CBGB’s Exile Christmas Playlist

CBGB's Exile Christmas 2011

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Here’s a very special Christmas Playlist treat straight from DJ Tone. Once upon a time there was a little club called CBGB’s OMFUG which was owned and operated by Hilly Kristal. He developed a home where a legacy of bands that defined NYC’s underground music from The Ramones, Blondie to the The Patti Smith Group could perform. Every month these wayard punks that defined an era of music get together once a month. Punks in Exile from that little club with the amazing sound system. I was lucky to play the stage myself at least a dozen times and be a witness to later era bands who graced the stage from Jesus Lizard, Sonic Youth and Bongwater to name a few. The was a iconic cultural destination. I swear everytime I walked by the place there were always tourists taking photos in front. I’d say they enjoyed quite the walk-in crowd. Anyway, here’s a playlist from our own DJ Tone who made this holiday mix called “Carols Buddies Goodfortune Bounty and Much Joy to celebrate the Holiday Season in EXILE at Bowery Electric this past week. We’re 99% certain that all the bands on this playlist played CB’s or at least in Shane Macgowan’s case he at least had a drink there.

In memory of Laura Kennedy, Steve Mach, Claire O’Connor and Susan Palermo.
01) Jesus Christ MP3 by Big Star
02) I Wish It Could Be Christmas Ever MP3 by Lenny Kaye
03) Run, Rudolph Run! MP3 by The Fleshtones
04) It’s Cold Outside MP3 by Stiv Bators
05) We Three Kings MP3 by Blondie
06) Silent Night MP3 by The Dickies
07) Little Saint Nick MP3 by The Kustard Kings
08) Merry Christmas (I Don’t Want To Fight Tonight) MP3 by The Smithereens
09) Santa Bring My Baby (live) MP3 by Marshall Crenshaw
10) Bundle Up (demo) MP3 by The Replacements
11) Christmas Weather MP3 by The Student Teachers
12) One Christmas Catalogue MP3 by Captain Sensible
13) Christmas Day MP3 by Squeeze
14) Fairytale of New York MP3 by The Pogues with Kirsty MacColl

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