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CBGB & 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.  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 and Roll Hall of Famer and  cofounder 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.


  • Hardcover :  160 pages 
  • Product Dimensions :  10.5 x 1 x 8.38 inches 
  • Publisher :  Harry N. Abrams; Illustrated Edition (July 1, 2005)