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Sonic Youth — Incinerate
Album: Rather Ripped
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7.1

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Total ratings: 1345









Released: 2006
Length: 4:50
Plays (last 30 days): 1
I ripped your heart out from your chest
Replaced it with a grenade blast

Incinerate, incinerate
Incinerate, incinerate

The firefighters hose me down
I don't care, I'll burn out anyhow
It's for alarm, girl, nothing to see
Hear the sirens come for me

You dosed my soul with gasoline
You flicked a match into my brain

Incinerate, incinerate
Incinerate, incinerate

The firefighters are so nice
I remember you so cold as ice
Now flames are licking at your feet
Sirens come to put me out of misery

You wave your torch into my eyes
Flamethrower lover, burning mind

Incinerate, incinerate
Incinerate, incinerate
Incinerate, incinerate
Incinerate, incinerate
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South of france is definitely RP  "rock patriot"    Bill 4 president!  les murs de la maison tremblent
When that first chord struck I thought "No way, "Pyjamarama" on RP!.  But no.
 Honeyko wrote:
Another grunge guy who can't sing.
 
Shut up and go enjoy your autotuned  vocalists.
I've always thought this song sounded like the spiritual successor to the soundtrack of the classic NES videogame Guardian Legend. I'll let you judge:

https://youtu.be/dyfSdJ0a1w4?t=5m54s
OK, this will be stuck in my head for the rest of the day, and possibly some days after that as well.
This really took me by surprise when it came out. They'd started to fade from the tune-stream, but then wow, this quantum-brilliant jam!
SO good!
It's 4 alarm
 Proclivities wrote:

That's very surprising; generally grunge rock requires a well-trained and refined vocalist such as Michael Bolton or Luciano Pavarotti.

   

ScottFromWyoming wrote:


 
There's a lot of SY stuff I don't bother with, but they also have some pop songs that are pretty cool. Never did care for Thurston's much-lauded guitar wizardry. But I will say this: They are all very nice people. I'm a firm believer that that made all the difference as to whether or not you would have ever heard of them. There may have been a dozen bands who did it first or better, but someone has to take a chance on you. Nice guys finish first. 

 

Wow, you got to meet them? Lucky you. Yeah, that'd make a big difference for me as well.


"...a well-trained and refined vocalist such as Michael Bolton"
  {#Roflol}  {#No} {#Naughty}
 
Pavarotti is actually pushing aside his fra diavolo to put a celestial hex on you...
 
Sounds very "Replacements-ish" to me
Hit it, RP! {#Dancingbanana_2}

Edit:

This would be a great follow-up.
 Proclivities wrote:

That's very surprising; generally grunge rock requires a well-trained and refined vocalist such as Michael Bolton or Luciano Pavarotti.

 

 
There's a lot of SY stuff I don't bother with, but they also have some pop songs that are pretty cool. Never did care for Thurston's much-lauded guitar wizardry. But I will say this: They are all very nice people. I'm a firm believer that that made all the difference as to whether or not you would have ever heard of them. There may have been a dozen bands who did it first or better, but someone has to take a chance on you. Nice guys finish first. 
They have so many diverse sounds, and some songs are real jammers (best IMO maybe on 'Dirty'), and this one is a ripper for sure! 
 Honeyko wrote:
Another grunge guy who can't sing.

 
That's very surprising; generally grunge rock requires a well-trained and refined vocalist such as Michael Bolton or Luciano Pavarotti.
I love this track and despite a few  obvious and undeniable deficiencies it is intoxicating to me. I find myself humming it at some peculiar times. Great drums.  
Another grunge guy who can't sing.
 WayUpNorth wrote:
Old Dancin Dude

 

Fark, that's me in 25 years!
Classic example of a band that sounds like shit but cuz they luv them in NYC hey they must be geniuses right?
 ycb661 wrote:
Bill: plz play something from Daydream Nation once in a while
 
I whole heartedly agree! Goo might also have some RP friendly tracks.
Not particularly liking this run, but it's improving.

5: Sonic Youth — Incinerate 
 Dalebarely wrote:
I think Silversun Pickups listened to this one a few times
 
I was thinking the same thing!
 WayUpNorth wrote:
Old Dancin Dude
 

RP-listener...?

