Posted: Apr 28, 2009 2:45 pm
His dive-bombing solos are damn near untouchable, but when Jam Band toured last summer, people didn't exactly flock to those shows.
None of those bands woulda gotten anywhere without SST.
I'm sure Sonic Youth would've done just fine if they'd been on any other label. Besides, plenty of bands were doing OK on Homestead.
he cheated bands
Heard in the early 90s (i.e. before Nevermimd hit) that he owed Sonic Youth $40,000. Dunno if he ever paid them, etc... Sonic Youth has got money, though. Thurston Moore was at a WFMU record fair one year & bought a Sun Ra record from the Used Kids booth for $500. The one Used Kids had was signed. Moore already had 2 copies of it, but neither were signed.
YOU try doing what he did on your own dime
Eric O did OK. There are probably more people on the Goner board than the SST board, plus, with Goner, there are absolutely no Run, Westy, Run sightings.
It was like building the Pyramids.
Not enough people died while building SST.