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Taken from veteran Canadian radio broadcaster and music journalist Alan Cross' four-volume audio guide to alternative rock, this is a short but in-depth account of one of the most uncompromising and influential bands in recent history. Rock lovers looking for a fact-filled crash course in Sonic Youth's history - from New York no-wave iconoclasts to indie rock darlings - need look no further. Cross' many years on the air come through in his cool, confident voice and matter-of-fact style, which makes listening a pleasure.

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In this new audiobook, broadcaster and music writer Alan Cross narrates the definitive history of Sonic Youth. Cross succeeds once again in revealing the fascinating history behind the music in the same compelling way we've come to expect from his long broadcasting career.
Rock on: listen to another Alan Cross Guide.
©2009 Alan Cross; (P)2009 HarperCollins Canada

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  • Mark
  • Cape Town, South Africa
  • 01-30-12

Sonic Youth demistified ... well almost!

If you could sum up Sonic Youth in three words, what would they be?

A relevant read

What other book might you compare Sonic Youth to and why?

Similar to all Alan Cross' guides: they exude a matter-of-fact and respectful style, which paints a refreshing overview of the bands he covers

What does Alan Cross bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Alan Cross makes the story completely believable

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The whole book was particularly moving

Any additional comments?

Make the purchase, you'll be wiser for doing it!