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Confusion Is Sex by Sonic Youth

Sonic Youth

Confusion Is Sex
Goofin'

BACK IN STOCK ON VINYL!  Originally slated to be a seven-inch single to follow up their self-titled debut, Sonic Youth ’s Confusion Is Sex blossomed into the band’s first album:  a brain-bludgeoning, completely fried endeavor of dissonance and disarray, a perfect soundtrack for running from a chain-wielding gang near the SIN Club.?! This was the sound of 1983 New York City: nothing like London where punks were starting to scrub their faces and sounds to get on Top of the Pops , and nothing like the jangly roots of college radio rock starting to formulate in Athens, Georgia.?! It sounded like no one else on Earth, for that matter.?! The raw, Wharton Tiers  8-track production is dark, the Kim Gordon-scrawled cover figure art of Thurston Moore  is dark, Lee Ranaldo ’s back cover photo-collage and Catherine Ceresole ’s crumpled-xeroxed images that adorned the inside are dark.?!

LP $17.50

09/23/2016 787996802213 

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CD $13.00

09/23/2016 787996802220 

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MP3 $9.90

09/23/2016 787996802220 

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Spinhead Sessions by Sonic Youth

Sonic Youth

Spinhead Sessions
Goofin'

The slow-burn sounds of Sonic Youth’s 1986 rehearsals to score Ken Friedman’s spooky highway film Made In USA are yet another mile marker in the band’s long and varied existence, now being issued as Spinhead Sessions (named for the North Hollywood studio used by SST label acts like Black Flag and Painted Willie).?! These jams were later built upon for a full-on (and quite different) soundtrack production, but the rough sketches here find the band taking time with truly new and introspective sound worlds.?! It was basically a brand new way of working for Sonic Youth, albeit a challenging one, under the auspices of major Hollywood film production overlords, routing their way into the world of soundtrack scoring.?! And it all comes at a key time and place.It’s no secret that 1986 was a transformative year for the band in many ways.?! The gravitation to the beloved SST stable, in addition to Steve Shelley, now drumming, certainly gave Sonic Youth a renewed vigor and vocabulary.?!

LP $16.00

06/17/2016 787996802114 

GOO 021 LP 


CD $13.00

06/17/2016 787996802121 

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MP3 $9.90

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FLAC $11.99

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***NOW AVAILABLE ON CASSETTE!!!  “Let’s get something straight.?! There is no album in the entire corpus of indie rock—not Loveless, not Surfer Rosa, not Psychocandy—that reaches the heights of invention, joy, and magic of Sonic Youth’s sublime fifth album....?! The haunted reveries of Sister remain with you for years, even if you only hear them once” — Stereogum. 1987’s Sister was another notch in the band's move away from No Wave, yet still maintained their experimental approach.?! Gordon, Moore, Ranaldo and Shelley were coming into their own at this point, combining elements of noise, punk and pop.?! They had also become better songwriters since their previous album, providing better context for their noisier elements and incorporating the dissonance of their earlier releases into more traditional song structures.?! To quote Stereogum once again, “Sister is the sonic manifestation of refracted light.?! It’s a record that changes you.”.?!

LP $17.50

04/08/2016 787996802015 

GOO 020 LP 


CD $13.00

04/08/2016 787996802022 

GOO 020 CD 


MC $12.00

04/15/2022 787996802046 

GOO 020 CS 


MP3 $9.90

04/08/2016 787996802022 

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***NOW AVAILABLE ON CASSETTE!!!  Released in May 1986 on SST Records and Blast First! in the UK, EVOL was the third studio album by Sonic Youth and showed the first signs of the band transforming their No Wave past into a greater alt-rock sensibility.  “EVOL … mark[s] the true departure point of Sonic Youth’s musical evolution,” noted Pitchfork, “In measured increments, Thurston Moore and Lee Ranaldo … bring form to the formless, tune to the tuneless, and with the help of Steve Shelley’s drums…, [impose] melody and composition on their trademark dissonance.” "If Daydream Nation is Sonic Youth’s opus, EVOL was crucial research.?! There’s a directness that makes everything feel close.?! It is pure tension with little release.?!

