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Confuse Yr Idols: A Tribute to Sonic Youth

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All Music Guide - Johnny Loftus
Sonic Youth's mind-blowing legacy as both sonic adventurers and literate, sick-talented songwriters can't be accurately covered in the space of one disc. Narnack Records obviously understands this. Instead of issuing just-another-tribute or a detailed but kinda boring career survey, the NYC imprint celebrates Sonic Youth's spirit with an appreciation by and for those already in the know. In other words, it's as wildly inventive and weirdly cracked as the band it fetes. Confuse Yr Idols clicks into gear with a squelchy, psycho-ecstasy version of "Death Valley '69" courtesy of Racebannon that should scare off any casual listeners wandering in from SY's flirtations with ...
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All Music Guide - Johnny Loftus
Sonic Youth's mind-blowing legacy as both sonic adventurers and literate, sick-talented songwriters can't be accurately covered in the space of one disc. Narnack Records obviously understands this. Instead of issuing just-another-tribute or a detailed but kinda boring career survey, the NYC imprint celebrates Sonic Youth's spirit with an appreciation by and for those already in the know. In other words, it's as wildly inventive and weirdly cracked as the band it fetes. Confuse Yr Idols clicks into gear with a squelchy, psycho-ecstasy version of "Death Valley '69" courtesy of Racebannon that should scare off any casual listeners wandering in from SY's flirtations with reality. For that matter, "Kool Thing" -- arguably its most recognizable song -- here is handled by indie rock collagists Tub Ring. The re-version cuts between punk discordance, lounge music, and what might be a party metal influence; best is the famous Kim Gordon/Chuck D breakdown, handled as a conversation between Chuck and a robot. Word up. Still, it's not all insanity. New Grenada is more straightforward with their run through "Eric's Trip," and Elf Power's "Kotton Krown" keeps the coed harmony, but loses the whining dissonance in favor of acoustic guitars and an Eastern-tinged breakdown. New York trio Parts & Labor conducts a full-on amplification of "Sugar Kane," from feedback to melody to percussion. Mike Langlie recasts Goo's "Cinderella's Big Score" in the damaged childhood image of his Twink toy piano project; no one has ever made the line "Go upstairs at once and help your sisters" sound creepier. In Stationary Odyssey's hands, "Dirty Boots" becomes an inky dream of ambient texture and spidery guitar; Aaron Turner sounds a bit like Thurston Moore, but at his most detached. After rolling through a strange, nearly hip-hop version of the Confusion Is Sex nugget "Making the Nature Scene," Confuse Yr Idols concludes with another view of "Death Valley," this one from the vantage point of the Boredoms' Yoshimi. Performing as Saicobab on a mixture of keys and treated vocals and supported by a sitar, he builds to a ragga fervor before dropping into the original's strident, she-devil on wheels chord progression. Innovative and experimental, and yet entirely visceral, it's a perfect representation of what Sonic Youth has brought to contemporary music.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/13/2004
  • Label: Narnack Records
  • UPC: 825807701925
  • Catalog Number: 7019

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Death Valley '69 (6:18)
  2. 2 Shadow of a Doubt - Brystl (2:47)
  3. 3 Eric's Trip (3:00)
  4. 4 I Dreamed a Dream (5:23)
  5. 5 Cinderella's Big Score - Twink (2:29)
  6. 6 Dirty Boots - Stationary Odyssey (3:38)
  7. 7 Little Trouble Girl (5:02)
  8. 8 Kool Thing (4:57)
  9. 9 Making the Nature Scene - KY Prophet (2:31)
  10. 10 Kotton Krown (2:48)
  11. 11 Sugar Kane - Parts & Labor (4:44)
  12. 12 Death Valley '69 - Saicobab (5:21)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Michael Dixon Guitar, Vocals
Dale Flattum Group Member
Mike Morasky Group Member
Darren Mor-X Group Member
Dave Weiner Trumpet
Yoshimi Keyboards, Vocals, Wind Chimes, Pedal Bass
Tank Group Member
B.J. Warshaw Bass, Vocals
Mike Anderson Vocals
Laura Carter Piano
Andrew Rieger Guitar, Vocals
Dave Wrathgeber Sitar
Michael Farmer Keyboards, Vocals
Roxanne Martin Vocals
Andy Moore Guitar, Vocals
John Nelson Synthesizer, Guitar, Background Vocals
Kevin Gibson Vocals
Rob Kleiner Keyboards, electronics
Jason Fields Bass
Mike Langlie Turntables
Shawn Sprinkel Guitar
Nicole Allie Vocals
Shawn Knight Bass
Dan Friel Keyboards, Vocals
Aaron Tanner Bass, Vocals
Rob Smith Drums
Theresa Brooks Bassoon
Quinn Dawson Triangle
Jesse Gallamore Guitar
Toby Jeffers Sampling
Dave Melkonian Synthesizer, Drums
James Robinson Parran Piano
Joel Saladino Drums
Chris Saligoe Guitar
Chris Shern Vocals
Brett Siler Guitar, Ambience
Yoshidadaikiti Sitar
Dave Tavares Drums
Technical Credits
Sonic Youth Composer
Steel Pole Bath Tub Producer
Michael Dixon Engineer
Jonathan Burnside Engineer
Kohichi Hara Engineer
Elf Power Engineer
Drew Peters Engineer
Jeff Brooks Producer
Andy Moore Engineer
Seth Misterka Engineer
Mike Langlie Sound Effects
Jim Zespy Engineer
Yoshimi P We Producer
Aaron Tanner Producer, Executive Producer, drum sequencing
Toby Jeffers drum sequencing
Brett Siler Engineer
Dan Jeremy Brooks Producer
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