Sonic Youth - Bad Moon Rising

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1985 sophomore album, back in print! CD and LP download card add four bonus tracks.

Features ‰ÛÏDeath Valley ‰۪69‰۝ with Lydia Lunch.åÊ

Sonic Youth‰۪s second full-length LP Bad Moon Rising was originally released on Homestead and Blast First in 1985. The album is a fascinating examination of ‰ÛÏthe junction where hippie idealism [meets] the cold hard world,‰۝ says guitarist Lee Ranaldo, ‰ÛÏwhere Woodstock [meets] Altamont‰ÛÓDeath Valley, Charles Manson, Brian Wilson, musicians, murderers, heroes and villains.‰۝ Its original eight-song tapestry of droning guitar feedback, distant clattering percussion, and sullen vocals, all held together with interstitial noise loops and shadowy haze, ambles through a long, dark night before the feverish ‰ÛÏDeath Valley ‰۪69,‰۝ driven by runaway guitar riffs and a frantic Thurston Moore / Lydia Lunch vocal duet, pounds the capstone into place. Sonic Youth‰۪s big leap forward from Confusion Is Sex and Kill Yr Idols ‰ÛÏreflects the spirit of the time,‰۝ to quote All Music Guide. Bad Moon Rising views ‰ÛÏAmerican gothic through the glassy eyes of wilful moonlit paranoia.‰۝ Back in print on Goofin‰۪ Records, this reissue includes bonus tracks ‰ÛÏFlower‰۝ and ‰ÛÏHalloween,‰۝ both from a 12‰۝single of the same era. The sound collage morsels ‰ÛÏSatan Is Boring‰۝ and ‰ÛÏEcho Canyon‰۝ are your cue to begin moving toward the exit and get out while you can.

1. Intro 2. Brave Men Run (In My Family) 3. Society Is a Hole 4. I Love Her All the Time 5. Ghost Bitch 6. I‰۪m Insane 7. Justice Is Might 8. Death Valley ‰۪69 Bonus Tracks on CD / Digital Download: 9. Satan Is Boring 10. Flower 11. Halloween 12. Echo Canyon