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Deluxe Edition CD


Sonic Youth

Dirty Deluxe Edition CD (SONR17)

A fresh listen to the original 15 tracks on Dirty reminds one just how great this 1992 album in its original form. Remember the pop-sludge of "Sugar Cane"? The polit-grit of "Youth Against Fascism"? The sexy grind of "Drunken Butterfly"? How about SY’s version of wistfulness on "Wish Fulfillment" or their brilliant, nonsensical cover of the hardcore number "Nic Fit?" Plus, you had "Chapel Hill, "JC," "Purr, and "100%" to rock you into froth.

Now, take all that and add a dozen (mostly) instrumental rehearsal recordings of those songs taking shape ("Barracuda" emerged as "Drunken Butterfly," while "Guido" and "Little Jammy Thing" gave birth to "Wish Fulfillment"). These rehearsal tracks follow two previously released instrumental B-sides--"The End of the End of the Ugly" and "Tamra"--creating a blissfully long wash of sound, veering from hypnotic, pastoral soundscapes to kinetic experiments held together by dark, probing rhythms. The second disc alone is priceless given that it may be the closest thing to a true instrumental Sonic Youth release that will ever appear. A handful of other B-sides and goodies round a collection that's worth every penny it costs.

Track Listing:

Disc One

The Original Album (released 7/21/92)
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
11. On The Strip
12. Chapel Hill
13. JC
14. Purr
15. Crème Brûlée
16. Stalker
17. Genetic
18. Hendrix Necro
19. The Destroyed Room

Disc Two

Additional B-Sides
1. Is It My Body
2. Personality Crisis
3. The End of the End of the Ugly
4. Tamra
Rehearsal Recordings
5. Little Jammy Thing
6. Lite Damage
7. Dreamfinger
8. Barracuda
9. New White Kross
10. Guido
11. Stalker
12. Moonface
13. Poet in the Pit
14. Theoretical Chaos
15. Youth Against Fascism
16. Wish Fulfillment

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