Born and raised in New York City, The brash quartet hailing from Queens that ignited the punk-rock movement in 1976. Their short, combustible songs drew from the worlds of comic books, horror films, girl groups and garage rock. The band mixed humor and horror in equal measure and gave their urbanized fans a way to purge all the pent-up energy that comes from living in a concrete jungle.
An upcoming auction—Marvels of Modern Music from RR Auction
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