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