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✨✧ Sonic YouthEVOL (with bonus download) ... LP
Goofin', 1986. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
For many folks, this is the first truly great album from Sonic Youth – the first in which the group found any kind of a groove at all! Sonic Youth had been sputtering around the New York art punk scene since the early 80s, but things didn't really come together until this work of aggressively fractured genius hit the streets in '86. New drummer Steve Shelly's arrival brought a solid backdrop to Thurston Moore's and Lee Renaldo's "Sister Ray" worshipping electric squall, and it made a world of difference. The standout is "Expressway To Yr Skull", one of the great underground rock songs of the 80s – one that had the group working what could almost be called a melodic style, albeit one filled with noisy clatter. Arguably the point where Sonic Youth stopped started making some of the most interesting and rewarding indie rock of all time! Other tracks include "Tom Violence", "Shadow Of A Doubt", "Star Power", "Green Light", and "Bubblegum". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download with a bonus track!)

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✨✧ Sonic YouthGoo ... CD
DGC, 1990. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Sonic Youth's major label debut – which is, somewhat perversely, less insistently accessible as the preceding Daydream Nation – with slow-building guitar squalls and oddball noise pop in just about equal measure! Goo is self-produced, with some assistance from their fellow Geffen newbie (circa '90) J Mascis and Don Fleming. Includes the absolute classic "Dirty Boots", plus "Tunic", "Kool Thing", "Disappearer", "My Friend Goo" and "Scooter and Jinx". Looking back, it's a pretty inspired moment in major label rock & roll history – where outsider creatives infiltrated the mainstream and changed the way things work for a decade + to come! CD

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✨✧ Sonic YouthSister (with bonus download) ... LP
SST/Goofin', 1987. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The second album in Sonic Youth's three album run as one the most exciting bands in underground rock, and possibly the greatest album in their long, long career! It doesn't take a genius to ram a screwdriver into the neck of a guitar, but when they're at their best (as they are on EVOL, Sister, and Daydream Nation), Sonic Youth is dizzyingly great. Thurston Moore and Lee Renaldo spin acres of white noise beauty on Sister, a melodic hurricane that really set the standard for the band's future work. It's way more than the lull, lilt, then ROAR style if indie rock that blanketed the late 80s/early 90s scene. The songs run much deeper than that, with subtleties galore within all the clatter, making the frenzy around the corner that much more powerful. Essential! "Schizophrenia", "Catholic Block", "Beautie Lies In The Eye", "Stereo Sanctity", "Tuff Knarl", "White Cross", "Master Dik" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download with bonus track!)

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✨✧ Sonic YouthMurray Street ... CD
Geffen, 2002. Used ... Out Of Stock
Later era greatness from Sonic Youth – a record we love just as much as thier first couple major label efforts, perhaps even more so! Murray Street came about after the mainstream's kinda-sorta-almost welcoming of SY, a post-90s world where they'd reached art rock elder status, and were seemingly free to follow their creative whims on big ol' Geffen Records. Jim O'Rourke was a full on band member at this point, giving that much more of a soar to the guitar sounds, which have an almost Television-like way of mixing accessible melody and freeform atmoshere. Titles include "The Empty Page", "Rain On Tin", "Karen Revisited", "Plastic Sun", "Sympathy For The Strawberry" and more. CD

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✨✧ Sonic YouthDaydream Nation ... LP
Goofin', 1988. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Sonic Youth's best ever – bringing the earlier, noisier impulses into an anthemic rock realm -with incredible results! Daydream Nation's legancy looms as heavily over the indie rock to come over the next 20-or-so years as much as any other album album we can think of...hell, just the first 2 songs do that – and it doesn't let up 'til the end. Perfection! Includes "Teen Age Riot", "Silver Rocket", "The Sprawl", 'Cross The Breeze", "Eric's Trip", "Total Trash", "Hey Joni", "Providence", "Candle", "Rain King" and the closing "Kissability" suite. LP, Vinyl record album
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✨✧ Lee RanaldoFrom Here To Infinity ... LP
SST, 1987. Sealed ... Out Of Stock
One of the coolest Sonic Youth side-projects ever – a series of guitar-heavy tracks from Lee Ranaldo – pressed on colored vinyl, with etching by Savage Pencil – and some tracks that are locked grooves! LP, Vinyl record album
(Still sealed – in embossed cover!)

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✨✧ Mats GustafssonParrot Fish Eye ... CD
Okka Disk, 1995. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The first American recording of Swedish reed genius Mats Gustafsson – done at a time when he was first reaching out to the Chicago jazz scene, the start of a legacy that would continue for decades! Mats is already an amazing force on his horns here – which include soprano, baritone, and fluteophone – flowing out with unusual textures and shapes that quickly mark him as one of the most unique and spontaneously creative players to emerge from the European scene in years. The first half of the set has Gustafsson working with percussionist Michael Zerang – whose sense of soundshape really matches Mats on reeds. The second is maybe a more unusual pairing, as both forces were an important part of Chicago at the time – Gene Coleman on clarinet, and Jim O'Rourke on guitar, accordion, and percussion – working strongly as an improviser, before he left the city for Sonic Youth and a host of other great endeavors. Titles include "Parrot Fish Eye", "I'll Give You This", "Knotted Canvas", "Even The Rain", "Dolphin Nap Music", "Where's The End", and "Tied Door". CD
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VariousHot Sauce Vol 2 – Rocksteady & Boss Reggae 1965 to 1975 – 14 Jamaican Gems From The Vaults Of Trojan Records (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Harlem Shuffle (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $22.99 25.99
Great work from this series that really knows how to dig deep into the early years of reggae – going past some of the oft-reissued tracks to pull up some rare gems from a nice variety of small indie labels! The work here perfectly bridges the scenes in Kingston and London at the end of the 60s – tracks that are bubbling over with the new rhythmic experiments from Jamaica, but which have more than enough soul to get some global play as well – served up on cuts that include "Hot Sauce" by Dave Barker, "Psychedelic Reggae" by Winston Wright with The Supersonics, "Together" by Delroy Wilson, "Ride On Ride On" by Big Youth & Dennis Brown, "Reggae In The Fields" by Augustus Pablo, "Someday Someway" by The Leaders, "Keep On Pushing" by Lloyd & Glen, "Music Is The Key" by Roy Shirley, and "Hold Him Joe" by Glen Adams. LP, Vinyl record album

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