Sorry for the lull in posting, but it's been a strenuously busy week (and it's not over yet). But here's a quick one I thought some of you might enjoy.
I've written about the old Limelight a couple of times here. In the late 80's and early-to-mid 90's, it was still open and operational as one of Manhattan's hottest clubs, and I logged my share of hours within its formerly-sanctified walls. Band wise, I saw Killing Joke, SWANS, Cop Shoot Cop, New Model Army, Gang of Four, Foetus, Vent 414, Britpop also-rans Gene, the Lords of Acid and a few other notables in its storied apse. Then, inevitably, it closed. Then, of course, it turned into a shopping mall.
I've only been there once since that latter transformation, although I gather they've glitzed it up since then considerably. Whatever. I have no interest in ever darkening its doors again. I'd rather remember it for its heady days of sacrilegious hedonism.
Today, the Limelight's Facebook page put up a few archival photos of the place from its days as a house of worship, and I'm passing them along here.
Here it is, from 6th Avenue, in 1902.