Pinball, CBGB ‘77
The Cramps’ 1st CBGB concert
Such a babe.
Ramones at CBGB’s, 1976, by Godlis
Lisa Robinson on the New York of Lou Reed, the New York Dolls, David Bowie, Iggy Pop, Patti Smith, Television, the Ramones,and Blondie.
I think the whole basis of fashion is contempt. The whole idea of fashion and style expresses a preference for abstract aesthetics in opposition to human values.
—Iggy Pop, 1977.
Bowie didn’t have an influence on me other than friendship. Friendship is a very underrated influence in these modern times. Basically, David and I exchanged information. It’s great to meet somebody else who thinks they’re always right.
—Iggy Pop, 1986.
The Ramones were our own breed of band. When we started, there was us and Donna Summer, “Disco Duck,” Boston, Journey…faceless, spineless radio rock. Everybody wanted us to disappear. They didn’t know how to deal with us, except for the people who found us refreshing, like yourself or Andy Warhol—those outcasts.
—Joey Ramone, 1994.
Black Flag flyers (1985)