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Has anybody ever been there in the past? What was it like?
a cool place in the 70s and early 80s, a glorified t-shirt store otherwise
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a cool place in the 70s and early 80s, a glorified t-shirt store otherwise

T shirt store? So CBGBs is still open?
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For some reason I associate CBGB with Sonic Youth. But I can't remember why....
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For some reason I associate CBGB with Sonic Youth. But I can't remember why....

They played there in 83'
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For some reason I associate CBGB with Sonic Youth. But I can't remember why....

They played there in 83'

Ah. That's why. Thanks.
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a cool place in the 70s and early 80s, a glorified t-shirt store otherwise

T shirt store? So CBGBs is still open?


nah, just in it's later days it became more of a pale imitation of what it once was (a sketchy club that some neat bands played in 30-40 years ago) and became more of a place where kids at a Paramore show could buy a Ramones tee for like 25 bucks

much the same route that Emo's Austin would have taken if it had stayed open another ten or so years

e: to put it a little more clearly, CB's was a club that everyone born in the 90's liked to idolize because a handful of bands played there in the late 70's, by their time it was nowhere near what the legends said and imploded due to poor management sometime in the mid to late 00's
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My cousin played there before it closed with a band called broken toaster or some s**t. Thats all i know about the place.
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doesn't mean much

Means a ton to me to know The Ramones and Bad Brains were there.
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doesn't mean much

Means a ton to me to know The Ramones and Bad Brains were there.
both of those bands have been to a lot of places

Exactly. But why play at a crappy club like CBGBs? If legends played there, the place is a legend.
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doesn't mean much

Means a ton to me to know The Ramones and Bad Brains were there.

a pop-rock band with fast guitars and distortion, and a group of homophobic religious zealots
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doesn't mean much

Means a ton to me to know The Ramones and Bad Brains were there.

a pop-rock band with fast guitars and distortion, and a group of homophobic religious zealots

It was freaking music. Punk was fast at that time and punk was also expressing yourself in a way nobody would understand or even like. Bad Brains hated gays and Ramones didn't know of independent labels cuz those weren't the thing cuz punk wasn't a term til 1977 to them. I mean Iggy Pop sure was mainstream enough
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Wrecking Ball Company
doesn't mean much

Means a ton to me to know The Ramones and Bad Brains were there.

a pop-rock band with fast guitars and distortion, and a group of homophobic religious zealots

It was freaking music. Punk was fast at that time and punk was also expressing yourself in a way nobody would understand or even like. Bad Brains hated gays and Ramones didn't know of independent labels cuz those weren't the thing cuz punk wasn't a term til 1977 to them. I mean Iggy Pop sure was mainstream enough

punk is just a sound, dude. it's not what label you're on. it's not what you believe, how you dress, whatever. it's just a sound. and the ramones don't fit that sound.

as for bad brains being homophobic uber religious douchebags, that's not excusable. if we're going to excuse that i guess we should also excuse skrewdriver for being neo-nazi skinheads?

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