Kim Gordon

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About Kim Gordon

A musician, visual artist, and writer who questions consumerism and women's place in society with a keen eye and poetic detail, Kim Gordon first came to prominence as the bassist/vocalist for Sonic Youth. Her smoky, half-spoken, half-sung vocals and feminist viewpoint added depth to their experimental rock and made her a major figure on the American indie rock scene from the '80s onward. In addition, she made a name for herself as an inventive collaborator with Pussy Galore's Julia Cafritz as Free Kitten, and in projects with artists such as Ikue Mori and Yoko Ono that strengthened her ties to the avant-garde. Four decades after she began making music, her 2019 solo debut, No Home Record, found her juxtaposing subversive commentary with experimental and pop sounds, which were as trenchant as ever.

Rochester, NY, United States of America
April 28, 1953

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