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Louis Jacinto Photo Column – Pat Bag of The Bags : The Beauty of Punk, Pat Bag

 

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I recently exhibited some of my photographs from the late 1970s of the initial punk scene in Los Angeles, and several people were surprised that the images were taken nearly forty years ago. “The kids looks so contemporary,” was their common response. This image of Bags co-founder, Patricia Morrison is a perfect example of how new and beautiful the punk aesthetic really was and continues to remain so. But don’t let Pat’s beauty fool you. Her musicianship in the Bags kept their energy raw and fast, show after show. Looking good, playing good, and creating art that has influenced the kids who have followed; the kids that are still trying to catch up to Pat and the rest of The Bags!

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