Goo is the sixth studio album by the American alternative rock band Sonic Youth. It was released by DGC Records on June 26, 1990. For the album, Sonic Youth sought to expand upon its trademark alternating guitar arrangements and the layered sound of the group's 1988 record Daydream Nation. The band's songwriting was much more topical than past works and explored themes of female empowerment and pop culture. Coming off the success of Daydream Nation, Nick Sansano returned to engineer Goo, but veteran record producer Ron Saint Germain was chosen by Sonic Youth to finish mixing the album following Sansano's dismissal.