Album artwork for Goo by Sonic Youth

After spending the 1980s terrorizing the underground alternative scene with their oddly tuned guitars and inventive song structure, this New York City art-punk band started the next decade with a major label deal and a determination to make rock loud and sexy for all concerned. The single "Kool Thing," which features a cameo from Public Enemy's Chuck D, immediately proved they had both the dynamic control and the range to meet such a challenge. Backed by an album of taut, riff-driven anthems ("Dirty Boots," "Titanium Expose") and moments of extended feedback bliss (Lee Ranaldo's "Mote"), Sonic Youth redefined what hard rock would sound like in the '90s.

Sonic Youth

Goo

Goofin' Records
Album artwork for Goo by Sonic Youth
LP

$29.99

Black
Released 12/18/2015Catalog Number

B002331801

Album artwork for Goo by Sonic Youth
CD

$12.99

Released 06/27/1994Catalog Number

D224297

Sonic Youth

Goo

Goofin' Records
Album artwork for Goo by Sonic Youth
LP

$29.99

Black
Released 12/18/2015Catalog Number

B002331801

Album artwork for Goo by Sonic Youth
CD

$12.99

Released 06/27/1994Catalog Number

D224297

After spending the 1980s terrorizing the underground alternative scene with their oddly tuned guitars and inventive song structure, this New York City art-punk band started the next decade with a major label deal and a determination to make rock loud and sexy for all concerned. The single "Kool Thing," which features a cameo from Public Enemy's Chuck D, immediately proved they had both the dynamic control and the range to meet such a challenge. Backed by an album of taut, riff-driven anthems ("Dirty Boots," "Titanium Expose") and moments of extended feedback bliss (Lee Ranaldo's "Mote"), Sonic Youth redefined what hard rock would sound like in the '90s.