There are several bands under the name Smegma, most notably an Oregon band active since the 1970s. 1) an American experimentalnoise group formed in Pasadena, California in 1973 by Ju Suk Reet Meate and several others. In the early 1980s they relocated to Portland, Oregon where they have been active ever since. Originally part of the Los Angeles Free Music Society (LAFMS) movement of the 1970s, Smegma is one of the few music collectives of that era still active today. Author Richard Meltzer was their vocalist in the late 1990s, for seven years.