Screaming Fields of Sonic Love

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Screaming Fields of Sonic Love
Compilation album by Sonic Youth
Released April 25, 1995
Recorded 1982–1988
Genre Alternative rock, noise rock, experimental rock, no wave
Length 76:19
Label DGC
Producer Sonic Youth
Sonic Youth chronology
Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star
(1994)
Screaming Fields of Sonic Love
(1995)
Made in USA
(1995)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau A−[2]
Q 4/5 stars[3]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 4/5 stars[4]

Screaming Fields of Sonic Love is a compilation album of songs culled from Sonic Youth's various releases from the 1980s. It was released in 1995 on DGC.

Background[edit]

The tracks feature samples from each of the group's major '80s albums. However, they run in reverse chronological order, starting with songs from the band's 1988 masterwork Daydream Nation, and ending with a track from their eponymous first album from 1982. The release of this compilation coincided with the release of a music video collection of the same name, featuring all of Sonic Youth's music videos from the 1980s.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Teen Age Riot" – 6:58
  2. "Eric's Trip" – 3:49
  3. "Candle" – 4:59
  4. "Into the Groove(y)" – 4:35
  5. "G-Force" – 3:40
  6. "Beauty Lies in the Eye" – 2:17
  7. "Kotton Krown" – 5:08
  8. "Shadow of a Doubt" – 3:34
  9. "Expressway to Yr. Skull" – 7:08
  10. "Starpower" – 4:49
  11. "Death Valley '69" – 5:10
  12. "Halloween" – 5:09
  13. "Flower" – 3:36
  14. "Inhuman" – 4:01
  15. "Making the Nature Scene" – 3:00
  16. "Brother James" – 3:12
  17. "I Dreamed I Dream" – 5:19

DVD[edit]

  1. "Inhuman" (excerpt, live in front of The Zap, Brighton, 8 November 1985) [unlisted]
  2. "Death Valley '69" (feat. Lydia Lunch, dir. Richard Kern)
  3. "Shadow of a Doubt" (dir. Kevin Kerslake)
  4. "Beauty Lies in the Eye" (dir. Kevin Kerslake)
  5. Ciccone Youth "Addicted to Love" (dir. Kim Gordon)
  6. Ciccone Youth "Macbeth" (dir. Dave Markey)
  7. "Teen Age Riot" (dir. Sonic Youth)
  8. "Silver Rocket" (dir. Charles Atlas)
  9. "Providence" (dir. Peter Fowler & Sonic Youth)
  10. "Candle" (dir. Kevin Kerslake)
  11. "Silver Rocket" (feat. Don Fleming, live on Night Music, episode 210, 1989) (dir. John Fortenberry)
  12. "I Wanna Be Your Dog" (feat. David Sanborn & Indigo Girls, live on Night Music, episode 210, 1989) (dir. John Fortenberry)
  13. "Schizophrenia" (live at The Town and Country Club, London, 4 June 1987)
  14. "I Wanna Be Your Dog" (feat. Iggy Pop, live at The Town and Country Club, London, 4 June 1987)
  15. Thurston's nephew John and his three sisters "My Friend Goo" (Hyper version) (dir. Thurston Moore) [unlisted]
  16. Thurston's nephew John and his three sisters "My Friend Goo" (Bored version) (dir. Thurston Moore) [unlisted]
  17. "Brother James (live at The Zap, Brighton, 8 November 1985) [unlisted]

References[edit]