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    Wed, 03 Oct 2012 15:01:30

    Stolen Sonic Youth Guitars Returned 13 Years Later - They were cribbed at a gig in 1999

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    • Sonic Youth - LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 30: Former Sonic Youth front-woman Kim Gordon performs onstage during the 'Mike Kelley' Members' Opening at The Geffen Contemporary At MOCA on March 30, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.

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    You can go home again, especially when you have uber dedicated, sleuth-like fans!

    Two guitars stolen at a Sonic Youth gig in 1999 have been returned. It might be 13 years later, but better late than never. The band is actually on hiatus, as Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon have ended their marriage.

    Back in 1999, a rented truck full of their equipment was stolen in the middle of the night before a festival appearance in Orange County. The empty truck was found in Los Angeles.

    Fans were diligent about trying to help the band locate the missing gear through the years, and some had been returned.

    According to NME.com, a white Jazzmaster, used by Thurston Moore on songs such as "Bull in the Heather" and "Dirty Boots" was picked up by a fan in Belgium on eBay. The other, Ranaldo's Jazzmaster used on "A Thousand Leaves'' an "French Tickler" was discovered for sale in a pawn shop and discovered in a thread on guitar forum OffsettGuitars.

    That's passion and dedication from fans.

    Are you a Sonic Youth fan?

    —Amy Sciarretto
    10.03.12



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