CBGB Forever

CBGB Forever

     
 
Intended to help defray the legal costs of Hilly Kristal's sadly unsuccessful efforts to keep America's first and greatest punk dive CBGB alive on New York's Bowery, CBGB Forever is a collection of 14 punk tunes from bands both new and old. Or at least that seems to be the idea, but it's an open question if

Overview

Intended to help defray the legal costs of Hilly Kristal's sadly unsuccessful efforts to keep America's first and greatest punk dive CBGB alive on New York's Bowery, CBGB Forever is a collection of 14 punk tunes from bands both new and old. Or at least that seems to be the idea, but it's an open question if Velvet Revolver or Audioslave have ever had much to do with punk rock, and while Good Charlotte at least dress the part, putting them on the same disc with the Ramones and the Dead Boys only points out how far they stray from the musical ideal. While a handful of CBGB veterans are on board (Ramones, Talking Heads, Patti Smith, Blondie and the Dead Boys), there are also a few bands paying tribute to their punk forefathers, and though Foo Fighters deliver a surprisingly delightful version of "Danny Says," it's hard to say what U2 were thinking when they recorded "Beat on the Brat" (and who would ever guess you'd have proof that Joey Ramone could outsing Bono?). And while you won't doubt for a second that Green Day and Rancid were down for the cause, they sound slightly out of place compared to the older folks. CBGB Forever is well intentioned as all get out, but it's also kind of a mess, though it's hard not to love any disc that has the Ramones' "Bonzo Goes to Bitberg," the Damned's "New Rose" and the Dead Boys' "Sonic Reducer" on it (or fine liner notes from the eternally cool Lenny Kaye).

Product Details

Release Date:
05/15/2007
Label:
Wicked Cool Record
UPC:
0856385001718
catalogNumber:
500171
Rank:
260355

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Album Credits

Technical Credits

David Byrne   Composer
David Thomas   Composer
Stiv Bators   Composer
Genya Ravan   Producer,Audio Production
Rancid   Audio Production
Andy Babiuk   Composer
Jean Beauvoir   Composer,Producer,Audio Production
Johnny Blitz   Composer
Cheetah Chrome   Composer
Chris Cornell   Composer
Green Day   Composer
Jimmy Iovine   Producer,Audio Production
Brian James   Composer
Lenny Kaye   Composer,Liner Notes
Nick Lowe   Producer,Audio Production
Jeff Magnum   Composer
Duff McKagan   Composer
Tom Morello   Composer
Greg Prevost   Composer
Joey Ramone   Composer
Dee Dee Ramone   Composer
Johnny Ramone   Composer,Author
Tommy Ramone   Composer
Rick Rubin   Producer,Audio Production
Slash   Composer
Patti Smith   Composer
Matt Sorum   Composer
Eric Valentine   Audio Production
Steven Van Zandt   Composer
Scott Weiland   Composer
Brad Wilk   Composer
Jimmy Zero   Composer
Foo Fighters   Producer
Rob Cavallo   Producer
Jerry Finn   Producer,Audio Production
Mike Hedges   Producer,Audio Production
Dave Kushner   Composer
Nick Raskulinecz   Producer
Josh Abraham   Producer
Doug Colvin   Composer
John Cummings   Composer
Billie Joe Armstrong   Composer,Audio Production
Arturo Vega   Artwork
Joel Madden   Composer
Audioslave   Audio Production
Benji Madden   Composer
Ramone   Audio Production
Little Steven   Producer,Executive Producer,Audio Production
Louis Arzonico   Artwork
Jack Lee   Audio Production
Josh Arabam   Audio Production
Jeffrey Hyman   Composer
Douglas Colvin   Audio Production

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