Sonic Youth Plans DVD, Reissue, Experimental LP
Veteran rock act Sonic Youth is making plans for its first official DVD releases, as well as an expanded reissue of its 1990 Geffen album "Goo" and the next in the SYR series of experimental LPs.Veteran rock act Sonic Youth is making plans for its first official DVD releases, as well as an expanded reissue of its 1990 Geffen album "Goo" and the next in the SYR series of experimental LPs.
According to posts on the band's official Web site, "the first official Sonic Youth DVDs ... will be jammed with anything/everything that needs to be jammed onto DVD." The group is eyeing a videoclip retrospective of its tenure on the Geffen label as well as commentary by band members and other artists.
According to the post, director Dave Markey has also prepared a 2-DVD set of his 1991 documentary film "The Year Punk Broke," featuring extra footage of Sonic Youth, Nirvana and others. Release dates have not been set for either project.
The expanded release of "Goo" will be in the vein of the 2-CD revisiting of the 1992 album "Dirty," released earlier this year by Universal. The "Goo" reissue will include B-sides, oddities and the original 8-track demos for the album.
Finally, the group is continuing work on its SYR series of experimental LP releases. The site says an upcoming edition will include a recording from the band's performance at the U.K.'s All Tomorrow's Parties concert in April 2001. "We played 'J'Accuse Ted Hughes' -- a 20-minute dronef**k piece that pissed off every Guinness-swilling journalist awake at the time," says the post, adding that "side two is an unheard studio session."