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John Doe’s L.A. Punk Flashbacks, From Romance to Riots

In the 1970s, John Doe, along with partners-in-crime Exene Cervenka, Billy Zoom and DJ Bonebrake, formed X... which became one of the most important bands of the exploding L.A. punk scene. He shares a few memories of the era drawn from the new collection, "Under The Big Black Sun: A Personal History of L.A. Punk."

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(Photo Credit: Jim Herrington)

The new collection also features chapters by Cervenka, Henry Rollins (Black Flag), Dave Alvin (The Blasters)… and is available as an audiobook — each punk legend voices his or her own memories.  John also has just released an album called The Westerner.

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  • Philip Golden

    cover shot is so odd. looks like Exene is about to stab John in the back with a machete

    • http://www.dinnerpartydownload.org Kristina Lopez

      Like she’s hiding it in her hair? The cover’s vibe seems to fit the era though.

      • Philip Golden

        No. Her arm has that shape from the shadows. See it? Would not doubt it was chosen with that in mind. Tres punk