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Girl in a Band - A Memoir

Kim Gordon

Kim Gordon, founding member of Sonic Youth, fashion icon, and role model for a generation of women, now tells her story—a memoir of life as an artist, of music, marriage, motherhood, independence, and as one of the first women of rock and roll, written with the lyricism and haunting beauty of Patti Smith's Just Kids. Often described as aloof, Kim Gordon opens up as never before in Girl in a Band. Telling the story of her family, growing up in California in the '60s and '70s, her life in visual art, her move to New York City, the men in her life, her marriage, her relationship with her daughter, her music, and her band, Girl in a Band is a rich and beautifully written memoir. Gordon takes us back to the lost New York of the 1980s and '90s that gave rise to Sonic Youth, and the Alternative revolution in popular music. The band helped build a vocabulary of music—paving the way for Nirvana, Hole, Smashing Pumpkins and many other acts. But at its core, Girl in a Band examines the route from girl to woman in uncharted territory, music, art career, what partnership means—and what happens when that identity dissolves. Evocative and edgy, filled with the sights and sounds of a changing world and a transformative life, Girl in a Band is the fascinating chronicle of a remarkable journey and an extraordinary artist.

Kim Gordon, founding member of Sonic Youth, fashion icon, and role model for a generation of women, now tells her story—a memoir of life as an artist, of music, marriage, motherhood, independence, and as one of the first women of rock and roll, written with the lyricism and haunting beauty of Patti Smith's Just Kids. Often described as aloof, Kim Gordon opens up as never before in Girl in a Band. Telling the story of her family, growing up in California in the '60s and '70s, her life in visual art, her move to New York City, the men in her life, her marriage, her relationship with her daughter, her music, and her band, Girl in a Band is a rich and beautifully written memoir. Gordon takes us back to the lost New York of the 1980s and '90s that gave rise to Sonic Youth, and the Alternative revolution in popular music. The band helped build a vocabulary of music—paving the way for Nirvana, Hole, Smashing Pumpkins and many other acts. But at its core, Girl in a Band examines the route from girl to woman in uncharted territory, music, art career, what partnership means—and what happens when that identity dissolves. Evocative and edgy, filled with the sights and sounds of a changing world and a transformative life, Girl in a Band is the fascinating chronicle of a remarkable journey and an extraordinary artist.
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Kim Gordon, founding member of Sonic Youth, fashion icon, and role model for a generation of women, now tells her story—a memoir of life as an artist, of music, marriage, motherhood, independence, and as one of the first women of rock and roll, written with the lyricism and haunting beauty of Patti Smith's Just Kids. Often described as aloof, Kim Gordon opens up as never before in Girl in a Band. Telling the story of her family, growing up in California in the '60s and '70s, her life in visual art, her move to New York City, the men in her life, her marriage, her relationship with her daughter, her music, and her band, Girl in a Band is a rich and beautifully written memoir. Gordon takes us back to the lost New York of the 1980s and '90s that gave rise to Sonic Youth, and the Alternative revolution in popular music. The band helped build a vocabulary of music—paving the way for Nirvana, Hole, Smashing Pumpkins and many other acts. But at its core, Girl in a Band examines the route from girl to woman in uncharted territory, music, art career, what partnership means—and what happens when that identity dissolves. Evocative and edgy, filled with the sights and sounds of a changing world and a transformative life, Girl in a Band is the fascinating chronicle of a remarkable journey and an extraordinary artist.

Language:

English

Length:

7h 14m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

25:35


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

09:00


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:04


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

09:23


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:09


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

11:39


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:28


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

11:48


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

12:19


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

09:05


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:39


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:38


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

09:07


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

08:34


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:29


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

22:25


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

14:13


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

08:04


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

11:15


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:49


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:14


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

08:15


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

13:35


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

11:12


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

12:38


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:40


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:48


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:11


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

13:45


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

09:35


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:05


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:27


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:45


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:40


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

07:49


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:49


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:54


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:39


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

02:14


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:02


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

07:23


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:17


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:27


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

03:59


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

09:35


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

03:58


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

07:09


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

01:32


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:42


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:35


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:30


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

09:46


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

05:31


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

08:26


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

00:46