Washing Machine (album)

Washing Machine (album)

Infobox Album
Name = Washing Machine
Type = studio
Artist = Sonic Youth


Released = September 26, 1995
Recorded = January–May 1995
Genre = Alternative rock
Length = 68:17
Label = DGC
Producer = Sonic Youth, John Siket
Reviews =
*Allmusic Rating|4|5 [http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:5sug6j587190 link]
*Robert Christgau (A-) [http://www.robertchristgau.com/get_artist.php?name=Sonic+Youth link]
*"Rolling Stone" Rating|4|5 [http://www.rollingstone.com/artists/sonicyouth/albums/album/110573/review/5942030/washing_machine 10/19/95]
*"Entertainment Weekly" (A-) [http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,298930,00.html link]
*Mark Prindle rating-10|8 [http://www.markprindle.com/sonicya.htm#wash link]
*Ultimate Guitar (9.3/10) [http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/reviews/compact_discs/sonic_youth/washing_machine/index.html link]
Last album = "Screaming Fields of Sonic Love"
(1995)
This album = "Washing Machine"
(1995)
Next album = "Made in USA"
(1995)
Misc = Singles
Name = Washing Machine
Type = studio
single 1 = The Diamond Sea
single 1 date = 1995
single 2 = Little Trouble Girl
single 2 date = May 1996

"Washing Machine" is an album by the band Sonic Youth. It was released shortly after the group concluded their stint headlining the 1995 Lollapalooza music festival.

The track "Little Trouble Girl" features vocals by Kim Gordon and Breeders/Pixies member Kim Deal. The video for that track was directed by noted music video and feature film director Mark Romanek. It's in a gently-paced artistic sci-fi style, with Gordon and Deal and a strange small alien creature with long fingers.

The actual name of the "Untitled" track is "Becuz Coda" which was originally part of the song "Becuz" but Geffen Records felt they needed to cut the 8 minute long track to make the album’s opening more accessible, and released a radio edit of "The Diamond Sea."

"Washing Machine" peaked at #39 on the UK Album Chart.

"Panty Lies" is perhaps Sonic Youth's most dissonant song. Nearly every chord in the song is diminished. Despite this, it was still an encore choice for much of the Lollapalooza festival in 1995.

Track listing

All songs written by Sonic Youth.
# "Becuz" (lyrics/vocals Gordon) – 4:43
# "Junkie's Promise" (lyrics/vocals Moore) – 4:02
# "Saucer-Like" (lyrics/vocals Ranaldo) – 4:25
# "Washing Machine" (lyrics/vocals Gordon) – 9:33
# "Unwind" (lyrics Moore, vocals Moore and Ranaldo) – 6:02
# "Little Trouble Girl" (lyrics Gordon, vocals Kim Deal and Gordon) – 4:29
# "No Queen Blues" (lyrics/vocals Moore) – 4:35
# "Panty Lies" (lyrics/vocals Gordon) – 4:15
# "Untitled" – 2:49
# "Skip Tracer" (lyrics Leah Singer and Ranaldo, vocals Ranaldo) – 3:48
# "The Diamond Sea" (lyrics/vocals Moore) – 19:35

Charts

Album

ingles

External links

* [http://www.markromanek.com/video/20.html "Little Trouble Girl"] page at Mark Romanek's web site


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