To mark our 60th anniversary, we’re commemorating New York’s legendary music landmark with two limited edition 1460 boots, in a deal brokered by Epic Rights, CBGB’s licensing agent.
CBGB, the tiny blues bar turned world-famous music venue, was the home of The Ramones, Blondie, and the Talking Heads in the 70s and 80s (not to mention a hell of a lot of DM’s footwear). It was integral to both the punk movement and the New York City music scene. And despite closing its doors for the last time 13 years ago, the name, the history, and the legacy live on.
The no-fuss, original-music-only attitude didn’t care about notoriety. As long as you felt strong enough about what you were doing and had a passion for performing music, you got a slot. Without CBGB, British punk may never have made it to the States – and splinter subculture like gothic, hardcore and post-punk would have had nowhere to go.
Paying tribute to the renowned New York punk spot, we’ve created two CBGB 1460 boots – in celebration of our 60th anniversary. The first is black with CBGB & OMFUG (Country, Bluegrass, Blues and Other Music for Uplifting Gormandizers) lettering on the vamp and matching laces. And the second is the loudest of the two: printed top to bottom with a vibrant CBGB skull pattern, a motif that’s become synonymous with punk all around the world.