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Old 08-09-2016, 01:48 PM
WordMan WordMan is offline
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I kind of agree: Sonic Youth walk that line between clever and stupid, consciously playing with tunings, sometimes to great effect and sometime just making noise.

I have a book which I reference regularly here, Our Band Could be Your Life by Michael Azerrad. ISTR that he had a good chapter on the Butthole Surfers, pointing out their anarchic, chaotic approach that often produced worthy stuff.