Rodney Bingenheimer's Sunday night show on KROQ supplied the sounds that fueled the restless youth as they waited for the weekend and another round of shows. Whether on the west side (The Starwood, The Whisky), downtown (Hong Kong Cafe, Al's Bar), Hollywood (The Masque, Baces Hall) or the beach (Cuckoo's Nest), LA punk was in full effect and there was no turning back!
We even had a great, pioneering TV show (New Wave Theater). Hosted by the late Peter Ivers (punk rock's answer to Art Laboe), New Wave Theater was the very first program to beam bands such as The Plugz, Social Distortion, 45 Grave and tons more to boob tubes all across the SoCal basin.
Relive your hardcore memories of the L.A. punk rock glory days by picking up a few of the recently added L.A. punk flier tee shirts - available exclusively at Amoeba Hollywood!
Remember when Black Flag, Fear and The Stains played Devonshire Downs (CSUN) back in '82? How about The Damned gig at Godzilla's from the same year?