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Sonic Death
Album cover
Album by Sonic Youth
Released 1984
Recorded 1981 - 1983
Genre Alternative rock
Length 68 min 02 sec
Record label Ecstatic Peace
Producer Sonic Youth

Sonic Death is a live album by Sonic Youth, released in 1984. It contains live recordings from 1981 to 1983. Image File history File links File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... An album (from Latin albus white, blank, relating to a blank book in which something can be inserted) is a packaged collection of related things. ... L to R: Steve Shelley, Thurston Moore, Kim Gordon, Lee Ranaldo, Jim ORourke Sonic Youth are an experimental rock group formed in New York City in 1981. ... 1984 is a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1981 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1983 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Musical genres are categories which contain music which share a certain style or which have certain elements in common. ... The terms alternative rock and alternative music1 were coined in the early 1980s to describe punk rock-inspired music genres which didnt fit into the mainstream genres of the time. ... A minute is: a unit of time equal to 1/60th of an hour and to 60 seconds. ... This article is about the unit of time. ... L to R: Steve Shelley, Thurston Moore, Kim Gordon, Lee Ranaldo, Jim ORourke Sonic Youth are an experimental rock group formed in New York City in 1981. ... L to R: Steve Shelley, Thurston Moore, Kim Gordon, Lee Ranaldo, Jim ORourke Sonic Youth are an experimental rock group formed in New York City in 1981. ... 1984 is a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Many of the songs on this album appear only as fragments, often with no breaks between. Most of the songs are taken from Sonic Youth's first 3 releases, Sonic Youth, Confusion Is Sex and the Kill Yr Idols EP. Sonic Youth is the first record from the band, Sonic Youth. ... Confusion Is Sex, released in 1983, is Sonic Youths second album. ... Kill Yr Idols is an EP by the rock band Sonic Youth, originially released only in Germany. ...


Because Sonic Youth use many different alternative tunings, but couldn't afford to travel with separate instruments for each tuning in the band's early years, members of the band can be heard changing between tunings between songs.

Contents


Track Listing

The album's cover has no track listing, and CD versions are either only 1 track, or 2 tracks (matching the 2 sides of the original casette). The following is a list of songs that can be recognized clearly, with approximate times from the beginning of the disk:


Side 1

  1. "The Good and the Bad" (fragment) - 00:00 - 05:05
  2. "She is Not Alone" (fragment) - 07:16 - 10:31
  3. "The Good and the Bad" (fragment) - 12:21 - 17:02
  4. "The World Looks Red" - 17:02 - 19:15
  5. "Confusion is Next" - 20:26 - 23:44
  6. "Inhuman" (fragment) - 23:44 - 25:16
  7. "Shaking Hell" (fragment) - 29:29 - 30:20
  8. "Burning Spear" - 30:21 - 33:39

Side 2

  1. "Brother James" (fragment) - 40:05 - 40:23
  2. "Early American" - 40:23 - 47:31
  3. "Burning Spear" (fragment) - 47:32 - 48:43
  4. "Kill Yr Idols" - 48:44 - 51:35
  5. "Confusion is Next" (fragment) - 51:36 - 53:05
  6. "Kill Yr Idols" (fragment) - 56:18 - 57:03
  7. "Shaking Hell" (fragment) - 58:45 - 60:20
  8. "(She's in a) Bad Mood" (fragment) - 62:46 - 63:40

References


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When SST and Blast First simultaneously reissued "Sonic Death" in 1988 on cassette and CD, no attempt was made to isolate the tracks (a wise decision), the CD just separated side 1 and side 2 onto 2 tracks.
I'm not sure whether to classify "Sonic Death" as an album per se, but it's without a doubt an indispensable recording and a perfect snapshot of the first 3 years of Sonic Youth's musical output.
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