"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. Bad Moon Rising views American gothic through the glassy eyes of willful moonlit paranoia." - Goofin Records
- black vinyl pressing
- includes printed insert w/ lyrics + photos
- music label: Goofin Records 2021
CLICK TO PLAY AUDIO PREVIEWS
Questions & Answers
Have a Question?
Be the first to ask a question about this.