Controlled Weirdness is the author of the article Journeys in the Naked City – Adventures in New York Before the Rain, first published in Datacide Fourteen in 2015, where he describes his experiences in the old New York of the late 1980s and 90s. It’s a companion piece to You’re Too Young to Remember the Eighties – Dancing in a Different Time, originally from Datacide Ten, which is also featured on our YouTube channel, dealing with clubs and warehouse parties in London of the 80s.
Find out about the music scene in New York from Punk to Electro, clubs and venues like the CBGB’s, the Lizmar Lounge, the Wah Wah Hut, Paradise Garage, and the like, to Manhattan Cable TV featuring Robin Byrd, Al Goldstein and others, to different adventures in the Lower East Side, along with references to movies like Martin Scorsese’s Taxi Driver, Abel Ferrara’s Bad Lieutenant and Paul Morrissey’s Mixed Blood.
This interview version was recorded in Berlin in November 2021 by Christoph Fringeli.
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