Alice Bag interviewed Jenny Lens in 2004. Alice is considered by many to be the very first hard core singer with her radical band, the Bags, who first hit the streets in 1977. Their riotous show at the Troubadour, known for folk singers and laid-back rockers, is still talked about today. I always considered Alice […]
Ramones, Sex Pistols, Clash, Patti Smith Group, Lou Reed, photographers, writers, managers were often Jewish punks. I compiled this list in 2005. I have poor Jewdar, kinda weird considering I am Jewish. But I didn’t grow up around a lotta Jews. Call me #clueless. I was stunned to find out so early punks were Jewish. […]
Debbie Harry, Blondie’s LA Debut, Wearing thrift store wedding dress and veil. Prints beautifully! You can see veil netting and embroidery on sleeves. TP is Tom Petty, which was spray painted on her dress, while backstage. YES, Tom Petty and Blondie performed on same bill! THEN THE great double bill of […]
I photographed Rik L Rik and F-Word during a photo session at the Masque, February 1978. I dug up these negs and scanned them for a loving project celebrating Rik L Rik’s life and untimely, early passing. I am selling these for a limited time. I’m making serious changes regarding my punk archive. So if […]
Go-Gos, 1977-1980. I loved photographing Belinda Carlisle, Jane Draino Wiedlin, and the totes adorbs Margot. A few shots of Charlotte Caffey with then-boyfriend, Leonard Phillips, singer of the Dickies, first LA punk band to get signed. Plus Jane with her then-boyfriend, Terry Graham, drummer for the Bags and Gun Club. And more, so let’s get started with some IDs and stories behind my photos. Plus so many of our friends. Good times.