” Europe ’72’ was a super influential record full of fantastic songs and amazing experimental musicianship. I always valued both of those aspects in what Sonic Youth has done through the years – being able to get very abstract and very concrete within the same song. “


” By the time Sonic Youth formed in 1981, my musical tastes had left the Dead behind, but I was always very proud of the fact that we had three different singers singing individually from different points of view, like the Dead. “


” In Sonic Youth, at the end of ‘Expressway to Yr. Skull,’ we’d tap on the backs of our guitars to get this low-level feedback, and if I leaned forward, and the guitar hung off my body, it would resonate differently. “


” Sonic Youth was a collective. There’s something fantastic about the idea of making music is a social activity. “


” I’ve always been an acoustic guitar player, and I’ve pretty much continued to play acoustic guitar throughout all of the Sonic Youth periods. My material for Sonic Youth often started on acoustic guitar. “


” Sonic Youth has a very democratic process for the most part. It almost doesn’t matter who brings in an initial idea, everything gets worked over by the band and kind of co-written by everyone in the end because everyone’s ideas get contributed to it. “



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