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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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February 22, 2017


S. Norman

Ha, I remember seeing them. They did the whole show on roller skates.

Here's a 'news' show interview with them. Has a club scene and some street footage:


You're not alone - I also recall Mr. Fuji’s Tropicana, tho I wasn't a regular! I seem to remember going there after shows sometimes, and there was one NYE where I was on the roof with a friend, telling him all about the Lone Star & the lizard that used to be where we were standing.


I remember Mr. Fuji's! My roommate briefly dated a bar back there, so we always got in quickly and enjoyed free drinks. Loved dancing upstairs.

Alex, Videowave Votary

Incidentally, this music video was also taken from an episode of Videowave. Did you already know the Gloo Girls recorded in Mr. Fuji’s Tropicana or you just came across it randomly (or I guess, after seeing the Go Ohgami video, given the proximity in time of the two posts)?

Unfortunately, while the building was replaced by another ubiquitous luxury condo (and Manhattan definitely needs more of those), fortunately the reptile has a safe home at the Fort Worth Zoo.

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