Live at the Masque: Nightmare in Punk Alley
Gingko Press, Incorporated
, 2007 - Photography
- 326 pages
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.