Kim Gordon

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Kim Althea Gordon (born April 28, 1953 in Rochester, New York) is an American musician. Gordon, who started out as a visual artist, rose to prominence as the bassist, guitarist, and vocalist of alternative rock band Sonic Youth, which she formed with Thurston Moore in 1981.

Gordon also formed the musical project Free Kitten with Julia Cafritz (of Pussy Galore) in the 1990s, and debuted as a producer on Hole's debut album Pretty on the Inside (1991). Gordon also worked on a fashion line called X-Girl in 1993, and continued to write and release material with Sonic Youth throughout the 1990s and on into the late 2000s.

Gordon has collaborated with Ikue Mori, DJ Olive, William Winant, Lydia Lunch, Yoko Ono, Raymond Pettibon, Courtney Love, and Chris Corsano. In 2012, after the breakup of Sonic Youth, Gordon formed Body/Head with friend Bill Nace, releasing their debut album Coming Apart in September 2013. Gordon's memoir, Girl in a Band, was published in February 2015, by HarperCollins imprint Dey Street Books.

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  4. ^ Lily Lunch (July 27, 2012). "A gig to remember: Kim Gordon and Ikue Mori live in Belgrade". B turn. B turn. Retrieved April 29, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Harry Crews (Lydia Lunch, Kim Gordon, Sadie Mae)". Artists For Literacy. 2013. Retrieved April 29, 2013. 
  6. ^ "YOKOKIMTHURSTON". allmusic. Rovi Corp. 2013. Retrieved April 29, 2013. 
  7. ^ "The Whole World is Watching – Weatherman '69". Electronic Arts Intermix. Electronic Arts Intermix. 1997–2013. Retrieved April 29, 2013. 
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  9. ^ Hyman, Dan (September 12, 2013). "QA: Kim Gordon on Life After Sonic Youth". Rolling Stone. Retrieved September 14, 2013. 
  10. ^ Pelly, Jenn (October 8, 2014). "Kim Gordon's Memoir Girl in a Band to Be Published in February, Cover Art Revealed". Pitchfork Media Inc. Pitchfork. Retrieved October 9, 2014. 
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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2000 SYR 5 Kim Gordon / DJ Olive / Ikue Mori 3
2012 YOKOKIMTHURSTON Yoko Ono, Kim Gordon & Thurston Moore 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2005 Perfect Partner Kim Gordon 1

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