This photo of Axxel of punk rock band The Gears was shot at Cafe Nela in 2017. L.A. punk veterans Saccharine Trust and The Alley Cats also played that night. I felt like I’d stepped into a time capsule, and was sent back to Hong Kong Cafe 1980!
If you lived in Los Angeles during the first wave of punk rock, you’re probably a Gears fan. If you’re not familiar with The Gears, then I suggest you watch the documentary Don’t Be Afraid to Pogo” and get to know The Gears. Their classic album Rockin’ at Ground Zero stood up well against the test of time—it still sounds as fresh today as it did in 1980!
Click on the link and turn it up real loud!