Sonic Youth

Sonic Youth Artistfacts

  • 1981-
    Thurston MooreGuitar, vocals1981-
    Lee RanaldoGuitar, vocals1981-
    Kim GordonBass, vocals1981-2011
    Steve ShelleyDrums1985-
    Jim O'RourkeMultiple instruments, production1999-2005
    Mark IboldBass, guitar2006-
  • Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon married in 1984 and split in 2011. They have a daughter named Coco Haley.
  • in 1985, Sonic Youth created a band called Ciccone Youth to glorify their obsessions with Madonna (Ciccone is Madonna's surname). Ciccone Youth released one album, The Whitey Album, but never toured.
  • The members of sonic youth own a record label, SYR, which they use to release their own experimental LPs.
  • Each member has released a solo album or is a part of a side project band.
  • Ranaldo is a published poet. >>
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    Heather - Minneapolis, MN, for all above
  • In July 1999 a truck full of their equipment was stolen after a show. In it were many unique and irreplaceable instruments. Though members saw this as a tragic incident, it did give them a fresh start to the recording of their following albums. Only one guitar has been recovered so far. >>
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    Manuel - Lima, Peru
  • Kim Gordon revealed to The Guardian that when she was teenager, she and a friend were busted by security for smoking weed at Disneyland. Gordon recalled the pair being taken underground, being held overnight in a cell and spotting "Mickey Mouse with a walkie-talkie."

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  • Steven from Park City, UtCurrently Mark Ibold is playing bass with them to free Kim up to sing.
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