Soon-to-be Go-Go’s Jane, Belinda and Margo play around with Shannon Wilhelm (future Castration Squad) and Geza X (former Bag) at the Canterbury, 1978. Photo by Alice Bag.
“Together, we were a band of misfits, weirdos and outcasts and we established ourselves as a force to be reckoned with. We looked so different that tourists would often stop to take our pictures and end up talking to us about why we dressed as we did and what our music was about. Our home-sewn skinny-legged jeans, self-bleached hair stained with food coloring or drugstore dye, thrift-store finds combined with decoratively torn, slashed or painted clothing, made us a visual feast for out-of-towners and jaded locals alike… We stood out, and the growing interest and attention we got helped our numbers swell.” - Island of Misfit Toys, from Violence Girl by Alice Bag.