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Noteworthy Photography

  • Burning Flags Press
    The website of Glen E. Friedman. Renowned for both his work with musicians like Fugazi, Minor Threat, Public Enemy, the Beastie Boys, Slayer (and many, many more) as well as his groundbreaking documentation of the burgeoning skateboard phenomenon in the late `70's, Glen has been privvy to (and has summarily captured on film) some of the coolest stuff ever. He's also an incredibly insightful and nice guy to boot.
  • SoHo Blues - Photography by Allan Tannenbaum
    Allan Tannenbaum is a local photographer who has been everywhere and shot everything, from members of Blondie hanging out at the Mudd Club through the collapsing towers of the World Trade Center on September 11th. You could spend hours on this site, and I have.
  • Robert Otter Photographs
    Amazing vintage photographs of New York City, specifically my own neighborhood, Greenwich Village.
  • oboylephoto
    Just some intensely cool photographs of abandoned places.
  • Rikki Ercoli's Legends of Punk
    Much like Glen E. Friedman (see above), Rikki Ercoli has managed to catch some amazing bands in their manic element.
  • Lost & Found Film
    A fascinating website devoted to undeveloped film found in vintage camers. A curious mixture of interesting and spooky.
  • Pinhole Photography by Veronica Saddler
    NYC landmarks shot through a pinhole lens. Neat-o.
  • Eugene Merinov
    Compelling shots of Punk, Post-Punk and New Wave band performing live in various long-lost venues in a pre-sanitized New York City. Great stuff!
  • Edward Colver

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April 29, 2017

Comments

Tom

I was 15 hanging in the village when the lights went out
First it seemed cool but then people started getting crazy wound up hanging near the police station just in case!!!

David George

I remember the SoS fear very well as at the time I was dating a woman from Queens and a lot of her friends were dying their hair, avoiding parked cars, etc. It was very scary stuff.

DrBOP

Rockin' Geezer checkin' in with a record 3-post summary comment:

The Mudd Club was at first an interesting addition to the NYC bar/band/hopping nirvana of the 70s. EVERY time I came back to town, there were six different bands/artists to see for nights on end (an hour to two hour stops means you only got to half of them).

Then the barriers startied going up, as did the cover charges. And THEN.....door lunks and velvet ropes at ROCK CLUBS ferchrissake.....even to see Ginsberg or Burroughs, it all became a bit 'twee as it 'twere.
As far as the general culture went, I didn't know anybody in lower Manhattan that was particularly scared of anything like power going out or a killer on the loose.....maybe some of the junkie's friends around the corner. Folks around here had mostly been born in The Depression (or were offspring of same), fought two major wars, and survived Mayor Lindsay. They pulled together, but not in a rah-rah overt manner. Simply plowin' on with their lives, but with a "Bring it on" NYC-attitude that was truly unique at the time.
A week after the power outage it was out of the news, and 95% of America never gave a damn about some nutbar named Sam.

James Taylor

I think the "mustachioed yacht-rocker" is Glenn Frey.

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