Green Suede Shoes: An Irish-American Odyssey
This rock 'n' roll Angela's Ashes begins in County Wexford, Ireland, a then womb-like
theocracy. After emigrating Kirwan finds himself with the Ramones at CBGBs and the brothers McCourt & Lester Bangs at The Bells of Hell. He forms Black 47 under the watchful eye of Joe Strummer. Green Suede Shoes remembers three decades of a lost New York, and the people who have made it what it is. More
This rock 'n' roll Angela's Ashes begins in County Wexford, Ireland, in the late 1950s, a vibrant but now almost unrecognizable, womb-like theocracy. Upon arrival in New York, Kirwan finds himself side by side with the Ramones and Blondie at CBGBs; the brothers McCourt, Lester Bangs, and Nick Tosches at The Bells of Hell; the hell-raising cast of revolutionaries and regulars of Paddy Reilly's while Black 47 mixes its brew of politics and genre-bending rock under the watchful eyes of Joe Strummer, Rick Ocasek, and Neil Young. Green Suede Shoes remembers three decades of a lost New York, and the people who have made it what it is.
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