Bad Moon Rising

Sonic Youth - Bad Moon Rising
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Based on 4 reviews
1985 Ratings: #42 / 84
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Based on 111 ratings
1985 Ratings: #32
March 1, 1985 / Release Date
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Homestead / Label
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tha138
75
It's scarry how this band gathered the dark noise of the metropolis, placed it in a jack o'lantern and set it on fire to praise the bad moon that was rising from the gutters.
Hide behind the abandonned cars and watch the ceremony, if you can stand it!
LaiTheRick
40
With each track sounding as monotone as the last, it's hard to stay engaged with the music for very long, which is a shame because I found the "Intro" opener rather gorgeous. I imagined it being a lovely soundtrack for sunrise, which made me excited for what was to come.

A hearty congratulations to "Death Valley '69" for being the one track here that I enjoyed - it had attitude, it had direction, it felt as if the song was getting more irate as it went on, and that was ... read more
GabrielDiablo
88
Great
GABRIELinHELL
90
Amazing
50
Occasionally in a bad movie, there will be some band that is presented as what "kids these days" listen to, and it's like a person reading poetry and another person like hitting a guitar with a timpani mallet, and everyone is totally digging it. That's how I feel listening to these early Sonic Youth albums.

This bothers me because "Bad Moon Rising" - as with the other Sonic Youth records that I've listened to so far - has moments that border on great. Especially at the ... read more
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Track List

  1. Intro
  2. Brave Men Run
  3. Society Is a Hole
  4. I Love Her All the Time
  5. Ghost Bitch
  6. I'm Insane
  7. Justice Is Might
  8. Death Valley '69  (ft. Lydia Lunch)
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