Twenty years ago, Legs McNeil and Gillian McCain published Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk, a scabby inside-look at the wildly fun, incredibly seedy and at times terrifying underbelly of the 1970s New York City punk scene.
"CBGB in 70's" on You Tube - Live shots of Blondie, The Dead Boys, and The Ramones are featured in this late 70's CBGB's documentary. Even though the commentator has a strange, infomercial voice and the speed is slightly off, the rare footage is intriguing enough to keep watching. The very articulate Ramones manager, Danny Fields describes them as "a great machine that went on time." -Amy Haben
Interview By Amy Haben - Funny thing is, when I was a teenager, I used to rip out these great color photos of The Sex Pistols from a large photo book in-between the shelves of the library and take them home to hang on my wall. Twenty years later, I'm sitting down with the creator of those shots. Bob is seriously one of the coolest guys I know.
Joey Ramone, Arturo Vega, and me in the studio in 1978. Photo by Tom Hearn