Thursday, June 13, 2013
LA Scene Report: Spring 1978/"The World's Worst Band"
From the barn archive. Some amusing real time remembrances circa Spring 1978 before the real alchemy of "GI" was committed to wax. "But now it's a half year later, and the Germs have been playing the Whiskey regularly and have a single out on What Records called 'Forming.'" What kind of pact was made to turn the band into such a juggernaut in only six months. Just wonderin' . . . Was Nicky Beat still on drums or had Don taken over by that spring/summer? The fantastic "Raw Power" kinda had a similar aesthetic to what I was going on about in my ""Over the Edge" post a few years back though you may need to add in the Cars and KISS. This issue had Terrible Ted on the cover and features on Cheap Trick, Styx, Blondie, AC/DC, Sex Pistols (five different reviews of the lp), Rex Smith, the Babys and retrospective features on the New York Dolls and Mott the Hoople. It also had a feature on one of Blackie Lawless' first bands in LA playing live at Palisades High to the students!