C/D: Sonic Youth - Washing Machine

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I've never heard it.

poortheatre (poortheatre), Wednesday, 7 December 2005 06:07 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

has a great shangri-la's like track w/kelly deal from the breeders.

jaxon (jaxon), Wednesday, 7 December 2005 06:22 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

KILL YOURSELF NYC DOUCHEBAG

hstencil (hstencil), Wednesday, 7 December 2005 06:24 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

GREAT record. Made me a total believer again after the nightmare of Dirty / EJST&NS.

Stormy Davis (diamond), Wednesday, 7 December 2005 06:33 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Nothing wrong with "Dirty" or "Goo." "Experimental Jet Set..." isn't particularly great, though. At any rate, "Washing Machine" is a fine album, probably their best one in the post-"Daydream Nation" era.

vartman (novaheat), Wednesday, 7 December 2005 06:38 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

classic. they kind of 'cleaned up' their sound on WM and have more or less stuck with it since.

one time gaffled 'em up (one time gaffled 'em up), Wednesday, 7 December 2005 06:54 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

"The Diamond Sea" alone makes it worth it. Totally epic. One of SY's greatest songs.

Also, I've always loved the amazing "meta" uber-reflexive cover featuring pimply Lollapalooza teens wearing SY "washing machine" t-shirts.

Jacobo Rock (jacobo rock), Wednesday, 7 December 2005 06:56 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

do you think they'll release a deluxe edition?

poortheatre (poortheatre), Wednesday, 7 December 2005 07:03 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I like "Becuz," "Unwind," "Panty Lies" and "The Diamond Sea."

'Twan (miccio), Wednesday, 7 December 2005 07:15 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Jet Set is seriously underrated, specially round these here parts. WM is, if anything, just a little too consistent, until it peaks in such spectacular fashion at the end, changing up from solid SY to classic.

thousands of tiny luminous spheres (plebian), Wednesday, 7 December 2005 07:31 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

i think poortheatre is fucking with us

Tracer Hand (tracerhand), Wednesday, 7 December 2005 07:32 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

?

poortheatre (poortheatre), Wednesday, 7 December 2005 07:43 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Ive never seen anybody anywhere write something long and in depth on jet set. Id love to see a HUGE essay on it.

lfjkflk, Wednesday, 7 December 2005 08:10 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

i've never heard it either. looks like we see eye to eye. or did you mean to ask a question?

Robin Samples (Robin Samples), Wednesday, 7 December 2005 08:27 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

It's a fantastic record. Great stuff.

jaymc (jaymc), Wednesday, 7 December 2005 09:51 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Jet Set is probably my least favorite album of theirs.

'Twan (miccio), Wednesday, 7 December 2005 09:56 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Boo. That record is great, too.

jaymc (jaymc), Wednesday, 7 December 2005 09:57 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Except for "Winner's Blues and "Starfield Road" I hated EJSTNS so much that, apart from those and "Bull in the Heather" I've basically only heard it like twice, ten or so years ago. Maybe I'll give it another try sometime. I dunno.

Where is the love for the title track on Washing Machine? "Honey, here's a quarter. Go put it in the washing machine."
And then I looked up at her...I looked up...

xero (xero), Wednesday, 7 December 2005 10:06 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Ive never seen anybody anywhere write something long and in depth on jet set. Id love to see a HUGE essay on it.

i love love love that album unreservedly... washing machine is great though, especially the longer tracks, and the guitars on 'unwind'

foxy boxer (stevie), Wednesday, 7 December 2005 10:36 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Washing Machine is a great record and I dont see why Dirty and Experimental jet set... gets panned by some.

Last Of The Famous International Pfunkboys (Kerr), Wednesday, 7 December 2005 11:49 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

So, as a really huge fan, can I say, um, DUD? A crucial transition, sure: A Thousand Leaves is a better realized album. I play this all the time and remember nothing but "The Diamond Sea."

Alfred Soto (Alfred Soto), Wednesday, 7 December 2005 12:10 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

"the diamond sea" was my SY initiation. classic.

turboalbino (haitch), Wednesday, 7 December 2005 12:32 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Also, I've always loved the amazing "meta" uber-reflexive cover featuring pimply Lollapalooza teens wearing SY "washing machine" t-shirts.

