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Kim Deal or Kim Gordon?
for overall mintness. The best bits of Sonic Youth are better than the best bits of the Pixies, but they are really inconsistent. The Pixies are great almost all the time.
Kim Deal is blatantly loads better than Kim Gordon.
are far more consistent that SY. Kim Deal is a much better singer than Kim Gordon. I love both bands though.
Sonic Youth = vastly overrated
they're astonishingly boring, really.
so sonic youth would win by default anyway, but at least they're actually a great band. i like all their records really, and even the less good ones have their moments or at least some good ideas.
kim gordon is a million times more interesting than kim deal. vocally, style, career as a whole, blah blah blah blah blah.
but I can't ever see her being involved in something as perfick as Pod by the Breeders. It's genius.
Sonic Youth are still a real band.
but the Pixies were still playing the tunes live with a bit of venom even if they were just standing there. The crowd were too busy singing and dancing to notice how the band were moving both times I saw them.
Sonic Youth at ATP were pretty wack I must say. That was the lamest version of Teenage Riot ever. Let's hope the Daydream Nation thing is better!
I was told they were much better on Saturday. Following the Stooges was always going to be a bit hard on the Friday.
but Kim Gordon.
with Kim Deal on vocals was very good. Maybe a PixiesYouth Big Band is in order.
i'd probably go for Sonic Youth, as they have much more amazing moments than the Pixies do. I still love the pixies though. As for Deal vs Gordon...hmmmm. Kim Gordon because she has a dress made of tinfoil.
Sonic Youth are one of the most overated bands ever and strike me as a big art con. When they're good they're great but it's too few and far between while Pixies were consistently great
were hit and miss, but the very best of both bands is excellent, so perhaps that's a bit unfair to expect consistent brilliance. I really can't choose. Both bands deserve their place in music history!
anyone who says otherwise is a juddering cunt.