Sonic Death. Official Sonic Youth Fan Club Zine/Fanzine. No. 1 (n.d., 1991) through No. 7 (September 1995) (all published).

A complete run in 7 issues of the official zine of the Sonic Youth fanclub, most issues 24 pp., featuring articles, reviews, information on guitar alteration, tour updates, sketches, grainy photographs, and more, all related to the band Sonic Youth. Illustrated profusely throughout from drawings and photographs. No. 3 with some slight toning, very good overall. 4to. Original illustrated saddle-stapled newsprint wrpps., some minor foxing to No. 3. Hoboken, New Jersey, 1991-1995. Accompanied by original mailed correspondence regarding joining the Sonic Youth fan club, Sonic Death.

Sonic Youth was a pioneering American noise rock group, founded in New York City in 1981 by Thurston Moore, Kim Gordon, and Lee Renaldo. The band was said to have "redefined what rock guitar could do", by way of unorthodox and alternative guitar tunings and alterations made to the guitar's timbre using items such as drum sticks and screwdrivers. The band began with a large underground following, before experiencing mainstream success in the 1990's, including a headlining spot at the Lollapalooza music festival in 1995. Sonic Youth's influence extended into the alternative and indie rock movements. Rare; although a reprint of all seven issues of the zine was put out in 2002 in conjunction with a traveling exhibition titled "Sonic Matters, Sonic Kollaborations", as of November 2019, WorldCat locates only a single holding of the original zine in a North American institution. Book ID: 50399

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