Thurston Moore Revisits His ‘Life’ In Music

Not playing by conventions has been a part of Sonic Youth vocalist/guitarist Thurston Moore’s creative playbook for more than 40 years, and it’s a sensibility channeled in his long-awaited memoir, Sonic Life, which was released late last month.

The group emerged from the vibrant New York underground rock scene of the early 1980s and went on to blaze a trail of independence and innovation throughout the rock world, even after signing to major label Geffen Records in 1990. Its influence on bands such as Nirvana, Dinosaur Jr., Pavement, and My Bloody Valentine played a major role in the alternative explosion of the 1990s, and Sonic Youth was still riding

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