Reviewed by Darcie Stevens, Fri., Dec. 24, 2004
Dead BoysLive! at CBGB 1977 (MVD)
The Dead Boys brought New York punk rock from Cleveland in the mid-Seventies, but there are few recordings of the destruction that ensued. Shot in 1977 at CBGB's, Rod Swenson's film captures Stiv Bator's reckless abandon onstage. 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.