Ciccone Youth, "Burnin' Up" Single (1986). Front cover image. Experimental pop punk and rap from members of Sonic Youth and friend Mike Watt.
Ciccone Youth, "Burnin' Up" Single (1986). Back cover image. Experimental pop punk and rap from members of Sonic Youth and friend Mike Watt.
Ciccone Youth, "Burnin' Up" Single (1986). Record label sticker image. Experimental pop punk and rap from members of Sonic Youth and friend Mike Watt.
Modern Soul Records

Ciccone Youth "Burnin' Up" Single (1986)

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Details: Rough-edged picture sleeve (with right top corner torn off) repress used 7” record of Ciccone Youth’s single for Madonna cover ‘Burnin’ Up’. Members of Sonic Youth + friends Mike Watt and Greg Ginn. See images for shape.

Description: In 1986, between the release of EVOL and Sister, “the band formed a side-project with [Mike] Watt under the alias Ciccone Youth, which is a play on the names Sonic Youth and Ciccone, the birth surname of pop singer Madonna. As Ciccone Youth, the band released one single and one studio album during its career before disbanding in 1988. The single, "Into the Groove(y)", consisted of three tracks: "Into the Groove(y)" (a cover of Madonna's hit "Into the Groove", incorporating snippets of her recording) and the short "Tuff Titty Rap" on the A side (both performed by the Sonic Youth members), and "Burnin' Up" (performed by Watt with additional guitars by Greg Ginn) on the B side. The studio album,The Whitey Album, included the previously released three tracks as well as three cover songs by other artists: "Addicted to Love" by Robert Palmer (recorded in a karaoke booth), and "Burnin' Up" and "Into the Groove" by Madonna.”

Grade: POOR (picture sleeve) / VG+ (record)

TRACK LISTING SIDE A:

1. Burnin' Up (Madonna cover)

TRACK LISTING SIDE B:

1. Tuff Titty Rap
2. Into The Groovy