Sonic Youth’s ‘Rather Ripped’ is their fourteenth studio album produced by John Agnello and released on June 13, 2006, by Geffen Records.
Track Listing : 1.Reena (Sonic Youth) – 03:47 . 2.Incinerate (Sonic Youth) – 04:55 . 3.Do You Believe In Rapture? (Sonic Youth) – 03:11 . 4.Sleepin Around (Sonic Youth) – 03:42 . 5.What A Waste (Sonic Youth) – 03:33 . 6.Jams Run Free (Sonic Youth) – 03:52 . 7.Rats (Ranaldo) – 04:24 . 8.Turquoise Boy (Sonic Youth) – 06:14 . 9.Lights Out (Sonic Youth) – 03:32 . 10.The Neutral (Sonic Youth) – 04:09 . 11.Pink Steam (Sonic Youth) – 06:57 . 12.Or (Sonic Youth) – 03:31
Musicians : Sonic Youth – Band . Thurston Moore – Vocals, Guitar . Kim Gordon – Vocals, Bass . Lee Ranaldo – Guitar, Vocals . Steve Shelley – Drums
Production : Produced By Sonic Youth, John Agnello . John Agnello – Mixing . Tj Doherty – Engineer . Aaron Mullan – Assistant Engineer . Chris Allen – Assistant Engineer . Anthony Fontana – Assistant Engineer . Don Fleming – Engineer . Greg Calbi – Mastering
Package : Thurston Moore – Sleeve Design . Christopher Wool – Sleeve Artwork . Amanda Decadenet – Photography . Jp Robinson – Front Cover Design . Brandy Flower – Sleeve Design
Recorded December 2005 – January 2006 At Sear Sound In New York City.
Released On June 13, 2006 By Geffen.
That said, the highlight of the album is still perhaps its longest track, the nearly instrumental “Pink Steam,” a track which couples some thick distortion with a strong harmonized lead guitar melody and spends most of its running time without a vocal. […]
But since Moore can make clichés like “You doused my soul with gasoline” (from the rollicking “Incinerate”) sound cool, it’s easy to underestimate his allure as a frontman; […]
That’s the story of Sonic Youth on Geffen—bohemian sound-pioneers influenced by contemporary artists, releasing their own version of rock music to the masses. […]