Now I Wanna Be Your Dog

I caught the first episode on Sling TV the other night. Pretty … pretty … pretty … pretty good.

Four-part docuseries ‘PUNK’ from John Varvatos and Iggy Pop takes you inside the music, fashion, art and the DIY attitude of the punk rock movement. [Premiered] March 11 on EPIX.

Ramones 12th Show Ever

CBGB, September 15th, 1974. If there’s anything better than this, I don’t want to know what it is. Including the between-song arguments and Tommy bitching about how fast everything is.

1) Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue
2) I Don’t Wanna Go Down to the Basement
3) Judy Is a Punk

Boots!!

I for one enjoy the occasional crowd-sourced live recording, which is why I was happy to come across the Mckenzie Tapes:

The McKenzie Tapes is a collection of live audio recordings from some of New York City-area most prominent music venues of the 1980s and 1990s.

The collection itself was recorded by David McKenzie, a Kearny, NJ-native and former Maxwell’s employee (that’s him pictured above!). It spans mostly from 1985 to 1993, and includes shows played not only at Maxwell’s, but also The Ritz, Irving Plaza, City Gardens, and more.

David generously sent his tapes to me (Tom) in hopes of getting them archived online. I’m looking forward to sharing all this great music over the course of 2018.

All shows are available to stream or download. There are so many good people out there in the world, it makes me want to cry.

Find ’em here!