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Live From the Masque, Vol. 3: Dicks Fight Banks Hate
     

Live From the Masque, Vol. 3: Dicks Fight Banks Hate

 
In the late '70s, it seemed like every city had a live album documenting its local punk scene in the manner of Live at CBGB's, and given how long it look for Southern California punk to gain the respect it deserved, it figures that the Los Angeles contribution to this phenomena would surface 18 years after the fact. Like the other two Live From the Masque

Overview

In the late '70s, it seemed like every city had a live album documenting its local punk scene in the manner of Live at CBGB's, and given how long it look for Southern California punk to gain the respect it deserved, it figures that the Los Angeles contribution to this phenomena would surface 18 years after the fact. Like the other two Live From the Masque volumes, this disc wasn't actually recorded at the Masque, but at a two-day benefit in 1978 to keep L.A.'s first punk venue open, and captures four of the city's most notorious bands in sloppy but inspired form. The Dickies, L.A.'s first great funnypunks, weigh in with a set recorded a year before their first album emerged, and if they got tighter and more precise with time, their goofy guitar blare and Leonard Graves Phillips' helium-influenced vocal style were already firmly in place. The Eyes (with a pre-Go-Go's Charlotte Caffey on bass) give the Dickies a run for their money in the silliness department with songs like "Take That Quaalude Now" and "The Happy Song," and if their tunes aren't as catchy, they rock just as hard. The Randoms wrote what should have been the L.A. scene's anthem, "Let's Get Rid of New York," and if it's the best thing they had to offer, it's still a great song, and leader Pat Garrett baited the audience as well as anyone prior to Lee Ving. And if the finale from Black Randy & the Metrosquad is sloppy and utterly incoherent, it sounds like it would have been a lot of fun to witness. The audio is often dodgy and the performances inconsistent, but anyone with even a passing interest in the birth of California punk will find this disc to be fun and fascinating, and it's less likely to give you a hangover than being there.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/23/1996
Label:
Ulg Records
UPC:
0608631100429
catalogNumber:
11004

Tracks

  1. Enwetok  -  Eyes
  2. Take That Quaalude Now  -  Eyes
  3. Go-Go Bee  -  Eyes
  4. The Happy Song  -  Eyes
  5. She's Dead  -  Eyes
  6. Disneyland  -  Eyes
  7. I'm Ok, You're Ok
  8. Shake & Bake
  9. Shadow Man
  10. Canyon
  11. You Drive Me Ape (You Big Gorilla)
  12. Hideous
  13. Let's Get Rid of New York
  14. Tricia
  15. ABC
  16. Let's Get Rid of L.A.
  17. Idi Amin  -  Black Randy & The Metrosquad
  18. Randy's Intro by Dick Brian  -  Black Randy & The Metrosquad
  19. Loner with a Boner  -  Black Randy & The Metrosquad
  20. Trouble at the Cup  -  Black Randy & The Metrosquad

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Exene Cervenka   Vocals
Dickies   Track Performer
John Doe   Bass
K.K. Barrett   Drums
Black Randy & The Metrosquad   Vocals,Track Performer
David Brown   Keyboards
Charlotte Caffey   Bass,Vocals
Billy Club   Bass
Pat Garrett   Guitar,Vocals
Tom Hughes   Bass
Karlos Kaballero   Drums
Stan Lee   Guitar
Joe Ramirez   Guitar,Vocals
Randoms   Track Performer
Leonard Graves Phillips   Vocals
Don Bonebrake   Drums
Chuck Wagon   Guitar,Keyboards,Saxophone
Alice Armendariz   Vocals
Trudie Arguelles   Vocals
John Richey   Guitar
Eyes   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Exene Cervenka   Executive Producer
Scott Goddard   Composer
K.K. Barrett   Composer,Producer
Black Randy & The Metrosquad   Composer
Stan Lee   Composer
Geza   Producer,Engineer
Randy Black   Composer
Neil Kellerhouse   Art Direction
Brendan Mullen   Executive Producer

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