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


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


Publisher Marketing: Hilly Kristal originally intended his club to showcase the type of music his venue's notorious letters stand for: Country, Bluegrass, Blues. 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, Rock n Roll Hall of Famer and co-founder of Talking Heads, and additional commentary by numerous performers and patrons, "CBGB & OMFUG" features unforgettable images by the many photographers who documented an American institution.

Additional details:
Weight: 2.08
Dimensions: 8.46 x 10.34 x .86
Binding: Hardcover
ISBN: 0810957868
Publisher: ABRAMS
Contributors:  Afterword by David Byrne,  Introduction by Hilly Kristal
Pages: 160
Publication date: August 01, 2005

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