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"In the late 1970s and early ‘80s, from Sacramento to San Francisco, some of the state’s most important punk venues were actually Chinese and Filipino restaurants. At eateries like Sacramento’s China Wagon and Kin’s Coloma, or San Francisco’s Mabuhay Gardens, now-iconic bands such as X, the Germs, and Black Flag played some of their most memorable early gigs. . . . Unbelievably, the Hong Kong continued dinner service as usual during gigs, which took place almost every night."


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I was always aware of X, but never heard much of their music.  Couldn't just go online and listen, of course.


I always thought of Cervenka as a nuttier and even less talented Lydia Lunch, and apparently the nutjob part has finally taken over.




She was talented.  She had a style.  You have to know that she and John Doe met as "poets" in Venice.  Not saying there is a causal relationship, but she definitely changed after she and Doe split.

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