This second, expanded edition was originally compiled by Thurston Moore and Lee Ranaldo, to accompany the exhibition of the same name at Printed Matter in the summer of 2000. The result is a sort of Sonic Youth super ‘zine, with over 220 photocopied pages including essays, interviews, ephemera, memorabilia, photographs, writings, gig flyers, posters, letters, song lyrics, poetry, angry fan mail, art work, record covers and related material. Includes a rambling, poetic essay by Moore on the Youth’s roots in– and ongoing relationship with–the art community, as well as the original exhibition proposals by curator, Todd Alden. “Sonic Youth’s music explores the sometimes liberating, sometimes repressive + always complexx tensions between subjectivity + mass culture, sexuality + mass media, abjection and the star sy$tem. It is these leitmotifs which also find graphic expression, appropriately enough, in the elegantly degraded poetics of the band’s printed matter and ephemera.” ––from the exhibition introduction by Todd Alden, edited and transcribed directly onto the walls of Printed Matter by Thurston Moore. Second edition features some new, very much bonus, materials and color xerox back cover.
- Paperback, spiral binding
- 28 x 22 cm.