Yet another bit of gold mined from Jon Behar’s Waitakere Walks blog. Punks invade the San Fernando Valley, circa 1978.
My 11th birthday party was happening the day of the Shock/Go-Gos gig. I was raging hard in San Jose, CA with Steve McWilliam and Ted Earle when I could have been 6 hours south of there pogoing like a maniac.
Very cool – thanks to Steve B. for the heads-up.
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STONE BY STONE and CHRIS D. ad from Forced Exposure #16 fanzine, 1990.
The FLESH EATERS, live and in color 1982. From a stunning photostream of LA punk/art/noise/indie flyers and photos from the early 80s.
When I was 20 and 21 years old, I “interned” at SOUND CHOICE magazine, which was a large-circulation music magazine devoted to the obscure corners of cassette culture and independent music. Dave Ciaffardini, the editor, was a DJ on the same college radio station I was, and he was in need of someone to mail boxes, solicit ads and – and – jeez, I don’t even remember what I did there besides hijack promo copies of records I wanted.
Ciaffardini was a very friendly guy who wanted to help mold me into a journalist/publisher, and to some extent he helped me along – giving me my first forum for written record reviews, which later led into me publishing my own fanzine. I’m not sure I would have let some 20 year old dum-dum write reviews for me, but there you go. Here’s one I wrote on The Flesh Eaters when their “greatest hits” collection came out on SST in 1988.
Robert Palmer, the longtime New York Times music critic, writing about THE FLESH EATERS in 1982 (!).
….and here’s the awesome flyer that Chris D wrote the set list on. You can see the “pen bleed” on the flyer if you look closely.
Photo swiped from a fantastic, long 2002 interview with Chris D./Desjardins (Flesh Eaters, Divine Horsemen, Stone By Stone etc.) in Sex & Guts online mag.