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Sceneroller, Elks Lodge No. 99, 1978, February 25, 5:00 pm (Sat), The Weirdos, The Dickies, Shock, The Skulls, Arthur J & the Gold Cups, The Alley Cats, Black Randy and the Metrosquad, F-Word, X, The Randoms, The Flesh Eaters, The Plugz
About This Gig

From Basic Black #1:

"Saturday night was much of the same with the best set coming from Black Randy and the Metro Squad. During the Dickies enthusiastic set, more people were pogoing than at any other time during the benefit. Pogoing was also intense during the Weirdos exciting set. Energetic Performances were turned in by lead singers Rick L. Rick of F-Word, and Paul Bearer of Shock. Skull, X, and Eye all provided forceful sets."

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From The Los Angeles Times, Feb. 28, 1978:

"The Alleycats has much of the crowd buzzing Saturday. Though I missed the trio's set, a tape of the group's first Dangerhouse single showed a striking blend of powerful instrumental swirl and commanding, unnerving vocals by lead singers Randy and Ronnie Spector lookalike Dianne. ...
"The Dickies, a fast-rising quintet from the San Fernando Valley, turned in the most disciplined and best received set of the ones I saw Saturday. Indicative of the speed with which bands can progress, the Dickies had only been together a few weeks when it made a triumphant debut last fall at the Whisky. It has since built enough of a following and repertoire to have several record companies interested in them. Normally, the band employs props to give its music a humorous, tongue-in-cheek edge. But it went without them Saturday. 
"Shock is more pop-oriented than most of the local new wave outfits, but it has some catchy songs and a good-looking, hard-working lead singer in Paul Bearer. The X band was mostly routine. Eve has a strong sense of vision and deserves watching. In 17-year-old Rick L. Rick, the F-Word group boasts a singer with the toughest, leather-jacketed stance. But he caused Mullen some concern when he pushed a cameraman from the stage during his set. 
"Skull, too, has an aggressive, don't-fool-with-me lead singer and a driving, if inconsistent sound. The Weirdos, one of the best known local bands, tied with the Dickies for causing the most dance floor activity."

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