Sonic Youth Lyrics

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From the Album The Eternal (2009) (buy at

Sacred Trickster
Leaky Lifeboat (For Gregory Corso)
What We Know
Calming The Snake
Poison Arrow
Malibu Gas Station
Thunderclap For Bobby Pyn
No Way
Walkin Blue
Massage The History
Pay No Mind

From the Album The Destroyed Room: B-Sides And Rarities (2006) (buy at
The Destroyed Room: B-Sides And Rarities
Fire Engine Dream
Razor Blade
Loop Cat
Kim's Chords
Beautiful Plateau
Three Part Sectional Love Seat
Queen Anne Chair
The Diamond Sea (Alt. Ending)

From the Album Rather Ripped (2006) (buy at
Rather Ripped
Do You Believe In Rapture?
Sleepin' Around
What A Waste
Jams Run Free
Turquoise Boy
Lights Out
The Neutral
Pink Steam

From the Album Sonic Nurse (2004) (buy at
Sonic Nurse
Pattern Recognition
Unmade Bed
Dripping Dream
Mariah Carey And The Arthur Doyle Hand Cream
Dude Ranch Nurse
New Hampshire
Paper Cup Exit
I Love You Golden Blue
Peace Attack

From the Album Murray Street (2002) (buy at
Murray Street
The Empty Page
Disconnection Notice
Rain On Tin
Karen Revisited
Radical Adults Lick Godhead Style
Plastic Sun
Sympathy For The Strawberry

From the Album NYC Ghosts & Flowers (2000) (buy at
NYC Ghosts & Flowers

From the Album SYR4: Goodbye 20th Century (1999) (buy at
SYR4: Goodbye 20th Century
Six (3rd Take)
Six For New Time
Voice Piece For Soprano
Pendulum Music
Having Never Written A Note For Percussion
Six (4th Take)
Piano Piece #13 (Carpenter's Piece)
Piece Enfantine
Treatise (Page 183)

From the Album A Thousand Leaves (1998) (buy at
A Thousand Leaves

From the Album Washing Machine (1995) (buy at
Washing Machine
Junkie's Promise
Washing Machine
Little Trouble Girl
No Queen Blues
Panty Lies
Skip Tracer
The Diamond Sea

From the Album Experimental Jet Set, Trash And No Star (1994) (buy at
Experimental Jet Set, Trash And No Star

From the Album Dirty (1992) (buy at

From the Album Goo (1990) (buy at

From the Album The Whitey Album (1989) (buy at
The Whitey Album
Platoon II
Me & Jill
Hendrix Cosby
Burnin' Up
Hi! Everybody
Children Of Satan
Third Fig
Two Cool Rock Chicks Listening To Neu
Addicted To Love
March Of The Ciccone Robots
Making The Nature Scene
Tuff Titty Rap
Into The Groovey
MacBeth II

From the Album Daydream Nation (1988) (buy at
Daydream Nation

From the Album Master=Dik (1987) (buy at

From the Album Sister (1987) (buy at

From the Album Made In USA [Soundtrack] (1986) (buy at
Made In USA [Soundtrack]

From the Album EVOL (1986) (buy at

From the Album Bad Moon Rising (1985) (buy at
Bad Moon Rising

From the Album Kill Yr. Idols (1983) (buy at
Kill Yr. Idols
Protect Me You
Shaking Hell
Kill Yr Idols
Brother James
Early American

From the Album Confusion Is Sex (1983) (buy at
Confusion Is Sex

From the Album Sonic Youth (1982) (buy at
Sonic Youth
The Burning Spear
I Dreamed I Dream
She Is Not Alone
I Don't Want To Push It
The Good And The Bad

Other Songs:
Bad Mood
Brave Men Run
Cotton Crown
Diamond Sea
Disconnection Notice
Hot Wire My Heart
I Dont Want To Push It
Kill Time
Rain On Tin
Shacking Hell
She Is Not Alone
Small Flowers Crack The Concrete
Sympathy For The Strawberry
The Empty Page
Tom Violince
Hallowed be thy name
Psycho Mafia
My New House
Computer Age
Touch me I'm Sick
Magic Wand
That's all I know (right now)
The Destroyed Room
Personality Crisis
The End of the End of the Ugly
Is it my Body?
Hendrix Necro
My Arena
Bee-bee's song
Tabla in suburbia

Sonic Youth Info:

Sonic Youth are an American alternative rock band from New York City, formed in 1981. Their most recent lineup consisted of Thurston Moore, Kim Gordon, Lee Ranaldo, Steve Shelley and Mark Ibold.

In their early career, Sonic Youth was associated with the No Wave art and music scene in New York City. Part of the first wave of American noise rock groups, the band carried out their interpretation of the hardcore punk ethos throughout the evolving American underground that focused more on the DIY ethic of the genre rather than its specific sound.

In 2011, Ranaldo announced that the band was "ending for a while" following the separation of Moore and Gordon. -Wikipedia

New York City, United States

Alternative rock, post-punk, noise rock, experimental rock, lo-fi, indie rock, no wave

Years active:

Associated acts:
Ciccone Youth

Name Origin:
From combining the names of MC5 guitarist, Fred "Sonic" Smith with the word 'Youth' which was in ubiquitous use among reggae artists at the time.

Past members:
Kim Gordon -
vocals, bass guitar, guitar (1981-2011)

Thurston Moore -
vocals, guitar (1981-2011)

Lee Ranaldo -
guitar, vocals (1981-2011)

Steve Shelley -
drums (1985-2011)

Anne DeMarinis -
keyboards (1981-1982)

Richard Edson -
drums (1981-1982)

Bob Bert -
drums (1982, 1983-1985)

Jim Sclavunos -
drums (1982-1983)

Jim O'Rourke -
bass, guitars, synthesizer (1999-2005)

Mark Ibold -
bass guitar, guitar (2006-2011)

Sonic Youth Quotes:
A lot of people have pointed that out. To us, all of the albums have melody and they have pop songs in them, it’s just that sometimes, they’re done in a different way. People say, “Oh, you’re writing songs this time.” We consider the material the last couple records in the format of songs and pop music structure, but our definition of what a pop song could be is maybe wider than some people’s. Some people really compare it to DN, which is fine, but we don’t really think about that when we’re making the record. We’re just in the moment and doing what we’re doing.
Steve Shelley

I think Jim is probably too self-conscious to contribute a vocal. I think we tried to get him on a backing vocal and it was very difficult. He’s very careful not to overstep what he considers his boundaries in the group, so he’s very sensitive about that. I think it would be some time before he felt comfortable about contributing a vocal.
Steve Shelley

The deal with Enigma at that time was a one-off I think, so it wasn't like we left them; we just sort of didn't do another record with them. We started going around and meeting all the labels — it's what you do when you're going to sign — and they take you out to dinner, and we initially flew out to California because we had some pretty close ties with some people at A&M, and we really thought we were going to sign with A&M. But it while we were out there, this guy from Geffen really wants us to come by. And we really liked Geffen a lot, and at the time it was the last independent major label.
Steve Shelley

We've always been kind of involved enough in the business of making records and how it all operates; we've always been interested in it, so maybe we know more about that stuff as a group then your average musician does.

I think we've always felt we could do more with the Internet. I mean we've got a pretty intense website, but there are certainly tons more things we could do with that. We have a lot of free mp3's on our site and videos and things like that, but there are definitely artists who've embraced it and are leading the way into that next chapter and what's going to happen to music and the Internet.
Steve Shelley

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