Monday, November 2, 2015

Dead Boys Who?

This Halloween weekend I traveled to Cleveland for my nephew's wedding.

I arrived on Friday afternoon and left Sunday at noon.

I asked scores of Cleveland natives if they had ever heard of The Dead Boys, the fiery rebellious punk band from the shores of Lake Eire.

"Sonic Reducer." The song is considered a punk anthem.


Throughout 1977 to 1979 I saw them often at CBGBs.

They deserved better, but Sire Records mismanaged the band into its present obscurity.

Here's to Stiv Bators (Steve Bator) – vocals Cheetah Chrome (Gene O'Connor) – lead guitar Jimmy Zero (William Wilden) – rhythm guitar Jeff Magnum (Jeff Halmagy) – bass Johnny Blitz (John Madansky) – drums

The Dead Boys remain alive for me and thousands of other punks.

Loud and Snotty.

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