Sonic Youth Reunited with Stolen Guitars After 13 Years
Noise rock legends Sonic Youth have been reunited
with a pair of guitars that were stolen from a gig in 1999, reports
The incident took place prior to a festival appearance in Orange
County on July.4 1999. The band's rented truck, which was loaded
with £1000's of pounds worth of modified equipment , was taken
during the middle of night and was later found in Los Angeles,
However, over the years some the bands fans have kept Thurston and
the band updated on any sightings of the pair of Jazzmasters and
this month, the missing sixth and seventh guitars to be recovered
from the robbery both reappeared within one week of each
Founding guitarist, Lee Ranaldo said:
"It's kind of wild. After all this time, things are still
surfacing thanks to the diligence of fans."
One white Jazzmaster, used by Thurston
Moore on tracks such as 'Bull in the
Heather' and 'Dirty Boots' was discovered by a Belgan
fan who noticed it on eBay.
The second was Roanaldo's burgundy Jazzmaster which was discovered
on a sale at a pawn shop and recovered via a lengthy thread at the
a "forum of geeks for these kinds of guitars."
"Three pages into this discussion, someone said, 'This looks
like it's Sonic Youth-ized or one of those stolen SY
In related news Sonic Youth will be releasing a
new live album recorded in August 1985 at Chicago's Smart Bar. The
LP was recorded on a four-track tape recorder and will be released
on November 14 via the band's label Goofin' Records.