“My Vinyl Treasures” record posts are a result of one of my ongoing covid-19 self-quarantine projects, cataloguing many records of various genres I have acquired through the years. It should go without saying, that whatever I post here, I like and you should check it out.
Yes L.A. – The Los Angeles 1979 punk response to the no wave “No New York” compilation of songs released in 1978. Short and to the point, Yes L.A. features first wave L.A. punk bands: Bags, Eyes, Alley Cats, Black Randy, X, Germs. (why no Screamers?). All six songs on one side only with text and graphics on the flip side. Issued by Dangerhouse Records. Purchased in San Francisco in 1979 or 1980, can’t recall where.
I am a native Californian, born and raised in Bakersfield and eventually escaping to San Jose then San Francisco where I spent every free moment in punk and post-punk culture spaces before heading to LA permanently in 1989. I have also spent major time as an AIDS and queer street activist, which today along with my passion for punk/alternative music still informs my personal and social life. I love photography, film and playing punk/post-punk stuff on the bass. My LA Beat contributions are usually photos that give a glimpse into the vibrant art and music scene that makes Los Angeles such an amazing city to live in today.