Tuesday, 17 February 2015
The other night as I was settling down to do some serious blogging I could hear music from the other room.
Intrigued, I decided to investigate and found that it was a song accompanying the closing credits of a film on TV (I've no idea what film)
So I did what you do in these situations - I stood about 6 inches from the telly in an attempt to read the credit's which were getting ever smaller.
Turns out it was a song called CBGBs by Syd Straw and it is pretty dammed good.
Some investigation tells me it is from her 1996 album War and Peace. She was also in a band called The Golden Palominos who included Michael Stype, Matthew Sweet and Anton Fier.
CBGBs (Country Bluegrass Blues) was perhaps the most famous punk rock venue in the world
Opened in 1973 by Hilly Kristal at 315 Bowery New York, it became the home from home for the likes of The Ramones, Blondie, Television and The Talking Heads.
It closed on 15th October 2006 with a show by Patti Smith ending in a rendition of Gloria
Syd Straw -CBGBs
Patti Smith - Gloria