Jan 14, 2011
NYNS - If I wasn't blasting Sister Ray, I could lose my mind
For some reason, the Dictators are a band I was never much interested in. I give them their due...they were there, and we even have some mutual friends, but nothing about them ever interested me much. That said, I must admit that they do have a way with a tune, not to mention a good sense of humor...if I was paying attention earlier in my life I probably would have loved them. No matter, "New York, New York" captures a certain je ne said quoi about life in the big city.
Here they are at an early 80's reunion show at Irving Plaza:
I live in the city
I breathe dirty air
I ride trains with b-boys
junkies, queens and squares