In February 1983.

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In February 1983, “Neutral” label released “Confusion Is Sex”, the debut Sonic Youth studio album. It was recorded 1982 – 1983, at Wharton Tiers’s studio in Chelsea, and “Lee Is Free” was recorded by Lee Ranaldo on his home tape recorder and was produced by Kim Gordon, Thurston Moore, Lee Ranaldo, Jim Sclavunos, Wharton Tiers, Bob Bert and John Erskine.

Personnel:

  • Kim Gordon– vocals, bass guitar, guitar
  • Thurston Moore– vocals, guitar, prepared guitar, bass guitar
  • Lee Ranaldo– guitar, bass guitar, zither
  • Jim Sclavunos– drums
  • Bob Bert– drums
  • Wharton Tiers–engineer
  • John Erskine – engineer assistant

Track listing:

All lyrics by Kim Gordon, Thurston Moore, Lee Ranaldo, Jim Sclavunos  and Bob Bert, except where noted; all music by Kim Gordon, Thurston Moore, Lee Ranaldo, Jim Sclavunos and Bob Bert, except where noted.

  1. (She’s in A) Bad Moo
  2. Protect Me You
  3. Freezer Burn / I Wanna Be Your Dog – music by Stooges (I Wanna Be Your Dog)
  4. Shaking Hell
  5. Inhuman
  6. The World Looks Red – lyrics by Michael Gira
  7. Confusion is Net
  8. Making the nature Scene
  9. Lee is Free

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