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CBGB follows the story of Hilly Kristal's New York club from its conceit as a venue for Country, Bluegrass and Blues (CBGB) to what it ultimately became: the birthplace of underground rock 'n roll and punk. When Kristal had difficulty booking country bands in his club on the Bowery he opened his doors to other kinds of rock music. Kristal had one demand of the acts he booked; they could only play original music. No top 40's, no covers. It was the credo he lived by, support the artist at whatever the cost. Hilly Kristal ironically became known as the godfather of punk giving a chance to such bands as Blondie, Television, Ramones, Talking Heads, Dead Boys and The Police. Written by
When the Police perform "Roxanne" for Hilly, the studio version is used, complete with the infamous sound of Sting accidentally sitting on a piano during the recording at the beginning of the track. They edited out his laugh afterward but did not edit out the piano chord. See more »
"This film is dedicated to... Hilly Kristal and all those who worked at and lived at CBGB. MAY THEY ROCK ON FOREVER! No animals were harmed during the making of this film... The cockroach guts were Fig Newtons. And we know that Iggy Pop never played at CBGB... Just deal with it." See more »
A Little Club That Could.. at least for a little while!
Saw the CBGB Movie last night... Great job! no car crashes.. just
Hilly's truck, no alien invasion, no love story unless you count the
part with.. Well, I wont mention any names.. Just a story about a
little club that could.. at least for a little while. Alan Rickman did
capture the essence of Mr. K.. this is not a documentary so I did not
mind the time line of certain things not being accurate, it was
entertaining and if you were not fortunate enough to have been there
back in the day you can still learn a thing or two about the beginnings
of Punk Rock. Yes there were many bands that played that stage and some
are upset for not being included.. perhaps writing scathing reviews.. I
was happy to be there "cant all be rock stars" Great tribute to Hilly
at the end when Talking Heads were added to R&R Hall of Fame. I loved
it and do want to see it again!
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