Coincidence? Not hardly.
A lot of people who were alive back then when NYC was on the upswing but still gritty and grimy have fond feelings for those days.
Granted, the city is much safer now, and being mugged and surviving isn't the badge of honor it once was, but there was a character from back then that is gone now. A lot of that vibe can still be found in the great music that came out of downtown NYC. Here are three of Rock Turtleneck's all-time favorites.
I was complaining, I was down in the dumps
I feel so strong now that you've pulled me up
Pulled me up up up up up up up up up
RIP & TCB, Hizzoner.
Buy on iTunes:
Blondie: Parallel Lines
Ramones: Rocket to Russia
Talking Heads: 77