Walking NYC With White Zombie in 1995 [VIDEO]

Posted on: July 11th, 2013 at 10:18 am by
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During the late 1980s, before the multiplatinum success, White Zombie was just another struggling Lower East Side band gigging at CBGB and the Pyramid Club. Mainstream success arrived nearly a decade later, largely in part to the influence of Beavis & Butt-head and their love of metal videos. “Thunder Kiss ’85” brought them all in.

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In 1995, White Zombie won Best Metal/Hard Rock Video at the MTV Video Music Awards for “More Human Than Human.” Before the show, however, the news team produced a segment with the band members visiting the haunts of their heyday. Rob Zombie takes VJ Juliette Hohnen through the costume shops of the West Village; John Tempesta test drives drum sets at a midtown music store on 48th Street; and bassist Sean Yseult hits up a junk shop near Tompkins Square Park.

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Most notable, however, is the visit to the original incarnation of Two Boots at 36 Avenue A with guitarist Jay “J” Yuenger. We learn that he worked there at one point. Also, take a look in the background, where we see the zig-zaggy apartment building which would later house the current pizza HQ and UCB East.

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