June 7 1995)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Geffen Records
  • ASIN: B000003TA2
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  LP Record
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #15,727 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Dirty Boots
2. Tunic (Song For Karen)
3. Mary-Christ
4. Kool Thing
5. Mote
6. My Friend Goo
7. Disappearer
8. Mildred Pierce
9. Cinderella's Big Score
10. Scooter & Jinx
11. Titanium Expose

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Après sa signature avec la major Geffen, Sonic Youth se retrouve dans un gros studio avec pas mal de moyens. · l'époque, quelques vierges effarouchées ont crié à la trahison mais, avec le recul, Goo apparaît surtout comme un des albums les plus aboutis et peut-être les plus accessibles des bruitistes new-yorkais. "Dirty Boots", "Kool Thing" (avec Chuck D de Public Enemy) et "Tunic (Song For Karen)" sont devenus des classiques d'un rock véritablement alternatif, qui évite le simplisme et la démagogie et dont les racines sont autant à chercher chez Richard Hell ou les Sonics que chez James Blood Ulmer ou Glenn Branca. --Hubert Deshouse

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 9 2004
Format: Audio CD
ok, here it is, plain and simple--goo is (in my opinion) the best out of the 4 or 5 "best" youth albums(washing machine, d dream nation, dirty,....whatever). ive read lies about washing machine. everyone thinks its the best and that its ground breaking when in fact its at best good.it only has about 3 great tracks. and, day dream and dirty are both amazing but after a while i noticed that evey song sounds some what the same. goo on the other hand is PURE gold. here, the writing and playing is the best. all of the songs great in there own way. every track is a highlight. but i have to mention that "titainium expose" is beyond incredible, probably my fav youth song. buy it or continue to suck
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By A Customer on Feb. 28 2004
Format: Audio CD
I hear Goo as a calculated career move by Sonic Youth to keep up with the younger bands who were blowing them off the stage at the time, although they were never meant to be a traditional rock band. It marks a significant departure from their less structured, noise-scape approach to songwriting that peaked on Daydream Nation. Goo is Sonic Youth's stab at pop/rock, and it's not very good. "Dirty Boots" sounds like a hackneyed teen rebel anthem appropriate for a John Hughes movie soundtrack. (I think it was used in a Christian Slater movie.) They also tried to camp out on the rap vogue with Chuck D doing a brief bit on "Kool Thing." I caught a Seattle show in '90 with Nirvana opening and Sonic Youth should not have bothered to play their set. After Nirvana's intense performance, the Goo songs just sounded limp, kind of like goo in fact. Of course, Nirvana quickly grew cheesy as well, but it was sad to hear it from Sonic Youth, who could have been a much more interesting version of the Grateful Dead, but never bothered to take it far enough.
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I've been a Sonic Youth fan since 2003. I've heard all of their full lengths, plus all of their SYRs and some other EPs. To me, this seems like the best album for anyone to start with. This also has become my third-favorite Sonic Youth album, behind Confusion is Sex at #2 and Murray Street at #1.
This album is dense with the sort of fuzzy, distorted, guitar noise that Sonic Youth was known for during the middle of their careers. On Daydream Nation, bad recording quality left them sounding underwhelming. On Dirty and Experimental Jet Set, they just weren't quite as generous with the noise. Also, the songs here are as well formed as on any other album they've ever recorded, although I could've done without the pointless, boneheaded Chuck D segment on "Kool Thing".
Besides Chuck D, I can't really find any weak spots on here. They successfully stretched an album to 50 minutes without making it boring.
By the way, that cover art with the high-contrast black & white drawing is killer. On the liner notes, however, is the most dated fold-out mini-poster ever. It's all primary colors, and the band posing for liner-note photographs in gaudy clothes. When my future children ask me what the early 90s were like, I'll show them this.
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Format: Audio CD
Sonic Youth have been associated with a bewildering number of styles and movements over their 20 year history and whilst it a near impossible task to pick a favourite album out of their rich and varied oeuvre, 'Goo' is probably the best place for the uninitiated to start.
The last of five indispensable albums Sonic Youth released in the late 1980s, they had the good sense to ensure their first release with major label muscle behind it was also their most accessible. Their well-documented tendency toward feedback-drenched experimentation is held in check and forced into coherent 3-minute song structures.
But this temporary embrace of rock n' roll conventions is solely on SY's terms and in no way smacks of a sell out (Goo is often unfairly labelled as bubblegum punk by elitist SY fans) yet in it's own way as adventurous and diverse any of its predecessors, the only constant being those expertly de-tuned guitars. Lyrically and musically all three of the band's songwriters are at the top of their game: Kim Gordon manages to simultaneously trash the mythologizing of dead musical icons and pay tribute to heroine Karen Carpenter on 'Tunic.' Whilst Thurston Moore displays his long term love of hardcore punk on the abrasive 'Mildred Pierce' and the often over looked Lee Ranaldo produces one of the finest songs on this or any Sonic Youth album in the form of 'Disappearer.'
Like all great Sonic Youth albums, Goo manages to simultaneously give an immediate pure noise thrill, whilst ceaselessly pushing the boundary of popular music. By ceaselessly innovating Sonic Youth have changed the face of 'alternative' music. Almost every great band of the past decade is forever in their debt and Goo is the best place to begin finding out why
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Format: Audio CD
Far from the best or most interesting Sonic Youth album, but nonetheless a good dose of arty stoner alternative rock. "Dirty Boots" is no doubt a classic, "Disappearer" is some of that pretty rock like DAYDREAM NATION's "Candle", "Mote" is probably the most lyrically complex out of the group along with Disappearer and has some of that good ol' distortion feedback at the end...
"Kool Thing" is decent, kind of ambiguous and sardonic, but definitely one of their weaker moments, an easily accessible MTV-friendly gem..."My Friend Goo" is simplistic and cheesy, mainly just good for laughs or amusement..."Mildred Peirce" has some nice screaming insanity at the end..."Mary-Christ" has a good arrangement of vocals..."Tunic" is a deep ride into the mind of a rock-minded individual who finnalt makes it but is never truly happy, narrated by Kim..."Titanium Expose" is probably the most known, appearing on the PUMP UP THE VOLUME soundtrack..."Cinderella's Big Score" is about incest I think..."Scooter & Jinx" is a nice little fix of feedback...I think that's all the tracks.
good but don't expect DAYDREAM NATION...
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