New job is still kicking my ass, abortion but hopefully this post will last you a few days –
VARIOUS ARTISTS – “Live From The Masque”, Vols. 1-3″ (1977/8?)
The Masque was ground zero for the original Hollywood punk scene, existing in a bombed-out concrete space reminiscent of today’s L.A. underground music nexus The Smell. All the heavy hitters of the old-school scene played at the Masque: Germs, The Zeros, Black Randy and the Metrosquad, The Dickies, The Bags — the list is looooooong, and you can hear some of the result of their clatter on this three-volume live set. These CDs were put out in ’96, and nowadays what’s in-print is a single-disc volume called “Live At The Masque: The Definitive Collection” — but looking at info available on Amazon, it says “Recorded live at the Elks Lodge, Los Angeles, CA on February 24 & 25, 1978″ — which clearly would not be The Masque. Dunno if any of the tracks on these three discs below are the same as what’s on the “Definitive Collection”, but in the end, who cares? All that matters is that the downloads below constitute a wiiiiiiiide slab of whatchawant.