Flashback: 288 Lark TV Commercial

February 9th, 2011, 2:50 pm by Sara

Climb into the Way Back Machine for another glimpse into the Nippertown music scene of the ’80s. After countless hours of digging through the vaults, we have finally unearthed the lost television commercial for 288 Lark, Albany’s home of the indie music and punk rock scene…

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There’s even a short behind-the-scenes video, too:

Thanks go out to Real George

5 thoughts on “Flashback: 288 Lark TV Commercial”

  1. Rob says:

    I’ve wanted to see this again for years.

    My first job was at WXXA — pre-Fox 23. I remember the day they brought the master of the spot in to make dubs or something. We were blown away by its awesome coolness.

  2. AC says:

    Wow, blast from the past. Remember Real George’s Backroom?

  3. Ed C says:

    Ok, Sarge, who’s the other temperamental rock star?

  4. Greg says:

    Oh yes, AC, Nippertown.com has featured several clips from Real George’s Backroom in our regular Flashback series. Just plug in “Real George” in the search box and you’ll find ’em all. And we’ve got lots more comin’ soon…

  5. Greg says:

    Ed C – That’s the omni-present Dennis Herbert, the mean guitarslinger in numerous bands from Aka/etc. to the Pure Clean Truth. He was also the master bartender at 288 Lark, currently to be found at Cafe Capriccio. For more info on Mr. Herbert, go to http://www.nippertown.com/2010/08/18/cool-factor-10-the-assemblages-of-dennis-herbert

    And, trust me, you’d be temperamental, too, if you spent eight hours in a cold, wet cemetery having fog blown up your ass for your five seconds of TV fame…

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