#TBT The Bags in 1978. #Dangerhouse #Photobooth

"Once the Bags hit the stage and the music started, ego checked out and id took over, channeling my libido, my inner rage, whatever…I was free to be myself with no holds barred. It was the ultimate freedom." - Alice Bag, Violence Girl
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The Bags, 1978
"Once the Bags hit the stage and the music started, ego checked out and id took over, channeling my libido, my inner rage, whatever…I was free to be myself with no holds barred. It was the ultimate freedom." - Alice Bag, Violence Girl
suicidewatch:

The Bags, 1978

"Once the Bags hit the stage and the music started, ego checked out and id took over, channeling my libido, my inner rage, whatever…I was free to be myself with no holds barred. It was the ultimate freedom." - Alice Bag, Violence Girl

suicidewatch:

The Bags, 1978

434 pages of Violence Girl condensed into 136 seconds of Survive by The Bags. Read Violence Girl, From East LA to Hollywood Stage - A Chicana Punk Story published by Feral House. Ask your local library to order it! ~ Alice

Ear Drum Destroyer, my old friend and trusty stage microphone from back in the day. 

I can’t tell you how insanely happy this makes me. #AllINeedAreMindsForMolding #BagRevolution

"We honestly thought that we would stay anonymous forever and that no one would ever know for certain who was in the Bags." 

A nice little lump of coal for your stocking: 45 Grave + Craig Lee + me —> White Rabbit, live at the Roxy in 1990. For Rob “Graves” Ritter and Craig Lee.

Members of 45 Grave performing a Bags set at the Roxy in Hollywood, August 1990. This was a wake for Rob “Graves” Ritter. Musicans include: Paul Cutler, lead guitar, Craig Lee, guitar; unknown, bass; Don Bolles, drums; Alice Bag vocals

The Bags at Rock Corporation, 1979.

View and download some of my collection of photos and flyers from the LA punk scene of the 1970’s on Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/alicebag/sets/72157594222479143/

Janet Koontz, Pat Bag, Joe Nanini, Geza X. The Bags, version 1.0

Thank you for writing this. I think punk rock has saved many lives, mine included.

Alice

rawpowerwritings:

Last night I got to see Alice Bag read from her new book “Violence Girl: East L.A. Rage To Hollywood Stage, A Chicana Punk Story” over at the Beauty Is Pain Boutique in Hollywood. She also performed a live musical soundtrack to her readings which was comprised of an older Mexican tune…