Free Kitten

Free Kitten

Sonic Youth (1988)
Photo by Michael Lavine

Sonic Youth (1988)

Photo by Michael Lavine

Kim Gordon and Nirvana
Photo by Larry Busacca

Kim Gordon and Nirvana

Photo by Larry Busacca


"Our bands were playing the Reading Festival in 1991, just before Nevermind went ballistic. Toward the end of an absolutely raging set, Kurt leapt over the monitors and into the photo pit where Dave Markey just happened to be shooting our tour film, The Year Punk Broke. Hundreds of arms reached out to grab him. Kurt, still playing, made his way over to Markey, stuck his mouth to the camera mike, and said, ‘This is a blues scale in E,’ poking fun at himself and every guitar hero ever."
Lee Ranaldo (Sonic Youth)

David Bowie, Iggy Pop, Joey Ramone and more remember Nirvana

"Our bands were playing the Reading Festival in 1991, just before Nevermind went ballistic. Toward the end of an absolutely raging set, Kurt leapt over the monitors and into the photo pit where Dave Markey just happened to be shooting our tour film, The Year Punk Broke. Hundreds of arms reached out to grab him. Kurt, still playing, made his way over to Markey, stuck his mouth to the camera mike, and said, ‘This is a blues scale in E,’ poking fun at himself and every guitar hero ever."

Lee Ranaldo (Sonic Youth)

David Bowie, Iggy Pop, Joey Ramone and more remember Nirvana

Iggy Pop, Kim Gordon, Michael Franti

Iggy Pop, Kim Gordon, Michael Franti

Sonic Youth
Photo by Alessio Pizzicannella

Sonic Youth

Photo by Alessio Pizzicannella

Free Kitten (Leicester, 1993)
Photo by Greg Neate

Free Kitten (Leicester, 1993)

Photo by Greg Neate

Marc Jacobs and Anna Sui before Sonic Youth concert in NYC, 2002
Photo by Caroline Torem Craig

Marc Jacobs and Anna Sui before Sonic Youth concert in NYC, 2002

Photo by Caroline Torem Craig

Sonic Youth, 1992

Sonic Youth, 1992

Sonic Youth

Sonic Youth @ CBGB (NYC, December 13, 1981)
Photo by Catherine Ceresole

Sonic Youth @ CBGB (NYC, December 13, 1981)

Photo by Catherine Ceresole

Thurston Moore

Thurston Moore