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CBGB - What It Stands For

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Vince Klortho, Nov 23, 2013.

  1. Vince Klortho

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    There was a club in Mahattan named CBGB and, supposedly, that stood for Country, BlueGrass, and Blues - the styles of music they wanted to have there.

    Before we had ever heard of that place my friends and I used the acronym often and it had an entirely different meaning. For us, it meant Cheap But Good Beer. That wasn't always easy to find in a college town and now I rarely drink what qualified as CBGB back then.

    Does anyone else have a different meaning for that acronym?
  2. bmc

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    Could be Gibson basses.
  3. deeptubes

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    CBGB & OMFUG - Country Bluegrass Blues, & Other Music For Uplifting Gormandizers
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    I noticed it rhymes w/*heebie-jeebies*
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    And they did have it. The voidoids, Talking heads, Blondie, The Ramones, Patti smith, Television, the Misfits, etc. all classic country, bluegrass or blues bands.

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