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On May 10, 1994.

On May 10, 1994, “DGC” label released “Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star”, the eighth Sonic Youth studio album. It was recorded in 1993, at “Sear Sound” in New York City, and was produced by Butch Vig, Thurston Moore, Kim Gordon, Lee Ranaldo and Steve Shelley.

Personnel:

  • Thurston Moore- vocals, guitar
  • Kim Gordon- vocals, bass
  • Lee Ranaldo– guitar
  • Steve Shelley- drums, percussion
  • Butch Vig– recording, mixing, production
  • John Siket– engineering
  • Howie Weinberg– mastering
  • Bil Emmons – technician
  • Devin Emke – technician
  • Ed Raso – technician
  • Fred Kevorkian – technician
  • Ollie Cotton – technician
  • Walter Sear – technician
  • Kevin Reagan – sleeve design
  • Catherine Lewis – sleeve photography
  • Stefano Giovannini – sleeve photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Thurston Moore, Kim Gordon, Lee Ranaldo and Steve Shelley.

  1. Winner’s Blues
  2. Bull in the Heather
  3. Starfield Road
  4. Skink
  5. Screaming Skull – additional lyrics by Dave Markey
  6. Self-Obsessed and Sexxee
  7. Bone
  8. Androgynous Mind
  9. Quest for the Cup
  10. Waist
  11. Doctor’s Orders
  12. Tokyo Eye
  13. In the Mind of the Bourgeois Reader
  14. Sweet Shine – contains hidden trackof “bonus noise” at 6:25

On February 28, 1995.

On February 28, 1995, “Columbia” label released “Ball-Hog or Tugboat?”, the debut Mike Watt solo album. It was recorded May – September 1994, and was produced by Mike Watt.

Personnel:

  • Mike Watt- bass, lead and background Vocals, spoken word
  • Dave Grohl- drums, guitar
  • Nels Cline- guitar, slide guitar, lead guitar, nylon guitar
  • Eddie Vedder- guitar, lead and background vocals
  • J Mascis- guitar, drums
  • Cris Kirkwood- banjo
  • Curt Kirkwood, Gary Lee Conner- lead guitar
  • Krist Novoselic- Farfisa organ
  • Carla Bozulich- vocals, background vocals
  • Michael Preussner, Bob Lee- drums
  • Joe Baiza, Zander Schloss, John Strohm, Thurston Moore, Lee Ranaldo, Butler, Todd Rigione- guitar
  • Paul Roessler- piano
  • Danny Frankel- percussion
  • Spot- mandolin, viola
  • Evan Dando- vocals
  • Anna Waronker, Rachel Haden, Coco Hayley Gordon Moore, Mario Caldato Jr.- background vocals
  • Petra Haden- background vocals, violin
  • Frank Black, Henry Rollins, Mark Lanegan, Michael Diamond, Pat Smear, Dave Pirner, Tiffany Anders- vocals
  • Keith McCaw- acoustic guitar
  • Stephen Perkins- percussion, drums
  • Steve Shelley, Wayne Griffin, Brock Avery, John Molo, Richie West – drums
  • Epic Soundtracks- tambourine
  • Tony Atherton- alto saxophone
  • Flea- Lead Bass, Pocket trumpet
  • Vince Meghrouni- percussion, background vocals, vocals, drums, tenor saxophone
  • Kathleen Hanna- spoken word
  • Bernie Worrell- B3 organ
  • Adam Horovitz- drums, guitar, background vocals
  • Ronda Rindone- bass clarinet
  • Tony Maxwell- cello

Track listing:

All tracks by Mike Watt; except where noted.

  1. Big Train – Tony Kinman, Chip Kinman
  2. Against The 70’s
  3. Drove Up From Pedro
  4. Piss-Bottle Man
  5. Chinese Firedril – Mike Watt, Joe Carducci
  6. Intense Song For Madonna To Sing
  7. Tuff Gnarl – Sonic Youth
  8. Sexual Military Dynamics – Mike Watt, Henry Rollins
  9. Max And Wells
  10. E-Ticket Ride
  11. .. One Reporter’s Opinion
  12. Song For Igor
  13. Tell ‘Em Boy!
  14. Sidemouse Advice
  15. Heartbeat
  16. Maggot Brain – George Clinton, Eddie Hazel
  17. Coincidence Is Either Hit Or Miss

In June 1987.

In June 1987, “SST” label released “Sister”, the fourth Sonic Youth studio album. It was recorded in 1987, at “Sear Sound” in New York City, and was produced by Lee Ranaldo, Kim Gordon, Thurston Moore and Steve Shelley.