LP $17.50

07/24/2015 787996801919 

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CD $13.00

07/24/2015 787996801926 

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MC $12.00

05/06/2022 787996801940 

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MP3 $8.91

07/24/2015 787996801926 

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Bad Moon Rising by Sonic Youth

Sonic Youth

Bad Moon Rising
Goofin'

***BACK IN STOCK!!!  Received an 8.1 rating from Pitchfork.  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 “the junction where hippie idealism [meets] the cold hard world,” says guitarist Lee Ranaldo, “where Woodstock [meets] Altamont—Death 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 “Death 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 “reflects the spirit of the time,” to quote All Music Guide.?!

LP $17.50

04/14/2015 787996801810 

GOO 018 LP 


CD $13.00

04/14/2015 787996801827 

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MP3 $9.90

04/14/2015 787996801827 

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*** Available again on 2xlp!! Sonic Youth’s eponymous debut 12-inch was recorded in late 1981 at Plaza Sound at Radio City Music Hall in NYC and originally released on composer Glenn Branca’s Neutral label.?!  This remastered and expanded double vinyl and CD reissue includes the self-titled debut record plus live material from '81 and a track from a previously unheard studio session (and remains the only recorded document of an early line-up featuring actor Richard Edson on drums). Includes liner notes by original Sonic Youth drummer Richard Edson, Glenn Branca and Byron Coley. The first Sonic Youth EP - originally released on Glenn Branca's Neutral imprint - sits alongside the Sonic Death cassette and the Kill Yr Idols LP as some of the group's most evocatively blasted work.?! Listened to with modern ears it's immediately remarkable just how fully-formed the Sonic Youth sound was, even as early as their first quartet gig - included here in its entirety on disc two.?!

CD $13.00

01/20/2015 787996800820 

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2XLP $27.00

03/21/2006 787996800813 

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Daydream Nation by Sonic Youth

Sonic Youth

Daydream Nation
Goofin'

***BACK IN STOCK!!! Daydream Nation was Sonic Youth’s sixth full-length, their first double-LP, and their last for an indie label before signing with Geffen. Widely considered to be their watershed moment, the album catapulted them into the mainstream and proved that indie bands could enjoy wider commercial success without compromising their artistic vision. More recently, Daydream Nation has been recognized as a classic of its era: Pitchfork ranked it #1 on their “100 Greatest Albums of the 1980s”; Spin listed it at #13 on their “125 Best Albums of 1985-2010”. Daydream Nation was one of 50 recordings chosen by the Library of Congress to be added to the National Recording Registry in 2006 and it was voted "One of the Greatest Albums of All Time" by Rolling Stone. This edition of Daydream Nation (CD/2xLP) is released on SY’s own Goofin’ Records and has been remastered under the band’s supervision. Experimental. Uncompromising. Essential..?!

CD $13.00

06/10/2014 787996801728 

GOO 017 


2XLP $27.00

06/10/2014 787996801711 

GOO 017 LP 


4XLP $25.75

07/17/2007 787996801315 

GOO013LP 


MC $12.00

12/17/2021 787996801742 

GOO 017 CS 


MP3 $9.90

06/10/2014 787996801728 

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Smart Bar Chicago 1985 by Sonic Youth

Sonic Youth

Smart Bar Chicago 1985
Goofin'

In the fall of 1985, Sonic Youth were touring the States following the release of their Bad Moon Rising LP.?!

CD $12.00

11/13/2012 787996801629 

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2XLP $27.00

11/13/2012 787996801612 

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MP3 $9.90

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FLAC $11.99

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Star Power (Acoustic 09 Version) by Sonic Youth

Sonic Youth

Star Power (Acoustic 09 Version)
Goofin'

An acoustic version of the Sonic Youth classic 'Star Power'.?! This version was recorded over the summer in Portland, Oregon between tour dates and was featured in the television program Gossip Girl on October 12..?!

MP3 $0.99

10/16/2009 787996801520 

 


FLAC $1.99

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A slight hiccup in our production?! This is the infamous EP that Blast First label head Paul Smith begged us not to release.?! It has long been reviled or misunderstood by many! The song itself, Master-Dik – possibly a play on words related to Masterdisk, where we mastered our albums in those days – first saw light of day in a different version as a bonus track on the Sister CD when it came out.?! That was the ‘non-beatbox version’ (meaning Steve was playing the drums).?! The version on this EP has full beatbox in effect.?! J Mascis even puts in an appearance on lead guitar! In essence, although this track was recorded during and associated with the Sister era, it actual looked ahead to the making of the Ciccone Youth Whitey Album about 18 months later.?! It was the first appearance by the Royal Tuff Titty, who at one point even declares “We’re Ciccone!” Following Beat on the Brat, Side 2 journeys thru a sonic wonderland of 14 selections (or is it 15?!

