On October 17th, 1997 Chrome Cranks and White Hassle played at CBGB’s! Chrome Cranks were an American punk-styled blues band that originally formed in Cincinnati, but after a brief hiatus, reformed in New York City in 1992. Bob Bert joined the band on drums in 1994. In 1997, around the time of this show, the band released their final studio album, Love in Exile, before disbanding in 1998. White Hassle, the opening act, released their debut record in 1997, National Chain.