For the past few years, John Joseph of the Cro-Mags has given walking tours where he takes people around NYC and gives them a punk rock focused history of the area. Joseph says, "We will drop by the famous CBGB’s location where The Ramones and so many other legendary punk bands started. We’ll walk by Great Gildersleeves where the Hells Angels regularly ran people over on their motorcycles. Stroll down memory lane at Saint Marks Place passing Trash and Vaudeville (punk store), the Electric Circus where the likes of Bad Brains, Crass, and so many others jammed. All the while telling you my anecdotes and funny stories of the crazy shit I’ve seen go down." Joseph has resumed the tour this summer and you can find more information here.
by John Gentile