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Forming: The Early Days of L.A. Punk brings to life the unprecedented musical and artistic energy of the Los Angeles punk scene from 1976 to 1982.

Fueled by ambivalence to the prevailing cultural climate epitomized by the rise of Ronald Reagan, musicians, artists, writers, photographers, and a diverse audience joined together to produce a flourishing punk community.

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Paperback, First Edition, 96 pages
Published July 1st 2000 by Smart Art Press (first published July 1999)
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NB: a.k.a. 'Kickboy Face', this Claude Bessy was the editor of Los Angeles punk rock magazine Slash and the lead singer of punk band Catholic Discipline.
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