This section details a handful of releases that don't quite fall into any other category. Listed first are various albums by other artists on which SY as a whole make a guest appearance. Following this is a sampling of various pertinent side projects, typically involving more than one member (this is not a complete list of such items, however). For all other side project info, I refer you to a few higher sources below. I stuck the "Sensational Fix" book here too, since it does contain a musical contribution from each member.

artist title year primary label
SONIC YOUTH GUEST APPEARANCES
MOE TUCKER Life In Exile After Abdication 1989 50 Skidillion Watts
WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS Dead City Radio 1990 Island
CAN Sacrelige 1997 Mute
ROSWELL RUDD Broad Strokes 2000 Knitting Factory
BRIGITTE FONTAINE Kekeland 2001 Virgin
MATS GUSTAFSSON + SONIC YOUTH Hidros 3 (to Patti Smith) 2004 Smalltown Supersound
THURSTON MOORE/LEE RANALDO/STEVE SHELLEY/JIM O'ROURKE Melbourne Direct 2006 Saucerlike Recordings
SONIC YOUTH Sensational Fix 2008 LiFE and Museion
HEAVILY BAND-RELATED SOLO/SIDE PROJECTS
VARIOUS ARTISTS Just Another Asshole 1981 Atavistic
VARIOUS ARTISTS Guitarrorists 1991 No. 6
MIRROR/DASH Electric Pen/Gum 1992 Ecstatic Peace!
VARIOUS ARTISTS Outlaw Blues 1992 Imaginary
VARIOUS ARTISTS Fortune Cookie Prize 1992 Simple Machines
THURSTON MOORE Psychic Hearts 1995 DGC
THURSTON MOORE Cindy (ROTTEN TANX) 1995 DGC
THURSTON MOORE Ono Soul 1995 DGC
MALE SLUT The Church Should Be For The Outcasts, Not A Church That Casts People Out 1995 Stomach Ache
MIKE WATT Ball Hog Or Tug Boat? 1995 Columbia
LEE RANALDO Amarillo Ramp 1998 Starlight Furniture Co.
CHRISTIAN MARCLAY/THURSTON MOORE/LEE RANALDO Fuck Shit Up 2000 Victo
KIM GORDON/IKUE MORI/DJ OLIVE SYR 5 2000 SYR
THURSTON MOORE, LEE RANALDO, STEVE SHELLEY with MATS GUSTAFSSON Without Kim 2000 Olof Bright
VARIOUS ARTISTS Black Box 2000 Olof Bright?
THURSTON MOORE Trees Outside the Academy 2007 Ecstatic Peace!
 

SIDE PROJECTS

I opted not to travel too far down the side project road for purposes of this site, however I can provide you with a few fairly detailed documents that do cover this territory. The first is Henry Weld's original side project / pre-SY discography, which you can view here.

The second is Sonic Youth's own discography, given away at the June 13th, 1999 show in NYC:

For more solo project information, I recommend checking out Wolfgang's discography here.

For a great Jim O'Rourke discography, go here.

 

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