New York City Punk + New Wave Family Tree

On March 15, 2012 by Will Hermes

Couldn’t resist posting this: Pete Frame’s amazing family tree for the Patti Smith Group, Blondie, Talking Heads, Television, The Ramones, and The Heartbreakers, with links to The NY Dolls and The Modern Lovers for good measure.

Too bad he couldn’t fit in Arthur Russell, who led a band with The Modern Lovers’ Ernie Brooks and played cello on “Psycho Killer.” He was one of the era’s great musical polyglots.

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