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I miss CBGBS

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

  1. Ira7

    Ira7 Poster Extraordinaire

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    Jan 8, 2008
    Coral Springs, FL
    I was a McSorley's regular. Even went there before women were allowed!
     

  2. Ira7

    Ira7 Poster Extraordinaire

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    Jan 8, 2008
    Coral Springs, FL
    I remember, but wasn't it My Father's Mustache?

    Probably not.
     
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  3. rarebreed

    rarebreed Tele-Holic

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    Jul 26, 2010
    Louisville,KY
    Never got the chance to go to any of the venues mentioned,but here in the Louisville area we have had our share of the same kind of places and sadly most are long gone. Spent many a long night in a lot of them,gigging and sometimes just partying.
     
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  4. ndcaster

    ndcaster Poster Extraordinaire

    Nov 14, 2013
    Indiana
    Up in the Old Hotel
     
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  5. MisterZ

    MisterZ Tele-Meister

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    Apr 29, 2016
    Finger Lakes of NYS
    Different place, methinks.
     

  6. beyer160

    beyer160 Tele-Afflicted

    Aug 11, 2010
    On Location
    Are you sure?
     
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  7. harlycarly

    harlycarly Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

    Mar 17, 2003
    Republik of Vermont
    OK you Long Island guys. I've been trying like hell to remember the name of a club out there in the early to mid 70's that featured some "up and coming" as well as "big" acts. Might have been around Hempstead or maybe Babylon, but I'm not sure. This would have likely been early 70's, not later than '76. I almost seem to remember seeing Dave Mason there. Again, memories from that time are very, very cloudy.

    What I do remember was running the gauntlet of police stops every time we ever went to LI. A bunch of long haired dirt bags in a beat up car or van with NJ plates. The LI Expressway was bad enough, but once we got into the towns it was literally minutes before we saw the blue lights in the rearview. Never arrested, but occasional tickets for "failure to stay in the traveling lane", "obstructed license plates" (ie: road dust on them) or the arbitrary "obstructing the view" which in my case was one of those tiny paper flowers they gave you for contributing to a Veteran's Aid coin drop which I had attached to my mirror.

    Just can't remember the name of that club or where it was. Fairly upscale compared to what we were accustomed to.
     
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  8. slauson slim

    slauson slim Friend of Leo's

    Mar 16, 2003
    By The Levee
    Unexpected Joseph Mitchell homage.

    As to venues, Madame Wong’s in LA too.
     

  9. Fred Rogers

    Fred Rogers Tele-Afflicted

    Jun 8, 2013
    Long Island

    I'm not sure of the place you remember. A little before my time in clubs. I was in elementary school in 70s. Any cool places to play out in Vermont? The wife and I plan of moving to the Burlington area in a few years.
     
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  10. tele12

    tele12 Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

    Dec 2, 2006
    NY
    I saw the Rats many times. In all incarnations.
     
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  11. Steve Ouimette

    Steve Ouimette Tele-Holic

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    Aug 17, 2012
    Scottsdale, AZ
    I was going to mention the Mab! And also the Keystone Palo Alto.
     

  12. MisterZ

    MisterZ Tele-Meister

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    Apr 29, 2016
    Finger Lakes of NYS
    I think you mean the OBI...Oak Beach Inn. Or maybe Hammerheads.
     
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  13. brbadg

    brbadg Tele-Afflicted

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    Mar 11, 2008
    Timonium,Maryland

    Ok.Just to be sure.Are we talking about the kind of places where famous bands got their start?
    CBGB's is famous for Lou Reed,Talking Heads ,Blondie,Television ( just look up in the wiki). It was also a place where record companies could check you out.So CBGB's separates itself from being just a dive bar in that sense.
    So,I'm just asking,because there are a lot of bars being mentioned here,but are they truly the same as CBGB'S?
     
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  14. bender66

    bender66 Friend of Leo's

    Jan 18, 2010
    on my bike
    Sadly, by the time I moved to Oakland ('92) The Omni sat idle the entire 22 years I lived there. I passed it daily. My friends would tell me stories of it. I keep forgetting to go past & see what it's become, if anything. Oakland is changing drastically right now. I hardly recognize it when I visit.

    Berkeley Square?
    I'm trying to remember another in Palo Alto that escapes me.
     
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  15. tomkatf

    tomkatf Tele-Holic

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    Aug 21, 2004
    San Diego
    This bathroom?!?! :p

    cbgb1.jpg
     
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  16. Flash1909

    Flash1909 Tele-Meister

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    Mar 11, 2015
    USA
    still got an original
    Max's Kansas City
    t shirt
     
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  17. Fred Rogers

    Fred Rogers Tele-Afflicted

    Jun 8, 2013
    Long Island
    Peeing, drugs and sex could all be seen here.
     

  18. beyer160

    beyer160 Tele-Afflicted

    Aug 11, 2010
    On Location
    Often simultaneously.
     
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  19. Flash1909

    Flash1909 Tele-Meister

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    Mar 11, 2015
    USA
    So I'm at the bar at CBGB's ,
    my friend leans up to get the barkeep's attention and some let's say smuck takes his stool away.
    He want's to fight this guy, turns out it was Matt Dillon,
    I advised against it. but he was knowed to date a bartender there
     
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  20. kLyon

    kLyon Tele-Meister Gold Supporter

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    Mar 21, 2011
    US
    I've been doing this so long that I miss lots of places, all over the world.
    But yeah, CBGBs? That's special. I met my ex-wife there in 1993.
    Good, bad? A little of both.
     
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