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Behind the Counterculture #34: Thurston Moore

Sonic Youth Thurston Moore, still sonic after all these years, when out shopping, at least...

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by Lake, Editor, London for outsideleft.com
originally published: December, 2005
Anecdotes from Behind the Retail Frontline
by Lake, Editor, London for outsideleft.com
originally published: December, 2005
Anecdotes from Behind the Retail Frontline

Thurston Moore bought a book on folk music. I once saw Sonic Youth play on Brighton beach. It took me 10 minutes to realize they had started playing. I thought they were just tuning up.

Behind the counterculture is a recurring series of celebrity encounters or near encounters in or close to a West London used book and record store.

Behind the counterculture episodes compiled by Lake

Previously on Behind the Counterculture Ian Brown ⇨

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Lake
Editor, London

the first journalism Lake ever had published was a history of Johnny Thunders for Record Collector magazine, since then he has written for publications including the Guardian, Dazed and Confused, the Idler and more recently, outsideleft.com as you have just seen.

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