Getting Pissed To Punk (With the Sex Pistols and The Dead Boys) in The Kettle of Fish, Greenwich Village, New York.
Above Photo: US Punk Band the Dead Boys’ Young Loud and Snotty Album cover – one of my earliest Punk records, and a band I saw in Liverpool in 1978.
Whenever I’m in New York, one of my favourite place to drink is in the Kettle of Fish, on Christopher Street in Greenwich Village.
Far more illustrious company has also frequented the Kettle of Fish over the decades, including Jack Kerouac, Andy Warhol and Bob Dylan.
When I was in New York recently, my friend and I visited the bar again for a fantastic few drinks one evening.
When we walked in, to my astonishment, “Submission”, one of my favourite tracks off the Sex Pistols’ Never Mind The Bollocks album was playing.
Later I almost fell off my chair (although to be fair, that might have been alcohol-related) when I heard “Sonic Reducer” by the Dead Boys. The Dead Boys were an early and unforgettable US Punk band I saw back in the late 1970s in Liverpool, and they actually get a mention in Bombed Out!.
All of which simply reaffirms that the Kettle of Fish is a great place to drink if you’re into Punk music, when you’re lucky enough to find yourself in New York.