Avant-Garde Music Subjected to Rigorous Paranoid-Hermetic Criticism
Monday, February 25, 2013
cheap guitars and weird tunings
[Sonic Youth] could only afford cheap guitars, and cheap guitars soundedlike cheap guitars. But with weird tunings or something jammed under a particularfret, those humble instruments could sound rather amazing – bang a drum stick on a cheap JapaneseStratocastercopy in the right tuning, crank the amplifier to within an inch of its life, and it will sound like church bells.
—Michael Azerrad, Our Band Could Be Your Life, pg. 243