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Northeast Los Angeles punk

28 Jul

THE BRAT – “High School”
Just the greatest 53 seconds of LA punk I’ve stumbled across on YouTube lately. I mean it’s archetypal: the sun beating down on the spanish tile roofing, Lincoln Park spreading out behind, her purple dress, and that slashing, killing riff. I admit I bought their Attitudes 10″ record as a kid only cause it came endorsed by Exene Cervenka – she did some of the cover lettering. But hey at least I bought the damn thing, and proceeded to spin this song to utter pieces. “Didn’t learn a goddamn thing/ didn’t buy a fucking ring…” – wish I could view the current Vexing: Female Voices From East LA Punk show at the Claremont Museum of Art – no doubt I’d be floored.