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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
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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”)

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Patti Smith live at CBGB’s 2006

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Gorilla Biscuits – CBGB’s 2006 [uncut#141]

Posted in Unartig uncut by unartignyc on 2013/09/22

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New York City, CBGB’s 03 September 2006
Set List ~ New Direction > Stand Still > Better Than You > Time Flies > Big Mouth > First Failure > Sittin’ Round At Home > Two Sides > Forgotten > Things We Say > Breaking Free > Slut > At The Matinee > Competition > Hold Your Ground > Dance Floor Justice > High Hopes > Do Something > Good Intentions > Degradation > No Reason Why > Biscuit Power > Cats And Dogs > Should I Stay Or Should I Go > Finish What You Started > As One > Start Today

Geek Specs
A/V ~ Sony HDR-HC1 with Sony ECMHST1 Stereo Shotgun Microphone > 1080i/60 DV on Sony DVM-60PR > Sony GV-HD700 > Firewire > Final Cut Pro X > Compressor > H.264, 1280×720, 24fps, 8000kbps, AAC, 44kHz, 320kbps

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Leeway – CBGB’s 2006 [uncut#72]

Posted in Unartig uncut by unartignyc on 2013/08/14

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New York City, CBGB’s 18 June 2006 Set List ~ Enforcer > Marathon > On The Outside > Stand For > Ball Hugger > Catholic High School (Girls In Trouble) > All About Dope > The Simple Life? > Compromise > Hornet’s Nest > Foot The Bill > Kingpin > Rise And Fall > Mark Of The Squealer

Geek Specs A/V ~ Sony HDR-HC1 with Sony ECMHST1 Stereo Shotgun Microphone > 1080i/60 DV on Sony DVM-60PR > Sony GV-HD700 > Firewire > Final Cut Pro X > Compressor > H.264, 1280×720, 24fps, 8000kbps, AAC, 44kHz, 320kbps

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Bad Brains – CBGB’s Residency 2006 Night#3 [uncut#69]

Posted in Unartig uncut by unartignyc on 2013/08/10

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New York City, CBGB’s 11 October 2006
Set List ~ I Against I > The Regulator > Sailin’ On > Right Brigade > Attitude > I > Jah Love > Coptic Times > Sacred Love > Let Me Help > Soul Craft > I And I Survive > Banned In DC >  Fearless Vampire Killers > I Luv I Jah > At The Movies > Re-Ignition > Pay To Cum

Geek Specs
A/V ~ Sony HDR-HC1 with Sony ECMHST1 Stereo Shotgun Microphone > 1080i/60 DV on Sony DVM-60PR > Sony GV-HD700 > Firewire > Final Cut Pro X > Compressor > H.264, 1280×720, 24fps, 8000kbps, AAC, 44kHz, 320kbps

Words by Chris Haskett 
OK, the Bad Brains. Where to even start? Well, to start by stating the obvious, they were one of the greatest bands I’ve ever seen. Anywhere. Any time. They also appeared in the right place and the right time to be a huge catalyst to music. When they got on the scene, they were so good and so consistent and played so hard that all of a sudden about 99% of the stuff your band was doing and 99% of all the records you owned and 100% of everything you thought about music was now utterly dead and irrelevant. It’s easy to be “intense” and no big task (especially if you limit your imaginative scope) but the Bad Brains distilled a brilliant originality, an awesome musical ability and a raw intensity that made everybody’s jaws drop. Where the cheap, cartoonish side of the scene had stupid frat kids with skinny ties were thinking the point was to be demonstrably incapable of playing, the Bad Brains dropped napalm on that concept because they were so damn good. They were one the few bands (ever) that can actually GROOVE at 160 bpm. Everybody else just fudged the tempos and shrugged it off by calling it “thrash”. Nobody could touch them. HR is a unique vocalist and even in the early days the band already had unique tonal palette. Their songs had changes that pulled on you with palpable G-force (think, for example of the transitions into and out of the break in “I”) and were executed with machine precision. One note, from outside a club, and you could tell it was them. To me they were local heroes, even after they moved to New York (which constituted “making it” to my 17 year old mind) and it was always a mixture of jealousy and pride when people, finding I’m from DC, asked if I knew them…

I Against I

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CBGB Nostalgia Vol. 5 | Avail

Posted in Shorts by unartignyc on 2009/08/31

As part our continuing series of shows from CBGB’s we offer you a selection of songs from Avail’s opening set for the Bad Brains on October 09, 2006.  Ever since I discovered them in the early 90s via a Bad Trip 12″ ‘Thank You’ list, this Richmond, VA outfit has held a special place in my heart. Yes, the good old pre-internet, pre-Myspace times, when the discovery of a new kick ass band actually felt like holding a little treasure in my hands. A small feeling of success and victory that got totally lost in an oversaturated  myspace age. Anyway, having discovered Avail the way I did back in the day, it almost gave me the chills listening to Tim Barry on stage at CBGB’s, talking about how Fred from the band Bad Trip always took care of them, going back as far as 1989. Fred not only took care of these Richmond boys when they came to town, he also provided a few thoughts and memories for this edition of Un:art:ig’s run of CBs nostalgia. Enjoy!

