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Goo


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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 (37 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #3,599 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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Emily on May 13 2012
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
This is probably my second most favorite Sonic Youth CD ever (first is Daydream nation)
I love all the tracks on this, especially Kool Thing and Dirty Boots. Most of the songs are musical, which I'm happy about, because I'm always a little hesitant about buying their stuff at times unless I listen to it before.
This CD also hase one of the best covers in my opinion.
One of my favorite CDs from my favorite band. Definately a must buy :)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By T. Bigney on July 26 2008
Format: Audio CD
After spending most of the 1980s flaunting their Branca-inspired free-form guitar squall, seminal noise-rockers Sonic Youth tumbled into the 90s with Goo, the largely anticipated (and comparably amiable) follow-up to 1988's groundbreaking Daydream Nation. The band's first album after switching to major DGC, Goo was a notoriously "transitional" record, with Sonic Youth cramming their feedback-heavy dissonance into a slightly more focused aesthetic and pushing memorable melodies without compromising their much-beloved contentiousness. By demanding full creative control and limited A&R capacities from the label, Sonic Youth unknowingly etched a successful template for future indie bands yearning for the double-dip of major-label distribution and indie-like sovereignty.
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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 T. Bruce on June 2 2004
Format: Audio CD
Whereas "Sister" and "Daydream Nation" have a lot of creativity, I just don't like this one. The only songs that I like is "Mote" and the "Scooter-Jinx" effects. for its long five minute jam at the end but that's it. Otherwise "Goo" is unintersitingly melodic and noisy.
My least favorite album.
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By A Customer on May 21 2004
Format: Audio CD
i love this record. really, it's my favorite sonic album. they were so ahead of their time. and lucky me - i saw them about a week ago in louisville. i was like three feet away from the band and in heaven. goo me, goo you.
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Format: Audio CD
I don't own this cd, i plan on buying it very soon cos i have mp3s of dirty boots and tunic and theyre both amazing but Chris Robertson, your interpretation of Tunic is so, so, so, so, so, so wrong. The song is about the life, death and heavenly ascension of the anorexic Karen Carpenter (true story). hence: "i feel like i'm disappearing" and "you said: 'you look so under-fed'". brilliant song though
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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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Format: Audio CD
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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