For you this YouTube Tuesday: A masterful performance of “Master Race Rock,” recorded live at NYC’s late, lamented Coney Island High on Dec. 12, 1997. Thanks to Boulevard07 for having the foresight and gumption to upload it to YouTube and Twitter user @netmeg for proving that something with a lame name like Twitter can be used in cool ways.
This clip reminds me how I never truly appreciated the St. Mark’s club, no matter how many great shows I saw there, until one day it was just gone. Damn, I wish I had bought a CIH T-shirt back then. Maybe Hot Topic will get hip to the killer logo and get ’em in for the kiddies one day. (Let this be a lesson to you all: Buy shirts from places you like before it’s too late. Even if you go there all the time. Seriously. Let my regret guide you.)
Bonus, from the same performance and with a most unique intro: “New York New York”
UPDATE: This was J.P.’s second-ever show with the Dictators.