The "Looking at Music: Side 2" exhibit was quite fun as many of my old friends and haunts were featured! Crazy video selections with shows at Max's Kansas City, "Glen O'Brien's TV Party" and others. It focused on the music scene in the '70's and '80's and how the artistic and musical aspirations came together during a time that I can say with certainty was filled with pure energy. So much was going on, and in many cases it was all interconnected -- art, film, music, and literary aspirations -- and often came together under one roof. Making for one hell of a party!
Here are a few shots I was able to get:
Tish and Snooky Bellomo with Andy Shernoff on Glen O'Brien's TV Party
The Dead Boys
Invite for the Pyramid Club (a club I actually worked at) featuring "3 Teens Kill 4"
We also got a little treat of a preview of some of the Tim Burton exhibition which begins on the 22nd. (18th if you're a member!)
Punk Glam Princess in front of the massive "Balloon Boy" by Tim Burton. He was so big I cut his poor head off!
The start of the Tim Burton exhibition. We think he looks like "Oogie Boogie".
Lastly I'll leave you with a video of the original lineup of the Heartbreakers (Richard Hell on bass and totally competing for lead with Johnny, featuring "Going Steady", "Chinese Rocks", and my absolute fav "Pirate Love". This is a really rough recording at CBGB in 1975. Johnny still has his long NY Dolls hair!
Here's a little bit of "shoulda" for you... when we were watching the Max's video my husband said to me "I guess I should have bought Johnny's bike". He wasn't around in NY until later and not into the same music (I say his musical tastes have only improved by being with me, and I'm right dammit.) So he was only vaguely familiar with Johnny. The bike was left at his friend's bike shop and they offered it to my husband. It was a Triumph that was kind of chopped, with a cowhide seat. Since Johnny died after we were married, I have no clue why I didn't make my husband buy it!