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


    Nov 15, 2003
    Could be Gibson basses.
  3. deeptubes


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