A Tonal Axis to Grind

The Central Dyad in Sonic Youth’s Divergent Textures

Authored by: David Heetderks

The Routledge Companion to Popular Music Analysis

Print publication date:  October  2018
Online publication date:  September  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138683112
eBook ISBN: 9781315544700
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315544700-15

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Abstract

When we make up our [guitar] parts, we try to challenge each other’s parts—not to go with the flow, but to make it more twisted. If [guitarist] Thurston [Moore] plays a part that seems too easy to go along with, I’ll play something to fuck it up.

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