Sonic Youth to appear on Starbucks compilation

Posted June 29th, 2007 by eric

Sonic Youth guitarist Thurston Moore thinks it’s amusing that people are horrified by the upcoming union of a Sonic Youth song and the world’s most powerful iced coffee maker. The band is slated to record a song for the Hits Are for Squares compilation on Starbucks’ Hear Music label, which is scheduled for release next year.

Moore’s take on it: “I guess, for some, Sonic Youth represents something that they don’t really equate with Starbucks, but I kind of like the absurdity of it. Sonic Youth has always, in a way, made itself available to the super mainstream.”

True enough. The band has been signed to a major corporation since 1990’s Goo. And, Moore adds, “I never thought of it as being more radical than recording for Universal Music. They’re both corporations that have ties to things that people find sort of problematic.”

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