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April 07, 2009


Bowery Boogie

destroy CBGB only to put in a high-end boutique that tries to be CBGB. varvatos can kiss my ass.

EV Grieve

I stopped reading after "the world's of music & fashion will fuse together to celebrate the occasion."


After eagerly awaiting this release.........I gotta say that I have have now lost interest. Unless of course they trash the place which is highly unlikely.

Ironically, I am listening to an ancient live bootleg of the Dolls as I type this.......


Still interested in the new CD but I gotta say I'm pretty disappointed in the Dolls' choice of venue for this release party.


Not to start a flame war (as I too lament these sorts of losses), but I don't imagine they can survive on integrity alone. Gotta' eat something, right?

Alex in NYC

Fair point, Ben -- as a working musician yourself, you know it's not always the most lucrative of fields. THAT SAID -- the clout/cred/legend of the New York Dolls is a vast one. I'm quite sure they had other options than to celebrate the release of their new record at this particular venue.

Here's a trivia toss-up for anyone still paying attention: Did the original New York Dolls ever play CBGB? Had they imploded before the club took off? I know Thunders & the Heartbreakers played there, but did the `Dolls themselves? I honestly don't know. They were much more the Mercer Arts Center/Max's Kansas City scene, if I'm not mistaken.


Excellent point Alex. It's a record release party so they could do it almost anywhere. My choice would be the Ukrainian National Home on 2nd Ave. First place to host an Elvis Costello gig in the US, New Order filmed there live video there, and the Misfits had a gig there among many others.
Or how about just playing a gig to celebrate the occasion at Webster Hall or Irving Plaza or The Bowery Ballroom?


The New York Dolls never played CBGB back in the day to the best of my knowledge. The first and only show the New York Dolls ever played at CBGB was in 2006.


!!!!!!!!! I LOVE NEW YOR DOLLS!!!!!!!!!


Justa Busta' but sold out...

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