When punk exploded across America, it created an evangelical, underground, liberating movement.
Yet it was also male dominated. For many, Kim Gordon became a figure of inspiration, for her ability to hold her own in what was - at times - a quite passionately masculine arena.
One of the driving forces behind Sonic Youth and an underground icon, Kim Gordon is set to detail her experiences in the forthcoming tome 'Girl In A Band'.
The cover of the book has been placed online, alongside a full description of what 'Girl In A Band' will cover" "At the heart of the book is the examination of what partnership means—and what happens when it dissolves."
Here's the full blurb:
Often described as aloof, Kim Gordon truly opens up in Girl in a Band. Telling the story of her childhood, her life in art, her move to New York City, her love affairs, her marriage, her relationship with her daughter, and her band, this is a rich and beautifully written memoir. At the heart of the book is the examination of what partnership means—and what happens when it dissolves. An atmospheric look at the New York of the 80s and 90s that gave rise to Sonic Youth, as well as the Alternative revolution in popular music that Sonic Youth helped usher in, paving the way for Nirvana, Hole, Smashing Pumpkins and many other acts. One of the most revered people in modern rock and roll, Kim Gordon is also a highly regarded fashion icon, visual artist, and the source of much fascination.
'Girl In A Band' is set to be released in February 2015.