CBGB And OMFUG: Thirty Years from the Home of Underground Rock

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Hilly Kristal originally intended his club to showcase the type of music his venue's notorious letters stand for: Country, Bluegrass, Blues.


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Little did he know his club on the Bowery would be the birthplace of a new era of music in New York City: Punk. While CBGB ultimately didn't describe the music the club was known for, OMFUG (Other Music for Uplifting Gormandizers) still represents what the club provides for all voracious 'eaters' of music.

CBGB & OMFUG is a musical and cultural landmark, recognized worldwide and visited by countless tourists and music lovers each year. In these luminous pages, CBGB's influence and legacy is honored with 200 photos of some of the most celebrated artists in music history.

With an introduction by Hilly Kristal, an afterword by David Byrne, and additional commentary by numerous performers and patrons, CBGB & OMFUG: Thirty Years from the Home of Underground Rock features unforgettable images by the many photographers who documented an American institution.

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Author Hilly Kristal / David Byrne
Publisher Abrams Books
Page Count 160pp
Publication Size 10.25 x 8.5
Publication Notes b/w, Hardcover
Publication Date 2005
ISBN 978-0810957862

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