Marc Spitz with Brendan Mullen: We Got the Neutron Bomb - The Untold Story of L.A. Punk
Barney Hoskyns, Village Voice, The, 2001
IT'S KINDA IRONIC that the untold story of the Los Angeles punk scene should be officially told (tolled?) at a time when New York City – L.A.'s age-old enemy-nemesis and pop-cultural obverse – is reconnecting with its own slumming punk rock roots via the Strokes and their ilk. El Lay suffered then from the noses-in-the-air disdain of Manhattan's junkie Rimbauds and it may – NYC's recent devastation notwithstanding – still suffer now.
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