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Fun Music Information -> Sonic Youth

Album cover parody of Rather Ripped by Sonic Youth
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This is the most recent information about Sonic Youth that has been submitted to amIright. If we have more information about Sonic Youth, then we provide a link to the section where it appears (the actual page whenever possible).

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Band Name Origins:

  • A reference to Fred "Sonic" Smith of the band MC5. Submitted by: Lauren
  • A combination of guitarist Thurston Moore's favourite bands at the time, Sonic's Rendevous Band and Big Youth. Submitted by: Camille

Song Titles Not Used as Lyrics:

Song Name
Comments & Submitter Name
"Hallowe'en"Bad Moon Rising is a great album to listen to for Halloween. The holiday is never directly mentioned in the song, however. - Evan

New Band Names:

New Name
Why It's Better
Submitter Name
Sonic *Poof*Did David Copperfield make this band disappear off the face of the Earth?Jonathan C.

New Song Names:

Original Song Name
New Song Name
Submitter Name
"On The Syrup""On The Strip"Regina Haniger
"On The Stirrup""On The Strip"Regina Haniger
"On The Shrimp""On The Strip"Regina Haniger
"On The Script""On The Strip"Regina Haniger
"On This Trip""On The Strip"Regina Haniger

There are additional new song names available.

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"What's For Dinner?," Bering Strait"Creme Brulee," Sonic Youth
"Weapon Of Choice," Fatboy Slim"The Burning Spear," Sonic Youth
"Yes! No! I Mean Yes! No I Don't! ," Leila Bela"Schizophrenia," Sonic Youth
"I'm Into Something Good," Herman's Hermits"100%," Sonic Youth
There are additional songs titles that answer other songs available.

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"I'm Inane" originally "I'm Insane"
Lauren Overstreet
"Teenage Rot" originally "Teenage Riot"
Clint Westwood
"Stan Is Boring" originally "Satan Is Boring"
Jamie Burke

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"Swimsuit Tissue" originally "Swimsuit Issue"
Tiffany Carriker

Change a Letter:

"Saran Is Boring" originally "Satan Is Boring"
As in Saran Wrap.
Red Ruffcorn
"Satan Is Boxing" originally "Satan Is Boring"
His off duty hobby/exercise?
Rafeal De La Ghetto
"Satan Is Boning" originally "Satan Is Boring"
Hell ain't a bad place to be...
"Satin Is Boring" originally "Satan Is Boring"
Daisy Pappus

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"Do You Believe In Rapture?""Do You Believe In My Mind?"Duc4AmIRight
"Shadow of a Doubt""Welcome to the President"Duc4AmIRight
"Bull In The Heather""Bullshit In The Heather"Fack Sabbath
"Mildred Pierce""Stuart Maconie"Fack Sabbath
"Hey Joni""Hey Guy Dirito"Fack Sabbath
"Creme Brulee""Popworld (I Miss It)"Fack Sabbath
"Teenage Riot""Teenage Olympics"Fack Sabbath
"Death Valley '69""Niebelheim '99"DJ Kaito

Bad Choices for On Hold Music:

Song Name
DisappearerJimmy Hoffa Search CrewJeb

Songs for Duets, That Haven't Been Done Yet:

First Band/Song Name
Second Band/Song Name
New Song Name
Ghost of a Chance
   Primitive Radio Gods
Ghost Bitch
   Sonic Youth
Ghost Bitch of a Chance
Mickey D.

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

Semisonic Youth
Semisonic combined with Sonic Youth
Submitted By: Tommy
Sonic Musical Youth
Sonic Youth combined with Musical Youth
Submitted By: nally
Sonic Drive-in
Sonic Youth combined with At the Drive-in
They make good music AND good burgers!
Submitted By: Josh
Sonic Butthole
Sonic Youth combined with Butthole Surfers
I really do not need to know what a sonic butthole is.
Submitted By: Raygun Shaun

There are additional Sonic Youth Combined Groups that haven't been done yet available.

Misheard Lyrics:

Misheard Lyrics:
I've been waitin' for you, just sayin'
He's off to check his mind
Original Lyrics:
I've been awaitin' for you just to say
"The zaftig chick is mine"
Misheard Lyrics:
He's off to check his mind.
Original Lyrics:
The Zoftig chick is mine. (from the Sonic Youth website)
"The Sprawl"
Misheard Lyrics:
Ticks and flowers
Skirts and cheat
Nylon slips I've gone, later
Original Lyrics:
To the extent that I wear skirts and cheap nylon slips, I've gone native
Misheard Lyrics:
You've seen the carnage, your face it bright, you love it
Original Lyrics:
It seems a crime but yr. face is bright you love it
There are additional misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"Teen Age Riot"
Misheard Lyrics:
Everybody wants to be kind to Jews.
Original Lyrics:
Everybody wants to be proud to choose.

Story about this misheard lyric by: t.

Sonic Youth and I are both from NYC, where the Jewish vote is important. While it seemed a bit un-PC to point out in a song, this was really what it sounded like to me. It still actually makes a bit more sense than the apparently real lyrics.

Song Parody Fragments:

"Sugar Kane"
Better Lyrics:
I love the arcade game
Original Lyrics:
I like your sugar kane
Submitted by: DJ Kaito

Songs That Open With Their Titles:

Opening Lines:
Sunday comes alone again.
Submitted by: Brian Kelly
"Kool Thing"
Opening Lines:
Kool thing sitting with a kid.
Submitted by: Brian Kelly

Song Title Space Change:

"Just Ice Is Might" originally "Justice Is Might"
Submitted by: Yvette Bristle
"Swimsuit Is Sue" originally "Swimsuit Issue"
How can Sue be a swimsuit?
Submitted by: Doug Wells

Band Name Anagrams:

Coy In South Submitted by: Paige Evans
Scion Hut, Yo Submitted by: Evan
Touchy Ions Submitted by: Robert D. Arndt Jr.
Choosy Unit Submitted by: Robert D. Arndt Jr.
Cushion Toy Submitted by: Robert D. Arndt Jr.

There are additional Band Name Anagrams available.

Song Title Anagrams:

"Spin Her Tot" originally "On The Strip"
Submitted by: Yvette Bristle
"Print Those" originally "On The Strip"
Submitted by: Yvette Bristle
"Shorten Pit" originally "On The Strip"
Submitted by: Yvette Bristle
"His Top Rent" originally "On The Strip"
Submitted by: Yvette Bristle
"I Step North" originally "On The Strip"
Submitted by: Yvette Bristle

There are additional Song Title Anagrams available.

Super Long Pop Songs:

"Diamond Sea, The" Length: 19:35
A very good song, despite the length and ear-splitting noise. There's also an alternate ending version, which is 25:50, and there's a radio edit, which is 5:26.
Submitted by: Shaun

Song Title Acrostics:

JIM: "Justice Is Might"
Submitted by: Sutch
ROT: "Rain On Tin"
Submitted by: Sutch

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