CD $9.50

09/25/2015 787996801421 

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MP3 $5.99

03/11/2008 787996801421 

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FLAC $6.99

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Destroyed Room: B-sides And Rarities by Sonic Youth

Sonic Youth

Destroyed Room: B-sides And Rarities
Goofin'

Choice collection of B-sides, rarities, alternate takes and previously unreleased tracks dating back to 1993 including the side-long extended version of The Diamond Sea and a cover of Alice Cooper’s Is It My Body? Originally released  December 12, 2006.  The Destroyed Room: B-Sides And Rarities, a collection of near-hidden Sonic Youth gems hand-picked by the band, brings together songs from throughout the band’s tenure at Geffen Records.  Focusing on tracks previously available only on limited-edition compilations, vinyl-only releases, or as B-Sides or international singles, The Destroyed Room also features material that has never before been released as selected by Sonic Youth. This deluxe, double-vinyl LP edition is being released on the band’s own Goofin Records imprint with a CD version available via Geffen..?!

2XLP $27.00

04/03/2007 787996801216 

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Psychic Hearts by Moore, Thurston

Moore, Thurston

Psychic Hearts
Goofin'

*** Sonic Youth guitarist Thurston Moore’s 1995 solo album 'Psychic Hearts', is available again in a deluxe double-LP vinyl edition on the band’s own Goofin’ label.?! Realized right after SY's post-'Dirty' comedown-simmer of 'Experimental Jet Set Trash and No Star', Thurston along with Steve Shelley on drums and Tim Foljahn on second guitar lovingly crafts a twisty tapestry of sublime hooks, scratchin-'neath-the-skin guitar figures and righteous odes to feminist towers Patti Smith and Yoko Ono.?! The sometimes Beefhearty skeletal sounds the trio creates also opens some noise gates: the 20 minute "Elegy For All the Dead Rock *'s" maybe previews the storm-and-simmer the Sonics would soon take on for the future "Diamond Sea" opus.?! Overall 'Psychic Hearts' fully captures Thurston's expanding palette for seamlessly weaving together temperment and tumult into the scheme of things, with songcraft handsomely displayed over these colorful tracks.?!

2XLP $27.00

06/13/2006 787996801018 

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“...a dizzying collage of violently overhauled chart hits, sound sculpture mischief, experimental riff shrapnel and art-punk gags stitched together with deviant whimsy.”   ***Available again on vinyl!! A deluxe vinyl re-release of Ciccone Youth’s The Whitey Album, the full-length recorded by Sonic Youth’s Top-40 obsessed alter-ego is now available on the band’s own Goofin’ imprint. In 1988, after hinting that a tribute to the Beatles’ White Album was in the works, the band about-faced and delivered this brain-sick celebration of pop-culture and The Material Girl in particular.?! The album has been spectacularly remastered and manufactured to provide hi-fi reproductions of such favorites as “Needle-Gun,” “MacBeth,” and Mike Watt’s original demo recording of “Burnin’ Up.”.?!

LP $17.50

04/04/2006 787996800912 

GOO09 


CD $13.00

06/10/2014 787996800929 

GOO09 CD 


MP3 $9.90

04/04/2006 787996800929 

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***BACK IN STOCK!!! The Deluxe Edition of Sonic Youth’s 1990 album Goo includes the original eleven track album in super remastered form but what makes it Deluxe? It's the inclusion of a further nineteen songs that give a behind-the-scenes peak at Goo's evolution, that's what! The additional tracks are the band’s original 8-track demos (remixed and remastered); the album outtake “Lee #2” (previously unheard with vocals); rehearsal outtakes “Tuff Boyz” and “Isaac”; “Can Song” (a never-before-heard demo of “The Bedroom”); the Beach Boys cover “I Know There’s an Answer”; “Dr.?!

4XLP $40.00

09/27/2005 787996800714 

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***Sonic Youth's landmark 1992 album Dirty was re-released in a double-CD deluxe edition package by Universal Records in April, making it part of a series that includes classic albums by Marvin Gaye, Bob Marley, and The Who.?!

4XLP $31.00

09/02/2003 787996800516 

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