posted on Jun, 9 2013 @ 06:50 AM
Originally posted by ColeYounger
reply to post by PtolemyII
That is so cool that you knew him and the Ramones. I have relatives in NYC and had the pleasure of being taken to cbgb's and max's kc back in the
early 80s. That scene was just surreal. The music it spawned was insane!
Robert Quine, Tom Verlaine....
That's awesome you can say you've been to Maxs . Most people have no idea what that is now .
CBGBs shirts are like a,fashion statement now ,as are Ramones tee shirts . They have no idea what it really means in some cases .
It's so sad the band didn't live to see it .
We used to go back and forth between Maxs and CBs.
There was a band we wanted to see at one or the other ,and then we checked out the other for our friends who hung out there .
Both places did have a slightly different scene.
Wwaaayyy in the beginning ,there was a club up the street from CBs ,called Gildersleeves .
It was more heavy metal .
Bands like THOR,Piper and STARZ played there.
I met tommy lee there before even the first Motley C album came out .Manowar too .
It closed long before Maxs did.
They were great times .
After we lost Maxs ,stuff like Limelight and The Cat Club filled the void.
Then Continetal and Coney Island High .....
Now nothing. There are no clubs at all,for cool bands ,in nyc,at all.
There's no more music scene ....it sucks.