Kim Gordon Biography (Wikipedia)
Kim Althea Gordon (born April 28, 1953) is an American musician, singer, songwriter, visual artist, and actress. She rose to prominence in the late 1980s as a bassist, guitarist, and vocalist in the alternative rock band Sonic Youth.
Born in Rochester, New York, Gordon was raised in Los Angeles, California, where her father was a professor at the University of California, Los Angeles. After graduating from Los Angeles's Otis College of Art and Design, Gordon moved to New York City to begin an art career. There, she formed Sonic Youth with Thurston Moore in 1981. She and Moore married in 1984, and the band released a total of six albums on independent labels before the end of the 1980s. They would subsequently release nine studio albums on the major label DGC Records, beginning with Goo in 1990. Gordon was also a founding member of the musical project Free Kitten, which she formed with Julia Cafritz in 1993.
Sonic Youth released their sixteenth and final studio album, The Eternal (2009), on Matador Records before disbanding in 2011 after Gordon and Moore separated. Following the dissolution of Sonic Youth and her divorce from Moore, Gordon formed the experimental duo Body/Head with Bill Nace, releasing their debut album Coming Apart in 2013. She subsequently formed Glitterbust with Alex Knost, releasing a self-titled debut album in 2016. Body/Head released their second studio album, The Switch, in 2018.
- Kim Gordon speaks to Lauren Lavernehttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02m3mw2.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02m3mw2.jpg2015-03-16T14:44:00.000ZKim Gordon of Sonic Youth-fame speaks to Lauren Laverne about her memoir, Girl in a Band.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p02m3vml
Kim Gordon speaks to Lauren Laverne
- Kim Gordon: Key of Life interview with Mary Annehttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02j29df.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02j29df.jpg2015-02-01T06:49:00.000ZSonic Youth's Kim Gordon gives her first radio interview to speak about her memoir.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p02j29dl
Kim Gordon: Key of Life interview with Mary Anne
- First Time with Kim Gordonhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01lsspv.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01lsspv.jpg2013-11-19T11:41:00.000ZMatt Everitt asks Sonic Youth's Kim Gordon how much of a deal it was signing to Geffen.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01lssq1
First Time with Kim Gordon
Kim Gordon Tracks