Reseña del editor
Billy Eye covered the Punk, New Wave and East L.A. underground music scene in Los Angeles for Data-Boy magazine, a Los Angeles gay publication that began in 1968.
These rock columns appeared between 1980 and 1983, detailing a tumultuous environment where Fear, Black Flag, Red Wedding, Missing Persons, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Los Illegals, and The Stains banged away in smoky clubs like The Starwood, Brave Dog, Al's Bar, Vex and Cathay De Grande. It was a world almost no one else was writing about at the time.
Take a close look at two bands that were popular in Los Angeles in the early 1980s—the city's first openly gay group, underground post-punkers Red Wedding, and Missing Persons, the first superstars of a newly launched MTV.
This book explores what it was like to live openly gay in the 1970s and early 1980s, the parallax between brutal police suppression, rampant gay bashing, the widening acceptance of queer culture, and the discovery of AIDS.
And then there's the sorted sordid world of pornography and prostitution the author finds himself confronted with. When one of your clients is accused of bludgeoning four people to death in one of the bloodiest crime scenes history maybe it's time to reassess your life.
You would think...
It's a filthy, sordid tale the whole family can enjoy!
Biografía del autor
Billy Ingram launched TVparty.com in 1997 and it quickly became one of the internet’s hottest spots for entertainment and information, attracting millions of users a month; TVparty! was the first to broadcast clips of TV shows online. In 2002 he released the best-selling book TVparty: Television’s Untold Tales to rave reviews from around the world. He wrote and starred in a series for VH1, Super Secret TV Formulas, and two series on Bravo along with The Christmas Special Christmas Special. Billy Ingram produced, art directed, and conducted and transcribed hundreds of interviews to craft the storyline for Beyond Our Wildest Dreams, an oral history of Las Vegas entertainment in the 1970s. He also produced the Eisner Award nominated Dear John: The Alex Toth Book. He was a designer on some of the most successful Academy Award campaigns, film trailers, and movie posters of all time, for stars like Harrison Ford, Barbra Streisand, Tom Cruise, Steven Spielberg and many others. An internationally acclaimed actor, internet pioneer, artist, and writer, Billy Ingram starred in the 2011 indie motion picture 'Swimming in a Lake of Fire.'