"This music sounded as desperate as I felt...I suddenly realized I was a member of a weird, unfriendly, secret club and I sensed the jungle drums beginning to pound."--Kristine McKenna
"We were all extremely powerful (even if that meant a particular, sensitive stupidity that led to jail), we were all young or young at heart, we were all flirting with death and laughing at life."--Exene Cervenkova
"At its finest, L.A. roots rock espoused a spirited authenticity that resisted the music business's marketing strategies."--Chris Morris
"A community of bands and fans were reclaiming music in its raw and primitive form, shaking off all the prefab baloney that dominated the airways and record bins across the map-- no charts, no hits, no easy way around, nada."--Louis Perez
About the Author
Gary Leonard is a photographer living in Los Angeles whose work is part of the permanent collection of the Los Angeles Public Library.