Sonic Youth's DGC/Geffen Catalog Being Released on Vinyl and HD Digital
Universal Music Enterprises (UMe) will be releasing all nine of the albums that Sonic Youth recorded for DGC/Geffen over the next few months, starting on February 26 with three of their landmark albums and a 12" single.
- Goo was the sixth studio album by the band and its first for a major label. Its lead single, Kool Thing featured Chuck D of Public Enemy and also features the singles Disappearer and Dirty Boots. The album spawned tours in North America and Europe in fall '91, the latter captured in the critically acclaimed documentary 1991: The Year Punk Broke.
- Dirty was the band's seventh studio album, a double-LP set, recorded with producer Butch Vig and engineer Andy Wallace, spawning the singles 100%, Youth Against Fascism and Sugar Kane. Rolling Stone declares "Dirty is a great Sonic Youth disc, easily ranking with Daydream Nation and Sister among the band's most unified and unforgettable recorded works."
- Washing Machine was the band's ninth studio effort and is a double-LP set featuring the singles The Diamond Sea and Little Trouble Girl. Entertainment Weekly describes Washing Machine as "wonderfully hypnotic" while Rolling Stone states "Lee Ranaldo and Thurston Moore change tactics with every track, summoning beautifully spare, pointillistic melodies one minute and haywire polytonality the next. With surgical skill and a desire to stretch if not demolish the frontier, they've developed an attack that is astonishingly intricate and jazz-like in its extreme flexibility."
- The Diamond Sea, originally released as a CD single only, will be pressed on 12-inch vinyl for the first time ever. Side A features a 5:50 edit of the 20 minute album version of The Diamond Sea and the non-album song My Arena while side B features the 25:50 minute alternate ending take of The Diamond Sea.
Coming in the near future are Double-LPs of A Thousand Leaves (1998) and Sonic Nurse (2004) along with single-LP editions of Rather Ripped (2006), Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star (1994), NYC Ghosts & Flowers (2000) and Murray Street (2002).