Sonic Youth Stolen Guitars

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Originally posted in on july 4th, 1999.

Hello all, this is Lee from Sonic Youth here, we have had a fucked up
situation come down on us over this last night--a brand new Ryder truck
parked at a Ramada Inn in Orange County with ALL OF OUR GEAR IN IT was
STOLEN! All of our guitars, tools, amplifiers, drums, synth -- EVERYTHING.
We are fucked, both for the show tonight at the "This Ain't No Picnic"
here in Orange Co., and for shows upcoming this week in Austin and Santa
Fe. Our guitars are all mostly older and either very modified and/or
fucked up/beat up. They are unmistakably ours, as are some of the amps,
including my own 60s Fender Concert with the red/blue/yellow "Jasper
Johns-style" target on it. We are asking ANYONE with ANY INFORMATION about this to get in touch with us as soon as possible by calling our man Aaron Blitzstein in New York City at 212.343.2314, or via email to
. Call collect if you want to. Please no pranks, all,
this is really serious--all the gear we've used to write our last few LPs
worth of stuff, instruments used for songs old and new which if truly lost
will mean those songs will be lost forever.
Help us out if you can, there will be a reward for any info, I'm sure.
All our road cases, etc, are fully marked up with our name on them, the
gtrs are so unusual that they won't really be too hard to mistake. ANY
info at all will be appreciated.
If the thieves themselves read this, I'm sure we'd rather buy the stuff
back from you than lose it forever (you fukkerz).