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Jimmy Gestapo

Have you ever listened to the November 28th, 1982 recording of the Beastie Boys tearing it up at CBGB's and wondered what it must have been like to be center-stage in the pit? Jimmy Gestapo knows, because he was there. Have you ever tried to picture yourself amongst the orchestrated chaos in the "Fight for Your Right (to Party)" music video? Jimmy Gestapo does not have to try, because he was there. Have you ever daydreamed that your band was the opening act on a Beastie Boys' tour? As a member of Murphy's Law, Jimmy Gestapo accomplished that feat too.

So who is Jimmy Gestapo and why was he seemingly ubiquitous during the early days of the Beastie Boys? To answer that question, one must realize that Jimmy was, is, and will always be part of the New York Hardcore scene. From back in the early 1980's when he was a regular at clubs like CBGB's to being onstage with the Beastie Boys during their unforgettable December 31st, 1986 performance on MTV's New Years Eve Bash; Jimmy never compromised or sold out. By not selling out, he has set himself apart from many that have done just that in the music industry.

If you are not all caught up on New York Hardcore, you may be surprised to find out that Murphy's Law still puts out new music and does a fair share of touring. For the latest news and tour information, the band's website (appropriately located on the server) is the best resource out there. Within the site, fans have the opportunity to buy music as well as merchandise. In addition to the website, you may want to stop by New York Tattoos, which is located at 127 Stanton Street in New York City. It is an excellent place to soak up some the city's hardcore experience...and perhaps you will even meet up with Jimmy Gestapo himself.

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