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Our list of the best female bassists includes key players in punk, funk and lyrical rock, and headed by one of the most versatile musicians to ever pick up the instrument.
With several albums and a decade’s worth of experimental music behind them, Sonic Youth hijacked the grunge mainstream with ‘Dirty’.
Four mighty strings and 50 mighty players: the best bassists are the ones who carve out signature sounds and play as many memorable licks as the guitarists.
Experimental Jet Set, Trash And No Star captures how far Sonic Youth were willing to push against commercial forces with their noise-rock agenda.
Released just a week after Kurt Cobain’s death, Hole’s Live Through This saw Courtney Love bare her soul on an alt.rock classic that still surprises.
'Kim Gordon: Lo-Fi Glamour' marks the first solo art show in North America for the Sonic Youth co-founder.
Other celebrities involved are Steve Buscemi, Ben Stiller, Jarvis Cocker and Jeff Tweedy.
The alt-rock icons are offering over 200 pieces of gear used on tour and in the studio between 1988 and 2011 and loads more.