In any event, the clip below is one I first spied on Gothamist. Generally, I don't like taking stuff from them as, chances are, you've already seen it. But, since it fits the bill so nicely, I thought I'd share it again. Herewith "Apple in the Sun," a montage about summer in New York City.
For those of you pining for something a little grittier, however, please enjoy this vintage clip of Murphy's Law playing at the old Ritz on East 11th. I can't assign a date to this, but given how youthful Jimmy G looks, I'd suggest some point in the mid-80's.
My friend Drew likes to comment about how Murphy's Law ultimately stood on the shoulders of giants, essentially riding the coattails of their burlier, frownier NYHC brethren in Agnostic Front, the Cro-Mags et al., but I kinda think Murphy's Law had their own thing. Maybe they weren't the most cerebral of their ilk, but so what? You want think-tank music, go listen to Philip Glass.
For what it's worth, the music of Murphy's Law certainly augmented the soundtrack to a few of my New York City summers at the time. Enjoy.
And strictly since we're on the subject, here are a few compelling stills of Murphy's Law at the Ritz, courtesy of DoubleCrossXX.
Now turn off your computer and go outside!