Thurston Moore & Stewart Lee: Sonic Life
Sonic Youth founding member Thurston Moore discusses his passionate memoir Sonic Life with fan and comedian Stewart Lee.
It traces his life and art from his teen years as a music obsessive in small-town Connecticut, to the formation of his legendary rock group, and 30 years of creation, experimentation, and wonder.
Moore moved to Manhattan’s East Village in 1978 with a yearning for music and to be immersed in downtown New York’s sights and sounds. But more than anything, he wanted to make music to create indelible sounds that would move, provoke, and inspire.
His dream came to life in 1981 with the formation of Sonic Youth, a band Moore co-founded with Kim Gordon and Lee Ranaldo. They evolved from critical darlings to commercial heavyweights but through it all, Moore maintained an unwavering love of music: the new, the unheralded, the challenging, the irresistible.
Sonic Life offers a window into the trajectory of a celebrated artist, a tribute to an era of explosive creativity which birthed alternative rock and a firsthand account of New York in a defining cultural moment.
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