Burning Down the House: The Story of CBGB
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Burning Down the House: The Story of CBGB
Filmmaker Mandy Stein pays tribute to one of the most famous rock and roll clubs ever by speaking with CBGB owner Hilly Kristal as well as a number of famous musicians who built their reputations performing at the legendary rock and roll venue. Originally named "Country Bluegrass Blues" and intended as a place to showcase music of those particular styles, CBGB quickly became a staple of the punk scene thanks to landmark earl performances by such legendary acts as The Ramones, Talking Heads, Patti Smith, and Television. In addition to featuring interviews with Kristal, various bands… More

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"A largely sentimental documentary of the final months of the Valhalla of New York punk clubs and the failed attempts to save it."
‑ Bill Weber, House Next Door
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