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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

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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. 2 | Blondie

Posted in Shorts by unartignyc on 2009/07/31

October 14, 2006. The night before CBGB’s doors closed for good. On stage, Blondie.  Easily one of the most goosebumpy moments I have ever experienced in any New York City club.  Below is our footage from said night, presented here for the very first time.

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Songs:
Hanging on the Telephone (The Nerves)
Poison Heart (Ramones)
Call Me
The Tide is High (The Paragons)
One Way or Another
I wanna be your Boyfriend (Ramones)
Rip her to Shreds
Please Please (Beatles)

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