The Spent Poets

cataloging the musical output of a disbanded rock band from San Francisco

exhaustive info about the under-appreciated first album, the legendary unreleased second album, and the continuing adventures of Adam Gates, Derek Greenberg, Grammy winner Matthew Winegar, etc.

The Spent Poets, Monkey Rhythm, The Holy Ghost People, Slider, Beanpole, Madame Blavatsky Overdrive, No Forcefield, Holy Mackerel, Electric Apricot, etc.

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The Spent Poets
The Spent Poets
Adam Gates, The Filthy Ape, No Forcefield, Madame Blavatsky Overdrive
Adam Gates, No Forcefield, Madame
Blavatsky Overdrive, etc.
Derek Greenberg, Beanpole
Derek Greenberg, Beanpole, etc.
Matthew Winegar, Slider
Matthew Winegar, Slider, etc.
The Bone Factory, MandleAcid
The Bone Factory
Live Performances
Live Performances


Huge thanks to those who have directly helped me with info or the contents of this site over the years. Including: Andrew Allegrino, Adam Gates, Adam Gimbel, Derek Greenberg, Andrew McGowan, Jason Rush, Daniel Shepherd, Matthew Winegar, Greg (aka torturedmind).


Site created in 2002, <spentpoetsfan at gmail dot com>
Last updated: 12 January 2019

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