Thurston Moore 'Sonic Life: A Memoir' Book

Thurston Moore 'Sonic Life: A Memoir' Book

Hardcover book.

Sonic Life will be every alt-rocker's binge-read this winter. -- Andrew Perry ― Mojo

'Moore is an articulate guide and - above all - a knowledgeable superfan of avant-rock. His writing about music is exemplary throughout.' -- Jeremy Allen ―
Record Collector

'A love letter to to the New York underground music and art scenes of the 1970s and 80s...Moore's prose suggests he could have had an alternative career as one of the few great music journalists to have become a household name.' -- JJ Moores ―
The Wire

'Were you there? Well this is as close as it gets! Thurston Moore's compelling and spirited account of the streets, the songs, the clothes, the clubs and the contenders! A sensitive and authentic testimony to Moore's life lived through art and music. Beats with the heart of a true artist and mutineer.' ―
Viv Albertine

'Downtown scientists rejoice! For Thurston Moore has unearthed the missing links, the sacred texts, the forgotten stories, and the secret maps of the lost golden age. This is history-scuffed, slightly bent, plenty noisy, and indispensable.' ―
Colson Whitehead

'All rock-n-roll begins in the thrall of fandom. Thurston Moore shares his origin story, a love story like no other, about the "mystic deliverance" of music and art. It is a moving portrait of an artistic life, but it is also an inspiring and astute insider history of New York as the epicenter of so much outsider and subversive culture. Generous, joyful, beautifully written, this book is a heart ripper.' ―
Dana Spiotta

I thoroughly enjoyed Thurston Moore's trip down the gauntlet of memory lane, dodging beer bottles and pools of blood as he balances the demands of art and survival. Plus I'm a sucker for anyone who name-checks Saccharine Trust. A raw, rollicking document.' ―
Nell Zink

Thurston Moore has always been a great artist, expansive in his knowledge of, and commitment to, new sounds and visions. Now, added to his expert musicianship, are his very real gifts as a memoirist and cultural historian. Filled with wonderful insights about the New York-based cultural landscape that made him, Moore's Sonic Life is essential reading-a moving meditation by a creative force.' ―
Hilton Als

'Sonic Youth was the lodestar of alternative rock, pushing boundaries and providing inspiration to a generation of renegade, free-thinking bands. In this candid memoir, Thurston Moore traverses his journey from ardent fan to revolutionary instigator, sharing his love of transgressive soundscapes and finding ever new guitar tunings for his celebration of song.' ―
Lenny Kaye

Thurston Moore's all-embracing memoir Sonic Life works the way Sonic Youth did, with raging appetite for experience, with velocity and nerve, with a total devotion to making art from the resolute stance of starry-eyed fan and unabashed permanent novice. His recall is as amazing as his generosity.' ―
Jonathan Letham

'Some of the best writing about New York music I've ever read . . . A fantastic memoir' -- Paul McDermott ―
The Goo

This is as much a book about fandom, and doing whatever crummy jobs are necessary to make ends meet to achieve the dream of being a musician, as it is a tale of success [. . .] The real, deep passion here is reserved for the music, which, given the effect Sonbic Youth have had on the alt.rock world over the passing decades, is just how it ought to be. -- Emma Johnson ―
Classic Rock

Charting his teen music obsessiveness in small-town Connecticut to coming wide-eyed to NYC to founding one of the seminal bands of the last 40 years. ―
Irish Examiner

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