Listen: Thurston Moore’s 38 Favorite Songs of All Time

Britain’s The Fly asked Thurston Moore for a list of his favorite songs and he gave it to them.

At The Fly you can hear audio of all the songs. I’ve included audio for some of them.

Thurston Moore’s Favorite Songs of All Time:

1 Tapper Zukie – “Man Ah Warrior”
2 Patti Smith – “Godspeed”

3 Teenage Jesus & the Jerks – “Orphans”

4 Mars – “3E”
5 Public Image LTD – “Public Image”

6 The Slits – “Love Und Romance”
7 The Raincoats – “In Love”
8 Captain Beefheart – “Electricity”

9 Alice Cooper – “Is It My Body?”

10 T. Rex – “Children of the Revolution”
11 Archie Shepp – “Blasé”
12 Billie Holiday – “Gloomy Sunday”

13 Nirvana – “Dive”
14 Mudhoney – “In ‘N Out of Grace”
15 Dinosaur Jr. – “Little Fury Things”
16 Jackson C. Frank – “Blues Run the Game”

17 Bush Tetras – “Too Many Creeps”
18 The Germs – “Caught in My Eye”

19 Boredoms – “Born to Anal”
20 Lou Reed – “Satellite of Love”
21 Beach Boys – “Hang On to Your Ego”

22 David Bowie – “Five Years”
23 Sparks – “Equator”
24 Siouxsie & the Banshees – “Hong Kong Garden”

25 The Damned – “New Rose”
26 The Mentally Ill – “Gacy’s Place”
27 Minor Threat – “Out of Step”
28 Black Flag – “I’ve Got To Run”

29 The Untouchables – “Nic Fit”
30 Iron Cross – “Fight Em All”
31 The Faith – “It’s Time”
32 Void – “My Rules”
33 Negative Approach – “Nothing”

34 Youth Brigade – “It’s About Time We Had a Change”
35 State of Alert – “Gonna Haveta Fight”
36 Anne Briggs – “Go Your Way”

37 The Fugs – “Crystal Liaison”

38 Jimi Hendrix – “Freedom”

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Michael Goldberg is a distinguished pioneer in the online music space; Newsweek magazine called him an ‘Internet visionary.’ In 1994 he founded Addicted To Noise (ATN), the highly influential music web site. He was a senior vice-president and editor in chief at SonicNet from March 1997 through May 2000. In 1997, Addicted To Noise won Webby awards for best music site in 1998 and 1999, and also won Yahoo Internet Life! awards for three years running as best music site in 1998, 1999 and 2000. Prior to starting Addicted To Noise, Goldberg was an editor and senior writer at Rolling Stone magazine for 10 years. His writing has also appeared in Wired, Esquire, Vibe, Details, Downbeat, NME and numerous other publications. Michael recently completed his first novel, Days of the Crazy-Wild, and is currently writing a second novel.

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