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As they redefined what noise meant within rock & roll — and what success meant for a band with experimental roots — Sonic Youth became one of the most influential, and popular, acts to emerge from the American underground.

Their inventive use of alternate tunings, dissonance, and feedback, which they combined with the intensity of hardcore punk and the performance art aesthetic of New York’s avant-garde, created a new sonic landscape with an impact that lasted for decades.

While 1983’s Confusion Is Sex reflected the height of no wave’s harsh yet hypnotic influence on their music, Sonic Youth soon added more structure and melody without sacrificing any of their edge.

Their trio of independent late-’80s records — 1986’s EVOL, 1987’s Sister, and 1988’s Daydream Nation — became touchstones for a generation of indie rockers, thanks to their volatile mix of experiments and accessibility.

The band’s growing popularity led them to sign to a major label, and with 1990’s Goo and 1992’s Dirty, Sonic Youth courted mainstream success (most of their albums from the ’90s onward charted within the Top 100 of the Billboard 200) while maintaining their reputation as innovators and tastemakers.

Later in the ’90s, creative restlessness led them to make more challenging major-label albums like 1995’s Washing Machine and release overtly experimental works on their own SYR imprint.

In the decade that followed, Sonic Youth continued to balance the different sides of their music in ways that felt true to their legacy; from 2002’s introspective Murray Street to 2009’s hard-hitting swan song The Eternal, they remained a band who always forged their own path.

We stock some awesome Sonic Youth Band Concert Posters.

Available in different sizes and printed on high quality 210gsm paper, you’ll find no unsightly pin holes, stains or creases.

In fact, they look like they could have come straight off the press from the original print run.

Will look fantastic framed on your man cave, office, bar or living room wall.

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