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Thurston Moore relives the early days of Sonic Youth

Reminiscing about his many friends and colleagues in the 1970s, Moore even finds good things to say about the Dead Boys and Sid Vicious

21 October 2023

9:00 AM

21 October 2023

9:00 AM

Sonic Life: A Memoir Thurston Moore

Faber, pp.496, 28

There are a surprising number of books on or by Sonic Youth, the most important of the East Coast bands to emerge in the wake of the first wave of US punk (1974-78). An excellent Spanish biography and an Italian potted history precede the three English language bios to date, while Thurston Moore’s ex-wife Kim Gordon published her own embittered memoir (Girl in a Band) in 2015.

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