Looking back how Duane deep-ended, we should have put the Weird Lovemakers on the cover. Their records are so fucking good. Plus, the invaluable article by Jimmy Alvarado, “A History of East LA Punk.”
The heroes of the Beach Blvd. comp. As a public service announcement, Jim Kaa of the Crowd’s name is pronounced “Kay,” not like the last part of “Ka-caw! Ka-caw!”
Astute readers will recognize that both Fat Mike and Erin are on the cover, not just Mike. Erin’s the recognized brains of the operation.