Screamers Debut May 28, 1977 #2

Screamers5-28-77-2-400wScreamers debut, May 28, 1977. I LOVE these images! This is Tomata du Plenty at his best. He was charismatic and mesmerizing, on and off stage. Everyone loved Tomata, RIP. Seen in my hardcover coffee table solo photo book from Rizzoli, “PUNK PIONEERS.”



  1. You have a great eye. The pics are beautiful, fun and tell a story. I’d never heard of the band or artist but I’m so curious.

    1. Jenny Lens

      Hi Tammy, thank you for your kind comment. The Screamers are one of those legendary bands who were influential, unforgettable and self-destructed for a variety of reasons. Those of us who knew them on and off stage were forever changed. They attracted a ton of creative ppl around them. I loved them, esp Tomata. So smart, creative and accepting. He had a big heart and soul.

      You can find some live performances online. I’m in one, whipping him! I was so drunk. Dec 16, 1977, at the Masque. Often opens with a still image, bright yellow background. The photo is mine. Hate the yellow, but hey, ppl love to muck up my photos.

      My best to you, jenny 😉

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