"I feel like I don’t want to be decoded. The type of songwriting that was going on in Sonic Youth I think at some point was fairly well figured out. When we used to tour, the audience always had this kind of question mark over its head, but that kind of disappeared later on because they figured us out. People could dig the music, but it wasn’t really surprising anymore."
Thurston Moore hints that Sonic Youth might have gone creatively stale and run their course even before his split with Kim Gordon ripped the band apart.
His comments came in an interview with Salon to promote new solo album The Best Day (high on my shopping list, naturally). Also on the agenda were his acclimatisation to living in London, rebellion and authority, and the politics of haircuts.