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  • 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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January 21, 2014



A friend of mine, Richard Boch, who worked the door at the Mudd from 78-80, said the following about this story: "This story went around a few times… It's not true. There's even a version where he puked on Andy Warhol's shoes. Sadly JL never made it to Mudd. No Beatles did!"

Richard is currently working on a memoir about his time at the Mudd.

Brian O'Neill

Johnny Ramone was famously Republican as well. I don't get it.

GG Allin

It's one thing to be reduced to the county fair circuit, but playing in front of a dozen people at a Tea Party gathering? Oy vey.


John used to hang at a bar called Hells Bells I think it was on 13th st.
One of the owners, Tony was from Liverpool I think, he knew John from way back when.
My Uncle hung out there ALOT and met John numerous times and sometimes would take me there in the late 70's even though I was way underage.
The other owner now owns Myers of Keswick on Hudson st.
He probably has loads off stories to tell no doubt.

Alex in NYC

To be fair, Steele takes his political affiliations pretty seriously, which leads me to suspect that he voluntarily plays at these events, as it's a cause he cares about.


I met Steele by accident in 1994,while looking at the(old) Continental concert schedule. Great fella. Told us that Glenn broke his leg with bat when he was a teenager. Always unpretentious.


If you watch a YouTube clip entitled "Nardwaur vs. The Misfits", Jerry Only affirms the Bobby puking on JL anecdote. I am not sure if that makes the yarn more credible or not...

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