Live at the Masque: Nightmare in Punk Alley

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Gingko Press, Incorporated, 2007 - Photography - 326 pages
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The Masque was Brendan Mullens grimy basement club in late 70s Los Angeles where West Coast punk first coalesced. A haven for weirdos, nerds, borderline sociopaths and assorted misfits with attitude problems and home to bands The Germs, X, The Weirdos, The Bags, The Plugz and so many more, who managed, in the two short years the Masque was open, to make history. Filled with classic photos and ephemera by Jenny Lens, Alain Saint Croix, Michael Yamplosky, Al Flipside and many others, showcasing the influential fashion of an era with no rules. This massive volume features large scale photographs throughout, many of which have never been seen before. The Masque Nightmare in Punk Alley is a impressive document of the most notorious punk scene ever. Text by Brendan Mullen and Kristin McKenna.

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Review: Live at the Masque: Nightmare in Punk Alley

User Review  - Ettore Pasquini - Goodreads

This is a photography book about the early punk scene in downtown LA. The photos are huge (letter-sized, sometimes spanning two pages) and often shot from the middle of the action. It's easy to lose ... Read full review

Review: Live at the Masque: Nightmare in Punk Alley

User Review  - Goodreads

This is a photography book about the early punk scene in downtown LA. The photos are huge (letter-sized, sometimes spanning two pages) and often shot from the middle of the action. It's easy to lose ... Read full review

About the author (2007)

Roger Gastman started writing graffiti as a teenager in Bethesda, Maryland, and was able to parlay his love for it into a legitimate career. He founded and published two respected pop-culture magazines--"While You Were Sleeping" and "Swindle" (copublisher)--as well as more than a dozen highly sought-after art books. He is the founder and creative director of R. Rock Enterprises, a multiplatform media agency specializing in print, art, design, marketing, and brand development that has nurtured the careers of internationally recognized artists. Gastman has produced several independent documentary films and has held speaking engagements at universities and museums across the country. He lives in Los Angeles, California, with his two yellow Labs, Nicky and Harley.

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