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.
Look at these 1978 lineups, playing at 1839 Geary in San Francisco (which is now “Tommy’s Joint”, a touristy burger place, and which was once 60s rock palace The Geary Temple). CRIME, WEIRDOS and THE GO-GOS on one bill.
Here’s a strange little collage piece of 1978-79 Los Angeles punk rock at The Masque, featuring all your faves like The Bags, Germs, Controllers, Go-Gos, Black Randy & The Metrosquad, Weirdos, Screamers, X, Eyes, Dils, Flesh Eaters, Dickies, Skulls and so on.
Taken from an early Flipside fanzine.