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X were definately not the initial punk rock-band in LA, plus they weren’t the first ever to achieve some degree of nationwide reputation, but in an extremely real way, these were the types who place the L.A. punk picture around the map. X had been the 1st L.A. punk music …

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Julie Christensen

Sometimes list an artist’s music under 1 style that suits it very best is just a little difficult to do — occasionally it’s extremely difficult. With Julie Christensen the second option suits. Her music can be a smooth mixture of blues, R&B, jazz, and a good small pop and traditional …

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The Flesh Eaters

Flesh Eaters was the nominal group founded by post-punk poet Chris D. (Desjardins), a vocalist renowned for his poor public skills (leading to a revolving lineup which highlighted Stan Ridgway, SOMEONE IN PARTICULAR, and Dave Alvin, among a bunch of others) along with a penchant for obsessively morbid lyrical designs. …

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Lazy Cowgirls

WHEN THE Ramones have been a road-tested biker gang rather than pop-obsessed cartoon quickness merchants, they could have sounded something similar to The Lazy Cowgirls. Merging the buzzsaw roar of first-wave punk, the sneering attitude of ’60’s garage area rock and roll, the heart-on-your-sleeve credibility of honky-tonk, as well as …

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Chris D.

One of the most distinctive and challenging numbers on the first LA punk picture, Chris D. — genuine name Chris Desjardins — was an aspiring filmmaker and underground poet who was simply supporting himself mainly because an English instructor when he fulfilled SOMEONE IN PARTICULAR and Exene Cervenka in a …

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Kid Congo Powers

Kid Congo Power may be the stage name of Brian Tristan, who was simply given birth to March 27, 1959 in La Puente, California. Tristan spent his youth growing up within a Mexican immigrant suburb of LA, bathing in whatever music was around, and by his youthful adulthood he discovered …

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