Song of the Day #3,171: ‘Kool Thing’ – Sonic Youth

sonic_youth_gooSonic Youth belongs in a category of classic bands that are just too loud for me to ever get into. I’ve heard nothing but praise for the work of (one-time) married couple Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon but the music I’ve heard is just too damn noisy.

1990’s Goo, the band’s sixth studio album, is one of their most acclaimed (along with its predecessor, 1988’s Daydream Nation. Even so, I don’t hear a lot on it that grabs me.

Based on my first week exploring the albums of 1990, I have to say that it was a good year for the kind of music I just don’t like. Maybe week two will turn things around.

[Verse 1]
Kool Thing sitting with a kiddie
Now you know you’re sure looking pretty
Like a lover not a dancer
Superboy take a chance here

[Chorus]
I don’t want to, I don’t think so
I don’t want to, I don’t think so

[Verse 2]
Kool Thing let me play it with your radio
Move me, turn me on, baby-o
I’ll be your slave
Give you a shave

[Chorus]
I don’t want to, I don’t think so
I don’t want to, I don’t think so

[Bridge]
Yeah, tell’em about it
Hit’em where it hurts
Hey, Kool Thing, come here, sit down
There’s something I go to ask you
I just wanna know, what are you gonna do for me?
I mean, are you gonna liberate us girls
From male white corporate oppression?
Tell it like it is!
Huh? Yeah!
Don’t be shy
Word up!
Fear of a female planet?
Fear of a female planet?
Fear, baby!
I just want to know that we can still be friends
Come on, come on, come on, come on let everybody know
Kool thing, kool thing

[Verse 3]
When you’re a star, I know you’ll fix everything
Now you know you’re sure lookin’ pretty
Rock the beat just a little faster
Now I know you are the master

[Chorus]
I don’t want to, I don’t think so
I don’t want to, I don’t think so

[Verse 4]
Kool thing walkin’ like a panther
Come on and give me an answer
Kool thing walkin’ like a panther
What’d he say?

[Chorus]
I don’t want to, I don’t think so
I don’t want to, I don’t think so

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One thought on “Song of the Day #3,171: ‘Kool Thing’ – Sonic Youth

  1. Dana says:

    I suppose I would like this in a certain kind of mood. The thing is, I’m never in that mood.

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