Thursday, June 16, 2005

Punk Photos Exhibit

Theresa Kereakes of Punk Turns 30 fame will be coming to Nashville to exhibit her vintage punk rock photos at Grimeys. The opening party is June 24th, from 6-8 PM. Don't miss it.

kereakesphotoexhibit

5 comments:

Lance said...

Great photos of Dee Dee. Did you go to the '88 (or '89, I'm not sure) Ramones in-store at Tower? There were only a few people there. One could actually talk to the Ramones. Sad that they're all dead now (except for the drummers and CJ of course).

Wally Bangs said...

Nope I didn't get to the Tower in-store appearance. I did attend the Ramones show at Nashville Center Stage in 1988. Dee Dee was with them still and he looked like Roy Orbison. Center Stage was packed to rafters. Then I went to see them again in 1989 with CJ at the Cannery which was practically deserted - a total stunner. The Ramones were awesome both times though.

elliott said...

Dee Dee was great. Although in concert I thought CJ was better (at least better than DeeDee Orbison). You couldn't keep your eyes off CJ at a Ramones show - he was all over the place and full of life. He'd be banging his head up and down in time with Marky's snare/bass at warp speed - Far Out!
I saw the new Ramones documentary a few weeks ago. That was thoroughly depressing. I liked the video 'Lifestyles of the Ramones' much better. Dee Dee was a very sweet/confused guy. Probably my favorite part of a Ramones song is 53rd and 3rd where Dee Dee sings 'Then I took out my razorblade and I did what God forbade, now the cops are after me, but I proved I'm no sissy'. Wart Hog was also a particularly great DeeDee moment.

Stella said...

I just think it's cool that someone is actually doing this exhibit. I read about it the other day and thought, surprisingly cool to be going down in Nashvegas.

Wally Bangs said...

It should be just a dynamite show if Theresa's blog is any indicator. Great photos and great stories. I'm going to try and make the long drive into Nashville for it.