Thurston Moore - The Best Day [2LP]
The Best Day, Thurston Moore's first solo record since
2011's Demolished Thoughts, radiates with both
his signature dynamism of dense thrashing electric
guitars as well as blissful 12-string acoustic ballads.
Recorded with Thurston's current band line-up of
James Sedwards (guitars, UK), Deb Googe (of My
Bloody Valentine, bass, UK) and Steve Shelley (Sonic
Youth, drums, USA), there are also a some tracks that
feature all instrumentation by Thurston.
Thurston Moore has been at the forefront of the
alternative rock scene since that particular obriquet
was first used to signify any music that challenged
and defied the mainstream standard. He is the
founder and ringleader of Sonic Youth, the band
that turned on an entire generation to the value of
experimentation in rock n' roll - from its inspiration
on a nascent Nirvana, to Sonic Youth's own Daydream
Nation album being chosen by the US Library of
Congress for historical preservation in the National
Recording Registry in 2006.
This is a record defined by positivity and radical
love. The songs range from opener ''Speak to the
Wild'', a Crazy Horse-like paean to anti-authority
and activism, to ''Vocabularies'', a paean to a new
realization of language which includes ALL people.
1. SPEAK TO THE WILD
4. THE BEST DAY
7. GRACE LAKE
8. GERMS BURN
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