Monday, October 16, 2006

it came from the late night music club from culture city with the last gig Ever at CBGB
the Punk Goodness here self Patty Smith

The full name is CBGB & OMFUG which stands for "Country Bluegrass Blues and Other Music For Uplifting Gormandizers". Gormandizer usually means a ravenous eater of food, but according to Kristal here it means "a voracious eater of ... music".

Following the release of Wave, Smith, met Fred "Sonic" Smith, former guitar player for legendary Detroit rock band the MC5, who adored poetry as much as she did. The running joke at the time was that she only married Fred because she wouldn't have to change her name. Through most of the 1980s Smith was in semi-retirement from music, living in a suburb of Detroit with her family. In 1988, she released the album Dream of Life, which was well-received, even though she didn't go on tour and it was much more mainstream than her earlier punk-influenced work.

On Sunday, October 15, 2006 she performed the final show at CBGB in Manhattan.

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