* Tracks 10-13 originally released on the Kill Yr. Idols EP.
Confusion Is Sex is Sonic Youth's first full length album, originally released in 1983. It was reissued in 1995 on DGC with extra tracks from the Kill Yr Idols EP. The album features a live cover of the The Stooges' "I Wanna Be Your Dog". The cover image is a sketch by bassist Kim Gordon of guitarist Thurston Moore. This image was used on gig posters early in the band's career.
Confusion is Sex is the only Sonic Youth album on which guitarist Lee Ranaldo plays bass, specifically on the song "Protect Me You".