Any half-wit with Spotify could compile a best-of-CBGB-bands playlist. But this soundtrack to the film about the New York rock club features wild cards from punk forefathers (New York Dolls, MC5, the Stooges) and scene B-teamers (Tuff Darts, Dead Boys), while other picks are informed more by spirit than timeline precision (Television’s “Careful,” Talking Heads’ “Life During Wartime”). Sure, licensing fees may have influenced choices too. But the result is illuminating, and its best moment may be its worst: late club owner Hilly Kristal singing his own “Birds and the Bees” – proof that great music scenes are about more than great musicians.
CBGB: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Omnivore
- CBGB: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Omnivore
- Various Artists
Around the Web
Powered By ZergNet
Around the Web
Mental Floss10 Artists Who Hated Their Biggest Hit
Guitar WorldThe 25 Greatest Acoustic Songs In Hard Rock
VultureThe 30 Most Important Sex Scenes in Movie History
Salon10 Songs With Hidden Drug References
TestTubeHow Much Sex Should You Be Having?
Mental Floss15 Things You Didn’t Know About 'The Godfather'
- 100 Greatest Bob Dylan Songs
- See Radiohead Play 'Creep' Live For First Time in Seven Years
- 'Uncharted 4' Director Neil Druckmann on Nathan Drake, Sexism in Games
- Motley Crue's Tommy Lee: The Exit Interview
- R.I.P., GOP: How Trump Is Killing the Republican Party
- 500 Greatest Albums of All Time
- Paul McCartney: 'I Was Depressed' After Beatles Split
- Watch Jennifer Lawrence, John Oliver Play True Confessions With Jimmy Fallon