Sonic Youth have ‘Goo’ masks & t-shirts for LP’s 30th anniversary (vintage posters, too)
Sonic Youth's classic 1990 album, Goo -- their major label debut that spawned college radio and alt-rock hits "Kool Thing" (which features Chuck D) and "Dirty Boots" -- turned 30 last week. To celebrate the album's Pearl Anniversary, the band uploaded newly remastered HD versions of the videos for both those singles which you can watch below.
Meanwhile, in addition to their Sonic Nurse facemask and tee, Sonic Youth are also selling a Goo facemask -- with a facemasked version of the album art -- in their USA and European webstores, with proceeds from the latter supporting Doctors Without Borders in Germany and the UK. That's Thurston Moore modelling one above.
In other news, the final (?) Bandcamp Friday -- where the digital music store gives its share of sales to the band -- is tomorrow (7/3). On previous Bandcamp Fridays, Sonic Youth (and it's members) have��made many rare releases available. (They released 12 for the last Bandcamp Friday.) We can only imagine tomorrow will be the same. Stay tuned.
And speaking of Goo and Bandcamp Friday, UK band Snapped Ankles have made a t-shirt -- that co-opts that album's cover art, subbing in the band's "creatures of the forest" style -- that will be available tomorrow in their Bandcamp merch store:
Sonic Youth Album Guide