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