Sonic Youth - Bad Moon Rising LP
Bad Moon Rising is the second studio album by American alternative rock/noise rock band Sonic Youth. It was released on vinyl in March 1985 by record label Homestead. The album was loosely themed around the dark side of America, and included references to obsession and insanity, Charles Manson, heavy metal, Satanism, and early European settlers' encounters with Native Americans. Each side of the original vinyl was a mostly continuous cycle of songs, except for the album's closer, "Death Valley '69".nnReleased to strong reviews from the underground music press, Bad Moon Rising was the first Sonic Youth album to combine the band's experimental material with transitional pieces and segues. The album was preceded by the single "Death Valley '69", which did not chart in either the US or UK (the track was re-recorded for the album and released again as a single in June 1985).