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Kim Gordon: "I relate to rap since I'm not the best singer, but more a rhythm person."

Natalia Mantini

Nearly 40 years into her career, Kim Gordon has just released her first solo album. No Home Record finds the Sonic Youth co-founder using lyrical collages over drum machines and guitar outbursts in what has resulted in pure sonic noice-pop fun. Gordon spoke with Kyle Meredith about the commercialization of art and writing in pop structures for the first time in a decade after a pair of records with her noise duo, Body/Head.The two also discuss her love and history of 80s hip hop, whether or not the lyrics on this LP update the story from her autobiography, Girl In a Band, and a hint of what her live show will be like. She's also recently become a Fleetwood Mac fan, thanks to the album Tusk. "I don't sit down and put on a noise record at home."

Listen to the interview above and then check out the videos below.

And an earlier interview with Kim.

Kyle is the WFPK Music Director. Email Kyle at kmeredith@lpm.org