I've always liked that the shirts were autographed by Thalia and Chris from Come.

I like the album enough, but don't include me as a "Diamond Sea" fan. I saw them perform it live at Lollapalooza that year, and was blown away by it, but the recorded version just did not get a decent transition from noise to Thurston's vocal return at all. And the vocal melody is "Wouldn't It Be Nice" by the Beach Boys, which is a much better song.

Vic Funk, Wednesday, 7 December 2005 13:00 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Totally Classic, one of my favorite SY records. Becuz, Ranaldo's Saucer-like (which quotes The Byrd's guitarline from 8 miles high), Little Trouble Girl, The Diamond Sea. All great stuff.

Marty Innerlogic (marty innerlogic), Wednesday, 7 December 2005 13:17 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Yeah, the vocals on this record can get pretty annoying. The sheer *tones* of the guitars are amazingly beautiful, though.

xavier mcshane (xave), Wednesday, 7 December 2005 13:17 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

you're all OTM. one of my favorite SY records. someone gimme a vinyl compy so i can be a jerkoff. did it ever come out on LP? i love these songs: becuz, the diamond sea, saucer-like, skip tracer, washing machine (which has some intentionally brutal vocals but descends into gorgeous guitar jamz), little trouble girl...

fuckin classic.

Special Agent Dale Koopa (orion), Wednesday, 7 December 2005 14:42 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

fucking great that record...

saucer like is almost perfect one of my favorite lee tracks (which i tend to favor in general)

I'll stand up for EJTSN, but not this am....maybe i'll try and write up an essay while im an invalid next week.

bb (bbrz), Wednesday, 7 December 2005 14:47 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I've got about 7 Sonic Youth records that are their best one in the post-Daydream Nation era.

It's so crazy.

Suedey (John Cei Douglas), Wednesday, 7 December 2005 15:18 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Yeah, no one will ever agree. I probably likeDirty, A Thousand Leaves, and Sonic Nurse the best.

Alfred Soto (Alfred Soto), Wednesday, 7 December 2005 15:22 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

someone gimme a vinyl compy so i can be a jerkoff. did it ever come out on LP?

Yup, a double vinyl record. I don't know if it was ever actually released on vinyl in the US, though, as I bought my copy in the fall of '95, and it was on Geffen/BMG UK.

Vic Funk, Wednesday, 7 December 2005 15:30 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

washing machine (which has some intentionally brutal vocals but descends into gorgeous guitar jamz)

YES. Except I'd say it ascends, not descends; whatever; anyway "gorgeous" is right.

has a great shangri-la's like track w/kelly deal from the breeders.

It's Kim Deal on "Little Trouble Girl," not Kelley; important to note as it constitutes yet more evidence for Kim D's rulingness.

Alfred, which do you prefer, Washing Machine or Experimental Jet Set?

xero (xero), Wednesday, 7 December 2005 15:33 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Or rather, which do you hate less?

xero (xero), Wednesday, 7 December 2005 15:35 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

1995: I used to sit on the carpet of the cookie-cutter apartment I shared with my roommate, reading letters from a girl in New York City and listening to Washing Machine. Like Vic, I heard "Diamond Sea" at Lollapolooza and was blown away by it. However, I liked the recorded version okay as well.

In fact, by the time I was driving into New York City to see that girl who had been writing me the letters, it was "Diamond Sea" that was on my tape deck that night as I came around that curve on the NJ Turnpike and saw the Manhattan skyline for the first time.

Pleasant Plains /// (Pleasant Plains ///), Wednesday, 7 December 2005 15:51 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I don't own EJSTN, xero.

Alfred Soto (Alfred Soto), Wednesday, 7 December 2005 16:01 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

You're not missing much.

xero (xero), Wednesday, 7 December 2005 16:02 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

"Diamond Sea" is a great song but it was the prototype for the new, boring Sonic Youth, so for that I hate it. "Little Trouble Girl" is pretty awesome though. I don't really remember the rest of the album at all, but I remember the way the CD inlay felt and smelled.

n/a (Nick A.), Wednesday, 7 December 2005 16:05 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

new, boring Sonic Youth

*sputters*

jaymc (jaymc), Wednesday, 7 December 2005 16:20 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

It's true. I don't like any post-Dirty Sonic Youth, and I don't like Goo much either.

