Max’s Kansas City: Art, Glamour, Rock and Roll
A New York tradition, Max’s was a place that drew the drifters from The Chelsea Hotel. Here, David Bowie met Iggy Pop, and Blondie played to a room of 25. Max’s was a place where you watched the clock tick to predawn, and could get a shrimp cocktail for $2.95. “a place to learn…” – writes Lenny Kaye – “… who you COULD be”; where whatever happened was off the record, where everyone had – by law of owner Mickey Ruskin – “an absolute right to do whatever they wanted”.
(Published by Abrams Image)