I’m still on my LA Punk kick thanks to Under The Big Black Sun so here are two songs I recently discovered. New to me, new to you.
As Chris Morris writes in his essay regarding the madness in some bands.
“There were certain bands to which I gave a wide berth. One of them was Black Randy and the Metro Squad….by all reports Black Randy was the loosest of cannons who lived out his skeevy lryics; I was somewhat apprehensive about a guy who left go-cups of his own shit as booby traps on nightclub floors-I kept my distance.”
From their cameo appearance in the punk rock classic movie, Ladies and Gentlemen: The Fabulous Stains…and yes, that is Diane Lane as Corinne.
As Pleasant Gehman wrote in her essay .
“Everyone visited The Screamers; it was like paying homage to their greatness. I was so obsessed with them that I kept a CIA-like dossier on them in my journal surreptitiously nothing down pertinent facts such as their real names, the people they know (Divine, John Waters, The Ramones, Blondie), and even what they ate…the screaming spike-headed logo that artist Gary Panter created for them became one of the most recognized punk-rock images ever.”