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A lot of the lyrical ideas do have a lot of meaning in a way, although it is somewhat abstracted.
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Anyone who grows up with parents who are very influential, there are cases where people run away from that if they have parents who are really lame.
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April Wine were that early '70s band. I always liked those early '70s Canadian rock bands, 'cause they always had this chunky, meaty sound.
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Buddhism has become a socially recognized religious philosophy for Americans, whereas it used to be considered an exotic religion.
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Each member does whatever they want with the song and it totally changes it from whatever idea I hear around it. It turns it into a Sonic Youth song and completely away from it being a solo song.
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Every now and again, the alternative culture is cherished by the mainstream for what it is, rather than how it should be, like the mainstream popular music.
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I certainly don't sit around in the morning making pancakes listening to Whitehouse or anything.
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I don't really care about, Oh I really have to sell these things.
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I find it discouraging to see these bands taking this really simplistic element from Nirvana and employing it to their own success.
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I grew up in the early '70s in New England.
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I have to reign myself in a lot.
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I never do releases to try and make or break some contemporary band.
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I never go back and listen to the recorded document. The thrill comes when the balance can be attained. Everyone in the room can have a shared, communal rock experience.
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I really want to do a book on the history of the no-wave music scene in New York, how it extended out and formed lots of other things. It was such a great visual culture.
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I wanted to hear the songs in the way that I had written them, which was very basic. All I wanted was drums and another guitar, and I was just going to sing.
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I was surrounded by nature and trying to come to terms with this blissful nature versus the inhumane mentality of war. People were being deluded by someone using the word peace.
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It's American Alternative radio stations that bug me. We're considered Alternative, but don't expect us to be played next to Blink 182 and Offspring. We're hardly of that generation.
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It's hard for bands to stick it out because people grow up, and it never really pays off. If you're looking for some sort of payoff, it's not gonna happen.
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Kids think of us as being totally over the hill.
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Lyric writing is an interesting process in Sonic Youth. There's three people writing now, and we've all had a lot of interest and involvement with expression through words.
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Most people can't tell now who wrote what. I like that blurring of identities within the band. because it becomes a unified thing that can't be related to other forms of historical poetry.
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No one really gets rich doing this. A couple people do, Black Sabbath does. We don't sell any records anymore.
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Nova Scotia College contacted us; it was really early on... they asked if we wanted to do a symposium. We just sat around and talked to some students.
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Recording tends to restrict too much experimentation, 'cause when you're making a record it's a part of you, for that time it's your whole fabric.
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Rock'n'roll saved my soul.
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Some of the most wonderful moments for me musically were machine made and plastic.
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The band has a liberal philosophy - that's sort of a given.
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Traditional songwriting, to us, is where the experimental nature comes in. We're all involved with so much outside activity with really hardcore, experimental music-making.
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We always try to encourage more songs sung by Kim, because there are always requests for it. I certainly don't want to ball hog all the singing.
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We had wanted to a fairly large theater tour. We're doing Lollapalooza. You play to 20 times as many people as you'd ever be playing to.
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We never notate our music, so you can try to replicate it, but you don't really have it.
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We sat around, for the first time ever, and wrote lyrics all together, trading lines. We had some Star magazines lying around.
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We're all very sensitive that Jim has the shortest history with the band. He wants to be somewhat of a free agent. I'm just going to let time dictate how Jim's future evolves.
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We're like old people now playing music. I'm so glad we stuck it out because it's a lot better. I used to feel kind of anxious. Now our apprenticeship is over.
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We're playing all these weird festivals, usually outdoors.
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We've never had a gold record. We make more money from being active, working, publishing, we have a great catalog. We never really had any hits.
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When we tour the songs, they tend to get more and more expansive, and actually evolve over time until they are something quite different.
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Whenever I can afford to do something, I do it.
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With these reissues, listening to these tapes, it seemed very crude to me. There's no way I'd ever want to play like that again.
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