Now, I'll actually admit that I like some of their music too, but that does not at all take away from the wtf factor. It still sounds like the dude has no idea what the hell he is playing on the guitar, but the distortion of it all just sounds cool. It's like the riffs are one big clusterfuck & the chick is just banging away on the drums for the very first time. Somehow, sometimes, it just comes together to make a good song.
But, when it comes to random noise, nobody can top these strange fuckers....
You decide you want to make a band.
Step 1: Get a collection of some strange motherfuckers.
Step 2: Just make alot of noise
Step 3: profit
Now, the fact that Sonic Youth is a strange grouping together of some odd fuckers just basically making noise with instruments does not take away from their greatness at all. I liked them for many years before I actually sat front row at one of their shows & was completely owned. The only way to truly witness the greatness of Sonic Youth is to see them live.
Thurston Moore looks like the product of a one-night-stand between Carly Simon & Shaggy from Scooby Doo + Scooby Doo making it a 3-way.