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Lee Ranaldo: 2017

Lee Renaldo at WFUV

Lee Renaldo (photo by WFUV staff)

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As a founding member of Sonic Youth, Lee Ranaldo etched his name into the canon of New York rock artists during his long, historic tenure with the group, from 1981 to 2011.

His inventive guitar playing, built upon unusual tunings, may have sprung from the city’s downtown experimental scene but it had a profound, far-reaching impact. In a 2012 Spin magazine staff poll, Ranaldo was named, along with Sonic Youth bandmate Thurston Moore, as the greatest guitarist of all time. 

The occasion for this FUV Live session is the release of Ranaldo's new album, Electric Trim. Ranaldo visited Studio A to give us some insight into this new record and play a couple of its songs.

[recorded: 7/27/17]

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