Nice NY Times story about denizenz of the Max’s and CB’s scenes now playing out around town like time never stopped. Their apparent motto: “If I’d have broken big maybe I’d be dead now.”
Biggest play goes to the Rousers, who have a pretty great sound.
Although he broke big sort of and is definitely dead, The Rousers’ drumming is very Tommy Ramone.
“There’s no scene anymore” – that was true by the end of the 70’s if not before. I used to go to CB’s all the time in 1975-76 just to hang, but when I started playing in bands we hung out at Max’s because they treated the bands better. You could get in free at both places but Max’s let the bands drink for free, at least on the nights we were playing.
There sure were a lot of bands around that sounded like Rousers.