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Sonic Youth was an American rock band from New York City, formed in 1981. Founding members Thurston Moore (guitar, vocals), Kim Gordon (bass guitar, vocals, guitar), and Lee Ranaldo (guitar, vocals) remained together for the entire history of the band, while Steve Shelley (drums) followed a series of short-term drummers in 1985, and rounded out the core line-up. In their early career Sonic Youth were associated with the no wave art and music scene in New York City. Part of the first wave of American noise rock groups, the band carried out their interpretation of the hardcore punk ethos throughout the evolving American underground that focused more on the DIY ethic of the genre rather than its specific sound. In 2011 Ranaldo announced that the band was "ending for a while" following the separation of married couple Gordon and Moore.
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Sonic Youth — Sonic Nurse Sonic Youth — Sonic Nurse
(Geffen Records 0602438623619, 2004, CD)
Sonic Youth — Sonic Youth Sonic Youth — Sonic Youth
(Geffen Records B0006131-02, 1982/2004, CD)

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