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CBGB - What It Stands For

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


  1. 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

    bmc

    Nov 15, 2003
    Switzerland
    Could be Gibson basses.
     
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  4. deeptubes

    deeptubes

    Feb 21, 2011
    Tidewater
    CBGB & OMFUG - Country Bluegrass Blues, & Other Music For Uplifting Gormandizers
     
  5. I noticed it rhymes w/*heebie-jeebies*
     
  6. Milk

    Milk

    Sep 16, 2013
    Montreal, Canada


    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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