Sweet Nothing, an album of previously unreleased live material by the late
punk-rock godfather Fred "Sonic" Smith and his post-MC5 band
Sonic's Rendezvous, has just been released by the Mack Aborn Rhythmic Arts
Label of Detroit, Mich.
Sonic's Rendezvous disbanded in 1980, when guitarist Smith married rocker/poet
Patti Smith, and the two retired from music to raise a family. Sweet
Nothing features a full show by the band, recorded on April 4, 1978, in Ann Arbor,
Mich. During the band's lifetime, it released only one record -- the single "City Slang."
Smith, who led the seminal punk band the MC5 during the late '60s and early '70s, died
The new album is available through Sonic's Rendezvous' website at
www.sonicsrendezvous.com. The site includes a rare live video of the band.