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  • DancingDevil69

    Well, it wasn't exactly banned, but the image was blacked out upon release of the LP.

    outubro 2014
  • DancingDevil69

    The album cover shown here was actually banned because somebody threatened to sue Sonic Youth for photograph of the girl on the top left. I assume it was for copyright reasons.

    outubro 2014
  • Harry_01

    This album fucking rocks.

    agosto 2014
  • andrey_ka

    очень крутой альбом )

    novembro 2013
  • cap_surgeon

    we just called it punk rock then

    outubro 2013
  • dAdriano

    ★★★★★

    agosto 2013
  • jpzitoleopold

    Outstanding album. 9/10

    agosto 2013
  • vaguelyhumanoid

    Forgot how much I love this album.

    julho 2013
  • Sal-ival

    Lovin' it!

    maio 2013
  • alexlakisov

    rip f.k.dick

    março 2013
  • zhelnerovich

    last.fm used a blacked out photo, it's been reuploaded by someone

    fevereiro 2013
  • trtb

    it's cool that last.fm uses the original cover with the richard avedon photo instead of the blacked out version that you see more often

    fevereiro 2013
  • sinztye

    Awesome album plus it's inspired by my favorite author... too much perfection.

    dezembro 2012
  • cobaincocaine

    just awesome

    novembro 2012
  • optimistic_tour

    college rock

    outubro 2012
  • sunheadbowed

    :)

    outubro 2012
  • Chumsicles

    hehehe......"the" Sonic Youth

    outubro 2012
  • dI-__-Ib

    setembro 2012
  • johnnydepth76

    !!!Sister!!!!!!!

    setembro 2012
  • naotas_forehead

    Yeah, people. I don't know why there are so many long-winded arguments in this shoutbox. Show some respect for this masterpiece.

    setembro 2012
  • sunheadbowed

    Go back and read my statement: "Alt. rock certainly did exist, in label if not in ideology. Perhaps you missed the 1990's." and then read what you typed in reply to me. It's amusing! Alt. rock did exist, because it was an umbrella term the media gave to many different areas of rawk that emerged after the Nirvana break-through; basically every band that a major experimented with. That you think it existed in the 80's before the boom happened was the comical fictional genre issue -- of course it did not, and that wikipedia article you read was giving background on where the 'genre' emerged from. Genres are propagated by the next wave of bands who attempt to emulate, so it certainly matters if the bands deny the term. PS. You are a bit of a dumb teenager, really, aren't you? -- "crusade against "the man""! cringe.

    abril 2012
  • NoahIsCool

    "fictional genre of music the media created from post-hardcore" lmao, oh god. just because the bands deny the term doesn't mean it doesn't exist. keep continuing your crusade against "the man" and the pidgeon-holing tendencies of the evil "mass media" corporations, it looks cool

    abril 2012
  • sunheadbowed

    Noah, I have no words for how stupid your statement was, but thanks for telling me the background on a fictional genre of music the media created from post-hardcore, despite your age being 19. Go read some more wikipedia. By the way, "college rock" was another idiotic term the bands hated and the media pushed. "They".

    abril 2012
  • NoahIsCool

    alt rock did exist in the late 80s, including 87. it just wasn't mainstream. sonic youth were alt rock pioneers along with dinosaur jr. and pixies. tho surfer rosa wasnt till 88. or maybe you just meant the term "alt rock" wasn't applied to anything back then, in that case you're right. they just called it college rock in the beginning

    abril 2012
  • Kubstofferson

    I like how in the album version of Schizophrenia the bass and Lee's guitar parts are quite back in the mix in the opening riff. It means that you hear the intro as being in a major key. In live versions you can hear it's actually in the relative minor.

    fevereiro 2012
  • naotas_forehead

    I think I have just fallen in love with this album <3

    fevereiro 2012
  • sunheadbowed

    Alt. rock certainly did exist, in label if not in ideology. Perhaps you missed the 1990's.

    janeiro 2012
  • Aleckz_Bjerre

    Hahah! They make me cry! I´m so fucking high n______n

    janeiro 2012
  • andover

    Alt rock never existed at any time.

    outubro 2011
  • sunheadbowed

    "But I guess I went in with the wrong mindset considering this is obviously alt. rock." You did indeed, since there was no such thing as 'alt rock' in 1987.

    outubro 2011
  • Polistaman

    great album. everytime i listened to it is like it was the first time.

    setembro 2011
  • mk741

    A good record, great at times (Master-Dik and Kotton Krown being the highlights), but I just wished it was noisier the entire time. But I guess I went in with the wrong mindset considering this is obviously alt. rock.

    julho 2011
  • wi-lll

    Fucking great record.

