Watch Found Footage of Suicide, The Ramones at Max’s Kansas City

March 4th, 2010 by Rolling Stone Leave a reply »

Along with CBGB, Max’s Kansas City was one of the most famed venues of New York City’s 1970s punk era. The nightclub on Park Avenue South featured performances by the Velvet Underground, the Ramones and Iggy Pop and served as a home away from home for Andy Warhol and his circle of artists and musicians. First opened in 1965, Max’s was also the site of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band and Aerosmith’s first New York City shows, and after closing in ‘74 and reopening in 1975 as Max’s II, the venue hosted concerts by Sid Vicious, Devo and countless other iconic punk acts before shuttering for good in 1981. To celebrate the 45th anniversary of the venue, Max’s Kansas City Company is keeping the spirit of the club alive with a documentary and a book, and by unearthing classic live footage shot at Max’s.

Check out photos of Joey Ramone, Iggy Pop and more punk pioneers.

Click up top to watch the Ramones performing “I Wanna Be Sedated” at the club, and below we’ve got video of the Senders rocking out and Suicide performing “Ghost Rider.” “We’re thrilled to bring this footage to the public during the year of Max’s Kansas City’s 45th anniversary,” Elliott Azrak, the proprietor of Max’s Kansas City Company, tells RS. “This will be an exciting year full of new events and unveilings that will continue Max’s reputation of bringing together art, music and fashion as well as the people who create it.”

In addition to the live footage, a book chronicling the venue’s history, Max’s Kansas City: Art, Glamour, and Rock ‘n Roll, will arrive, and a documentary featuring interviews by Max’s patrons like Lou Reed and Alice Cooper is on the way. For more on the 45th anniversary goings-on,...

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