Category: Bands
Germs 1977-1980

A few words about Darby Crash and the Germs. I don’t watch current TV (got rid of my TV) but borrow some DVDs from library. Sometimes in a recent film, or something online, I hear or read the name … Darby Crash.

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Knowledge is learning something every day. Wisdom is letting go of something every day. ~Zen proverb. Patti Smith, San Diego, Nov 11, 1976. Buy Prints from Jenny Lens Photo store!


The Clash! 16 Tons Tour, England, June 1980. Photos for sale: store.jennylens.com/punk. Top and Middle: SOOC straight out of camera, no digital effects. Bottom: digitally altered. BEST LIVE SHOWS EVER. Do not remove watermarks. All Rights Reserved. Copyrighted. ENJOY!  


Joe Strummer, the Clash 16 Tons Tour, England, June, 1980. Photos for sale: store.jennylens.com/punk. Live photos: England, June 1980. Bottom: colorized, textured black and white image. BEST LIVE SHOWS EVER. Do not remove watermarks. All Rights Reserved. Copyrighted. ENJOY!


Joe Strummer, the Clash 16 Tons Tour, Santa Monica (LA County), March 3, 1980. Photos for sale: store.jennylens.com/punk. Joe Strummer Live and Backstage. BEST LIVE SHOWS EVER. Do not remove watermarks. All Rights Reserved. Copyrighted. ENJOY!

Screamers Debut, May 28 1977, Jenny Lens MFA

Screamers hitting liquor store before their world premiere debut.  May 28, 1977 at Steve Samioff’s loft. He was publisher of Slash Magazine (way before the record company). One of THE most memorable experiences in the lives of those present who knew we were witnessing

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Screamers debut, May 28, 1977. I LOVE these images! This is Tomata du Plenty at his best. He was charismatic and mesmerizing, on and off stage. Everyone loved Tomata, RIP. Seen in my hardcover coffee table solo photo book from Rizzoli, “PUNK

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Screamers debut, May 28, 1977. Several never before seen images, mostly low res scans from proof sheets. Have fun!


Screamers debut, May 28, 1977. Several never before seen images, mostly low res scans from proof sheets. Have fun!


Perhaps THE most iconic photo of the Screamers (large image, second from bottom). Seen on bootlegs, magazines, books, documentaries. THE centerfold in New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art’s catalog for their Punk: from Chaos to Couture fashion gala show, 2013. Do

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THE SCREAMERS WERE THE GREATEST onstage and off! I’ve TONS of ah-mazing photos. Tomata du Plenty was everywhere. There’s so much I want to share, but it’s been a tough week, redesigning this site from the ground up, adding tons

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X John Doe, Whisky, May 1980

Words cannot express how I feel looking at this collage of my X photos. SO many memories, such great music, being present when songs forming, debuts, evolving, parties, people (too many departed this realm), the dreams, the fullness of living.

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Gorgeous 16×20 prints of these luminous images seen at Tomata du Plenty’s Big Hair painting exhibit. May 2-3, 2014, Art-Share, downtown LA. Purchase info: Jenny Lens Punk Photo Store. Click on left or right side of image to scroll thru

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Rolling Stones, Sam Houston Auditorium, July 19, 1978, Jenny Lens MFA. Quick post for my Facebook pal, Russ Levi. He posted a fun ref to the Stones dressed as clowns. I’ll write the story about photographing them another time.

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