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Thurston Moore’s Favorites From 2014 Plus Ex Hex’s List

This comes from Matador’s blog:

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1. Chloé Griffin – EDGEWISE : A Picture Of COOKIE MUELLER (b_books)

This book is an astounding labor of love. The author, fascinated by who Cookie Mueller may have been after witnessing her in all the weirdo John Waters films, including Pink Flamingos and Female Trouble, decided to travel the USA interviewing anyone still left alive who spent time with this person. All the insane characters of early 70s Baltimore, P-Town and NYC raise their sloshing glasses to this incredible lightning girl Cookie and all their stories are told in a way which creates a historical travelogue of counter culture avant insanity which is responsible for helping to light the fuse that becomes punk rock and beyond.

2. John Lydon at Rough Trade East 17th October 2014

The Rotten one was bopping around the UK promoting his new book Anger Is An Energy (Simon & Schuster) and we caught his last stop at RT and it was as good as any Sex Pistols or PiL show. He came out with his manager / right hand man and Arsenal accomplice Rambo and a shopping basket full of lager and proceeded to have a high energy back and forth with the audience. His mates from nearby Finsbury Park were there shouting back and forth and Lydon actually did a weird physical transformation into Tony Blair (he hates ‘im). Savage, infuriating – everything his book is – but with a kindness that is always burbling through. I got to meet him fleetingly, the one person I wanted to meet most in this nutso rock n roll world, and he was nice enuff (“Sonic Youth, what are you bloody doing here?”) – but I think he more interested in drowning beers with his pals, which is what he should be doing but damn I think making a record with him in trio with Irmin Schmidt with Can is what Matador should be investing in big time for 2015.

Here’s a list from Ex Hex via Punk News:

In no particular order

* Pentagram show in Minneapolis at Mill City Nights
* King Tuff Black Moon Spell LP
* The Clean Anthology LP Reissue/ Merge
* Kid Congo and the Pink Monkey Birds show in Cincinnati at Mid Point Music Fest

Here’s Kid Congo and the Pink Monkey Birds on KXEP:

* Brooks Headley’s veggie burgers
* Slant 6 Soda Pop Rip off LP reissue/ Dischord
* Ed Schraders Music Beat Party Jail LP
* Man Made LP reissue Teenage Fan club/ Merge
* Black Bananas Electric Brick Wall LP
* Hammered Satin/The Tip/Dirt City show at Smash in DC

And lots more best-of lists over at Brooklyn Vegan.

[This year I published my rock ‘n’ roll novel, True Love Scars.” Rolling Stone has a great review of my book in a recent issue. Read it here. There’s info about True Love Scars here.]

Video: Thurston Moore Band Performs ‘Germs Burn,’ ‘Detonation,’ Speak To The Wild’ & More

Thurston Moore and his new band, which features bassist Debbie Gooch of My Bloody Valentine, guitarist James Seward, and Steve Shelley, who of course was in Sonic Youth with Moore, perform a 32 minute, four-song set for Seattle’s KEXP.

The group sounds exceptional here and makes me want to revisit the new album, The Best Day.

Thurston Moore Band

1 Germs Burn
2 Detonation
3 Speak to the Wild
4 The Best Day

[I just published my rock ‘n’ roll novel, True Love Scars.” Rolling Stone has a great review of my book in a recent issue. Read it here. There’s info about True Love Scars here.]

Video: Thurston Moore & His Supergroup Do 13-Minute ‘Forevermore’

Thurston Moore and his new band.

Thurston Moore and his new supergroup, which includes Sonic Youth’s Steve Shelly and My Bloody Valentine’s Debbie Googe, performed at Belgium’s Pukkelpop festival this past weekend.

Moore’s got a new album called The Best Day due October 21, 2014.

Here is Moore and his band performing a song off the new album, “Forevermore.”

Thirteen minutes worth!

Plus here’s an old Sonic Youth track, “Climbers & Creepers,” that you might not have heard. This was part of Peter Coffin’s”Music For Plants” series.

[I just published my rock ‘n’ roll novel, True Love Scars.” I’ve got a Goodreads. book giveaway going right now. Click here and enter.]

