This is very cool for anyone who didn't live it. An actual walking tour of the Lower East Side and the punk rock landmarks. I shudder to think what some of them are but if anyone finds a handcuff on a bike rack its mine.
I try not to cut and paste but the Rocks Off Website has a perfect description of the walk:
"The Rocks Off Walking Tours will show you ALL OF IT and then some. See where , the Fillmore East, CBGB, Max's Kansas City, The Palladium, The Ritz / Webster Hall, Irving Plaza, Tompkins Square Park, where the Strokes got their start and tons more! Be prepared to walk the streets that LEGENDS have walked, piss in urinals that Lou Reed pissed in, see where your hosts performed concerts, booked concerts, worked security and got into fistfights. See where everyone who was anyone partied, played, created, and inspired the whole wide world.
Who better to lead you on your journey through rock history than the dudes who eat, drink and occasionally vomit Rock N Roll, the guys who kneel at the altar of rock, devil horns raised. Our tour guides have spent a collective 500 years in the business and the neighborhood and are sick and tired of keeping all of their knowledge and passion to themselves. Let us enlighten you! You too can taste sweet, delicious Rock and Roll history."
I'm glad to see it doesn't mention my or Imans name.. spooky. The best info is the $35.00 price tag. I swear to God back in the day we charged the tourists $5.00 to take our photos in Tompkins Square Park, here we are scoring $35.00 PER PERSON to stroll through the neighborhood reminiscing. Pure genius. Let alone the Cro Mag tour guide. So tell me does he carry a flag on a stick?
I don't know what I think of this- part of me would want to go to point out any inaccuracys and part of me would prefer to pretend its not there. Ever Get The Feeling You've Been Cheated'
OH OH and thats not all that Rocks Off offers there is also the $25.00 tour
Again I will cut and paste this perfection:
THE PAST, PRESENT and FUTURE of ROCK N ROLL in NEW YORK CITY:
A rock and roll walking tour of the highest order. We’re not here to give you a pedestrian (wink, wink) guide to the city. We want you to feel like you’ve lived, drank, eaten, and shit New York City Rock and Roll History. Just a few things you’ll see and feel on our tour: where Punk Rock was invented, how to properly go #2 in the CBGB bathroom, see where Rancid, Social Distortion, the Beastie Boys, the Replacements and Ramones hung out and played secret shows. See where Gibby Hanes of the Butthole Surfers beat up a sound-guy mid show, see where the Hells Angels are headquartered and find out which famous rock n roll outlaw they kept out of NYC for 28 years. And where did newcomers like The Strokes, Interpol, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and more start? Oh, right here on Houston and Ave A. Yes, folks, Rock and Roll in NYC ain’t dead yet! We can prove it to you. Join us on the History Of Rock and Roll in New York City tour and become an expert just like our guides.
Why the hell didn't I think of this scam? Sigh, first the pet rock now this?
a whiny piece of crap
The Earliest Bird: Top New Recorded Release 5-27-22 – 6-2-22, Liam Gallagher’s “C’mon You Know” Reviewed
Liam will be 50 in September
the same mix of local orchestras and the biggest Who hits
The song wakes up with alluring guitars
weaving a fairy tale for us to get lost in
Creem – America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine, Reviewed Issue By Issue – July 1973 (Volume 5, Number 2)
“I don’t consider David (Bowie) to be even remotely big enough to be any competition.”
an old school New York feel
oedipal vulnerable and blue collar visceral
An emotional song with Miya’s acrobatic and vulnerable vocals
Creem – America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine, Reviewed Issue By Issue – May 1973 (Volume 4, Number 12)
From Robert Johnson to the Ramones – what a life!