X-man John Doe gives L.A. punk its due in new memoir
The early days of punk are often framed as a tale of two cities: the arty eccentrics of New York's CBGB scene on one side, and the safety-pinned, spiky-haired gobbers of London on the other.
Los Angeles, however, is often left out of the conversation. After all, how could a sound as raw as punk possibly thrive in the land of sunshine and surfboards?
John Duchac, a.k.a. John Doe, can answer that. The actor and X punk rocker joins guest host Stephen Quinn to discuss his band's 1980 debut album, Los Angeles; how it fit into the underground L.A. punk scene, and his new memoir, Under the Big Black Sun.