Hailed as the undisputed birthplace of punk rock, CBGB is one of the most well-known venues of all time. Although the name is an acronym for “Country Bluegrass Blues,” bands like the Ramones, Blondie, and Talking Heads became synonymous with the club. After opening in 1973, CBGB has become a legend among classic rock fans like Albert.
Located right down Albert’s Bleaker Street apartment, CBGB became one of his favorite dive bars to grab a quick drink before a night out. Albert felt honored every time he visited the renowned club in the early ‘90s, even though he claims the bathroom was “horrifying.”
Albert’s piece GBGB honors the club for pioneering New York’s underground punk movement and for being a historic symbol of the East Village.