"Maybe Sonic Youth's signing to a major in 1990 -- spurred by pragmatism, bad histories with dodgy indies, and just the right amount of youthful/artistic naivete -- laid some of the foundations toward helping us be okay with the right kind of corporate assistance 20 years later." Yeah, but. Sonic Youth were a special case. And where are they know? Signed to an indie (Matador). Still, some good thought food here.