Tuesday’s passing of CBGB founder Hilly Kristal has had a least one nice aftereffect: Rolling Stone magazine brought out a couple of reviews from the iconic venue’s early years with the magainze’s first look at The Ramones and Patti Smith.
Best quote comes from Tommy Ramone:
“Our music is an answer to the early Seventies when artsy people with big egos would do vocal harmonies and play long guitar solos and get called geniuses. That was bullshit. We play rock & roll. We don’t do solos. Our only harmonics are in the overtones from the guitar chords.”