Favorite Thurston Moore Song – Readers Poll
Let's all give big happy birthday wishes to Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth, who is celebrating his 54th birthday today. While the last year hasn't been the easiest for Moore -- the future of Sonic Youth has publicly been put on hold after last fall's announcement that Moore and his wife, SY bassist-singer Kim Gordon, were splitting up after decades of marriage -- it hasn't all been bad news for the indie icon.
Moore recently formed a new group called Chelsea Light Moving, who have already unleashed a new track, and he even put his differences a side and teamed up with Gordon and Yoko Ono to record a new album titled ‘YOKOKIMTHURSTON.’ At least the legendary Thurston and Kim can remain friends after the split.
But when we talk about Thurston Moore, of course we must discuss his most impressive discography, which has over the years included 16 full-length albums with Sonic Youth, three solo albums and countless side projects and one-off gigs. The Youth released their self-titled debut album in 1982, but really started gaining traction with songs like 'Schizophrenia' off 1987's 'Sister' and 'Teen Age Riot' off their magnum opus, 'Daydream Nation.' Still, some people may best know him from his vocals on 'Superstar,' the Sonic Youth cover of the Carpenters song featured on the 'Juno' soundtrack.