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The Shirts’ Brooklyn Video Gallery

The Shirts’ song Only The Dead Know Brooklyn tells of the perils of underestimating the rougher parts of the borough. It’s a take on Thomas Wolfe’s short story (he of the 1935 publication in The New Yorker, not that guy in the white suit).

Picking up on the CD booklet, and his own photos of industrial archeology, JR Rost delivers a remarkable tour de force of live club performance, montage and flat-out fancy effects.

Here also is a gallery of sixteen stills from the video…