Monday, December 26

Live at CBGB's (1976)

"This is it, the classic double LP from CBGB's that was instrumental in putting national focus on the "new wave," a brilliant handle comparing the next generation of garage and underground rockers to French cinema. ... Annie Golden put a voice to the highly experimental pop of the Shirts, and Capitol Records snapped them up along with Willy 'Mink' DeVille. The Shirts' 'Operetico' is still novel today. They, the Tuff Darts, and DeVille get three songs each of the 16 spots available, and there are two each for Laughing Dogs and Manster, while Sun, the Miamis, and Stuart's Hammer are fortunate with the inclusion of one track each. ... Until that time, one of the ultimate hate songs, 'Slash,' has Robert Gordon belt out the immortal line 'I'd rather slash my wrist and cut my throat than spend the night with you,' concluding this pioneering compilation. It was a historic moment in rock & roll, and this document is a time capsule treasure of the musical movement as it was evolving."
allmusic (Video)
YouTube: Tuff Darts - Slash, Mink DeVille - Let Me Dream If I Want To (Amphetamine Blues); Change It Comes; Cadillac Moon, Tuff Darts - All For The Love Of Rock n Roll, The Shirts - Operetico, Poe - The Shirts, Willy DeVille Live interview at the CBGB