Her Hair Was Long and Mangy

From a story on the last show at CBGB:

“Is this a funeral for punk rock?” a reporter asked Patti Smith. She was conducting a kind of press-conference-slash-sound-check from the stage of CBGB & OMFUG Sunday night. It was the club’s last night.

“That is too much of a fuckin’ stupid question to even answer,” said Ms. Smith.

Via Pam’s House Blend

For an alternate, non-sentimental and non-canonizing look at CBGB, here is the mighty Jon Kincaid on the club closing that really mattered to him. JFK taking on the myth of CBGB! A man who refuses to talk about it as if it is Saint Patrick’s Cathedral. Now that is punk.

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