Sonic Youth
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1981
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Sonic Youth

Sonic Youth Biography (Wikipedia)

Sonic Youth was an American rock band based in New York City, formed in 1981. Founding members Thurston Moore (guitar, vocals), Kim Gordon (bass, 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.

Sonic Youth emerged from the experimental no wave art and music scene in New York before evolving into a more conventional rock band and becoming the most prominent of the American noise rock groups. Sonic Youth have been praised for having "redefined what rock guitar could do" using a wide variety of unorthodox guitar tunings and preparing guitars with objects like drum sticks and screwdrivers to alter the instruments' timbre. The band is considered to be a pivotal influence on the alternative and indie rock movements.

After gaining a large underground following and critical praise through releases with SST Records in the late 1980s, the band experienced mainstream success throughout the 1990s and 2000s after signing to major label DGC in 1990 and headlining the 1995 Lollapalooza festival. In 2011, Ranaldo announced that the band was "ending for a while" following the separation of married couple Gordon and Moore. Thurston Moore updated and clarified the position in May 2014: "Sonic Youth is on hiatus. The band is a democracy of sorts, and as long as Kim and I are working out our situation, the band can't really function reasonably." Gordon refers several times in her 2015 autobiography Girl in a Band to the band having "split up".

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Dirty Boots
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Dirty Boots
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Kool Thing
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Kool Thing
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Teen Age Riot
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Teen Age Riot
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Disappearer
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Disappearer
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Sugar Kane
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Sugar Kane
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Kissability
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Kissability
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Bull in the Heather
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Bull in the Heather
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Silver Rocket
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Silver Rocket
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'Cross the Breeze
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'Cross the Breeze
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Superstar
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Superstar
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Drunken Butterfly
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Drunken Butterfly
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Karen Koltrane - Royal Festival Hall 1998
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Karen Koltrane - Royal Festival Hall 1998
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Female Mechanic Now On Duty - Royal Festival Hall 1998
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Female Mechanic Now On Duty - Royal Festival Hall 1998
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Hotwire My Heart
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Hotwire My Heart
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Death Valley '69
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Death Valley '69
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Stones
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Stones
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New Hampshire
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New Hampshire
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Past BBC Events

Glastonbury: 1998
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Worthy Farm, Pilton
1998-06-26T14:40:30
26
Jun
1998

Glastonbury: 1998

Worthy Farm, Pilton

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