Sonic Youth - EVOL album
EVOL is the third studio album by the American alternative rock band Sonic Youth. It was released in May 1986 by SST Records, the band's first release on the label. The album is notable for being the first with a new drummer, Steve Shelley, replacing Bob Bert, and for showing signs of the band's transition from their no wave past toward a greater pop sensibility.
Album · 1986 · 10 Songs. The band’s first album with Steve Shelley in the drum seat, Evol is when Sonic Youth’s sound really starts to cohere, even if many songs are so volatile that they blow apart or dissolve into abstraction. One of the latter is Tom Violence, a noise-rock anthem that demonstrates the band’s shift from no-wave abrasiveness to more varied forms of aural assault and battery. The atonal delirium of Expressway to Yr Skull is the most powerful sign of Sonic Youth’s new strength and purpose.
Sonic Youth were destroying music: In the no-budget 1989 film Weatherman ‘69, Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore thumb through dollar-bin-grade vinyl records before ominously snapping them to bits. Like anything, the act was a symbol, irreverent, a simple fuck-you. In a way, it was noise: the sound of life and death at the same time, annihilating music and rendering it limitless. EVOL has enthralling hooks-this was around the time Gordon recorded Addicted to Love in a karaoke booth for The Whitey Album-albeit skewed ones, pop songs trudging uphill, carrying the weight of their own dread. Sonic Youth’s tilted cover of Kim Fowley’s cheap Bubblegum has only grown seamier with time.
By 1986, a still relatively recently formed Sonic Youth was in a time of transition. Born out of the noise of New York's no wave scene and ensconced in the influence of Glenn Branca's avant-garde guitar experimentalism, the band's early albums slowly morphed from the snotty abrasive clatter of its self-titled EP and spotty first proper LP Confusion Is Sex into a far darker but still somewhat inconsistent merging of. haunted song sketches and foreboding noisy atmospheres on second album Bad Moon Rising.
EVOL is the third studio album by the American alternative rock band Sonic Youth. The noise rock album is notable for being the first with a new drummer, Steve Shelley, replacing Bob Bert, and for showing signs of the band's transition from their no wave past toward a greater pop sensibility.
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|A2||Shadow Of A Doubt||3:32|
|A4||In The Kingdom # 19||3:25|
|B1||Death To Our Friends||3:19|
Lyrics By – Lydia LunchMusic By – Sonic Youth
|B4||Expressway To Yr. Skull|
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – Blast First
- Engineered At – BC Studio
- Lacquer Cut At – Porky's Mastering
- Lacquer Cut At – K Disc Mastering
- Pressed By – EMI Records
- Engineer, Producer [W/] – Martin Bisi
- Lacquer Cut By – JG* (tracks: B1-B4), Porky (tracks: A1-A5)
- Performer [Sonic Youth] – Kim Gordon, Lee Ranaldo, Steve Shelley, Thurston Moore
- Photography By [Band Photo] – Lee*
- Producer – Sonic Youth
- Written-By – Sonic Youth (tracks: A1 to B3a, B4)
NotesThere are three versions on Blast First by lacquer cut.
Sonic Youth - Evol: Both sides duplicate SST version
THIS ONE: A side Porky, B side as on SST
Sonic Youth - EVOL: A side Porky, B side Bilbo
℗ 1986 Blast First.
Engineered at Before Christ, March 1986.
Tracklisting appears on sleeve in different order, without side orientation.
Cover girl: Lung Leg from "Submit to Me," a film by Richard Kern.
Includes printed inner sleeve (silver ink) with lyrics, photographs, and drawings.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Matrix / Runout (Side 1): BFFP 4 A-2U-1-1 A PORKY PRIME CUT
- Matrix / Runout (Side 2): BFFP 4 B-1U-1-1- kdisc L-24031X EVERYTHING TURNS BLACK TO BLUE
|SST 059||Sonic Youth||Evol (LP, Album)||SST Records||SST 059||US||1986|
|SST 059||Sonic Youth||EVOL (LP, Album, RP, Pin)||SST Records||SST 059||US||1990|
|BFFP 4||Sonic Youth||EVOL (LP, Album, Unofficial, Gra)||Blast First||BFFP 4||UK||Unknown|
|BFFP 4||Sonic Youth||EVOL (LP, Album, Unofficial)||Blast First||BFFP 4||UK||Unknown|
|SSTC 059||Sonic Youth||EVOL (Cass, Album)||SST Records||SSTC 059||US||1986|