Playing tracks by
Germs, Channel 3, Blitz, The Exploited, TSOL and more.
Punk playlist to accompany the book Disco's Out...Murder's In! by Heath Mattioli and David Spacone, published by Feral House.
Buy the book here: http://feralhouse.com/discos-out-murders-in/
Famous for its revolutionary aspects in musical, political, sexual identity and consumerist ideas, punk rock also has its lesser-known gangster ethos as well, explained here by players in the various punk gangs in Los Angeles, Orange County, and South Bay.
Some blue collar kids, responding to the violence and aggression of punk songs, formed punk gangs that got into beatings, drug dealing and murder. No gang was more notorious than La Mirada Punks, or LMP. Says LMP chieftain Frank the Shank after getting arrested by police for murder: “After having my hands in so much bloodshed over the years, I most certainly had it coming. I deserved whatever I got.”