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Sonic Youth: Bad Moon Rising (Blast First BFFP 1) *****

Edwin Pouncey, Sounds, 9 March 1985

FOR THEIR third assault upon the senses, and the first for their new label, New York's powerful and passionate Sonic Youth take a Creedence title, carve a big Halloween grin on it and watch it spontaneously combust. For once, a cover that hints massively at the musical content inside, where ancient ritual meets modern meltdown.

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