"Analysis is like a lobotomy.
Who wants to have
all their edges shaved off?

                     -     David Byrne
Talking Heads at CBGBs  1975
             "Psycho Killer"
       brought to you by
             Hilly Kristal   9/23/31 - 8/28/07
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Punk Magazine tribute...
The Ramones
Patti Smith and
Billy Ficca of Television
Founder of CBGBs, blast off point for many Punk and New Wave bands in the mid- to late-70's.
Just some of the bands that were given their shot here:Television, the Patti Smith Group, the Ramones, Blondie, the Talking Heads, Richard Hell and the Voidoids, the Beastie Boys, Bad Brains, Living Colour, the Plasmatics, the Goo Goo Dolls, Sonic Youth...
I was in my teens when punk emerged. Although I was too young to be allowed to venture out of my little shore town to experience this legendary place... I was still able to connect to, in a small way, this whole new, raw kind of sound and even more... the attitude, that opened up something in my little mind.