n/a (Nick A.), Wednesday, 7 December 2005 16:28 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

DID I BLOW YOUR MIND?

n/a (Nick A.), Wednesday, 7 December 2005 16:28 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Actually, Goo is overrated.

jaymc (jaymc), Wednesday, 7 December 2005 16:29 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Actually, that's an exaggeration. EJST&NS and Washing Machine each have some good songs but are kind of a mess, Thousand Leaves and NYC G&F are dull, and SY+O'Rourke is totally overrated tedium.

n/a (Nick A.), Wednesday, 7 December 2005 16:30 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I care way more about EJST, Washing Machine, and Sonic Nurse than I do about Sister or Evol.

jaymc (jaymc), Wednesday, 7 December 2005 16:35 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

YR LOSS BRO

n/a (Nick A.), Wednesday, 7 December 2005 16:35 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I'm convinced that "Shadow of a Doubt" was SY's peak, it's all been downhill since then.

n/a (Nick A.), Wednesday, 7 December 2005 16:36 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

That's a definite peak of their early stuff, I agree.

jaymc (jaymc), Wednesday, 7 December 2005 16:45 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

peak of da early stuff = bad moon rising, specifically "i love her all the time"

Special Agent Dale Koopa (orion), Wednesday, 7 December 2005 16:50 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

It is probably just me, as I was starting to listen to Krautrock when Washing Machine came out, but this album always seemed liked Sonic Youth going for a kosmische music sound with the extended freakout sections.

Either way, Washing Machine is the last Sonic Youth record that I really listened to over and over, unlike the albums that came after which I have given only a few listens then put on the shelf.

I still have never picked up the last one.

earlnash, Wednesday, 7 December 2005 17:01 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I'm with jaymc. Though I really really like Sister, I care most for their nineties albums. And the O'Rourke stuff.

Marty Innerlogic (marty innerlogic), Wednesday, 7 December 2005 17:02 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I care way more about EJST, Washing Machine, and Sonic Nurse than I do about Sister or Evol.
-- jaymc (jmcunnin...), December 7th, 2005.


Hear, hear!

Alfred Soto (Alfred Soto), Wednesday, 7 December 2005 17:22 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Washing Machine is a decent enough record, but it doesn't rate terribly high w/me when compared to their truly classic stuff.

And I have to jump in on the EJSTANS argument: my favorite SY album, and one of my favorite albums, period. I don't know if that says anything about its objective quality, but I know that I love it.

And I know that you are WRONG if you do not also love it. WRONG.

Deric W. Haircare (Deric W. Haircare), Wednesday, 7 December 2005 17:29 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

For some reason the lack of bass never bothers me, it just has a different sound (and I get to bask in the glow of the guitars that much more).

grandavis, Wednesday, 25 June 2014 16:29 (four years ago) Permalink

lol i was starting to wonder if this thread revealed that Jersey Al had NA killfiled

Bus Sex Teen Busted After Queef Beef (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 25 June 2014 18:07 (four years ago) Permalink

beginning of proper dreamy shimmering guitars era sy. the WM solo is my favourite sy moment I think

ogmor, Wednesday, 25 June 2014 18:17 (four years ago) Permalink

beginning of proper dreamy shimmering guitars era sy

I feel like they got much better at this style later with e.g. "Free City Rhymes" or "Rain on Tin". The first and last tracks are awesome, though.

EveningStar (Sund4r), Wednesday, 25 June 2014 18:19 (four years ago) Permalink

Well, and with Murray/Nurse more generally. Adding O'Rourke on bass helped a lot imo.

EveningStar (Sund4r), Wednesday, 25 June 2014 18:43 (four years ago) Permalink

latter part of the title track was what won me over, and it's all the more rewarding after the difficult first half. I've always held the album in high regard for its production quality (heavy, crisp, spacious), and have only recently noticed the lack of low end. compared to Exp Jet Set, it's a little thin sounding. WM was the last really muscular-sounding SY album for me, until maybe Sonic Nurse, which has that soft-edged, Jim O'Rourke sheen.. is that a piano on the latter part of "the dripping dream"? wtf.

to call A Thousand Leaves a "better realized" album seems dubious, ATL feels very demo-ish and sketchy in comparison, which also makes it great.

