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Author Beeber, Steven Lee.

Title The heebie jeebies at CBGB's : a secret history of Jewish punk / Steven Lee Beeber.

Publication Info. Chicago : Chicago Review Press, 2006.


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Description 1 online resource (xii, 259 pages)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-241) and index.
Contents The punks were Jewish? -- The protocols of the elders of punk : Lenny Bruce, the patron saint of Jewish New York -- The punk zeyde : Lou Reed, the godfather of (Jewish) punk -- A nice Jewish boy : Danny Fields begets the shaman, the misfit, and the punk -- Suicide is painful : Martin Rev and Alan Vega bring the Jewish streets indoors -- I'm straight! : Jonathan Richman, cool nerd -- The ten nuggets : Lenny Kaye and the compilation of the ten punk commandments -- The fiddler on the Bowery : Hilly Kristal sets up a DIY CBGB OMFUG -- Juidos 'n' decaf Italians : irony, blasphemy, and Jewish shtick -- A Jewish American band : the Hebraic foundations of the Ramones -- Der Übermensch!!! : comic books, golems, and super-Jews christen punk -- A Jewish hell : Richard Meyers creates a Jewish mother's worst nightmare --The shiksa goddess : Chris Stein creates the first punk princess -- Hotsy-totsy Nazi shatzes : Nazi imagery and the final solution to the final solution -- The new JAPs (Jewish american punks) : Jewish American women and the birth of female punk -- Write Yiddish, cast British : how England stole Jewish punk -- A post-punk history of a pre-cool Jew world : how the radical Jewish culture movement took NY punk further downtown -- One of us -- Seeing God.
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Summary Based in part on the recent interviews with more than 125 people and#x0097;among them Tommy Ramone, Chris Stein (Blondie), Lenny Kaye (Patti Smith Group), Hilly Kristal (CBGBs owner), and John Zorn—this book focuses on punk's beginnings in New York City to show that punk was the most Jewish of rock movements, in both makeup and attitude. As it originated in Manhattan's Lower East Side in the early 1970s, punk rock was the apotheosis of a Jewish cultural tradition that found its ultimate expression in the generation born after the Holocaust. Beginning with Lenny Bruce, and#x0093;the patron saint of punk, and following pre-punk progenitors such as Lou Reed, Jonathan Richman, Suicide, and the Dictators, this fascinating mixture of biography, cultural studies, and musical analysis delves into the lives of these and other Jewish punks—including Richard Hell and Joey Ramone—to create a fascinating historical overview of the scene. Reflecting the irony, romanticism, and, above all, the humor of the Jewish experience, this tale of changing Jewish identity in America reveals the conscious and unconscious forces that drove New York Jewish rockers to reinvent themselves—and popular music.
Subject CBGB OMFUG (Nightclub)
CBGB OMFUG (Nightclub) (OCoLC)fst00629902
Punk rock music -- New York (State) -- New York -- History and criticism.
Jews -- New York (State) -- New York -- Music -- History and criticism.
MUSIC -- Genres & Styles -- Punk.
MUSIC -- Genres & Styles -- Heavy Metal.
MUSIC -- Genres & Styles -- Rock.
Jews -- Music. (OCoLC)fst00983314
Punk rock music. (OCoLC)fst01084153
New York (State) -- New York. (OCoLC)fst01204333
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635
Other Form: Print version: Beeber, Steven Lee. Heebie jeebies at CBGB's. Chicago : Chicago Review Press, 2006 (DLC) 2006006259
ISBN 9781556526985 (electronic bk.)
1556526989 (electronic bk.)
1306052017 (electronic bk.)
9781306052016 (electronic bk.)
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