Terry Graham

Karin Lindberg Freda Terry Graham


Sun., Jan. 14, 3 p.m. 2018

Location Info:

Book Soup
8818 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA  90069
"Most bands get their ideas from the petting zoo of cute faces and commercially viable melodies, but not this Gun Club," Terry Graham muses in his new memoir, Punk Like Me: Liner Notes for a Revolution That Almost Happened ($40, Lost Word Press). As the original drummer of Hollywood punks The Bags and the often-shambolic blues-punk ensemble Gun Club, as well as an occasional member of The Cramps and a close associate of The Go-Go's, the Texas native was well positioned to document a side of the local scene that's been overlooked in other punk histories. "Through a labyrinth of inexplicable influences and forgotten riffs, I hear thunderstorms billowing over my head while skeletons dance on a tin roof," Graham writes in a prose style that's simultaneously punchy, pulpy, extremely sarcastic, unsentimental and gratuitously sex-crazed — much like the bands he played in.


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