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Thurston Moore Forms Supergroup with Steve Shelley, James Sedwards & My Bloody Valentine bassist Debbie Googe

Thurston Moore has formed a new band with former Sonic Youth drummer Steve Shelley, guitarist James Sedwards & My Bloody Valentine bassist Debbie Googe.

the new band is called The Thurston Moore Band.

Moore will release a new solo album, The Best Day, later this year on Matador Records

This is Moore’s most recent solo release, “Detonation”:

[I just published my rock ‘n’ roll/ coming-of-age novel, “True Love Scars,” which features a narrator who is obsessed with Bob Dylan. To read the first chapter, head here.

Or watch an arty video with audio of me reading from the novel here.

Of just buy the damn thing:

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Audio: Iggy Pop, Nick Cave, Thurston Moore Do Awesome Version of the Gun Club’s ‘Nobody’s City’

This is so great you need to just stop reading and click ‘play’ on the SoundCloud player below.

Iggy Pop, Nick Cave, Thurston Moore cover the Gun Club’s terrific “Nobody’s City.”

The song appears on the just released Axels & Sockets, a collection Jeffrey Lee Pierce covers. Pierce, of course, was the leader of the Gun Club. (There’s another excellent cover at the bottom of this post.)

Album track list:

01 Iggy Pop & Nick Cave (feat. Thurston Moore) – Nobody’s City
02 The Amber Lights & Debbie Harry – Kisses For My President
03 Black Moth – Mexican Love
04 Julie Christensen – Weird Kid Blues
05 Slim Cessna’s Auto Club – Ain’t My Problem Baby
06 Crippled Black Phoenix & Cypress Grove (feat. Mark Lanegan & Bertrand Cantat) – Constant Limbo (Constant Rain)
07 Nick Cave & Debbie Harry – Into The Fire
08 Kris Needs Presents…Honey – Thunderhead
09 Mark Lanegan & Bertrand Cantat – Desire By Blue River
10 The Amber Lights & Xanthe Waite – Kitty In The Moonlight
11 Ruby Throat – Secret Fires
12 Andrea Schroeder – Kisses For My President
13 James Johnston – Body And Soul
14 Primal Scream – Goodbye Johnny (Andrew Weatherall’s Nyabinghi Noir Mix)
15 Hugo Race – Break ‘Em Down
16 Cypress Grove – My Cadillac
17 Lydia Lunch & Jeffrey Lee Pierce – The Journey Is Long
18 Mark Stewart & Jeffrey Lee Pierce (feat. Thurston Moore) – Shame And Pain

This one is damn good too:

Black Moth, “Mexican Love”:

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Audio: Bob Dylan Tribute with The Waterboys, Thurston Moore & Kim Gordon & More, May 2002 — full album

This album, Hard Rain – A Tribute to Bob Dylan – Vol.1, has some great covers.

Check out Bill Kirchen’s amazing “Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues” for example.

Uncut magazine released it May, 2002.

Check it out.


01. 0:00:00 The Waterboys – Girl From The North Country
02. 0:04:16 Bill Kirchen – Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues
03. 0:09:48 Johnny Marr – Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right
04. 0;14:10 Howard Devoto / Luxuria – She’s Your Lover Now
05. 0:17:41 Thea Gilmore – I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine
06. 0:22:08 The Band – When I Paint My Masterpiece
07. 0:26:05 The Hollies – The Times They Are A-Changin’
08. 0:29:18 Robert Palmer – I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight
09. 0:32:37 Cat Power – Paths Of Victory
10. 0:35:52 Thurston, Kim And Epic – Sitting On A Barbed Wire Fence
11. 0:39:36 Mary Lou Lord – You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go
12. 0:43:08 Manfred Mann – With God On Our Side
13. 0:47:30 Cassandra Wilson – Shelter From The Storm
14. 0:52:36 The Nice – She Belongs To Me
15. 1:04:19 Paul Weller – I Shall Be Released

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Thurston Moore’s Women Troubles Blow Up Online

The wronged woman. Illustration in the Wall Street Journal.

Things seemed to be going well for Thurston Moore.

He was living in England.

He was making music.

His split with Kim Gordon was behind him, and her comments in the press had faded away.

Moore himself had remained mum on the subject. His personal life was his personal life.

