Album Info

RELEASE
June 26, 1990
LABEL
DGC
GENRES
Pop/Rock, Experimental Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, College Rock, Indie Rock, American Underground, Noise-Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock

Album Review

Any doubts as to the continuing relevance of Sonic Youth upon their jump to major-label status were quickly laid to rest by Goo, their follow-up to the monumental Daydream Nation. While paling in the shadow of its predecessor, the record is nevertheless a defiant call to arms against mainstream musical values; the Geffen logo adorning the disc is a moot point -- Goo is, if anything, a portrait of Sonic Youth at their most self-indulgently noisy and contentious, covering topics ranging from Karen Carpenter ("Tunic") to UFOs ("Disappearer") to dating Jesus' mom ("Mary-Christ"). Even Public Enemy's Chuck D joins the fracas on the single "Kool Thing," which teeters on the brink of a cultural breakthrough but falls just shy of the mark; the same could be said of Goo itself -- by no means a sellout, it nevertheless lacks the coherence and force of the group's finest work, and the opportunity to violently rattle the mainstream cage slips by.
Jason Ankeny, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Dirty Bootshttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004190010074553&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fdirty-boots%252Fid364641%253Fi%253D364639%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  2. Tunic (Song for Karen)http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004190010074553&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Ftunic-song-for-karen%252Fid364641%253Fi%253D364619%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  3. Mary-Christhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004190010074553&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fmary-christ%252Fid364641%253Fi%253D364621%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  4. Kool Thinghttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004190010074553&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fkool-thing%252Fid364641%253Fi%253D364623%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  5. Motehttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004190010074553&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fmote%252Fid364641%253Fi%253D364625%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  6. My Friend Goohttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004190010074553&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fmy-friend-goo%252Fid364641%253Fi%253D364627%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  7. Disappearerhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004190010074553&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fdisappearer%252Fid364641%253Fi%253D364629%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  8. Mildred Piercehttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004190010074553&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fmildred-pierce%252Fid364641%253Fi%253D364631%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  9. Cinderella's Big Scorehttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004190010074553&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fcinderellas-big-score%252Fid364641%253Fi%253D364633%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  10. Scooter + Jinxhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004190010074553&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fgoo%252Fid364641%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  11. Titanium Exposéhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004190010074553&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Ftitanium-expose%252Fid364641%253Fi%253D364637%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
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