Ciccone Youth - The Whitey Album
Label: Goofin' Records – Goo-09
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered
Originally Released: 1988
Genre: Electronic, Rock
Style: Krautrock, Art Rock, Experimental
A4 Platoon II
A6 Me & Jill / Hendrix Cosby
A7 Burnin' Up
Performer – Mike Watt
Written-By – Madonna
B1 Hi! Everybody
B2 Children Of Satan / Third Fig
B3 Two Cool Rock Chicks Listening To Neu
Featuring – Susanne Sasic
B4 Addicted To Love
Written-By – Robert Palmer
B6 March Of The Ciccone Robots
B7 Making The Nature Scene
Written-By – Bert, Gordon, Renaldo, Moore
B8 Tuff Titty Rap
B9 Into The Groovey
Written-By – Madonna
B10 Macbeth (Alt. Mix)
Art Direction [Reissue Art Direction] – Jeff Nicholas
Artwork By [Xerox] – Todd's Copy Shop, NYC
Engineer – Martin Bisi (tracks: B9), Wharton Tiers (tracks: A1 to A6, B1 to B8, B10)
Guitar – J Mascis
Liner Notes – Mike Watt
Remastered By – John Golden
Written-By – Ciccone Youth (tracks: A1 to A6, B1 to B3, B5, B6, B8, B10)
Recorded and Mixed Nov. 1987 - Jan. 1988
at Wharton's Palace of confusion, NYC.
INTO THE GROOVEY rec/mix at Before Christ, Brooklyn, March 1986.
BURNIN' UP as done by Mike Watt in San Pedro,
California, May 1986. (the original demo on 4-track cassette).
Re-Mastered at Golden Mastering, 2005.
(this is a re-issue! originally released 1988)
thanks to dick for the dynamite.
2006 Goofin' Records under license from Geffen / Universal Special Markets, Inc.
The Whitey Album is definitely my most favorite and apparently sought after music selection. I heard it at a friend's house this summer and have wanted it in my music library ever since. There are some familiarities in the retro-80s-flashback songs. "Addicted to Love" is one of the best 80s covers I've heard yet. It's fun, laid back and all together a well done collection of sounds.
There's definitely a lot of humor on the album, but the first side is pretty frightening, particularly the atmospheric the band creates on "Platoon" and "Macbeth". But I think the humor combined with the darkness is the album's strong point. Poetry, rap, bad new wave, Robert Palmer, Neu!, stark instrumentals, and of course Madonna join forces to make a real doozy of an album, full of beautiful moments. A must for any Sonic Youth fan or anyone willing to try something new
Ciccone Youth - Into the groove (1988)
Ciccone Youth - Macbeth
Ciccone Youth - Addicted To Love