- 160 Pages
- Introduction by Hilly Dristal
- Afterword by David Byrne
- Released: December 6, 2005
- Originally Released: 2005
- Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
Description by OLDIES.com:
These luminous pages pay homage to a musical and cultural landmark. A spectacular photography compilation of some of the most celebrated artists in musical history, this collection comprises a visual timeline of the last thirty years of rock and roll. With an introduction by Hilly Kristal, afterword by David Byrne, and 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.
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.