Hello from the gutters of N.Y.C.
May 1, 2017 10:44 AM   Subscribe

Civic bankruptcy. Drugs. Sex. Sleaze. Gangs. Dance. The Son of Sam. The Blackout. Punk. Hip-hop. Disco. NY77: The Coolest Year in Hell
posted by Pirate-Bartender-Zombie-Monkey (13 comments total) 29 users marked this as a favorite

See, this is exactly the kind of answer I was looking for when I asked this question over two years ago!
posted by kuanes at 10:51 AM on May 1, 2017 [1 favorite]

I think this is the question you had in mind.
posted by filthy light thief at 11:05 AM on May 1, 2017 [2 favorites]

Dammit! filthy light thief trumps me again!
posted by kuanes at 11:25 AM on May 1, 2017

I had some of my best times in NYC in 1977. The stories I could tell.
posted by Splunge at 1:07 PM on May 1, 2017

The stories I could tell.

And yet are not told.
posted by rough ashlar at 4:21 PM on May 1, 2017 [1 favorite]

A few years ago I became urm, slightly obsessed with the music of 1977, there was so much going on, reggae, punk, hiphop, electronic music, and even the Grateful Dead (many people point to the live shows of 77 as their peak).

Anyway, I labored for longer than I should have on a "mixtape" which I will share here, no Spotify or streaming version sorry!
posted by jeremias at 4:46 PM on May 1, 2017 [3 favorites]

At 12:00 in, I realized that Trump stole his whole political schtick from Bella Abzug
posted by mikelieman at 5:16 PM on May 1, 2017 [2 favorites]

A crucial year for me. I was 15 and transitioning from Black Sabbath and Yes to all things punk and new wave. I'll never forget the joy I felt as I sprawled out on my shag-carpeted bedroom floor, with my huge Yamaha speakers pumping out "Talking Heads: 77". My mind was beautifully blown.
posted by davebush at 7:04 PM on May 1, 2017 [2 favorites]

And at around 30:00, there's a guy doing a whatever that dance is... and tripping on something out of frame.
posted by lmfsilva at 9:52 PM on May 1, 2017

So no one mentioned The Get Down?? ??? No one? at all??
posted by Rainbo Vagrant at 10:22 AM on May 2, 2017

guys The Get Down is b a l l i n
posted by Rainbo Vagrant at 12:39 PM on May 2, 2017

I love all the snippets of John Montone, currently heard on NYC area news radio station 1010 WINS. He sounds exactly the same!
posted by computech_apolloniajames at 7:12 PM on May 2, 2017 [1 favorite]

Oh yeah, and "The Get Down" is fun!
posted by computech_apolloniajames at 7:13 PM on May 2, 2017

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