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The valet in Ferris Bueller's Day Off was the original drummer for Sonic Youth

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Allen Ginsberg wrote with musical groups The Clash, Sonic Youth, and musicians Bono and Philip Glass in the 1980s and 1990s.

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  1. In 1985 Sonic Youth created a band called Ciccone Youth to glorify their obsessions with Madonna (Ciccone is Madonna's surname)

  2. Sonic Youth threatened not to appear in The Simpsons episode "Homerpalooza" if Courtney Love was in it, so a joke between her and Homer was rewritten with the Smashing Pumpkins' Billy Corgan.

  3. Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth provided narration for a variety of documentaries on the National Geographic Channel

  4. The dancing girl in the Sonic Youth video Bull in the Heather is Kathleen Hanna; lead singer of feminist punk band Bikini Kill, pioneer of the Riot grrrl movement of the early 90s.

  5. Neil Young is sometimes referred to as the 'Godfather of Grunge', and that on the tour supporting his 1990 album 'Ragged Glory', his opening acts were alternative/punk rock bands Sonic Youth and Social Distortion

  6. It is possible to hear parts of Sonic Youth's 1987 album 'Sister' in quiet sections of the band's 1994 album 'Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star', because it was recorded over the same master tapes.

  7. Sonic Youth's "NYC Ghosts and Flowers" received a famous 0.0 rating from Pitchfork, yet an A from professional music critic Robert Christgau. Later, Christgau changed his mind and said the album was worse than he originally thought, and the Pitchfork writer changed his mind, saying he liked it.

  8. Kim Gordon founder/bassist of the band Sonic Youth is 61.

  9. In 2008, a fire swept across the back lot of Universal Studios Hollywood destroying dozens of master tapes from artists such as Nirvana, 2Pac, Elton John, Sonic Youth, etc.

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Sonic Youth's hit song "Kool Thing" is actually a diss track towards LL Cool J. Also Chuck D (Public Enemy) is voicing "Kool Thing" in the song.

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