Since no one’s asking, herewith an update on the location of the Lunachicks’ wall.
We got nothin’.
I’ve literally scoured the pavement, over the past couple of weeks, criss-crossing vast swathes of NoHo, NoLiTa, Greenwich Village, the East Village, the West Village, the Meat Packing District, TriBeca and parts of Chinatown, but I have -– thus far -– not rediscovered that particular, ripped-up patch of concrete. I’ve had a few readers chime in with ideas, but nothing has really gelled as yet.
I’ve shot a note or two out -- via Facebook -– to erstwhile members of the band like Gina Volpe and Theo Kogan, but neither have gotten back to me, which, honestly, isn't entirely shocking. I had half a mind to go check out the Roebling Tea Room in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, the current venture of bassist Sydney “Squid” Silver (pictured above), but, in retrospect, decided against it, as I would really rather not want to inadvertently come across like some kind of weirdo stalker, let alone prompt Squid to beat the crap out of me. I’m sure she’s perfectly reasonable, but … still.
Even if I did manage to momentarily corner a genuine Lunachick, I’d be asking her an inordinately detailed and frankly ridiculous question about something that fleetingly happened twenty-six years ago. In the strenuously unlikely event that I did manage to talk to any of them, they may not even remember.
More to the point, I’m looking to spot a location. The fact that the Lunachicks are even featured in the photo is almost incidental. I mean, I love the Lunachicks and they completely fuckin' rocked, but I’ve now just become fixated with solving the goddamn mystery … SO I CAN GO BACK TO SLEEPING THROUGH THE NIGHT!
With this in mind, I’ve spread the net wider and asked a few groups on Facebook and lauded Lower East Side mainstay Clayton Patterson to see if he might know. But, again, I’ve yet to hear back.
Before anyone suggests it, I’ve also tried both Tineye Reverse Image Search and a Google Search By Image, but neither shed any further light than that original site (which boasts no citation or credit).
I did get some sympathy for my similarly inclined friend Bob Egan of Pop Spots, who postulated with the following…
Food for thought on Lunachix, using stretched photo (attached).
1) It looks like they are taking up a whole sidewalk. Seems to be indication of the street edge bottom right, above right shoe.
2) SInce no sidewalk, rough ground they are standing on is probably a driveway to an empty lot.
3) Seems like an awful lot of empty space at the far right, indicating not in a dense tenement area. Possible water tower far right.
4) Looks like 6 story tenement in back.
5) There is a tree in front of the tenement so probably a lot after the building with the large windows.
6) Odd that those windows would not be protected since so close to ground.
7) At far left looks like horizontal bricks continue behind the fence.
8) I see COST - where's REVS?
9) There is a different graffiti tag to the left of COST.
10) Keep pluggin' away.....
Anyway, here’s Bob’s stretched version below…
And here's the band playing live circa 1999 .... nine years after the photo in question was taken.
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