Flower (Sonic Youth song)

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"Flower"
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Single by Sonic Youth
B-side "Halloween"
Released 1985 (1985)
Format 12" vinyl
Genre No wave, noise rock
Label Homestead
Songwriter(s) Robert Bertelli, Kim Gordon, Thurston Moore, Lee Ranaldo
Sonic Youth singles chronology
"Death Valley '69"
(1984)
"Flower"
(1985)
"String Module Error: Match not found"
(1985)
"Death Valley '69"
(1984)
"Flower"
(1985)
"Death Valley 69" (re-recorded version)
(1985)
"Flower"
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Single by Sonic Youth
B-side "Satan Is Boring"
Released 1986 (1986)
Format 12" vinyl
Genre No wave, noise rock
Label Blast First
Songwriter(s) Robert Bertelli, Kim Gordon, Thurston Moore, Lee Ranaldo
Sonic Youth singles chronology
"String Module Error: Match not found"
(1985)
"Flower"
(1986)
"Starpower"
(1986)
"Death Valley '69" (re-recorded version)
(1985)
"Flower"
(1986)
"Starpower"
(1986)

Flower is a song by American alternative rock band Sonic Youth. It was released as a single in 1985 by record label Homestead, backed by Halloween, and also released the following year by record label Blast First with "Satan Is Boring" as the B-side. It also appeared on re-releases of the band's 1985 album Bad Moon Rising.

Release[edit]

"Flower" was released as a single with "Halloween" as a B-side in 1985. The following year, it was released again with the B-side "Satan Is Boring", but this version was quickly withdrawn at the band's request.[citation needed]

"Flower" has been released as a bonus track on the CD reissue of the band's 1985 album Bad Moon Rising.

Track listing[edit]

With "Halloween"[edit]

Side A
No. Title Length
1. "Flower"  
Side B
No. Title Length
1. "Halloween"  

The tracks were recorded and mixed at Radio Tokyo in Venice, California in January 1985.

Releases:

  • 1985 - 12" - Blast First (BFFP 3) - Released in UK.
  • 1986 - 12" - Homestead (HMS047) - Released in US.

Some Blast First releases are in translucent orange vinyl.

The CD release of the Bad Moon Rising album from Geffen Records also contains this single.


With "Satan Is Boring"[edit]

Side A
No. Title Length
1. "Flower"  
Side B
No. Title Length
1. "Satan Is Boring"  

Personnel[edit]


Vinyl Etchings[edit]

  • Side A: TO CODY R. ANN ALL SONIC SUNS
  • Side B: I AM THE BOY THAT CAN ENJOY INVISIBILITY - J.J.


Cover Versions[edit]

Halloween was covered by Mudhoney, originally recorded in 1988 for the split single Touch Me I'm Sick/Halloween, on which each band covered each other. The song was also released on Superfuzz Bigmuff Plus Early Singles in 1990.

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