Sonic Youth enter the big league. In 1990, Nirvana were yet to explode and hair metal bands like Mötley Crüe and Guns N’ Roses ruled. Goo was one of the albums that saw rock’n’rollers worldwide stylistically shift.
Steve Shelley says:
“That was our first record for Geffen so we had a bit more of a budget with that one. We tried different things in the studio.”
“For a long time I didn’t listen to Goo - I distanced myself from it. I’m not sure why, I guess I just had no desire to listen to it. But then recently we got to go back and revisit the album for a reissue and I think it holds up really well.”
“We remastered it and added extra tracks to it. I enjoyed it after being away from it for a while. It was like finding an old friend again. I remember during the recording that we just wanted to get a supremely rocking sound on that record, and it’s a hard sound to get. We wanted to capture on record what we think we give off at our live shows - the energy.”