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More than likely Stan contacted me to
take photos. We went to the old Errol Flynn estate. I shot
the back of "Sounds of Silence," although it's attributed
to the late Jules Bates. The asshole art director, Jeff Ayeroff,
is a big shot in the world of entertainment. He got there
by not paying attention to little things like photo credit.
The guys were touring in England when the single came out.
Stan was so sweet and sorry, but he's not responsible.
MY PHOTO, taken summer of 78
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That's Cherie the Penguin, front row left
and Tony the Tiger, looking to his left. I hung with them
and they are prominently featured in "Lexicon Devil,"
the excellent book on the Germs by Adam Parfrey. I still email
Cherie, whom I loved to photograph.
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I heard about the shoot through the grapevine.
Punks gathered at the Masque before going to NBC Studios in
Burbank. I got on the phone and managed a photo pass. I was
allowed to shoot for a few moments. Stan was so impressed I
managed to get any shots. Now if I had advance notice . . .
but that was punk. I always found out at the last minute and
then hustled to get a photo pass. I didn't have many connections,
was very shy, but this time it worked.
CPO Sharkey was a show starring Don Rickles,
wherein his daughter was into punk. The only authentic thing
about the show were the Dickies and the real punks, Alice Bag,
Terry BagDad (Bags' drummer), Trixie, Spazz Attack and Kid Congo
aka Brian Tristan. There were more, but they are all in this
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