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Lee Ranaldo

Lee Ranaldo was born on February 3, 1956 in Glen Cove, Long Island, New York, USA as Lee Mark Ranaldo. He is a composer, known for Never Back Down (2008), The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012) and I'm Not There (2007). See full bio »

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Never Back Down Soundtrack
I'm Not There Soundtrack


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 2019/II The Taxidermist (Short)
 2017 Artichoke (Short)
 2016 NYC 1991 (Documentary short)
 2010 William S. Burroughs: A Man Within (Documentary)
 2008 The Reinactors (Documentary)
 2005 Drift (Video)
 2004 Sonic Spiel (Video short) (composer)
 1998 Sonic Youth: Sunday (Video short)
 1996 Sonic Youth: Little Trouble Girl (Video short)
 1995 Sonic Youth: The Diamond Sea (Video short)
 1995 Frisk
 1992 Sonic Youth: 100% (Video short)
 1991 Sonic Youth: Dirty Boots (Video short)
 1991 Sonic Youth: Mary-Christ (Video short)
 1991 Sonic Youth: Mildred Pierce (Video short)
 1991 Sonic Youth: Mote (Video short)
 1991 Sonic Youth: My Friend Goo (Video short)
 1991 Sonic Youth: Titanium Exposé (Video short)
 1991 Goo (Video)
 1990 Sonic Youth: Disappearer (Video short)
 1990 Sonic Youth: Scooter + Jinx (Moneylove) (Video short) (as Sonic Youth)
 1990 Sonic Youth: Kool Thing (Video short)
 1988 Sonic Youth: Teenage Riot (Video short)
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Text of Light | Sonic Youth


5' 11" (1.8 m)

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When you listen to early Leonard Cohen records or Joni Mitchell records, you feel like a window has been opened into someone's life. I've written lyrics in the past that have been way more abstract and maybe harder to parse, but with this record ['Last Night on Earth'] I just felt like I wanted things to be a little bit more personal, a little bit more open.


He is one of the three guitarist in the super-group "The Million Dollar Bashers" that were assembled specifically for the soundtrack of I'm Not There (2007), alongside Nels Cline from Wilco and Tom Verlaine from Television. See more »

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