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Here are Thurston Moore’s favorite songs of all time

on January 17, 2014, 12:55pm

British monthly music mag The Fly has pegged Sonic Youth/Chelsea Light Moving’s Thurston Moore as the first-ever recipient of its Living Legend award. For a look at the music that helped shape one of indie rock’s greatest pioneers, the magazine inquired about Moore’s favorite songs of all time. Moore responded by sending over a list of 38 tracks from the likes of T. Rex, Minor Threat, Siouxsie & the Banshees, Nirvana, and Public Image LTD. Find the full list below, and head to The Fly to hear each song.

Thurston Moore’s Favorite Songs of All Time:
Tapper Zukie – “Man Ah Warrior”

Patti Smith – “Godspeed”
Teenage Jesus & the Jerks – “Orphans”
Mars – “3E”
Public Image LTD – “Public Image”
The Slits – “Love Und Romance”
The Raincoats – “In Love”
Captain Beefheart – “Electricity”
Alice Cooper – “Is It My Body?”
T. Rex – “Children of the Revolution”
Archie Shepp – “Blasé”
Billie Holiday – “Gloomy Sunday”
Nirvana – “Dive”
Mudhoney – “In ‘N Out of Grace”
Dinosaur Jr. – “Little Fury Things”
Jackson C. Frank – “Blues Run the Game”
Bush Tetras – “Too Many Creeps”
The Germs – “Caught in My Eye”
Boredoms – “Born to Anal”
Lou Reed – “Satellite of Love”
Beach Boys – “Hang On to Your Ego”
David Bowie – “Five Years”
Sparks – “Equator”
Siouxsie & the Banshees – “Hong Kong Garden”
The Damned – “New Rose”
The Mentally Ill – “Gacy’s Place”
Minor Threat – “Out of Step”
Black Flag – “I’ve Got To Run”
The Untouchables – “Nic Fit”
Iron Cross – “Fight Em All”
The Faith – “It’s Time”
Void – “My Rules”
Negative Approach – “Nothing”
Youth Brigade – “It’s About Time We Had a Change”
State of Alert – “Gonna Haveta Fight”
Anne Briggs – “Go Your Way”
The Fugs – “Crystal Liaison”
Jimi Hendrix – “Freedom”