Rather Ripped exhibits SONIC YOUTH in positive
vibration mode featuring twelve songs of forward
motion and harmonic/melodic surprise with vocals
shared by the frontline of THURSTON MOORE, KIM
GORDON and LEE RANALDO with STEVE SHELLEY gluing
the rhythms to the floorboards. The band bursts
out o' the barn and keeps cruising strong through
track after track of risk-laden rock, finally
floating away with the curious "Or." This is a
straight-up Sonic Youth field on fire, with a
compact potency of rock n' roll enlightenment.
Rather ripped, indeed.