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Screamers Debut May 28, 1977, #1 Liquor Store

Screamers hitting liquor store before their world premiere debut.  May 28, 1977 at Steve Samioff’s loft. He was publisher of Slash Magazine (way before the record company). One of THE most memorable experiences in the lives of those present who knew we were witnessing one of THE BEST bands ever. Certainly the best unrecorded band of all time. Seeing them was always a feast for the senses. Claude “Kick Boy” Bessy, my fave LA … Read...

Screamers Debut May 28, 1977 #2

Screamers 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.”   … Read...

Screamers Debut May 28, 1977 #5

Perhaps THE most iconic photo of the Screamers (large image, second from bottom). Seen on bootlegs, magazines, books, documentaries. THE centerfold in New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art’s catalog for their Punk: from Chaos to Couture fashion gala show, 2013. Do you know what it’s like to wake up to an email from the MET???? I thought I died and went to heaven. I was a fine artist, having earned my BA in Art … Read...

Screamers-01, 1977-1980

THE SCREAMERS WERE THE GREATEST onstage and off! I’ve TONS of ah-mazing photos. Tomata du Plenty was everywhere. There’s so much I want to share, but it’s been a tough week, redesigning this site from the ground up, adding tons of content. So lemme just say: everything you’ve ever read or heard about the Screamers is true. They were special, beyond words, memorable shows, but equally memorable at parties, their home, on the street, anywhere. … Read...

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