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Steven Jay Shelley (b. 23 June 1963, Midland, Michigan) is an American drummer, best known as the drummer of alternative rock band Sonic Youth.

He played in several mid-Michigan bands, and was among the original lineup of the seminal punk band the Crucifucks. Since 1985, he has performed with the experimental rock band Sonic Youth, when he replaced Bob Bert.

After leaving the Crucifucks, he moved to Manhattan, subletting the apartment of Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon while the band was in Europe. When the band returned, they hired him as its drummer without an audition.

In 1993 he founded the independent record label Smells Like Records, based in Hoboken, New Jersey. Along with friend and Two Dollar Guitar musician Tim Foljahn, he helped advance Cat Power's musical career, serving as drummer on her first three albums. He also produced Blonde Redhead's debut self-titled album in 1993.




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