Thau also became well known for his knowledge of the business from a punk perspective and both guided and produced early demos for such artists as Blondie and the Ramones.
In his later years, Thau had become active in the independent music scene in his adapted home of Roanoke, VA. At the time of his death, he was working on an autobiography, Rockin’ the Bowery (From the New York Dolls to Suicide). He had also written the book Punked Up! (Red Star Chronicles).
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