CBGB: Closing Night with Patti Smith Group

Posted in Unartig uncut by unartignyc on 2018/03/30

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New York City, CBGB’s 15 October 2006
Set List ~ Piss Factory > Hunter Gets Captured by the Game (Smokey Robinson/The Marvelettes) > Kimberly/The Tide is High (Blondie) > Pale Blue Eyes (Velvet Underground) > Marquee Moon (Television) > We Three > Distant Fingers > Without Chains > Ghost Dance > Birdland > Sonic Reducer (Dead Boys) > Redondo Beach > Free Money > Pissing in a River > Gimme Shelter (Stones) > Space Monkey > Blitzkrieg Bop/Beat on the Brat/Rock and Roll Radio/Sheena is a Punk Rocker (Ramones) > Ain’t it Strange > So You Wanna Be a Rock and Roll Star > Babelogue/Rock and Roll Nigger  > For Your Love (Yardbirds) > My Generation (The Who) > Land > Gloria > Elegie

Geek Specs
A/V ~ Sony HDR-HC1 > 1080i/60 HDV on Sony DVM-60PR > Sony GV-HD700 > Firewire > Final Cut Pro X > FM Radio Broadcast > HH.264, 1920×1080, 24fps, 8000kbps, AAC, 44kHz, 320kbps

When i died, as my life was flashing before my eyes on the last day of april in 1995, i saw that we were a moment in time. That we’re all moments in time. My dad, Steve (there were a few uncles, but no one loved me as much as him) chose not to go to the wake or funeral. Instead, he came the following morning and filled my stairway with wonderful white flowers and so much love. I don’t think anyone knows just how much he loved me. A couple of days later, he met with the doctor (we’ll use that word instead of “landlord”). They told him that they can give me a transfusion (that’s another word for “lease”) and that dad could take care of me for another five years. I watched as he looked at the walls, his fingers touching the stone, and i flooded his heart and mind with memories and promises. How odd it was to hear him say, “No. i don’t think so. i think it was enough.” Well, CBGB’s was very lucky and blessed, but sits in a different world now. Go there and look around. It doesn’t belong there anymore. The East Village and Lower East Side has become the “Lower-Upper-East Side”. That place died ten years ago anyway. It’s over. Trust me. I know dead. ~ Steve Trimboli, New York City 2005 (from “Scrap Bar Closing”)

A Meyer/Claeys Film
Patti Smith live at CBGB’s 2006

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  1. megatube said, on 2019/11/12 at 16:08

    She had played there many times over the last three decade, but last night, before making her last appearance there, Patti Smith made sure to snap a picture of CBGB.

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