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The Bags was formed by Alice Armandariz and Pat Morrison, who had met at an audition for Venus and the Razorblades, Kim Fowley's next attempt at creating a band after The Runaways had left him. Venus and the Razorblades were a short-lived New Wave rock band from Los Angeles, puttogether by Kim Fowley after he severed professional relations Kim Fowley (born July 21, 1939) is an American Record producer, Impresario, Songwriter and occasional Recording artist The Runaways was a teenage American all-girl Rock band that performed in the 1970s Armandariz and Morrison decided to form their own band and from this The Bags were born. They took the band's name and their stage names "Alice Bag" and "Pat Bag" from a gimmick that the band used during early performances where they would perform with grocery bags over their heads (the practice did not last, in part due to an incident where Darby Crash of The Germs ran up on stage and ripped the bag off Alice's head). A stage name, also called a screen name, is a Pseudonym used by Performers and Entertainers such as Darby Crash (born Jan Paul Beahm) (AKA Bobby Pyn ( September 26, 1958 – December 7, 1980) was an American The Germs is an influential Punk rock band from Los Angeles formed in the late 1970s Alice Bag was the vocalist and Pat Bag played bass. Alice Bag (born Alice Armandariz in Los Angeles, California is a punk rock singer Patricia Morrison (born January 14, 1962 in Los Angeles) is an American Bass guitarist singer and songwriter The band was rounded out by guitar players Craig Lee and Rob Ritter, and Terry Graham played drums. The guitar is a Musical instrument with ancient roots that is used in a wide variety of musical styles The drum is a member of the percussion group technically classified as a Membranophone.
The Bags played their first concert at The Masque on September 10, 1977. A concert is a live Performance, usually of Music, before an Audience. The Masque was a small Punk rock club in central Hollywood California which existed intermittently from 1977 to 1979. Events 506 - The Bishops of Visigothic Gaul meet in the Council of Agde. Also 1977 (album by Ash. Year 1977 ( MCMLXXVII) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays Their concerts were riotous affairs including altercations with celebrities, such as one between singer Tom Waits and drummer Nicky Beat at The Troubadour. Thomas Alan Waits (born 7 December 1949) is an American Singer-songwriter, Composer, and Actor. The Troubadour is a Nightclub located in West Hollywood California, USA at 9081 Santa Monica Boulevard just east of Doheny Drive
By 1979, they had released their first record, a single called "Survive", backed with "Babylonian Gorgon", released by independent record label Dangerhouse Records. An independent record label (or indie record label) is a Record label operating without the funding of or outside the organizations of the Major record labels Dangerhouse Records was a punk music production company in Los Angeles California. "We Don't Need The English" was included on the Yes L.A. punk compilation album released by the same label. Yes LA was a one-sided picture album released in 1979 (see 1979 in music) on Dangerhouse Records (EW-79 featuring Los Angeles based Punk rock A compilation album is an Album ( Music or Spoken-word) featuring tracks from one or multiple Recording artists, often culled from a variety of
After this, Pat Bag left the band. In 1980 the group, minus Pat Bag, was filmed by Penelope Spheeris for the seminal punk rock documentary film, The Decline of Western Civilization, which also featured The Germs, Black Flag, Catholic Discipline, X and other prominent L. Penelope Spheeris (born December 2, 1945) is an American director, producer, and Screenwriter. Documentary film is a broad category of visual expression that is based on the attempt in one fashion or another to " Document " reality The Decline of Western Civilization is a 1981 Rockumentary film directed by Penelope Spheeris about the Los Angeles Punk rock The Germs is an influential Punk rock band from Los Angeles formed in the late 1970s Black Flag was a Hardcore punk band formed in 1977 in southern California, largely as the brainchild of Greg Ginn: the guitarist Catholic Discipline was a short lived Los Angeles Punk rock band headed by Slash Fanzine editor Claude Bessy, nicknamed "Kickboy Face" A. punk bands. However, at the release of the film in 1981 the producers billed the group as Alice Bag Band to avoid any conflict with ex-member Pat. The Alice Bag Band was a punk band which appeared in the Penelope Spheeris film " The Decline of Western Civilization," filmed in 1979 By then, however, the band had broken up.
