Tag Archives: punk disco

Big Foot Gorilla Suit

At the Damned’s 1978 show at Hurrah Captain Sensible of the Damned wore a gorilla suit on stage. No head. No gloves. Hard playing guitar with either of them. He sweated so much that he nearly passed out from hypothermia. After the show I escorted the band to the dressing room and asked the guitarist […]

Hurrah Hot Foot

Back in the late 70s I was working at Hurrah as security. A good number of the punk disco’s male clientele came from the bridge and tunnel suburbs of New Jersey and Long Island. The gay owner thought that they were cute and these tough boys were easy pickings for the pudgy Texan after these […]

HURRAH Video link

Hurrah’s nightclub existed from 1977 to 1981. Once its disco era was ended by the opening of Studio 54, the owners refashioned the second-floor club into a showcase for punk and new wave bands. I worked at the door with Howie Montauk and Jack Flood. The DJ was Shaun Cassette. The bands were the Dead […]

Hurrah Video Link

Hurrah’s nightclub existed from 1977 to 1981. Once its disco era was ended by the opening of Studio 54, the owners refashioned the second-floor club into a showcase for punk and new wave bands. I worked at the door with Howie Montauk and Jack Flood. The DJ was Shaun Cassette. The bands were the Dead […]