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#1 Mon, 1999-07-05 09:54
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Saturnians:

Thurston used to be a member of this group, he may still lurk. In any event, anyone who works with instument resale should be on the lookout:

Dan Rigney http://www.moths.com

stevenj@aumfidelity.com wrote:

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Date: Sun, 04 Jul 1999 22:05:58 -0700 From: bofus? bofus@mindspring.com Organization: http://hootpage.com MIME-Version: 1.0 To: bofus@mindspring.com Subject: URGENT/SY GEAR STOLEN! --> please forward!

Eyemote@aol.com wrote: > >

URGENT/SY GEAR STOLEN!

july 4 1999 LA/Orange County

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 "Mascaras66@aol.com". 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).

here are some descriptions of gear:

drums: green satin flame 60s Gretch kit (w "paisley" glow in dark kik head

Fender ToneMaster head and 4x12 cabinet

Fender blackface Concert (4x10) w "Target design" spraypainted on front

PeeVey RoadMaster Head

Marshal 4x12 cab

Mesa Boogie 400+ bass head/4x10 cab/18" cab

Fender Bassman head (two!)/ 2x12 fender cab

Fender presicion Bass

Gibson Les Paul Jr w snoopy sticker

Fender Jazzmasters and Jaguars--lots of 'em, mostly modified to hell (orig electronix pulled, diff p/u's etc) and usually way beat up.

Travis Beans--1 koa wood, one red beat to shit

White roadcase/briefcase full of gtr tools

we will post more equip info later... thanks in advance for any help...

PLEASE PASS THIS LIST ON TO ANYONE WHO MIGHT BE OF HELP!

---Lee/Sonic Youth