Personnel:

  • Thurston Moore– guitar, vocals, Moog synthesizer, bass guitar
  • Kim Gordon– bass guitar, vocals
  • Lee Ranaldo– guitar, vocals
  • Steve Shelley– drums
  • Bill Titus – engineering
  • Howie Weinberg – mastering
  • Walter Sear– Moog programming
  • Lucius Shepard – sleeve illustration

Track listing:

All tracks by Lee Ranaldo, Kim Gordon, Thurston Moore and Steve Shelley, except where noted.

  1. Schizophrenia
  2. (I Got A) Catholic Block
  3. Beauty Lies in the Eye
  4. Stereo Sanctity
  5. Pipeline/Kill Time
  6. Tuff Gnarl
  7. Pacific Coast Highway
  8. Hot Wire My Heart – Johnny Strike
  9. Kotton Krown
  10. White Kros

In May 1986.

In May 1986, “SST” label released “Evol”, the third Sonic Youth studio album. It was recorded in 1986, at “BC Studio” in Brooklyn, New York City, and was produced by Martin Bisi, Thurston Moore, Kim Gordon, Lee Ranaldo and Steve Shelley.

Personnel:

  • Thurston Moore– vocals, guitar, synthesizer
  • Kim Gordon– vocals, bass guitar, guitar
  • Lee Ranaldo– guitar, vocals, sleeve photography
  • Steve Shelley– drums, programming
  • Mike Watt– bass guitar
  • Martin Bisi– engineering
  • John Golden – mastering

Track listing:

All tracks by Thurston Moore, Kim Gordon, Lee Ranaldo and Steve Shelley, except where noted.

  1. Tom Violence – lyrics by Thurston Moore
  2. Shadow of a Doubt – lyrics by Kim Gordon
  3. Starpower – lyrics by Thurston Moore
  4. In the Kingdom #19 – lyrics by Lee Ranaldo
  5. Green Light – lyrics by Thurston Moore
  6. Death to Our Friends
  7. Secret Girl – lyrics by Kim Gordon
  8. Marilyn Moore –lyrics by Lydia Lunch, Kim Gordon
  9. Expressway to Yr. Skull – Thurston Moore

In March 1985.

In March 1985, “Blast First-Homestead” labels released “Bad Moon Rising”, the second Sonic Youth album. It was recorded September-December 1984, at “Before Christ Studios” in Brooklyn, and was produced by Thurston Moore, Kim Gordon, Lee Ranaldo, Bob Bert, Martin Bisi and John Erskine.

Personnel:

  • Thurston Moore– guitars, prepared guitar, lead vocals, production
  • Kim Gordon– bass guitar, lead vocals, backing vocals
  • Lee Ranaldo– guitars, percussion, backing vocals
  • Bob Bert– drums
  • Lydia Lunch– lead vocals
  • Martin Bisi– engineer
  • Ethan James– engineer

Track listing:

  1. Intro
  2. Brave Men Run (In My Family) – Kim Gordon
  3. Society is a Hole – Thurston Moore
  4. I Love Her All the Time – Thurston Moore
  5. Ghost Bitch – Kim Gordon
  6. I’m Insane – Thurston Moore
  7. Justice is Might – Thurston Moore
  8. Death Valley ’69 – Lydia Lunch, Thurston Moore

In March 1982.

In March 1982, “Neutral” label released the debut, self-titled Sonic Youth EP. It was recorded December 1081-January 1982, at “Radio City Music Hall Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Thurston Moore, Kim Gordon, Lee Ranaldo and Richard Edson.

Personnel:

  • Thurston Moore– guitar, vocals, bass guitar
  • Kim Gordon– bass guitar, vocals, guitar
  • Lee Ranaldo– guitar, vocals, power drill
  • Richard Edson– drums
  • Don Hunerberg – engineering

Track listing:

All music by Thurston Moore, Kim Gordon, Lee Ranaldo and Richard Edson.

  1. The Burning Spear – lyrics Thurston Moore
  2. I Dreamed a Dream – lyrics Richard Edson, Lee Ranaldo
  3. She Is Not Alone – lyrics Thurston Moore
  4. I Don’t Want to Push It – lyrics Kim Gordon
  5. The Good and the Bad

 

In February 1983.

confusion_is_sex

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–engineering
  • John Erskine – engineering assistance

Track listing:

All lyrics written by Kim Gordon, Thurston Moore, Lee Ranaldo, Jim Sclavunos  and Bob Bert, except “The World Looks Red”, by Michael Gira; all music composed by Kim Gordon, Thurston Moore, Lee Ranaldo, Jim Sclavunos and Bob Bert, except “I Wanna Be Your Dog”, by The Stooges.

