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L.A. Punk

Danny (Shredder) Weizmann, 'Hardcore California', 1983

IN 1978 THE suburbs of Los Angeles (Anaheim, Fullerton, Garden Grove, Huntington Beach, Redondo Beach etc.) were still a home for Disneyland, Movieland Wax Museum and a place to grab a Bob's Big Boy Burger on the way to Mexico. Punk rock, underground music, or alternative music was a Hollywood commodity with an airtight in-crowd and a tiny network of bands and clubs.

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