We Got the Neutron Bomb : The Untold Story of L.A. Punk

We Got the Neutron Bomb : The Untold Story of L.A. Punk

Marc Spitz


Taking us again to overdue ’70s and early ’80s Hollywood—pre-crack, pre-AIDS, pre-Reagan—We acquired the Neutron Bomb re-creates note for observe the fad, depth, and anarchic glory of the l. a. punk scene, instantly from the mouths of the scenesters, zinesters, groupies, filmmakers, and musicians who have been there.

“California was once wide-open sex—no condoms, no contraception, no morality, no guilt.” —Kim Fowley

“The Runaways have been rebels, we all have been. and many humans appeared as much as us. It helped loads of youngsters who had very mediocre, uneventful, unsatisfied lives. It gave them whatever to carry on to.” —Cherie Currie

“The goal was once to create whatever for our personal own delight, simply because every little thing in our younger and restricted opinion sucked, and we knew better.” —John Doe

“The Masque was once like Heaven and Hell all rolled into one. It used to be a bomb guard, a basement. It used to be so remarkable, the sort of dive ... however it used to be our dive.” —Hellin Killer

“At least fifty punks have been dwelling on the Canterbury. You’d stroll into the courtyard and there’d be a dozen diverse punk songs all taking part in even as. It was once a tremendous environment.” —Belinda Carlisle

Assembled from exhaustive interviews, We received the Neutron Bomb tells the authentically gritty tales of bands just like the Runaways, the Germs, X, the Screamers, Black Flag, and the Circle Jerks—their upward thrust, their fall, and their indisputable effect at the rock ’n’ roll of this day.

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