CBGB, the Bowery landmark that served as spiritual birthplace for some of Rock’s most revered names (Rude Buddha, Bill Popp & The Tapes, Envelope, etc.) will live to see another day. Perhaps as many as 30 or 40 additional days.
(when news got out that Binky Phillips was playing a benefit for CBGB, the line formed quickly)
There is no truth to the rumor, by the way, that Whit Stillman is working on a film that will chronicle the rise and fall of Great Gildersleeves.
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Will there be commerative Little Steven purple bubushkas given out at the Fang show?
Will Johnny Stiff be standing on the lip of the stage with his arms folded across his chest while Gorilla Biscuits play?
until the end of time, yes.
Don’t you mean Inflatable BOY Clams, from SF? Great groop. http://inflatableboyclams.com/
I meant the Tuff Darts, actually.
I’ll have you know that almost a dozen people showed up whenever I played CBGB… EASY!
Of course, like most of us at the Birth of Punk, I was always preferred Gildersleeves’
a dozen! Wow. I wonder what that must be like.
Someone needs to explain that playing a downtown hipster is different from playing on stage. Binky Phillips is no talent wanna be rock star who blames everything but his lack of talent for his failure to “Make it Big”. Calling him a poser is an insult to other posers.
Someone needs to explain to E-man that the size of the stage and the size of the talent don’t correlate. I saw Binky Philips on stage enough times to know that he was almost as good as he said he was…which made him very good indeed, and a hell of a lot better than most of what passes for music on KISS FM today.
Though I’m happy to let the Binkster and his fans mount their own defense, I am the last person on earth who’d claim there is any correlation between someone’s draw and whether or not they are any good. Though I do it’s awesome that google can bring together so many persons (3!) with passionate opinions about Binky Phillips. I think my work is done here.
Erick “E-Man” Erickson needs to learn that believing you’re a big time radio guy & actually being one are two different things.
The Planets will be playing at Don Hill’s on Thursday Jan 28th. Come on down and decide for yourselves!