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Goodbye 20Th Century
David Browne

Classification : Art & Design
Pub Date : Jun 04, 2009
Imprint : Piatkus
Page Extent : 432
Binding : PB
ISBN : 9780749929411
Price : 725

About the book
There has never been a rock institution quite like Sonic Youth. Their distinctive, uncompromising sound provided a map for innumerable musicians who followed, and in 2005, CMJ, the bible of the indie and alternative music work, ranked them no. 3 on its list of the 25 most influential artists of the last quarter century. But their impact does not end with their music. The Sonic Youth worldview encompasses punk rock, trashy pulp fiction, pop-art minimalism, contemporary classical composition, glam rock, leftist politics, feminist iconography, and ironic humour. Countless musicians and artists - including Kurt Cobain, Beck, Spike Jonze and Sofia Coppola - were introduced to the world thanks to Sonic Youth. In Goodbye 20th Century, David Browne tells the full glorious story of 'the Velvet Underground of their generation', based on extensive research, fresh interviews with the band and those who have worked with them, and unprecedented access to unreleased recordings and documents. Complete with never before published photos and artwork, Goodbye 20th Century is a richly detailed account of an iconic band and the times they helped create
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An essential history of an esential band
Browne's book, is a purposeful, detailed pleasure>
Brown succeeds in capturing the personalities and debates that shape the band's character>
Sonic Youth's career is chronicled in this comprehensive, authorised biography. This has little competition for a dedicated fanbase
     
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