“...a dizzying collage of violently overhauled chart hits, sound sculpture mischief, experimental riff shrapnel and art-punk gags stitched together with deviant whimsy.”
David Fricke, Rolling Stone
**Ciccone Youth’s The Whitey Album, the full-length recorded by Sonic Youth’s Top-40 obsessed alter-ego, is now available on CD from the band’s own Goofin’ imprint (along with the still-in-print LP edition).
In 1988, after hinting that a tribute to the Beatles’ White Album was in the works, the band about-faced and delivered this brain-sick celebration of pop-culture, experimental rock, Neu! and The Material Girl in particular. The album features such favorites as “MacBeth” (as well as a hidden bonus alternate mix of the track) and “Into the Groovey,” and includes Mike Watt’s “Burnin’ Up” featuring Greg Ginn.