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Sonic Youth
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Sonic Youth in 2005
Background information
Origin New York City, USA
Genres Alternative rock, noise rock, experimental rock, No Wave, post-punk, indie rock
Years active 1981–2011
Labels Neutral, Ecstatic Peace!, Blast First, Homestead, SST, Enigma, DGC, SYR, Interscope, Matador
Associated acts Ciccone Youth, Free Kitten
Members Thurston Moore
Kim Gordon
Lee Ranaldo
Steve Shelley
Mark Ibold
Past members Anne DeMarinis
Richard Edson
Jim Sclavunos
Bob Bert
Jim O'Rourke

Sonic Youth is an American rock band from New York City. The band was formed in 1981. In the beginning of their career, the band was associated with the underground art and music scene in New York City, No Wave. Sonic Youth was part of the first wave of American noise rock groups, but made their own interpretation of hardcore punk sound. Critics consider Sonic Youth as an important element in the rise of indie rock movements. The band members are: Thurston Moore (guitar and vocals), Kim Gordon (bass, vocals, and guitar), Lee Ranaldo (guitar and vocals), Steve Shelley (drums), and Mark Ibold (guitar and bass).

Discography

  • Sonic Youth (1982)
  • Bad Moon Rising (1985)
  • EVOL (1986)
  • Sister (1987)
  • Daydream Nation (1988)
  • Goo (1990)
  • Dirty (1992)
  • Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star (1994)
  • Washing Machine (1995)
  • A Thousand Leaves (1998)
  • NYC Ghosts & Flowers (2000)
  • Murray Street (2002)
  • Sonic Nurse (2004)
  • Rather Ripped (2006)
  • The Eternal (2009)

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