A friend of mine on Facebook posted an old flyer that caught my eye ealier today. Here it is.
I’ve spoken about Suicide a few time here (most recently here), but if ever the overused descriptor “seminal’ could be applied to any single band, it would be them. They were pushing envelopes well before anyone else, and they still don’t get nearly enough credit for it.
In any case, I was curious about the venue cited on the flyer, that being an establishment rather bizarrely called Blow Your Nose. But on Greene Street? I routinely walk through SoHo on my treks to and from work and -– while this club or happening is obviously long, long, long gone -- I couldn't visualize what the address was. So, I Googled it.
Here’s what in that spot today… A Dior outlet. Talk about suicide.
For a bit of context, here’s a hypnotic video for Suicide’s “Frankie Teardrop.” Not for the timid.