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Thurston Moore

Thurston Moore shares his musical milestones with Matt Everitt in a programme first broadcast in 2017.

Thurston Moore shares his musical milestones with Matt Everitt in a programme first broadcast in 2017.

He is undoubtedly one of the most influential guitarists in alternative music. Along with his band Sonic Youth, he pioneered the noise rock sound, taking the hardcore punk ethos and DIY ethic and creating a new sound and musical style. He is renowned for his unconventional approach to the guitar, using unorthodox tunings and unusual tools to prepare his instruments. The band developed a cult status over thirty years career, and many of their albums are regarded as classics. Since their split in 2011, Thurston has continued to write and record.

He discusses his earliest musical passions, the first record he owned and his first guitar. He also recalls the first Sonic Youth gig and key influences John Coltrane and Patti Smith. He talks about end of Sonic Youth and their 'hiatus' and his status as an avant garde master of the guitar.

1 hour

Last on

Tue 13 Mar 2018 01:00

Music Played

  • Thurston Moore

    Turn On

    • Caroline International.
  • Sonic Youth

    Kool Thing

    • Geffen.
  • The Kingsmen

    Louie Louie

    • The Sound Of The 60's, Part 7 (Var).
    • Old Gold.
  • Iron Butterfly

    In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida

    • ATCO Records.
  • John Coltrane

    Impressions

  • Patti Smith

    Hey Joe

  • The Backbeat Band

    C'mon Everybody

  • Thurston Moore

    Smoke Of Dreams

    • Caroline International.
  • Beck

    Loser

    • Geffen.
  • Sonic Youth

    Sugar Kane

    • Geffen.
  • Pearl Jam

    The Fixer

    • CD SINGLE.
    • Island.
    • 1.

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