braunld (Lowell N. Behold'n), Wednesday, 25 June 2014 21:58 (four years ago) Permalink

I think they had kind of exhausted the "muscular" side of the band on "Dirty", and had probably gotten sick of the general rock action of the mid-90's, so the move to more expansive, loosely structured songs was really refreshing to me and a good move for the band in my opinion. I mean, I cherish those records now, cause there is so much cool playing amidst the spaces of the songs. I maybe like "Murray Street" the most out of that run/style, but I think "Washing Machine" has a more distinct overall feel of an album, in that it feels like a band really hitting on something and going with it for the lenght of the record. Both "Dirty" and certainly "Experimental ...." were a little bloated and all over the place, which made for plenty of cool songs but not great album-as-album listens for me.

grandavis, Thursday, 26 June 2014 13:46 (four years ago) Permalink

here's mr. moore last night in boulder
http://photos-g.ak.instagram.com/hphotos-ak-xpa1/10448918_778698632150566_45093503_n.jpg
a few solo songs, an anne waldman poetry/music thing, and then, most bizarrely, a concluding jam (with a band called the greyhounds who were also on the bill) on Nilsson's "Jump Into The Fire." it was fun. thurst is actually in boulder all summer apparently, teaching something about Burroughs at Naropa. i think i need to find out what bar he's hanging out in.

tylerw, Thursday, 26 June 2014 14:43 (four years ago) Permalink

Sounds like an alright night. But yeah you should track him down, maybe you can get him to jam with Forces At Work.

grandavis, Thursday, 26 June 2014 15:02 (four years ago) Permalink

I'm sure all the available weed in Boulder probably swayed his decision to summer there.

kwhitehead, Thursday, 26 June 2014 16:37 (four years ago) Permalink

no idea what you're talking about
http://photos-b.ak.instagram.com/hphotos-ak-xpf1/10388051_737073713020801_451066444_n.jpg
[across the street from the venue last night]

tylerw, Thursday, 26 June 2014 16:38 (four years ago) Permalink

Did anyone go to this last night?
http://www.strandbooks.com/event/raymond-pettibon-kim-gordon

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Thursday, 26 June 2014 16:56 (four years ago) Permalink

If I saw Thurston with an iPuff my enthusiasm for SY would wane a little I must admit.

grandavis, Thursday, 26 June 2014 16:57 (four years ago) Permalink

yes but it's called THE VILLAGE GREEN SOCIETY, that's gotta count for something

polyamanita (sleeve), Thursday, 26 June 2014 16:59 (four years ago) Permalink

all the different varieties.
but yeah those ipuff things seem to be popular. kids these days, back in my day etc.

tylerw, Thursday, 26 June 2014 17:01 (four years ago) Permalink

http://instagram.com/p/pr32o_uT9L/

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Thursday, 26 June 2014 17:11 (four years ago) Permalink

I think, having been a band for over 10 years at that point, the direction they went in with Washing Machine and then 1000 Leaves was pretty much the only one they could have gone. Release endless versions of Dirty by the mid late 90s? Go back to the Evol/Sister sound?. They had done that.

Master of Treacle, Friday, 27 June 2014 01:08 (four years ago) Permalink

funny that people consider Washing Machine as the point where they turned into noodly free-jammers. For me WM is a transition point between these two phases. There are still quite a few Alterna Nation relics on it (eg. Little Trouble Girl, No Queen Blues, even Pantie Lies)

licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Friday, 27 June 2014 09:53 (four years ago) Permalink

Yeah No Queen Blues and Pantie Lies sound like they belong on EJSTANS

Immediate Follower (NA), Friday, 27 June 2014 14:57 (four years ago) Permalink

six months pass...

Hello 2015!

cerebral caustic window (cajunsunday), Thursday, 1 January 2015 01:09 (four years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

this record is so skinny

j., Tuesday, 3 March 2015 18:22 (four years ago) Permalink

really a whole gnarly ball of psychopathology and primitive interpersonal relationship dynamics tho huh, when was coco born

j., Tuesday, 3 March 2015 18:40 (four years ago) Permalink

three years pass...

