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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Fred Rogers, Jan 12, 2018 at 3:03 PM.
I was a McSorley's regular. Even went there before women were allowed!
I remember, but wasn't it My Father's Mustache?
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.
Up in the Old Hotel
Different place, methinks.
Are you sure?
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.
Unexpected Joseph Mitchell homage.
As to venues, Madame Wong’s in LA too.
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.
I saw the Rats many times. In all incarnations.
I was going to mention the Mab! And also the Keystone Palo Alto.
I think you mean the OBI...Oak Beach Inn. Or maybe Hammerheads.
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?
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.
I'm trying to remember another in Palo Alto that escapes me.
still got an original
Max's Kansas City
Peeing, drugs and sex could all be seen here.
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
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.