Like a pair of Zeligs w/portfolio, Susan Schmidt and Deborah Smith seem to materialize on each fateful stage of the Akron music scene. In the 1960s, they led all-female r'n'r code-breakers the Poor Girls, who opened for big axes like Cream and stuck brassy ideas into the mind pockets of teen fan Chrissie Hynde. By the mid '70s, Schmidt and Smith played in Cinderella's Revenge and Friction, groups fronted by Cleveland's terminally towering neo-Rimbaud, Peter Laughner. After his death, they founded their own band, Chi-Pig, put out a single in 1978, and then placed another tune, "Apu Api [coincidentally Bengali for "Sister, Sister"] (Help Me),"... More >>>