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CBGB's closes. Punk is dead. You are old.

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by 2muchcoffeeman, Oct 14, 2006.

  1. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Well-Known Member


    Patti Smith will play the last show.
  2. NoOneLikesUs

    NoOneLikesUs Active Member

    Should've closed it in the 80s.
  3. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    Isn't it reopening in Vegas? I seem to remember reading that. If true, that, more than anything else, signifies the death of punk.
  4. shockey

    shockey Active Member

    a sad day indeed. i saw blondie, the ramones and talking heads there in the '70s. good times. :'( :'( :'(
  5. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    I was going to start a CBGB thread myself because, seriously children, tomorrow is a sad day for rock music in this country when a place like CBGB has to close because the rent is too high.

    If you're not from the NYC area or have never been there, you can't appeciate the impact this place and its owner, Hilly Krystal, had on rock music in America.
    Maybe this will help:


    Debbie Harry is part of the show tonight, Patti Smith does the finale tomorrow and then CBs closes its doors forever. It will be totally cleaned out by Oct. 31 and Krystal says he is saving everything to open a new CBGB in Vegas on 2008.

    R.I.P. CBGB...OMFUG :( :(
  6. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    Well said, spnited. Even if you weren't in New York at that time you knew about CBGB's and Max's Kansas City because that's where some of the most exciting music being made in the US in the mid-to-late-70s came from.

    Can't be too many legendary rock and roll places left. The Fillmores are long gone, even the good old El Mocambo, a legendary joint here in Toronto where everyone who was anyone (and plenty of acts who never became anything) played and the Stones recorded part of Love You Live has been gone for years.
  7. Trey Beamon

    Trey Beamon Active Member

    What? Punk is better than ever. ::)

  8. Trey Beamon

    Trey Beamon Active Member

    And to think Green Day's "Dookie" opened the pop-punk floodgates.
  9. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    Hey, I shop at Hot Topic, dammit!

    Good Charlotte is about as punk as Jessica Simpson. Course pop-punk has sucked for years. I can remember a girl I worked with going on and on about Sum 41 and how much she loved punk. I almost left her along the side of the interstate between Indy and the Haute as punishment for her stupidity.

    I think Nirvana's as much to blame for the current state of punk as Green Day. Record companies always sign up a buncha sucky copycats when a band hits big.
  10. shockey

    shockey Active Member

    green day rocks. 8) 8) 8)
  11. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    I don't mean blame like I hate them or anything. I adore both Nirvana and Green Day.

    It's just that their success is why the record companies went out and signed up a buncha sucky copycats.

    And record companies suck donkey balls for that tactic.
  12. pallister

    pallister Guest

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