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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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August 17, 2013



I knew Brian too--he played in a friend's band, Hellbent (this was probably around '84). That didn't last too long. They opened for Samhain's 1st gig at Rock Hotel.
And I played with him too, in a band that never found a singer or got off the ground.
Oh--and sticking with the record store topic, he also worked at Free Being for a while!
Then he left for L.A.... didn't see him for a few years. And the last time I saw him was there, with his then current band, Wink (maybe '92-'93? very Teenage Fanclub-like), at the Club Lingerie. I think they ended up becoming Aimee Mann's backup band, or something like that.
Anyway, he was a good guy, and an EXCELLENT drummer. I also found out that he passed away in a shocking, after the fact way.
R.I.P Brian.

GG Allin

Wow! He played on (and co-produced) my fave Syl album, Sleep Baby Doll. A great piece of Rock & Roll!!


Not sure if you know, but the Judas Priest photo is by Lynn Goldsmith whose work you have featured a few times on the blog. There's another pic from the session here;

Nice post. I met Brian in'81, lost touch with him in the late 80's. What a good guy. Great sense of humor and a deep knowledge of music and pop culture. I was at the gig (In Detroit, the Misfits last original line up gig ever) where he got too tipsy and Todd from the Necros had to sit in for him. I felt bad, as I was one of the guys pestering Danzig to get Damage -Brian's stage name- in the band.
It was always great to roll into NYC and hook up with him. I have the postcard somewhere, I'll post it if I can find it.


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