Thurston Moore

Born: 07/25/1958 in Coral Gables, Florida, USA


Actor (19)

Station to Station 2015 (Movie)


The Road 2015 (Movie)


Catch My Disease 2014 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways 2014 (Tv Show)


The Late Show With David Letterman 2011 (Tv Show)


You're Gonna Miss Me 2007 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

All We Are Saying 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)


Gilmore Girls 2006 (Tv Show)


Kill Your Idols 2006 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Sonic Youth: Sleeping Nights Awake 2006 (Movie)


Too Tough to Die 2005 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

We Jam Econo: The Story of the Minutemen 2005 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

VH1 Presents the '80s 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)


Lou Reed: Rock and Roll Heart 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)


The Simpsons 1996 (Tv Show)


Hi-Octane 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Music (16)

The Perks of Being a Wallflower 2012 (Movie)

("Teen Age Riot") (Song)

Young@Heart 2008 (Movie)

("Schizophrenia") (Song)

Jack Smith & the Destruction of Atlantis 2007 (Movie)

Music (Original Music)

Last Days 2005 (Movie)

Music Consultant (Music)

How to Draw a Bunny 2004 (Movie)


Manic 2003 (Movie)


Bully 2001 (Movie)

("Bully Murder Scene") (Song)

Bully 2001 (Movie)

("Bully Murder Scene") (Song Performer)

Late August, Early September 1999 (Movie)

("Contre le sexisme") (Song)

Suburbia 1997 (Movie)

songs("Bee-Gee's Song" "Sunday") (Song)

Suburbia 1997 (Movie)

("Psychic Hearts") (Song Performer)

Heavy 1996 (Movie)

(Original Score)

Heavy 1996 (Movie)

all instruments performer (Performer)

Airheads 1994 (Movie)

("Baby Huey (Do You Wanna Dance)") (Song)

Pump Up the Volume 1990 (Movie)

("Titanium Expose") (Song)

Things Behind The Sun (TV Show)



Kim Gordon Actor




Sonic Youth disbands after Moore and Gordon split.


Major label debut with Goo.


Widespread acclaim for double LP Daydream Nation.

Popular songs include "Speak to the Wild" and "The Best Day".

Known for such albums as "Psychic Hearts" and "Trees Outside The Academy"

Bonus Trivia


Appeared as "Fred Cracklin" on an episode of "Space Ghost Coast to Coast" in which he paid tribute to avant-garde guitarist Sonny Sharrock, who also composed the show's theme song.


Directed the music video for Pavement's "Here" in 1991.


Served as narrator for the National Geographic Channel documentary series "Hard Time" (2009).


Music consultant for the 2005 documentary "Last Days Here," about the metal group Pentagram.


He and Ranaldo would often bring up to 50 guitars to Sonic Youth performances in order to accommodate the specific tunings needed for songs.


Teamed with Mike Mills of R.E.M., Dave Grohl, Don Fleming and Greg Dulli to form the Backbeat Band, which performed the soundtrack to the movie "Backbeat."


Wrote original music for the films "Heavy" (1995) and "Bully" (2001), among others.


Edited the 2005 book Mix Tape: The Art of Cassette Culture (2005).


Placed 33rd on Rolling Stone's list of the Greatest Guitarists of All Time.