PERFECT!!


rather school-bandish!
Bill: plz play something from Daydream Nation once in a while
I think Silversun Pickups listened to this one a few times
 Old_Pat wrote:
Truth in advertising evidently doesn't apply to band names:
Thurston Moore born '58
Glenn Branca born '48
Kim Gordon born '53
Lee Ranaldo born '56
 
WonderLizard wrote:

I call them Sonic Long in the Tooth.

 
 

Well, the band was formed around 1980, so Moore was only about 22.  Of course, Jerry Garcia didn't comply with his band's name until 1995 or so.
I heard the first few bars of this song and immediately thought, "OOOO - Hollywood Nights by Bob Seger."  And then I remembered that he doesn't get played here.  I sorta like this song, but damn - not tonight.  I'll analyze it more later, maybe. Or I'll just listen to Juke Kartel.
one of the most OVERLOOKED outfits in rock history...
pity.{#Bananajam}
 Old_Pat wrote:
Truth in advertising evidently doesn't apply to band names:
Thurston Moore born '58
Glenn Branca born '48
Kim Gordon born '53
Lee Ranaldo born '56
 
WonderLizard wrote:

I call them Sonic Long in the Tooth.

 
 
Yeah, but they're still one of the best bands around—completely unafraid of experimentation. That's what keeps 'em young.

Old Dancin Dude
 Old_Pat wrote:
Truth in advertising evidently doesn't apply to band names:
Thurston Moore born '58 - Glenn Branca born '48 - Kim Gordon born '53 - Lee Ranaldo born '56
 
To me, one of the really great things about 'em is that they just keep getting better with every release (to my ears).

I had no idea of their ages, which only leads me to believe even deeper in the fact that you are only as old as you ROCK!{#Bananasplit}

Nice song, reminds me a bit of some Broken Social Scene riffs.
 Old_Pat wrote:
Truth in advertising evidently doesn't apply to band names:
Thurston Moore born '58
Glenn Branca born '48
Kim Gordon born '53
Lee Ranaldo born '56
 
WonderLizard wrote:

I call them Sonic Long in the Tooth.

 
 
This hurts ... right, Bill? :-)


Truth in advertising evidently doesn't apply to band names:
Thurston Moore born '58
Glenn Branca born '48
Kim Gordon born '53
Lee Ranaldo born '56
 
WonderLizard wrote:

I call them Sonic Long in the Tooth.

 


Well, at least they like their sound from 1992 enough to stick with it.

 RadioDoc wrote:
Are they now Sonic Middleaged? {#Lol}

A timeless 7.
 
I call them Sonic Long in the Tooth.

They still rock!
Meh. This is a lovely song but I've just never been a Sonic Youth fan I guess. I gaveded it a five.


Sonic Youth have a couple other songs, right?  You'd think in 20+ years they could have written at least one other song that Bill would deem play-worthy.  I can think of a couple I'd rather hear.
Are they now Sonic Middleaged? {#Lol}

A timeless 7.
We need a sheep emote.   Baaaaaah.

