Monday, October 09, 2006
CBGB's FINALLY Closing: 10,000 Ramones-bands Mourn
'I created Punk for this day and age. Do you see Britney walking around wearing ties and singing punk? Hell no. That's what I do. I'm like a Sid Vicious for a new generation.'
---Avril Lavigne: (Seventeen Magazine, 2002)
NYC (Lowah East Side)--It's high-time for this to happen. The place is a shithole, it's crowded, hot, and full of stupid middle-class poseurs. Rather than create their own culture, young-Americans feel some need to have their own large-scale Civil War re-enactment by playing their parent's music. Nowadays, it's edging on the music of their grandparents. Make your own culture and identity, you dumbasses. Emo? WTF is that?! I hate that shit.
Why do I want to hear kids playing shitty-rock and whining the lyrics like a pussy? They sound like they're crying, jesus. At least some of you like metal, but if I never hear music played on a guitar with distortion ever-again, I would be fine. It isn't new anymore, it has no shock-value or edge left to it. It is p-r-e-d-i-c-t-a-b-l-e. Punk was great 30-years-ago, but now it's just a bad-joke we've heard now for too-long. It's tired--yes tired. It was barely-original at-the-time, and the bands that really stood-out didn't sound like the iffy Ramones. You only need the first-three Ramones records, anyway, the rest is the same albums with different-words. Good-riddance, but the crackhouse across-the-street might be hurt by it, and that has me more-concerned than this closing. And great, that art-snob Patti Smith is playing one-last-time--at-least the Dictators are too. Things change, life changes, accept this.
Things end, get-ovah-it. Those scenes died ages-ago, and the music in CB's has been shitty for 20-years. Most scenes last TWO-YEARS, TOPS. Why? Because they'r populated by assholes. The Sex Pistols wisely-avoided playing the place, only playing the South in 1978. The Velvet Underground was already dead. It held 300-people, MAXIMUM. Yes, my favorite-bands played there--and they aren't yours, so fuck you. Thank you God, PUNK IS DEAD, it is finally dead. The irony is: Iggy and the Stooges are reunited, and they sound-better than most of the kids now, go-figure. I don't have to. If you suck, you suck, period. The Stooges don't, and they're finally getting-their-due. Get a real identity, not some pre-packaged one that was someone else's. Grow-up. You suck. Learn how to write and play music, then we'll talk. Discover who you REALLY are, then we'll talk. Hilly Kristal is 74-years-old, and he plans to move CBGB's to Vegas. What more is there to say? Yep, OVER.
Johnny (not fuckin' Ramone):