Sonic Youth founder Thurston Moore is set to roll back the years with the release of his memoir Sonic Life, which is due in 2023.
Moore, who is also a renowned avant garde musician, has described the book as a retelling of his “history of coming to New York as a teenager and finding my footing as a musician”.
According to publishing industry site The Bookseller, Sonic Life will will detail the “wild music and endless wonder” of Moore’s life and career.
The synopsis states: “From his infatuation and engagement with the 1970s punk and ‘no wave’ scenes in New York City, to the 1981 formation of his legendary rock group, to 30 years of relentless recording, touring, and musical experimentation, birthing the Nirvana-era of alternative rock, and beyond, it is all told via the personal prism of the author’s intensive archives and research.”
Book publisher Faber has purchased the rights to release the book.
“It’s not only just ‘Well, here’s my life story’, as I wanted to get away from the ego of it and talk about the information – so when you first see a picture of Iggy and the Stooges in 1973 in a magazine, why did it have such an effect on you? Why did that photograph of something that was so subversive in the music scene appeal to somebody from a safe and protected middle-class lifestyle?” said Moore in a statement.
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