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Sonic Youth is an American rock band from New York City, formed in 1981. The current lineup consists of Thurston Moore (vocals and guitar), Kim Gordon (vocals, bass, guitar), Lee Ranaldo (vocals and guitar), Steve Shelley (drums), Mark Ibold (bass, guitar) In their early career, Sonic Youth was associated with the No Wave art and music scene in New York City.




Band Members[]

Includes Members of[]

  • Mosquito
  • The Dim Stars
  • Free Kitten
  • Harry Crews
  • Crucifucks

Band Biography[]

Sonic Youth is a band that has taken a noise sensibility and applied it to rock music, in a way that advances on and is more accessible than most post-punk or No Wave. They often use unconventional tunings on their guitars -- sometimes tuning all strings to E, or other non-standard tunings. They're still soldiering on today.



  • Confusion Is Sex
  • Sonic Death
  • Bad Moon Rising
  • EVOL
  • Sister
  • The Whitey Album
  • Daydream Nation
  • Goo
  • Dirty
  • Experimental Jet Set, Trash And No Star
  • Screaming Fields Of Sonic Love
  • Washing Machine
  • Made in USA
  • A Thousand Leaves
  • SYR4: Goodbye 20th Century
  • SYR5
  • NYC Ghosts & Flowers
  • Murray Street
  • Sonic Nurse
  • Sonic Life


  • Sonic Youth
  • Kill Yr Idols
  • TV Shit
  • SYR1: Anagrama
  • SYR2: Slaapkamers Met Slagroom
  • SYR3: Invito Al Cielo
  • Silver Session (For Jason Knuth)
  • SYR6: Koncertas Stan Brakhage Prisiminimui


Appears On[]



Mix CDs[]

Externals Link(s):

Official Site

Sonic Youth Wikia, with info about their equipment, albums and other related topics

Wikipedia Page