Format: CD
Catalog: 9878302
Rel. Date: 11/18/2022
UPC: 602498783023

Rather Ripped [Import]
Artist: Sonic Youth
Format: CD

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International version features one bonus track, 'Helen Lundeberg'. 2005 had Sonic Youth revisiting awesome Japan, touring the boroughs of New York, rollicking at the first Arthur fest in L. A., and releasing the special deluxe edition of 'GOO. ' After one final gnarl out in Brazil with Flaming Lips, the Stooges and others Mr. Jim O'Rourke decided to concentrate full-time on his Japanese studies of language and film and Sonic Youth was subsequently back to it's OG nucleus of Kim-Thurston-Lee-Steve. Songs were written, Jim recommended engineer TJ Doherty and J Mascis (Dinosaur Jr.) recommended mix engineer John Agnello and Sonic Youth created the oddly titled 'Rather Ripped. ' the whole deal was recorded in the waning hours of 2005 into the dawn sunshine of 2006 at the venerable Sear Sound studios in NYC's fading theatre district. Partially mixed there and at Hoboken, NJ's Water Music by the golden juice ear of John Agnello it exhibits Sonic Youth in positive vibration mode. 12 songs of forward motion and harmonic/melodic surprise. Vocals shared by the frontline of Thurston, Kim and Lee with Steve groove gluing the rhythms into rock n roll infection. They bust out o' the sonic barn with Incinerate and Reena then contemplate holy war mind games with Do You Believe in Rapture? And keep cruising strong with track after track of risk-laden rock jammers until floating out with the curious Or. This is a straight-up Sonic Youth field on fire, with a compact potency of rock n roll enlightenment. Rather ripped, indeed. 13 tracks in all. Universal. 2006.