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View Poll Results: Who is your favourite Sonic Youth band member?
Bob Bert 3 2.04%
Richard Edson 2 1.36%
Kim Gordon 22 14.97%
Thurston Moore 53 36.05%
Jim O'Rourke 6 4.08%
Lee Ranaldo 47 31.97%
Jim Sclavunos 4 2.72%
Steve Shelley 10 6.80%
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Old 05.14.2008, 01:16 AM   #61
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Individually they all have their strong points and their weak points. When they come together, their strong points shine through (for the most part). I refuse to choose.
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Old 05.14.2008, 01:30 AM   #62
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Old 05.14.2008, 09:46 AM   #63
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Old 05.14.2008, 12:14 PM   #64
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Lee !!!!! Do you want to be my father ?
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Old 07.27.2008, 08:28 AM   #65
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But aren't Kim & Lee just as great as Steve, whereas Thurston towers above them (literally).

Steve is probably the one with the most technical talent (& yet still wonderfully creative) though.


in their own unique way they are each my favorite, for very different reasons.
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Old 07.27.2008, 05:12 PM   #66
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go lee go, havent thought that lee would be so close behind thurston...
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Old 07.29.2008, 07:43 AM   #67
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It's Lee for me....

Early Lee looks like he could've come straight out of Blondie...
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Old 07.29.2008, 08:29 AM   #68
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I voted Thurston but Steve Shelley is very close behind
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Old 07.29.2008, 08:47 AM   #69
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thurston.

mr o'rourke is a genius, but i never thoght of him as a real member of sonic youth, just a temporary addiition that kinda blasted the band out of thier late 90s musical funk.

damn, sclavunos, been in more great bands than anyone. gynecologists, teenage jesus, the bad seeds, sonic youth, beirut slump, 8 eyed spy, the cramps, shotgun wedding, grinderman.
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Old 07.29.2008, 01:10 PM   #70
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Old 07.29.2008, 05:55 PM   #71
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Lee, Lee, Lee, Lee... Lee all the way!!!
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Old 07.29.2008, 07:19 PM   #72
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Jim Morrison, without a doubt
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Old 07.29.2008, 09:25 PM   #73
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I picked Thurston on instinct. He was decidedly my favorite in middle school and I love his solo stuff as well as Ecstatic Peace!, but in reality I hate to pick because they feed off one another and are far too mysterious to ever justify any dislike.
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Old 07.29.2008, 09:58 PM   #74
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Thurston, but I have lots of love for Lee, Steve, and Jim as well. Jim especially.
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Old 07.30.2008, 06:51 AM   #75
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I was gonna vote for Steve because he's amazing but has so few votes... then I was gonna vote for Lee 'cause he's so fucking hot...

I ended up voting for Kim.
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Old 07.30.2008, 09:57 AM   #76
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Old 07.30.2008, 10:10 AM   #77
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poor steve shelley :'(


LEE is the best in every respect, though jim o'rourke has the best solo projects obviously.
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Old 08.02.2008, 08:54 PM   #78
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Lee.
I met him once while stranded outside a sonic show I couldn't get into when he ran out to go get something before the encore and he couldn't have been nicer.
He gave me a free copy of rather ripped : )
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Old 08.04.2008, 05:10 AM   #79
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I can't choose. I used to like Thurston the most - I thought he had the best songs and he looked the coolest - but now I like them all.
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Old 08.04.2008, 07:18 AM   #80
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Lee and especially Steve are probably the most solid as people. While I do find it a bit wearisome at times, I do admire the role Thurston has played in recent years promoting smaller bands. Kim has always irritated me for some reason, although I do think that she's a very underrated bass player.

In terms of sheer technical ability, I dunno. Probably Steve. I was listening to the Dim Stars album the other night and his playing really stood out.

I met Thurston on a handfull of occasions in the late 80s early 90s and he really was extremely nice, even when I was mispronouncing Die Kreuzen over and over again! I think it's difficult to get a gauge on any of them now though. They've reached that iconic stage where I'm sure that they themselves don't really know who or what they are anymore.
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