Could be the air conditioning...

Fixing the air conditioning at CBGB's, New York, 1978

CBGB's in the 21st century functioned like a smoothly-oiled machine compared with the earlier days.

Adjusting the air conditioning wasn't possible with the band on stage. Cosmo Ohms doubled as lighting man and environmental technician.

photo: JR Rost

The Shirts, Only The Dead Know Brooklyn

to the Shirts' 2006 biography
to the Shirts' 21st century photo gallery
to the Shirts'1978 photo gallery

to the Shirts' 2003 interview (Artie Lamonica/Robert Racioppo)

to the Shirts' first album production commentary
to the Street Light Shine production commentary

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