While some of the earlier albums maybe seem a little less consistently-great to me than they once did, my feelings about Washing Machine basically haven't changed since I first heard it: it's got, like, no spark, man. It's okay but it sounds like a contractual obligation, 'Compilation Blues' fleshed out to album length. Probably my least favorite SY album, truth be told.

vocabulary is just a way to sound samrter than you actually are (Old Lunch), Monday, 10 December 2018 17:40 (five months ago) Permalink

I remember seeing them in a club soon after this record came out; getting crushed against the front of the stage at a random/unexpected moment; and saying afterward to a friend -- "Did a memo go out saying all the kids are supposed to go nuts when they play, like, 'Skip Tracer'?"

underqualified backing vocalist (morrisp), Monday, 10 December 2018 17:56 (five months ago) Permalink

Not the best Sonic Youth album, but my favorite

Paul Ponzi, Monday, 10 December 2018 18:03 (five months ago) Permalink

definitely one of my favourites, for the title track and diamond sea alone

Bênoit Balls (stevie), Monday, 10 December 2018 23:35 (five months ago) Permalink

I saw Sonic Youth four times, three times were fairly average but the show in support of this LP was absolutely fantastic. Opened with Teenage Riot and closed with long version of The Diamond Sea.

umsworth (emsworth), Tuesday, 11 December 2018 00:16 (five months ago) Permalink

Yeah No Queen Blues and Pantie Lies sound like they belong on EJSTANS

― Immediate Follower (NA)

take these out and this is a perfect record imo.

sleeve, Tuesday, 11 December 2018 00:50 (five months ago) Permalink

I loved Washing Machine when it came out and I love it now, and that's probably down to being 18 and seeing the band play almost the whole album lives around that time. But yeah, it retrospect, it could've lost maybe 2-3 songs and been even better. (Short version: NA OTM)

Groove(box) Denied (Raymond Cummings), Tuesday, 11 December 2018 00:55 (five months ago) Permalink

My favorite too, though I have listened to it pretty sparingly in recent years compared to, say, Goo or even Experimental Jet Set, for the spry SY. Washing Machine has such a lovely dankness, though (...maybe not quite in the sense people meant "dank" at the time, thinking back to college).

eatandoph (Neue Jesse Schule), Tuesday, 11 December 2018 01:35 (five months ago) Permalink

I suspect there's a different track order that would make this album hold together better, but I haven't bothered to try.

Hideous Lump, Tuesday, 11 December 2018 03:14 (five months ago) Permalink

How can you dislike an album that has Little Trouble Girl and Diamond Sea on it ???

calstars, Tuesday, 11 December 2018 08:35 (five months ago) Permalink

tbh I played it this morning and my 4yo stuck her fingers in her ears, shouted "I hate this music!" and demanded I put t Madness on

Bênoit Balls (stevie), Tuesday, 11 December 2018 11:16 (five months ago) Permalink

Saw them live the first time on this tour and Diamond Sea split my skull open and upgraded my hardware

Bênoit Balls (stevie), Tuesday, 11 December 2018 11:17 (five months ago) Permalink

FTR, I don't dislike the album. I just find it...boring? rote? compared to most of the rest of their discography. NYC Ghosts is the only other one I can think of that I'm nearly as 'meh' about.

my hand is finally unglued from my face (Old Lunch), Tuesday, 11 December 2018 11:24 (five months ago) Permalink

One thing I will say for this album is it has a great cover.

underqualified backing vocalist (morrisp), Tuesday, 11 December 2018 15:49 (five months ago) Permalink

I feel like the Washing Machine/A Thousand Leaves/SYR1-2 era might be my favorite Sonic Youth

silverfish, Tuesday, 11 December 2018 16:07 (five months ago) Permalink

I think it was after A Thousand Leaves that their gear was stolen which forced them to do a kind of reset, and they managed to make a really great album a couple of years later (Murray Street) but I wonder where they would have gone after A Thousand Leaves if they kept going on that same path.

silverfish, Tuesday, 11 December 2018 16:12 (five months ago) Permalink

Prob the SY album I got the most into. A bit uneven, yes (Panty Lines, Little Trouble Girl are to be skipped) but as a transition album it hits a nice equilibrium between the tautness of their previous stuff and the psych indulgences of the latter releases. The solos on the title track in particular are so warm and fuzzy.

licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Wednesday, 12 December 2018 10:39 (five months ago) Permalink

Gear theft was after NYC Ghosts, wasn’t it? Or was that the first with the new stuff?

an incoherent crustacean (MatthewK), Wednesday, 12 December 2018 10:49 (five months ago) Permalink

Little Trouble Girl are to be skipped

you're a monster

Bênoit Balls (stevie), Wednesday, 12 December 2018 11:26 (five months ago) Permalink

this is probably, on balance, my fave SY album

resident hack (Simon H.), Wednesday, 12 December 2018 13:53 (five months ago) Permalink

Gear theft was after NYC Ghosts, wasn’t it? Or was that the first with the new stuff?