    maio 2011
  • farpin

    You shouldn't be surprised though that your vinyl-version-trumps-all policy is going to rub some people the wrong way, and your claim that every copy of the album that uses the better-known cover is a reissue is a bit disingenuous. But either way I enjoyed the conversation with you. This isn't the first OCD-inspired debate on last.fm and it won't be the last!

    abril 2011
  • zhelnerovich

    You've asked me, why am I making such a big deal of it. Well, I can ask you the same question. I think, Last.fm is about exploring. People will get know, that there is such a cover even exist :-) Be more tolerant.

    abril 2011
  • farpin

    I'm not saying "popular = original," I'm saying it makes more sense for the more popular/ubiquitous cover to be the official cover. The 1987 CD cover is as much of an original as the 1987 LP cover that apparently existed (see? you taught me something). Like the red vs. black-and-white covers of Rather Ripped, I think it makes more sense for the more recognized cover to be displayed. We can enjoy our limited edition alternate vinyl covers in the privacy of our own homes.

    abril 2011
  • zhelnerovich

    I don't think "popular = original" is the right statement. And yeah, since LP is the main format Sonic Youth use (some releases are only on vinyl) and since Stevie confirmed it's an original cover, I think, it makes sense this artwork to be here.

    abril 2011
  • farpin

    But I own an original 1987 SST copy of Sister on CD that I bought way back in the day that uses the more popular cover. It isn't a reissue. So it seems like you just believe that whatever artwork the LP version uses is the "real" version, every other format, copy, and discussion be damned.

    abril 2011
  • zhelnerovich

    No, reissues are reissues. Now, lets upload B/W cover to "Rather Ripped".

    abril 2011
  • farpin

    So, if we suppose that "your" image was on a 1987 vinyl edition, but every other subsequent release (barring the 2010 vinyl-only reissue) uses the other side's collage as the cover, doesn't there come a point when the "original" image stops being the official cover, especially when everywhere you see the album discussed, the image that's on 99% of available copies is what is used?

    abril 2011
  • zhelnerovich

    *facepalm.jpg* There were like 100 releases of "Sister" and 99% of it was "your" cover, it's well-known, but it doesn't make it original. Man, you were telling me there is no such cover at all at first :-) ps: the only web-site for cover history http://www.discogs.com/Sonic-Youth-Sister/release/1056093 ps2: you can upload any shit to wikipedia

    abril 2011
  • farpin

    Well you have a lot of work on your hands informing the rest of the world that what they thought was the album cover is the wrong image. Here are some links to get you started. 1 down, hundreds to go - good luck! http://allmusic.com/album/sister-r18427 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sister_(Sonic_Youth_album) http://itunes.apple.com/no/album/sister/id17009758 http://www.rollingstone.com/music/artists/sonic-youth

    abril 2011
  • zhelnerovich

    Are you fucking trolling me or what? Cover is cover, not the backside. At first, I was sure you haven't seen first pressing. But when you said, that THAT LP was a new reissue (which, by the way, has censored cover and purple vinyl) I doubt you have seen any "Sister" covers. http://www.flickr.com/photos/samandjo/5514850270/ And yeah, why would people selling SST records on ebay post "flipsides" instead of front cover? Man, get over it.

    abril 2011
  • farpin

    You didn't ask him the entire question. If he says that's the original cover *and not the flipside* then I'll believe it.

    abril 2011
  • zhelnerovich

    Now it's end of debate http://s010.radikal.ru/i312/1104/d9/1eb492b979cb.png

    abril 2011
  • farpin

    That's the vinyl-only REISSUE that came out last year. EVERY OTHER release since the record came out in 1987 has used the other image as the front cover. Look anywhere else about information on Sister and the consensus on the album's cover is so clear that I don't know why you're making such a big deal out of it. And yes the site I linked to was made by Chris Lawrence, whose effort in documenting the band's discography was done so thoroughly that the band uses it on their own website.

    abril 2011
  • zhelnerovich

    Just because you said so? I know this web-site, It's run by 1 fan. Some songs there doesn't even have a proper names. http://img.auctiva.com/imgdata/1/4/2/9/7/2/5/webimg/457656564_o.jpg Sleeve opens from the right side.

    abril 2011
  • farpin

    http://sonicyouth.com/mustang/lp/lp5.html End of debate.

    abril 2011
  • zhelnerovich

    http://i.ebayimg.com/00/$(KGrHqV,!g8E1fkWJuUTBNjE6rU1,g~~0_12.JPG

    abril 2011
  • zhelnerovich

    http://sonicyouth.kungfustore.com/category/80-music/product/2763-sister-180g-vinyl-lp-sonr07-lp

    abril 2011