Artist: David Peel & The Lower East Side Track: The Lower East Side Album: The American Revolution Label: Elektra Records Year: 1970
I do my best to be a edumacated music person, but sometimes I find that there are holes in my knowledge base that you could drive a super tanker through.
Case in point, until yesterday morning I was completely unaware of the existence of David Peel… New York proto street punk, and underground music rabble–rouser. He was a fellow traveler with The Fugs, but carried an anger that you wouldn’t see in full blossom, from a white, American musician, until the late ‘70′s when English Punk came to America and got the American Punks all riled up about politics.
I promise to pay more attention in music class from now on.
A view of the Leidsegracht in Amsterdam. If you don’t want to stroll through the busy Leidsetraat then take one of the side streets and stroll along the Leidsegracht till you reach the Prinsengracht or the Lijnbaansgracht pending the way you go