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Bad Moon Rising


Download links and information about Bad Moon Rising by Sonic Youth. This album was released in 1985 and it belongs to Rock, Indie Rock, Alternative genres. It contains 12 tracks with total duration of 53:05 minutes.

Artist: Sonic Youth
Release date: 1985
Genre: Rock, Indie Rock, Alternative
Tracks: 12
Duration: 53:05
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No. Title Length
1. Intro 1:11
2. Brave Men Run (In My Family) 3:56
3. Society Is a Hole 4:51
4. I Love Her All the Time 8:21
5. Ghost Bitch 4:25
6. I'm Insane 6:55
7. Justice Is Might 2:56
8. Death Valley '69 (with Lydia Lunch) 5:22
9. Satan Is Boring 5:13
10. Halloween 5:11
11. Flower 3:35
12. Echo Canyon 1:09



Bad Moon Rising is a pivotal album in Sonic Youth's catalog. It's the last to feature second drummer Bob Bert (Steve Shelley would take over from here) and the first to explore traditional song structures. The group's Glenn Branca–influenced No Wave origins can still be heard in the sturm und drang of the guitars through the droning "Society Is a Hole," but there's a sense that Sonic Youth is finding a new balance between instrumental experiments and songwriting ambitions. "I Love Her All the Time" settles into a loopy tonal scheme that's either beautiful if you're a fan or an impenetrable mess if you're not sympathetic to Sonic Youth's approach. "Death Valley '69," a duet between Thurston Moore and Lydia Lunch, is a near-rocker that points to the group's future. The Flower EP is appended, with the excellent "Flower" and "Halloween" bringing Kim Gordon into the spotlight with a feminism and power that would provide a major inspiration to the Riot Grrrl movement.