[Fred Muench | Bad Trip]
A mutual acquaintance had introduced me to Tim and Joe probably in about 1988 or 1989. When I first heard their demo “reaching out” I thought to myself—these guys definitely have something special and I started following them. That CBs show was pretty funny– they were really excited but Mondays at CBs was audition night and the average age of the people there excluding me, a friend and the band was 50 (and drunk). One thing about them was that they were definitely in good spirits the whole time though. It was when Tim came off the drums and started singing that it all came together. Whoa… they were able to merge emo (real DC emo- not today emo), anthem OI, southern rock and hardcore like nobody was able to do. Their live shows were insane. Among the bands that began in the late 80s, Avail and Snuff are the primary two that still have a regular spot in my rotation. It’s just good and it will stay good.

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Songs:
South Bound 95
Deepwood
Black and Red
August
Taken
West Wye
Virus
Heroin
Rest
Model
Simple Song

CBGB Nostalgia Vol01 – Angry Samoans
CBGB Nostalgia Vol02 – Blondie
CBGB Nostalgia Vol03 – Gorilla Biscuits
CBGB Nostalgia Vol04 – Patti Smith
CBGB Nostalgia Vol05 – Avail
CBGB Nostalgia Vol06 – Avengers

CBGB Nostalgia Vol. 4 | Patti Smith

Posted in Shorts by unartignyc on 2009/08/04

October 15, 2006. Patti Smith put the final nail into CBGB’s coffin with a 3 hour long set. Instead of offensively priced drinks, one can now buy high end consumer level fashion items inside these legendary walls. Below are 33 minutes of the last beat of CB’s dying heart and a few thoughts on the “Home of Underground Rock” by Steve Trimboli, written in 2004.

[Steve Trimboli | Goodbye Blue Monday & Scrapbar]
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.

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Songs:
Piss Factory
Pale Blue Eyes (Velvet Underground)
Birdland w/Flea
Rock N Roll Nigga
Gloria

CBGB Nostalgia Vol01 – Angry Samoans
CBGB Nostalgia Vol02 – Blondie
CBGB Nostalgia Vol03 – Gorilla Biscuits
CBGB Nostalgia Vol04 – Patti Smith
CBGB Nostalgia Vol05 – Avail
CBGB Nostalgia Vol06 – Avengers

CBGB Nostalgia Vol. 3 | Gorilla Biscuits

Posted in Shorts by unartignyc on 2009/08/03

September 03, 2006. Gorilla Biscuits brought the house down at CBGB’s one last time before the “spit covered walls and piss soaked bathrooms”, as Civ put it, closed for good. Below is a 25 minute edit of the show. Please excuse the not so stellar quality. The packed room was a madhouse with kids constantly flying all over the place. There basically wasn’t a single moment during the 70 minute show without someone crashing into me.

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Songs:
New Direction
Stand Still
Big Mouth
First Failure
Sitting Around at Home
Things We Say
Competition
Hold Your Ground
Dance Floor Justice w/Porcell
High Hopes
Good Intentions
Cats and Dogs
As One (Warzone)
Start Today

CBGB Nostalgia Vol01 – Angry Samoans
CBGB Nostalgia Vol02 – Blondie
CBGB Nostalgia Vol03 – Gorilla Biscuits
CBGB Nostalgia Vol04 – Patti Smith
CBGB Nostalgia Vol05 – Avail
CBGB Nostalgia Vol06 – Avengers

CBGB Nostalgia Vol. 1 | Angry Samoans

Posted in Shorts by unartignyc on 2009/07/30

On September 08, 2006 the Angry Samoans set foot onto the world’s second most famous stage one last time. Even though un:ART:ig also documented a huge ToddP show in Brooklyn earlier that night, we managed to rush over to Manhattan’s East Village just in time to catch this classics filled performance. Recorded from CBGB’s prime shooting spot, the so called ‘crow nest’, we hope you’ll enjoy the concentrated highlights presented in the little piece below.

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Songs:
Right Side of my Mind
Gimme Sopor
Gas Chamber
Hot Cars
Not of this Earth
You Stupid Asshole
Inside my Brain
They saved Hitler’s Cock
Get off the Air

CBGB Nostalgia Vol01 – Angry Samoans
CBGB Nostalgia Vol02 – Blondie
CBGB Nostalgia Vol03 – Gorilla Biscuits
CBGB Nostalgia Vol04 – Patti Smith
CBGB Nostalgia Vol05 – Avail
CBGB Nostalgia Vol06 – Avengers