Sonic Youth indulges 13-year-old hater

Is Sonic Youth worse than Rebecca Black? It depends on who you ask on Facebook. 


Kevin Collier


Published Apr 9, 2012   Updated Jun 2, 2021, 6:49 pm CDT

Every day, the Daily Dot finds something that people on Facebook are sharing and, in turn, shares it with you—with a little explanation. Here’s today’s share.

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Sonic Youth is even worse than Rebecca Black, right?

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That’s according to one 13-year-old who emailed the seminal noise-rock band. Sonic Youth posted the message from the disgruntled budding rock star on its Facebook page.

“I have a little band. We are so much better than you,” the teenager wrote. “You are the worst band I have ever seen in your [sic] entire life. You are worse than Rebecca Black.”

The kid even deconstructed the band by individual member:

The bass player just hacks the bass and plays one chord. The guitar players are playing out of tune guitars and… well not even playing actually chords. I couldn’t sound worse if I tried. It actually sounds like a joke to me. The drummer is okay. But honestly the vocalist is completely out of tune.

The message is signed “Me, and pretty much everyone else who has accidentally stumbled upon your terrible music.”

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Sonic Youth shared the kid’s message with its 700,000 subscribers on Thursday, and fans are still commenting. Reactions run the gambit from indignant to simply finding the whole thing hilarious.

“These little pissants aren’t worthy of wiping Sonic Youth’s collective ass,” wrote Minnie Morin.

“Oh, come on people. This is awesome!” responded Jill Bergene.

“Someone with the cajones to write to Sonic Youth and tell them they suck…at age 13…classic,” Bergene added. “I love Sonic Youth, and I love them even more for putting this out there.”

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*First Published: Apr 9, 2012, 1:45 pm CDT