An offshoot of Sonic Youth.
Ciccone Youth was an American experimental rock band. Formed in 1986 in New York, it was the pseudonymous side project of the alternative rock band Sonic Youth and included Steve Shelley, Kim Gordon, Lee Ranaldo, Thurston Moore and Firehose member Mike Watt among its membership. The band released one single and one studio album during its career before disbanding in 1988.
The band's name is a play on the names "Sonic Youth" and "Ciccone", the original surname of pop singer Madonna.