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I miss CBGBS

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Fred Rogers, Jan 12, 2018.

  1. jhundt

    jhundt Doctor of Teleocity

    Mar 23, 2003
    I remember those places, though the Omni came about later after I had stopped playing in the area. I mostly remember it because it was formerly the Ligure Club, and my friends Lena and John had their wedding reception there. She was of Italian descent (hence the Ligure Club as venue) and he was Greek. You can imagine how much fun that wedding was!
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  2. Teleterr

    Teleterr Friend of Leo's

    Feb 7, 2011
    Lewes De.
    If only Death drove down from Boston as well, they d have gotten the recognition they deserved.
  3. slauson slim

    slauson slim Friend of Leo's

    Mar 16, 2003
    By The Levee
    Mabuhay Gardens in San Francisco. RIP Dirk Dirksen.

    Also the Deaf Club. and 924 Gilman in Berkeley.
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  4. Martinp

    Martinp Tele-Afflicted

    Mar 17, 2003
    Westbury, N.Y.
    CBGB's moved to Vegas, like a punk applebys

    I wonder if they took those bathrooms? or the walls in the dressing room, where literally everyone carved or wrote their name into it. I bet it doesn't smell funny anymore
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  5. jaybones

    jaybones Friend of Leo's

    I visited CBGB in the fall of '93. Of course I'd heard of the legendary punk crap hole dive, and the famous graffiti but they was so sanitized and there was a gift shop.

    Bought one of those famous ubiquitous tee shirts, just to say I'd been there and bought it there.

    Just goes to show you should never meet your heroes.
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  6. 1293

    1293 Poster Extraordinaire

    May 18, 2006
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  7. Teleterr

    Teleterr Friend of Leo's

    Feb 7, 2011
    Lewes De.
    I went to the Limelight just after it opened w my girl and another couple. The ladys were given tickets while walking alone. They played ACDC, so I rolled up my pants above my knees. Not a single person got it...Go back to the Disco you posseurs.
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  8. 41144

    41144 Tele-Holic

    Sep 5, 2017
    West Midlands

    Ahhhh... The Robin, also fond memories for WM gigs but ... What a venue too :cry:
    What was the obsession with cans of Tetley's?
  9. notmyusualuserid

    notmyusualuserid Friend of Leo's

    May 3, 2016
    In the South
    Cheap, and safer than anything on draught? ;)
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  10. william tele

    william tele Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Nov 7, 2009
    Kansas City, MO
    We played Corn Palace...

    Nope...don't even try to top that.:D
  11. cyclopean

    cyclopean Friend of Leo's

    Aug 14, 2009
    innsmouth, MA
    cbs already felt like a museum by the first time i went there. i've had way more fun at a lot of other nyc venues. abc no rio for one.
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  12. brbadg

    brbadg Tele-Afflicted

    Mar 11, 2008
    1989 Looking for a record deal:) Me on the right with the bass.We discovered McSorley's Ale house
    and made that part of our trip.We took a busload of fans with us each time.Good time ( although the business part wasn't)


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  13. Joe Sailor

    Joe Sailor Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

    Jan 18, 2011
    Longmont, CO
    Great photo. From Jessica’s bass and those high tops I’m going to guess 1984? I might have seen you!
    Great places, great memories.
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  14. Ira7

    Ira7 Poster Extraordinaire

    Jan 8, 2008
    Coral Springs, FL
    I went to the Limelight a few times, but never saw any live acts.

    I don't think I was hip enough for that place. And being a Jew, in a church, freaked me out a bit.

    Remember a club that had a slide/sliding pond from the 3rd floor to the second? Can't think of the name.
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  15. Fred Rogers

    Fred Rogers Tele-Afflicted

    Jun 8, 2013
    Long Island
    No, this was in the 90s. Not sure of the year. Jessica plays an 80s Vantage bass.
  16. Minimalist518

    Minimalist518 Tele-Afflicted

    Mar 5, 2017
    The classic club most equivalent to CB’s in Albany, NY was the QE2, a punk club housed in an old White Tower hamburger place (a lesser White Castle rip off, I assume.)
    It was such a gross and fetid dump redolent of stale beer, and the lingering smell of blood and sweat like an abandoned boxing gym with a sticky floor and bathrooms that barely rated above outhouse-level of cleanliness, but certainly not due to any effort! There were crazy gothic horror sculptures hanging from the ceiling, a bat-winged demon, skeletons, a wolf man, a Pre Raphaelite vampire girl.
    The beer du jour every jour was Rolling Rock drafts in a plastic cup for 50 cents (before midnight. You got your drink on early.)
    I saw so many great shows there including Gang of Four which is on my top five list of the most life-changing shows I ever saw.
    I only played there once, and it was an open mic at that, before it closed. I did play it’s spiritual successor, Valentine’s Beer Joint and Music Hall, more times than I can count. It was a grubby dive too, but it felt like my living room. Sadly, V’tines is gone as well torn down to make way for a hospital expansion.
    My wife and I frequented both places, but we didn’t meet until my sister started bringing her to shows at Valentines.
    This is a scale model of the Q created by the artist who did the sculptures there. It was my first Christmas present to my wife when we started seriously dating. Image1515850402.216195.jpg
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  17. Ira7

    Ira7 Poster Extraordinaire

    Jan 8, 2008
    Coral Springs, FL
    I remember White Tower!
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  18. RedRiverII

    RedRiverII TDPRI Member Gold Supporter

    Oct 5, 2017
    I was barred from CBGB's. Talk about partying!! I wasn't crashing, I came with the band.
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  19. MisterZ

    MisterZ Tele-Meister

    Apr 29, 2016
    Finger Lakes of NYS
    On Long Island, there was a club called My Father's Place. Saw the Good Rats there a couple of times.

    In Syracuse was the Jabberwocky, on the SU campus. We had a thread about that place somewhere on here a while back.
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  20. Fred Rogers

    Fred Rogers Tele-Afflicted

    Jun 8, 2013
    Long Island
    I've been to My Father's Place. Good times!
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