The latter

eatandoph (Neue Jesse Schule), Wednesday, 12 December 2018 15:34 (five months ago) Permalink

I kinda feel Sonic Nurse is the album they would have done after 1000 Leaves (ie more beautiful noodling) had they not be forced to readjust at that time

licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Wednesday, 12 December 2018 15:42 (five months ago) Permalink

Murray Street is the one!

flappy bird, Wednesday, 12 December 2018 19:16 (five months ago) Permalink

had this convo w/ a friend the other day. much prefer their direct songs and (relative) consonance over their skew-whiff, aimless, atonal meandering. sister takes the cake for me as far as most consistent LP.

meaulnes, Wednesday, 12 December 2018 22:13 (five months ago) Permalink

me too

flappy bird, Wednesday, 12 December 2018 22:36 (five months ago) Permalink

four months pass...

Also, I've always loved the amazing "meta" uber-reflexive cover featuring pimply Lollapalooza teens wearing SY "washing machine" t-shirts.

― Jacobo Rock (jacobo rock), Tuesday, December 6, 2005 10:56 PM (thirteen years ago)

RIP

Daniel J. Barrett, 38, died Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at home. He was born in Springfield on November 19, 1980. Dan loved and enjoyed being with his family. Dan had a deep and profound love for his only child, Ashley, he passed on his love of reading to her. Through the years they shared some special times together. He was a loving and caring son to his mother and had a dedicated bond with his brother, Timothy. He loved to cook and was employed at numerous restaurants around Western Massachusetts. Dan moved to the Boston area where he continued his passion for cooking as a chef as well as teaching under privileged youth. Dan's last employment was as an instructor at a Christian School in Jamaica Plains, Massachusetts. Dan also enjoyed reading, playing video games, and telling jokes. Dan loved making other people laugh including impromptu stand up at local clubs. Dan had a great love of writing, he was a prolific and talented writer who received awards for some of his short stories. He loved to play music, especially guitar and bass, he even performed in several local bands. Dan’s personal claim to fame was being featured on Sonic Youth’s album cover Washing Machine. He was an avid sports fan and especially liked the Patriots and Red Sox. He leaves a daughter Ashley Geary of Little Elm, TX, his mother Kim (Leary) Vuelta of Westfield, His brother Timothy Barrett and spouse Janea Barrett of Westfield, his sister Christine (Barrett) Bieda and spouse Nathan Bieda of Chicopee, stepfather Mike Vuelta of Westfield, step brothers Jason Vuelta and companion Samantha Dick of West Southbrook, MA, Corey Vuelta and spouse Natasha Vuelta of Phoenix, AZ, Matt Barth and spouse Laura Barth of Holland, MA, maternal grandmother Joyce(Renaud) Leary of Westfield and his girlfriend Sarah Parker of West Roxbury, MA. Dan was predeceased by his father David Barret and his grandparents James and Eleanor (Sheehan) Barrett and Thomas Joseph Leary. Dan also leaves behind a large family including aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews, nieces, and friends in both Western Massachusetts and Boston. The funeral will be held on Wednesday, April 24th at 7 pm from the Firtion-Adams Funeral Service, 76 Broad Street, Westfield, MA. Burial will be private. Calling hours will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday from 4-7 pm before the service. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to a memorial fund for Dan’s daughter Ashely Geary. Donations may be mailed to 1109 Lake Hollow Drive, Little Elm, TX 75068. Firtionadams.com

Published in The Republican on Apr. 23, 2019

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Thursday, 9 May 2019 20:25 (one week ago) Permalink

Bummer

flappy bird, Tuesday, 14 May 2019 00:24 (six days ago) Permalink


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