What a romantic love song!
Sonic Youth has ruled for many years!!!!!!!!!!!!{#Hearteyes} If'n you doubt listen to Sister.
I hear a lot of Clash - Lost In The Supermarket in this.
poi dog pondering - wood guitar? anyone else hear that?
:puke: Please nooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!! This was not even good back when it was supposed to be!!
Thurston's a Dinosaur Jr fan!!! right on This album is great, i was happy to hear it from them. What's it been, 20 years of incredibly good work? these guys are classic. :dancingbanana_2:
Wizzuvv_oz wrote:
1:55 am - Sonic Youth - Incinerate 1:51 am - The White Stripes - As Ugly As I Seem 1:47 am - Modest Mouse - Missed the Boat :flamed:
The firefighters hose me down I don't care, I'll burn out anyhow :fire: :skull:
Nevermind
Getting tired of hearing this once a week.
a_genuine_find wrote:
'You dosed my soul with gasoline You flicked a match into my brain Incinerate'
1:55 am - Sonic Youth - Incinerate 1:51 am - The White Stripes - As Ugly As I Seem 1:47 am - Modest Mouse - Missed the Boat :flamed:
'You dosed my soul with gasoline You flicked a match into my brain Incinerate' To me, this song is the ultimate description of the devasting betrayal by my ex, I love it's raw energy and stark, dark lyrics. It helped carry me through a very dark time and I love this song.
average but only average song zubietag wrote:
Nice but only Nice song
Nice but only Nice song
I, just this evening, put out a fire that started at the neighbors' front door (smoldering cigs) with my flip flops, so this is a rather timely tune to hear.
SmackDaddy wrote:
But that would mean RP would actually be playing the Feelies. How silly of you - though Volvo is now using them in a commercial.
Wow....the Feelies, I miss those guys (and girl).
:dancingbanana_2:
A fine tune. :dancingbanana:
meydele wrote:
I think Thurston Moore is a smart and articulate guy who really knows, understands and loves music. . . it's just that I can't get into the music he actually makes.
:clap: Thank you for the clever and courteous tone of your comment. So rare that it must be noted.
Not a big fan, but this song grows on me...a 7.
Sonic, indeed!
Austin2Florida wrote:
Didn't recognize them. My memories of Sonic Youth are from the CD "Cool Thing"
Huh. I just got onto them recently. This is exactly my idea of what they sound like. I guess there's a lot of great material for me to listen by these guys.
:notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy: Beck/Stones/Sonic Youth? Great set!
Didn't recognize them. My memories of Sonic Youth are for the CD "Cool Thing"
like it :bananajam: this song reminds me of "Spoon"
Wow, that transition almost makes me like this song!! :notworthy: Nice job!!
Tasty!
very nice, very nice
Bill, I didn't know this album was a single. Too bad there aren't others songs on it that could be played.
stubbsz wrote:
Came in and thought that was the Feelies.
But that would mean RP would actually be playing the Feelies. How silly of you - though Volvo is now using them in a commercial.
musikalia wrote:
Yeah but aren't we all allowed to say what we think? I admit I haven't read every comment here, and there's no need to be nasty about saying you don't like something, but still we're all entitled to our opinion. Just because someone else hates a band or song you love doesn't mean they shouldn't listen to RP. Come on! btw I like this song a lot
Oh, I suggest you browse through some of the comments before you think that this is overreacting. I think you'll find that some of these jokers seem to delight in tearing down music that others like. Since music affects one on an emotional level, this is like attacking someone's religion. Respect runs two ways, folks! :exclaim: :taped-shut:
musikalia wrote:
Yeah but aren't we all allowed to say what we think?
I think the poster is recognizing that some people just seem to be all full of piss and vinegar, and if they are that miserable and hate the music, heck, why are they here? Thinking their ugly comments are clever? It is depressing to read reams of overt negativity. BTW I like it (this song) too. I never would have thought I liked Sonic Youth if not for RP. They made me give SY, and a thousand other artists, a chance.
Kootydog wrote:
Maybe some of the derogatory people commenting here should go off and find other things to do! After all there are plenty of other things to listen to.
Yeah but aren't we all allowed to say what we think? I admit I haven't read every comment here, and there's no need to be nasty about saying you don't like something, but still we're all entitled to our opinion. Just because someone else hates a band or song you love doesn't mean they shouldn't listen to RP. Come on! btw I like this song a lot
Hell Yeah....RP is on Fire...Incinerating Actually!! Talking Heads > Tom Waits > (and now) Sonic Youth!!! Thank Ya, Thank Ya Very Much!
Came in and thought that was the Feelies.
smashin'
:guitarist:
Unbelievably I just got turned on to these guys last month. I read Neil Youngs comments about them but never got around to it until I started listening to RP as background music.
I think Thurston Moore is a smart and articulate guy who really knows, understands and loves music. . . it's just that I can't get into the music he actually makes.
