Debbie Harry of Blondie
Blank Generation is a 1976 clip compilation on punk’s birth in New York. Shot by insider Ivan Kral (ex-guitar Iggy Pop, Patti Smith, Blondie) and edited with underground filmmaker Amos Poe, this rare gem is packed with legendary rebels in their humble beginnings.
The film includes ultra-rare footage of the Ramones, Talking Heads, Blondie, Patti Smith, Richard Hell & the Voidoids, Television and others performing at legendary nightclub CBGB.
This D-I-Y time capsule was filmed by one of punk’s very own - for his personal home movies. It reads like a bunch of friends onstage, because that's what it truly was. Though Kral’s pawnshop camera didn’t record audio, Poe scored band’s demo tapes to create this un-synched 16mm labor of love. Each band’s unique style shines - visually and musically. Historians and filmmakers rely on The Blank Generation for its accuracy. 55 minutes. Not Rated.
The Shelter Association of Washtenaw County presents BLANK GENERATION on Thursday, July 29 at 7:00 PM with live appearance by filmmaker Ivan Kral. This 1976 clip compilation on punk's birth in New York features ultra-rare footage of the Ramones, Blondie, Talking Heads, and more! The first 100 people in the door receive a FREE poster. Tickets 10.00 and 7.00 for Theater Members.
This coming Thursday July 29th The Michigan Theater is screening BLANK GENERATION a film by Ivan Kral shot during the early days of punk rock at the infamous CBGBS club in the Bowery section of NYC. I never got to visit this club. I did go to Studio 54 once on a whim with a car load of hairdressers, but not CB's. I was invited to help promote this event and I have invited everyone in Detroit and the surrounding areas and a few other states. People watching in the foyer is worth the ticket price!
A lot of my Detroit based musician friends have played CBGBS .. Funny when CB's is mentioned the main reaction that comes up is how disgustingly bad the bathrooms were at this bar! A few used the term rat infested hell hole, dive, dump and other descriptions as well.... There was more action going on in those bathrooms than on the stage! LOL
CB's "ladies" room
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