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Louis Jacinto Photo Column – The Alley Cats: www.onodream.com

I loved so many of the original Los Angeles punk bands from the 1970s, but the bands with girls in them were my all-time favorites. The energy was purer, rougher, and truer. I think that’s why Madame Wong’s banned all punk bands—especially those with girls in them—from playing her venue. The audience would end up in a tornado of energy and tear the place up! We kids were so grateful to the Hong Kong Café for taking in the punk bands banned from Madame Wong’s in Chinatown! Here is Dianne Chai of The Alley Cats, one of my favorites!

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