Just bumped up my rating from 8 to 9, this album seems like one that will really get better over time. I keep coming back to it and it sounds fresh each time I hear it.
...Kick Ass...!!!! :war:
Well damn. It went from who is this to oh, ok. then to maybe next listen.
Nice job of doing what they do best: creating rich textures of sound that fill any headphones, speakers, or room, not to mention your head! I've always thought they hit a peak with Dirty, and Sonic Nurse was mighty tasty and unexpectedly good, but: how's the rest of this new stuff? Lay some on us, please, Bill -- and thanks heaps for this!
saw them open for PJ this year about 6 times. this is the first song of theirs that has stood out since KOOL thing since being above their noise. just listen to that....mmm
LorraineV1 wrote:
Is it me or does the music in this tune completely rip off the Tragically Hip?
It's just you.
LorraineV1 wrote:
Is it me or does the music in this tune completely rip off the Tragically Hip?
Losman wrote:
I'm hearing a little Dinosaur Jr. in there
Sonic Youth were there before. It's the other way around...
Maybe some of the derogatory people commenting here should go off and find other things to do! After all there are plenty of other things to listen to.
Sounds like The Sea and Cake. A LOT like them.
When I hear SY, I think of the suburbs...generic tract housing in the middle of nowhere. I make this obscure reference as praise for the band...not criticism...just to clarify.
Lovin'em. Seems that back 'in-the-day' I didn't like them; then I got sober; had a few profound Spiritual experiences (still do from time2time), became MUCH MORE open minded (sans booze & dope) and these fellas rock!!! :bounce:
Great tune, getting a tad too much airplay however. Recently heard Turquoise Boy, and thought it sounded much like an RP tune...serve it up, Bill! :)
LorraineV1 wrote:
Is it me or does the music in this tune completely rip off the Tragically Hip?
I'm hearing a little Dinosaur Jr. in there
Is it me or does the music in this tune completely rip off the Tragically Hip?
That's the last time I go and download a song after hearing it on RP. With the constant spins here and listening to it 25+ times at home have almost killed it for me already...
i am a little idiot on the sonic youths world,everybody loves this band, why any album is too important? and vanguardist, i think that this sound exist fromm Can a pixies album, whats new? :think:
Didn't think I liked Sonic Youth but everything I've heard on RP so far is pushing my buttons. :good-vibes:
Never thought that Sonic youth would get this good...solid "7", maybe even "8"
Darkmatter wrote:
Is the 'Youth getting less noisy and more melodical with age, or is it just me appreciating it more when getting older? :wink:
"the sonic aged" - i like the sound of it!
Is the 'Youth getting less noisy and more melodical with age, or is it just me appreciating it more when getting older? :wink:
Got emo? :confused:
hippiechick wrote:
Maybe it's true that you can be too old to rock and roll, too young to die.
OOOOOOOO HONEY!!! The day I'm 2old to R&R is the day I AM dead :skull: :dancingbanana_2:
This jam "burns me up." :lol: :dance:
Gasp! Did Bill just suggest that we should *steal* TV from the internet?? :oP
This whole album is tremendous. I needed some good music for a blah car ride from Austin to Houston a couple weeks ago, and going just on this song I bought Rather Ripped. It didn't let me down, although I must admit it took a couple of listens to really appreciate all of the tunes. Now it's one of my favorite albums to come out in the past couple of years. Don't wait for RP to play all the other songs from it; do yourself a favor and go buy it now!
I tried to make myself into a Sonic Youth fan; it didn't work. I liked the few tunes I heard here so I bought the first and this one. I find them kinda boring and repetitive. My ipod plays the same songs in shuffle all the time and now they really get on my nerves. Maybe it's true that you can be too old to rock and roll, too young to die.
please play other stuff from this cd. I hear this on FM, you're job is to play the other stuff, IMHO.
Hot
:clap: :cheesygrin: :flamed: :bananasplit:
veteran rockers. long live Sonic Youth.
Primo stuff!
Awesome tune, it plays in my head constantly as my son plays it dead on his bass at least a few times a week... I might be 50, but I'm not dead :guitarist:
Awesome stuff. I've loved everything I've heard from this album.
jleigh wrote:
I just broke up with my boyfriend last night. We've been friends for 20 years and living together for 3. This pretty much matches my mood at the moment.
I've been married for near 30 years... matches mine too.
Kick Ass...! :war:
I just broke up with my boyfriend last night. We've been friends for 20 years and living together for 3. This pretty much matches my mood at the moment.
Raw & rare & refreshing.. born alive, among all the "other" music out there (paralleling quite much with excellent Frank Black Francis / Pixies)
Hitting their prime? Then I thought, you're right except the era leading up to Daydream Nation still is my favorite. But then the era after also is my favorite. Oh well, why rate, just rock. If you can see Sonic Youth, go immediately.
Well done chaps!