Goo


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Goo, the sixth full-length album from American alternative rock band Sonic Youth, was released on June 26, 1990, by DGC Records. The band aimed to build upon their trademark alternating guitar arrangements and layered sound from their previous album, Daydream Nation (1988), with a focus on topical songwriting exploring themes of female empowerment and pop culture.

Despite the success of Daydream Nation, Sonic Youth chose veteran producer Ron Saint Germain to finish mixing Goo after engineer Nick Sansano was dismissed. The album received critical and commercial acclaim, reaching number 96 on the US Billboard 200, their highest chart position at the time. While it did not receive significant radio airplay, the lead single "Kool Thing" featuring Public Enemy's Chuck D reached number seven on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart. Goo remains a significant and influential album in the alternative rock genre and was ranked at number 358 on Rolling Stone's 500 greatest albums of all time list in 2020.

 


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