Craig Lee also played with Catholic Discipline, and he and co-member Phranc would perform together occasionally when she embarked on her subsequent solo career. Catholic Discipline was a short lived Los Angeles Punk rock band headed by Slash Fanzine editor Claude Bessy, nicknamed "Kickboy Face" Phranc (born Susan Gottlieb on August 28, 1957 in Los Angeles California) is an American Singer-songwriter whose career However, Lee is best known as a writer and critic for publications such as Flipside fanzine, among many others, and as co-author of the book Hardcore California: A History Of Punk And New Wave. Flipside was a Punk rock Fanzine published in Los Angeles California from 1977 - 2001. A fanzine (see also Zine) is a nonprofessional publication produced by fans of a particular cultural phenomenon (such as a literary or musical genre for the pleasure He died, as a result of AIDS, in the 1980s. The 1980s was the decade spanning from January 1 1980 to December 31 1989.
Terry Graham went on to play drums for The Gun Club. For information on "gun clubs" see Shooting ranges ' The Gun Club was an American Punk blues band from Los Angeles Pat, now known as Patricia Morrison, also joined The Gun Club soon after. Patricia Morrison (born January 14, 1962 in Los Angeles) is an American Bass guitarist singer and songwriter Once she left The Gun Club she joined The Sisters of Mercy and then The Damned, one of the original British punk bands (and the one that was often credited with sparking the L. The Sisters of Mercy are an English Gothic rock band that formed in 1980 The Damned are an English band formed in London in 1976 notable for being the first Punk rock band from England to release a single (" New Rose " an A. scene), for which she plays bass. She would also go on to marry the Damned's lead singer, Dave Vanian. NOTICE TO WOULD-BE ROMEOS **************
Rob Ritter also joined The Gun Club, and appears on their first LP Fire Of Love, but left to change his name to Rob Graves and form the seminal death rock band 45 Grave, with Dinah Cancer, Don Bolles, previously of The Germs and Nervous Gender, Paul Roessler of The Screamers and Nervous Gender and Paul Cutler. 45 Grave, (also known as.45 Grave formed in 1979, is an American Punk rock band from Los Angeles CA, noted for their influential roles in the Horror Deathrock (or Death Punk) is a term used to identify a fusion of Punk rock and Gothic rock which incorporates elements of horror and spooky atmospheres 45 Grave, (also known as.45 Grave formed in 1979, is an American Punk rock band from Los Angeles CA, noted for their influential roles in the Horror Dinah Cancer is the Stage name of Mary Simms. She is a vocalist best known for her band 45 Grave, one of the founders of the genre of music known as " The Germs is an influential Punk rock band from Los Angeles formed in the late 1970s Nervous Gender is a punk band founded in Los Angeles California in 1978 by Gerardo Velazquez Edward Stapleton, Phranc and Michael Paul Roessler (born August 27, 1958) was a prominent member of the L The Screamers were a Punk rock group active in the Los Angeles California area in the late 1970s 45 Grave was influential in the creation of goth rock. This article is about the musical style of gothic rock For the goth scene in general see Goth subculture. Graves died in 1991 of a heroin overdose. Heroin ( INN: diacetylmorphine, BAN: diamorphine) is a semi-synthetic opioid synthesized from Morphine, a derivative
Alice Bag went on to join Castration Squad, which included Phranc and Dinah Cancer among its many members. In the 1990s she would form Cholita! with punk rock drag queen Vaginal Davis and the band released several videos. Year 1990 ( MCMXC) was a Common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar) A drag queen is a person usually a man who dresses (or "drags" in female clothes and make-up for special occasions and usually because they are performing and entertaining Vaginal Davis (b February 20, 1969) is a Drag queen, performance artist painter independent curator composer and writer After this she performed with Las Tres and then formed Stay At Home Bomb, her most recent musical project. According to her official website, since the deaths of Lee and Ritter and her estrangement from Morrison, she considers the Bags to be permanently disbanded, and has refused to perform Bags songs in public.