Sonic Youth was the band that paved the road that would be followed by the Smashing Pumpkins, Nirvana and the grunge scene.
Girl in A Band by Kim Gordon is a tale from the heart of Sonic Youth and it’s become one of the music world’s most respected works.
Why We Love Girl In A Band
People said Kim was too aloof, so she sat down and wrote the kind of autobiography that opens every wound and detail of a life well-lived.
She shows us how a musical and personal partnership can change the world and how it feels to watch that partnership collapse before your eyes too.
Her cradle-to-now approach means you don’t miss a moment of Kim’s journey to the top and then down again.
Final Thoughts On Girl In A Band
This memoir is one of the most insightful, raw, articulate and frankly, inspirational works we’ve ever read and even if you’re not a Sonic Youth fan, you’re guaranteed to get something out of reading it.
Though Girl In A Band is, indubitably, one of music’s finest books it didn’t make our top 20 music books list, why not find out why, now?
You can grab a copy online here.
The first time Nicholas went to a live gig, 31 years ago, it turned out to be an Iron Maiden secret gig and he became hooked on the music scene. He was one of the founding writers for Astro Zombie a heavy metal and new world techno-inspired zine and his interview with Rob Caggiano of Anthrax brought in over 300,000 readers. He’s based out of Southeast Asia now, but his love of music is as strong and diverse as ever.