THE FIRST TIME WITH... SERIES 15 - 7. THURSTON MOORE (320kbs-m4a/128mb/56mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 13th March 2018
Thurston Moore shares his musical milestones with Matt Everitt in a programme first broadcast in 2017.
He is undoubtedly one of the most influential guitarists in alternative music. Along with his band Sonic Youth, he pioneered the noise rock sound, taking the hardcore punk ethos and DIY ethic and creating a new sound and musical style. He is renowned for his unconventional approach to the guitar, using unorthodox tunings and unusual tools to prepare his instruments. The band developed a cult status over a thirty year career, and many of their albums are regarded as classics. Since their split in 2011, Thurston has continued to write and record.
He discusses his earliest musical passions, the first record he owned and his first guitar. He also recalls the first Sonic Youth gig and key influences John Coltrane and Patti Smith. He talks about end of Sonic Youth and their 'hiatus' and his status as an avant garde master of the guitar.
Thurston Moore - Turn On [Caroline International]
Sonic Youth - Kool Thing [Geffen]
The Kingsmen - Louie Louie [Old Gold]
The Kingsmen - Haunted Castle
Iron Butterfly - In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida [ATCO]
John Coltrane - Impressions
Sonic Youth - Teen Age Riot
Patti Smith - Hey Joe
The Backbeat Band - Money
The Backbeat Band - C'mon Everybody
Thurston Moore - Smoke Of Dreams [Caroline International]
Beck - Loser [Geffen]
Sonic Youth - Sugar Kane [Geffen]
Anne Briggs - The Time Has Come