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Sonic Youth was an American rock band from New York City, formed in 1981. Founding members Thurston Moore (guitar, vocals), Kim Gordon (bass guitar, vocals, guitar) and Lee Ranaldo (guitar, vocals) remained together for the entire history of the band, while Steve Shelley (drums) followed a series of short-term drummers in 1985, and rounded out the core line-up. In their early career Sonic Youth were associated with the no wave art and music scene in New York City. Part of the first wave of American noise rock groups, the band carried out their interpretation of the hardcore punk ethos throughout the evolving American underground that focused more on the DIY ethic of the genre rather than its specific sound. Wikipedia

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86 Credits »
1986 Death Valley 69 -
1985 Submit to Me -
2010 Lights Out -
2010 Massage the History -
2004 (This Is Known as) The Blues Scale -
2003 Me Myself and the Universe -
2002 Demonlover -
2002 Burning Man: The Burning Sensation -
2001 Things Behind the Sun -
1998 Noites em Que Tudo Corre Mal -
1986 Death Valley 69 -


832 Songs »
Teen Age Riot 2007 2,800
Kool Thing 1995 4,313
Superstar 2007 3,973
Dirty Boots 1995 6,729
Sugar Kane 2006 8,425
100% 2006 6,954
Schizophrenia 1998 10,519
Silver Rocket 2007 6,441
Incinerate 2006 11,249
The Sprawl 2007 8,510
* Approximate (assumes song was released same year as the album it was first released on)



(Her initial interest in performing was motivated partly by artistic curiosity, partly by a desire to rock.) I was really into Warhol and pop art, and I thought the next step was to actually be working within popular culture. ... I guess I played some tasty licks.


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