Live at the Masque: Nightmare in Punk Alley

Live at the Masque Nightmare in Punk Alley Features street art from Berlin where unknown local heroes and famous international street artists share a common canvas This book focuses on popular techniques such as stencils cutouts markers and

  • Title: Live at the Masque: Nightmare in Punk Alley
  • Author: Brendan Mullen Roger Gastman
  • ISBN: 9781584232902
  • Page: 448
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Features street art from Berlin, where unknown local heroes and famous international street artists share a common canvas This book focuses on popular techniques such as stencils, cutouts, markers and wheat paste It also includes 17 interviews, which give information about the artists backgrounds and methods.

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    1. An indispensable look at ground zero for L.A.'s underground punk movement in the late '70s.The Masque was a microcosm for the scene and, to an extent, all punk scenes: wild, raucous, short-lived and fun while it lasted. I had the honor of interviewing Brendan Mullen for 3AM Magazine a long time ago and he was impressively smart and unexpectedly candid. I learned a lot in the hour or so I spent talking with him. This is a great model for the kind of book I'd like to make about Vermin on the Mount [...]

    2. This is an incredible big book featuring all kinds of color pics and stories from the nights of the club MASQUE in L.A. Sort of the early days of this music scene that a lot of legends started hanging out at. It has some cool fashion style pics. My pal Roger Gastman helped put out this book that chronicles The Masque a grimy Los Angeles basement club where West Coast punk first took off circa 77-79. The book boasts 300 pages of photographs that show graffiti, art and crazy groupies. Lots of band [...]

    3. Hardcore my generation and location type of book. But strange enough for a guy who was in punk culture and went out to see music - I never been to the Masque - and I can't remember why?It may have been that I was more into the music than anything else. So therefore I was more intuned with the Starwood or the Whiskey or even the Anti-Club to see L.A. bands.But I am off the subject here, this is a great document of a time that won't happen again. Great sounds, great people, and great memories, at [...]

    4. This is a photography book about the early punk scene in downtown LA. The photos are huge (letter-sized, sometimes spanning two pages) and often shot from the middle of the action. It's easy to lose yourself in them, you can almost hear the music, smell the odors and feel the dirt. Pretty much everyone is portrayed: Germs, Bags, Weirdos, Fear, Screamers, etc. My favorite is the photo of a young Michael Gira with Curtain / Strict Ids. I did not expect to see Belinda Carlisle, either.

    5. Pretty huge & epic collection of photos, press clippings, and flyers from the Masque, a nightclub (if you can call it that) that was the incubator for the West Coast punk scene in the late 70s and early 80s. I mostly bought it because I'm really into West Coast punk fashion for women, but obviously it's a must for anyone into early punk.

    6. an amazing look into the punk rock heyday of Los Angeles in the late 70's - early 80's. Capturing the TRUE essence of LA punk & it's stars.a must own for any LA local that is looking for the history of this piece of shit city.

    7. Photo book with occasional essays from the seminal 70s LA punk hangout. Some awesome pictures in here - I liked the fact the audience are as much of a feature as the bands and it does a good job of capturing the energy, humour, stupidity and creativity of ripe period in music history.

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