Vinyl LP repressing including digital download that features the album plus four bonus tracks. Reissue ofSonic Youth'ssecond full-length album, originally released in 1985.
The album is a fascinating examination of "the junction where hippie idealism [meets] the cold hard world," says guitaristLee Ranaldo, "where Woodstock [meets] Altamont-Death Valley, Charles Manson, Brian Wilson, musicians, murderers, heroes and villains." It's original eight-song tapestry of droning guitar feedback, distant clattering percussion, and sullen vocals, all held together with interstitial noise loops and shadowy haze, ambles through a long, dark night before the feverishDeath Valley '69, driven by runaway guitar riffs and a franticThurston Moore/Lydia Lunchvocal duet, pounds the capstone into place.
Side A 1. Intro 2. Brave Men Run 3. Society Is A Hole 4. I Love Her All The Time
Side B 1. Ghost Bitch 2. I'm Insane 3. Justice Is Might 4. Death Valley '69