And then Moore decided to say a few words about the split and his current love, Eva Prinz, who edited art books for Moore’s Ecstatic Peace publishing house.

I’m in a really romantic place with Eva; we’ve kinda been a couple for close to six years. A lot of those years, nobody was very aware of it except us. The cat’s been out of the bag a while now…

I’ve had some life issues. In your 40s and 50s things can change in ways that upset the order of things that have been established over 25 years-plus of marriage. It’s really distressing. You have to work through it, it’s very personal and I don’t really talk about it so much. It’s just something I work through in my own world.

I’m involved in a really sweet relationship, and it really does make me happy; it truly does. But I’ll always have that experience of sadness that a separation brings, especially one that was as important, not just to me but everybody around us. There have been some fall-outs, but that’s to be expected. It’s pretty heavy.


Big mistake, dude.

On Wednesday the feminist website Jezebel ran a post with this headline: “Thurston Moore Confirms He Is a Dick”

Aging indie rock cool guy Thurston Moore spoke publicly for the first about the end of his marriage to ageless indie rock cool lady Kim Gordon to a UK magazine recently. And, predictably, he sounds like a dickhole.

Moore and Gordon’s 2011 split killed what little belief in love remained in the jaded hearts of Generation X. But what made things worse were widespread allegations that Moore had been fucking around on Gordon for years with a much younger woman, allegations which Moore has now confirmed in an interview with a British mag.

Flavorwire’s Tom Hawking lamented Moore’s admitted philandering, claiming that Moore had disingenuously presented himself as a counterexample to the dickswinging rock n’ roller only to make a fool of Kim Gordon, who is still possibly the coolest woman in the world. There’s also this:

“It’s that, by the sounds of it, he was cheating on Gordon for years, and seems to feel the need to tell the world about this. It’s that by his own timeline, he may well have already been getting it on with his new love when he and Gordon appeared inBust’s annual Love Issue in 2007, talking about how great their marriage was. And so on.”

For more of the Jezebel post, go here.

Not to let this whole thing become yesterday’s news, Moore posted this on Facebook:

Jezebel is gender fascism. By not having any real critical facility to understand, in their case, men in relationship to women (presumably them) they opt to promote hate by imperialist blather. By couching it in feminism is a distinct lack of class, but i’m sure they’re having a bit of online fun and when they grow up maybe they’ll glean the complexities of real life and love.

Stereogum ended one of their posts on the subject like this:

Well, uh, I’m sorry you’ll have that experience of sadness, dude. I’m sorry it’s “heavy.” But based on all available evidence, is there anyone who’s not Team Kim on this one?

No one but Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon will ever really know what happened, and why it happened. It certainly looks bad for Moore, but who are we to judge?

I hope that going forward, both Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore are able to move on and enjoy their lives.

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Watch Thurston Moore’s New ‘Heavenmetal’ Video

The track “Heavenmetal” has a classic Thurston Moore vibe. It’s off Thurston Moore’s Chelsea Light Moving album, but now it’s presented as a solo track.

The video is directed by Julia Langendorff, who shot it in Paris.

Ooh la la.

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Video: Thurston Moore Guests with The Horrors on ‘I Can See You’; Announces ‘New Band’

Photo via Pitchfork by Nic Serpell-Rand.

On February 6, 2014 Thurston Moore joined The Horrors onstage at The Forum in Kentish Town, London for a performance of “I Can See You.”

Thurston also said his “new band basically consists of myself and another guitar player, James Sedwards.”

Thurston and Sedwards have been working together since last year, and previously performed together in London and Paris.

James Sedwards and Thurston Moore performing in London last October.

The Horrors and Thurston Moore, “I Can See You”:

And here’s Thurston performing “Detonation” with James Sedwards:

And here Thurston gets “Living Legend” award” from The Fly magazine, and then Thurston talks about the early days at C.B.G.B.’s and more:

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Listen: Thurston Moore Sets Off ‘Detonation’ for Blank Editions’ Solo Series

Photo via Thurston Moore’s Facebook page.

On February 7 a new Thurston Moore 7-inch record will be released with “Detonation” and “Germs Burn.”

The single is for the Blank Editions’ Solo Series.

Check out “Detonation” below:

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