I have not heard of Sonic Youth forever. I forgot how much my kids used to love their music. http://www.stitchinchicksonline.com/onyx191/custom-embroidered--purses-luggage-totes-mouse-pads-and-more.htm
By Steve Weinstein
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By Ben Westhoff and Sarah Purkrabek
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On their debut EP, Sonic Youth employed instrumentation that was spare and haunting, with their guitars detuned to hell. Surprisingly, that less-is-more approach makes the tracks sound dangerously exciting today. On "I Dreamed I Dream," Gordon purrs erotically about things that most definitely aren't: "A lot of people suffering from impotence/All the money's gone/The days we spend/Go on and on." This debut laid the foundations for their 1988 masterpiece Daydream Nation, but that same year, our heroes faltered with the Ciccone Youth side project of avant-bullshit, junk shop hip-hop, and ironic Madonna covers.
When the '90s came and alt-rock exploded, Sonic Youth achieved demigod status. Moore indulged this newfound fame with his only solo record, the sadly underrated Psychic Hearts. Over 15 tracks of ragged guitar rock, he pays tribute to the legends both living (the roughly hewn "Patti Smith Math Scratch") and departed (the beautiful instrumental epic "Elegy for All Dead Rock Stars"). To date, it boasts the most straightforward punk tunes from the group's entire musical output. But it was 1994's Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star that gave birth to the contemplative, quieter Sonic Youth we know today from Rather Ripped. The Destroyed Room spans from that era to the presentits lethargic pace makes listening to it feel like eavesdropping on a late-night jam session. Lyrics have always been an afterthought for this band, so instrumental numbers like "Kim's Chords" sound almost fully realizedit's just that no one could think of anything to sing. Still, fans will love these reissues to pieces; neophytes won't get it. And Thurston, Kim, Lee, and Steve wouldn't celebrate 25 years together any other way.