Butterfly Bar at the Vortex
"...Some of it came out really good, and some things may not have come out exactly the way I wanted. Me and Hilly [Kristal, CBGB owner] kinda got into a disagreement about putting it out on CBGB Records, because there wasn’t really a CBGB Records [laughs]...."
"...The spirit of CBGB lives in more than just the T-shirts you see worldwide. Drawing together a few of the people who were there when club owner Hilly Kristal opened its doors to New York City's underground rock scene in 1973, the memories flowed for more than a hour, but it could have gone on much longer..."
"...The guitarist guests at several non-SXSW events with Flamethrower Love, but he's here in a dual official capacity: A&R man for maverick Nashville indie Plowboy Records – his day job of two years – and SXSW showcasing artist promoting his first studio album, Solo, showcasing work from a 1996 session with Dead Boys producer Genya Ravan. It sat in CBGB's basement until owner Hilly Kristal's death in 2007...."
"...“[CBGB owner] Hilly [Kristal] enabled us,” Television guitarist Richard Lloyd interjected. “He was a frustrated performer himself..."
"...Regardless of low-tech recording including several minutes of blackout Dead Boys: Live! at CBGB remains an important chapter in misfit rock. Bonuses include interviews with guitarist Cheetah Chrome and manager Hilly Kristal...."