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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

The Cabbagetown sound: an audiovisual history

This week we present the conclusion to our two part story, "The Tragedy and Triumph of the Cabbagetown Sound," by Scott Freeman, with YouTube clips featuring footage and recordings from the era.

First up: mp3s of Chowder Shouters' 6-song EP.

Next: two songs from a set by Opal Foxx Quartet at the Avondale Town Cinema.

Opal Foxx Quartet- Blue Explosion

Opal Foxx Quartet- Simple Twist

Check out many more Cabbagetown videos after the jump.

Opal Foxx playing a kitchen blender with Easturn Stars at the Celebrity Club in Atlanta

A poem by Deacon Lunchbox, titled "Self-Induced Stupor"

Deacon Lunchbox, in a 1991 performance, taking on former AJC columnist Lewis Grizzard

Jody Grind, "Eight-Ball" music video

Kelly Hogan and Bill Taft performing as Kick Me, circa 1993

An excerpt from the documentary Benjamin Smoke, focusing on the Cabbagetown era.

Smoke performs "Friends" from Benjamin Smoke

Smoke performs "Awake" from Benjamin Smoke

From Benjamin Smoke, the Patti Smith show at the Variety Playhouse

Patti Smith's tribute to Benjamin, "Death Singing" from Benjamin Smoke

Cat Power's 2002 tribute to Benjamin, "From Fur City"

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