Sonic Youth - Confusion Is Sex


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Sonic Youth's debut full length album, originally released in 1983, reissued on the band's own Goofin Records. 

Initially planned as seven-inch single to follow up their self-titled debut EP, Confusion Is Sex blossomed into the band's first album: a brain-bludgeoning, completely fried endeavor of dissonance and disarray, 

This was the sound of 1983 New York City: nothing like London where punks were starting to scrub their faces and sounds to get on Top of the Pops, and nothing like the jangly roots of college radio rock starting to formulate in Athens, Georgia. It sounded like no one else on Earth, for that matter. 

The raw, Wharton Tiers 8-track production is dark, the Kim Gordon-scrawled cover figure art of Thurston Moore is dark, Lee Ranaldo 's back cover photo-collage and Catherine Ceresole 's crumpled-xeroxed images that adorned the inside are dark. It's an album that moves Sonic Youth forward from their first EP almost by devolving backwards into true ugly, lo-fi primitivity. 


  1. (She's In A) Bad Mood 
  2. Protect Me You 
  3. Freezer Burn/I Wanna Be Your Dog 
  4. Shaking Hell 
  5. Inhuman 
  6. The World Looks Red 
  7. Confusion Is Next 
  8. Making The Nature Scene 
  9. Lee Is Free 


  • US import 
  • CD housed in jewel case 



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see also: 
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browse collections: 
Sonic Youth collection 
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