Various ‎– Live At CBGB's - The Home Of Underground Rock

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Atlantic ‎– SD 2-508
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A1 Tuff Darts All For The Love Of Rock 'N' Roll
Bass Guitar – John DeSalvo (2)Drums – James Morrison (3)Guitar – Bobby ButaniLead Guitar – Jeff SalenVocals – Robert Gordon (2)
3:15
A2 The Shirts Operetico
Bass Guitar, Vocals – Robert RacioppoDrums, Timbales, Congas – John CriscioneKeyboards – John PiccoloLead Guitar, Vocals – Artie Lamonica*, Ronnie Ardito*Vocals – Annie Golden
4:26
A3 Mink DeVille Cadillac Moon
Bass Guitar – Ruben Siguenza*Drums, Vocals – Manfred JonesGuitar, Lead Vocals – Willy DeVilleKeyboards – Ritch ColbertLead Guitar, Vocals – Louie "Uptown" Erlanger*
6:42
A4 The Laughing Dogs I Need A Million
Bass Guitar, Vocals – Ron Altaville*Drums, Percussion – Skip ReedGuitar, Vocals – Jimmy Accardi*Keyboards, Guitar, Vocals – Jimmy Cathcart*
3:10
B1 The Shirts Poe
Bass Guitar, Vocals – Robert RacioppoDrums, Timbales, Congas – John CriscioneKeyboards – John PiccoloLead Guitar, Vocals – Artie Lamonica*, Ronnie Ardito*Vocals – Annie Golden
5:12
B2 Mink DeVille Let Me Dream If I Want To
Bass Guitar – Ruben Siguenza*Drums, Vocals – Manfred JonesGuitar, Lead Vocals – Willy DeVilleKeyboards – Ritch ColbertLead Guitar, Vocals – Louie "Uptown" Erlanger*
2:51
B3 Tuff Darts Head Over Heels
Bass Guitar – John DeSalvo (2)Drums – James Morrison (3)Guitar – Bobby ButaniLead Guitar – Jeff SalenVocals – Robert Gordon (2)
2:22
B4 Manster Over, Under, Sideways, Down
Bass Guitar – Thomas GiordanoDrums – John FehlingGuitar – Al Hertzberg, Robert HertzbergVocals – Warren Stahurski
4:16
C1 Manster I'm Really Not This Way
Bass Guitar – Thomas GiordanoDrums – John FehlingGuitar – Al Hertzberg, Robert HertzbergVocals – Warren Stahurski
4:16
C2 Sun (10) Romance
Bass Guitar – Clyde IsomDrums – Timmy HollansLead Guitar – Randy FredrixVocals – Nikki Buzz*
5:00
C3 Stuart's Hammer Everybody's Depraved
Bass Guitar – Mike InsettaDrums – Steve PellegrinoKeyboards [Fender Rhodes] – Steve EversVocals – John PlackoVocals, Guitar, Mandolin – Thomas CartwrightVocals, Lead Guitar – Jordan H. Chassan*
3:19
C4 The Miamis (2) We Deliver
Bass Guitar, Vocals – Dale Powers (4)Drums, Vocals – Georgie DayGuitar, Vocals – Jimmy Wynbrandt, Tommy WynbrandtKeyboards, Vocals – Tom Mandel*
2:10
D1 Mink DeVille Change It Comes
Bass Guitar – Ruben Siguenza*Drums, Vocals – Manfred JonesGuitar, Lead Vocals – Willy DeVilleKeyboards – Ritch ColbertLead Guitar, Vocals – Louie "Uptown" Erlanger*
3:38
D2 The Shirts A.V.M.
Bass Guitar, Vocals – Robert RacioppoDrums, Timbales, Congas – John CriscioneKeyboards – John PiccoloLead Guitar, Vocals – Artie Lamonica*, Ronnie Ardito*Vocals – Annie Golden
6:24
D3 The Laughing Dogs It Feels Alright Tonight
Bass Guitar, Vocals – Ron Altaville*Drums, Percussion – Skip ReedGuitar, Vocals – Jimmy Accardi*Keyboards, Guitar, Vocals – Jimmy Cathcart*
2:24
D4 Tuff Darts Slash
Bass Guitar – John DeSalvo (2)Drums – James Morrison (3)Guitar – Bobby ButaniLead Guitar – Jeff SalenVocals – Robert Gordon (2)
3:26

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This record album is an anthology of what I believe to be the most exciting "live performances" captured, from a selection of the important bands who have been playing CBGB's in 1975 and 1976.

Hilly Kristal

Recorded June 4, 5, 6, 1976 at CBGB &OMFUG, 315 Bowery, N.Y., N.Y. 10003

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Label side A): SP-A-763699-PR
  • Matrix / Runout (Label side B): SP-A-763700-PR
  • Matrix / Runout (Label side C): SP-A-763701-PR
  • Matrix / Runout (Label side D): SP-A-763702-PR

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Gronk73

Gronk73

August 12, 2012
edited over 4 years ago

"Live at CBGB's" is a fascinating relic of the mid-'70s New York underground rock explosion that soon became tagged with the woefully underdescriptive sobriquet "punk". True, the club's first-tier bands (Television, Patti Smith, Ramones, Talking Heads, Blondie, et al.) are nowhere to be found on this comp, and there's a very good reason for that: they had already been signed to record deals. The purpose of "Live at CBGB's" was to showcase unsigned bands, and there's some fantastic material here.
Let's get the substandard stuff out of the way first: you can skip Stuart's Hammer, the Miamis and, yes, Tuff Darts. 'All for the Love of Rock 'n' Roll' is an adequate song, but these guys were trying way too hard to live up to the punk stereotype and it just comes off as silly. Falling somewhere in the middle are Sun, whose one track is a little rough around the edges but has muscular energy to spare, and the eclectic Laughing Dogs. The standouts are Mink DeVille, who rock with a brash, authentic street feel (in contrast to the labored approach of Tuff Darts), the Shirts (it's a joy to behold Annie Golden's voice soaring over the giddy clash of instruments on 'Operetico', a minor masterpiece) and my personal favorite, Manster (who achieve something genuinely disturbing on 'I'm Really Not This Way').
What became known as punk always had a broader range than three chords, and the proof can be heard on this album. (Great live sound, by the way, especially compared to other iconic punk live recordings like "Live at the Roxy": listen to it through headphones.) Three and a half stars.