The BGN News Archive
September 15, 2008
Hey guys, this weekend I attended the Scooter Rally at Union Square to
see the Prime Movers play and check out some cool scooters...there was a
decent turn out, lots of scooters and other than The Acklands and The Movers the
only person I saw that I knew was Tim Kelly of the Late Risers Club..it
was a cool night though......earlier on Saturday I had a yard sale and Chrissie, I
mean um Ivanah Rock from the Killer Abs happened buy and purchased a most
lovely teapot for $2.00...yeah yeah....
Now we've all heard about the Abbey and its financial troubles so you know
ya gotta get on over there a least for a couple nights in the next week so check
out Abbey site for a list
...and my picks are: well actually it looks like there's an excellent t
reason to go every night!!
Check it out: right off the bat, this Monday: The Tampoffs and The Sprained
Ankles!!...then, Tuesday night is an awesome line up with The Alrighters,
The Spoilers and The Classic Ruins and Girl on Top....Wednesday is Coffin
Lids, Muck and The Mires, Watts...then The Swindells among others are
there Thursday....Friday (9/19) is The Konks ...
.and OH!!! A reason to get here EARLY on Saturday: Buried In Leather
on the Pub Stage!!!!...
OK- that's gonna be worth every penny of your $12 right
there I bet ya,
but then you also get the Throwaways, The Acrobats and The Curses on Saturday night too...whew!!...
then next week Red Invasion headlines on Friday night, Sept 26th along
with Doggfight US, Insult and Fake Boys, excellent!!!
I have to say I can quite understand how a bar with a LOAD of beer and liquor swilling drunks and music fans shellin' o
ut dough every night of the week can end up in such serious debt...but OK, whatever...I love the Abbey!! Maybe better
management? Maybe better bands, like the beginning days when you wanted to be there every single night of the week?...
whatever, I still Love the Abbey!!! It's an awesome club and we need it!!!! So get your butt over there and support
the place!!! PLEEEZ!!!
But I also have to mention this : a guaranteed excellent show for Friday Sept 19:
Rocky Velvet at The Plough
& Stars on Friday Sept 19th
…check these guys out, they are really really great!!! they are a good time
and are wild crazy and FUN rock-a-billy!!
and then Saturday (after you give the Abbey $12 and see Buried In
Leather) you can also head over to Church for The Bags!! And help
celebrate the release of The Bags '89…..
And here's some really big news:
DMZ Reunion !!!!!
at Church on Thursday October 23rd with Red Invasion and The New Frustrations!!!!
Oh oh and watch out, The Neighborhoods and The Figgs at Church November
….well ok my friends…until next time…and please do send along a little message to make my day…. ML
Below we have a review
of the Barry and the Remains Film
AMERICA'S LOST BAND, the story of
Reviewed by Holly Daisun-Datsun
Director: Michael Stich
Producer: Fred Cantor.
Willie Alexander & The Boom Boom Band talk about Barry & The Remains
during the intro on "At The Rat", and I've heard an occasional tune
on WTBS/WMBR/oldies radio -
That in a nutshell is my entire exposure to Barry & The Remains until today
Sunday September 14,when I attended the world premiere of AMERICA'S LOST
BAND, the story of The Remains.
You can now call me an official Remains fan - what a great sounding band. I gotta
level with you - the flick is not the greatest rock doc around, but the early
footage, which includes clips of the band on "The Ed Sullivan Show" and
"Hullaballo" , is a treat. The early story of the Remains is narrated by
Peter Wolf ,who I imagine could tell a story of two himself from his time
on the B.U./Kenmore Sq.rock scene. (in fact,why didn't he?)
There's some good stills and clips of the Beatles as Barry recounts the
group's 1966 U.S.tour with the Beatles (after which the band dissolved,which they
Cut to 2006 and the band is in L.A. to play some shows on the 40th anniversary
of that Beatles tour. This is where the film dragged a bit; the interviews and
discussions shot are not the most riveting. But it gets back on track, starting
with the band's rehearsals and finishing with an in-store gig at Amoeba Records
in Hollywood (where the ubiquitous Johnny Angel can be seen in the front
Let's call it as we see it - they look their ages, but at rehearsal and
onstage they sound like the 19, 20 and 21 years olds when they opened for those
lovable moptops from Liverpool.
Of special note is the live version of "Time Of Day" from the Amoeba
show featuring a Yardbirds-style rave-up that does Beck and Page proud.
After the movie the director and producer said a few words,then all four Remains
(Barry, Bob, Vern, Chip) played a couple of tunes LIVE, again sounding
live from '65. They signed albums ,CDs and books and seemed very happy to be there;almost
as happy as the audience members ,who were positively glowing because that the
Remains WERE there.
No idea if this flick will be released on DVD but you can get information about
the film from its producer Fred Cantor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
and the band has a website www.remains.com.
This isn't The MC5:A True Testimonial or The Filth & The Fury,
but's it's still a noble effort and labor of love by the filmmaker and producer
about a most deserving subject. Definitely worth seeing.