Root (album)

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Root
Studio album by Thurston Moore
Released January 19, 1999
Label Lo Recordings

Root was a multimedia project based around 25 one minute guitar pieces improvised by Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth. These samples were sent out to around 100 people - both visual artists as well as musicians - in Hoover bags to remix or create accompanying artwork for. The results were then released on CD, as a limited edition CD in a numbered hoover bag (of which only 2000 were created), as a 5 piece vinyl box set, and as an exhibition which featured work by Angela Bulloch, David Bowie, Gavin Turk and many others.

Though no tracklisting comes with the album, just a list of the track contributors, some titles have come out in interviews with those involved. These are listed below where applicable.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Untitled" w/ Derek Bailey - (1:07)
  2. "Keep Trying the Old Number" w/ Alec Empire - (4:58)
  3. "Untitled" w/ Mogwai - (1:12)
  4. "Moore Shit" w/ Luke Vibert - (4:50)
  5. "Untitled" w/ Donald Christie & The Underdog - (1:38)
  6. "101%" w/ Blur - (5:54)
  7. "Untitled" w/ Mark Webber - (2:28)
  8. "Untitled" w/ Stereolab - (3:42)
  9. "Beaujolais Nouveau Day" w/ Cheap Glue - (2:11)
  10. "Untitled" w/ Add N to (X) - (2:55)
  11. "Untitled" w/ Spring Heel Jack - (5:16)
  12. "Hard as Fuck '97" w/ The Hypnotist - (0:37)
  13. "Your Love" w/ The Mellowtrons - (2:01)
  14. "Roots" w/ Warren Defever - (4:01)
  15. "Untitled" w/ V/Vm - (2:34)
  16. "Untitled" w/ The Third Eye Foundation - (4:09)
  17. "No. 11" w/ David Cunningham - (1:57)
  18. "Needled" w/ Echo Park - (3:33)
  19. "National Enhancer" w/ Merzbow - (3:44)
  20. "Super" w/ Richard Thomas - (5:48)
  21. "Untitled" w/ Stock, Hausen and Walkman - (4:10)
  22. "Kleen" w/ Twisted Science vs Burzootie - (2:40)
  23. "Scion" w/ Bruce Gilbert - (3:15)
  24. "Untitled" w/ Arashi vs The Red King (2:37)
  25. "Chew on This" w/ Russell Haswell -(1:02)