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

On September 26, 1995.

washing-machine

On September 26, 1995, “DGC” label released “Washing Machine”, the ninth Sonic Youth studio album. It was recorded January – May 1995, at “Easley Studios” in Memphis, Tennessee, and “Mott and Greene Street Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Sonic Youth and John Siket.

Personnel:

  • Thurston Moore– vocals, guitar
  • Kim Gordon– vocals, guitar, bass
  • Lee Ranaldo– vocals, guitar
  • Steve Shelley– drums
  • Kim Deal– additional vocals
  • Lorette Velvette – additional vocals
  • Melissa Dunn – additional vocal
  • John Siket– recording, mixing
  • Davis McCain – engineeringassistance
  • Doug Easley – engineering assistance
  • Phil Painson – engineering assistance
  • Greg Calbi – mastering
  • Mike Mills – art direction
  • Lance Acord – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Sonic Youth unless otherwise noted.

  1. Becuz
  2. Junkue’s Promise
  3. Saucer-Like
  4. Washing Machine
  5. Unwind
  6. Little Trouble Girl
  7. No Queen Blues
  8. Party Lies
  9. Becuz Coda
  10. Skip Tracer – additional lyrics by Leah Singer
  11. The Diamond Sea

On July 21, 1992.

Dirty

On July 21, 1992, “DGC” label released “Dirty”, the seventh Sonic Youth studio album. It was recorded in 1992, at “The Magic Shop” and “Sear Sound” in New York, and was produced by Butch Vig and Sonic Youth.

Personnel:

  • Thurston Moore– vocals, guitar, mixing
  • Kim Gordon– bass, vocals, guitar, mixing
  • Lee Ranaldo– guitar, vocals, mixing
  • Steve Shelley– drums, mixing
  • Ian MacKaye– guitar
  • Butch Vig– engineering, mixing
  • Andy Wallace– mixing
  • Edward Douglas – engineering
  • Fred Kevorkian – engineering assistance
  • John Siket – mixing assistance
  • Peter Beckerman – mixing assistance
  • Howie Weinberg– mastering
  • Mike Kelley– sleeve artwork
  • Kevin Reagan – sleeve, art direction
  • Richard Kern– sleeve photography

Track listing:

All tracks byThurston Moore, Kim Gordon, Lee Ranaldo and Steve Shelley, except where noted.

  1. 100%
  2. Swimsuit Issue
  3. Theresa’s Sound-World
  4. Drunken Butterfly
  5. Shoot
  6. Wish Fulfillment
  7. Sugar Kane
  8. Orange Rolls, Angel’s Spit
  9. Youth Against Fascism
  10. Nic Fit – Alec MacKaye
  11. On the Strip
  12. Chapel Hill
  13. JC
  14. Purr
  15. Crème Brûlée

On June 26, 1990.

Sonic_Youth_Goo

On June 26, 1990, “DGC” label released “Goo”, the sixth Sonic Youth studio album. It was recorded in 1990, at “Sorcerer Sound Recording Studios” and “Greene St. Recording” in New York City, and was produced by Nick Sansano, Thurston Moore, Lee Ranaldo, Kim Gordon, Steve Shelley, and Ron Saint Germain, The cover art is by Raymond Pettibon, based on a paparazzi photo of Maureen Hindley and David Smith.

Personnel:

  • Thurston Moore– vocals, guitar
  • Lee Ranaldo– guitar, vocals
  • Kim Gordon– vocals, bass guitar
  • Steve Shelley– drums, percussion
  • J Mascis– backing vocals, additional production
  • Don Fleming– backing vocals, percussion, additional production
  • Chuck D– additional vocals
  • Nick Sansano– recording, additional percussion
  • Ron Saint Germain– engineering, mixing
  • Nick Sansano – additional engineering
  • Dan Wood – assistant engineering
  • John Herman – assistant engineering
  • Judy Kirschner – assistant engineering
  • Howie Weinberg– mastering
  • Jim Waters – additional recording
  • Kevin Reagan – art direction
  • Suzanne Sasic – artwork
  • Michael Lavine– sleeve photography

Track listing:

All music by Thurston Moore, Kim Gordon, Lee Ranaldo and Steve Shelley.

  1. Dirty Boots – lyrics by Thurston Moore
  2. Tunic (Song for Karen) – lyrics by Kim Gordon
  3. Mary – Christ – lyrics by Thurston Moore
  4. Kool Thing – lyrics by Kim Gordon
  5. Mote – lyrics by Lee Ranaldo
  6. My Friend Goo – lyrics by Kim Gordon
  7. Disappear – lyrics by Thurston Moore
  8. Mildred Pierce – lyrics by Thurston Moore
  9. Cinderella’s Big Store – lyrics by Kim Gordon
  10. Scooter + Jinx
  11. Titanium Expose – lyrics by Thurston Moore, Kim Gordon