Lenny Kaye eulogizes the birthplace of New York punk, CBGB

Downer at the Rock and Roll Club by Lenny Kaye: “Lumped together as punk, a sensibility not yet stylized into Ramonic thrum-and-drang and exported to an England skilled at packaging youth subculture, the various bands of CBGB’s first generation brought a fresh sensibility to a rock and roll that, as always, needed to be reminded why it began in the first place.”

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