Swiss zine, early eighties
concert poster, Switzerland, early eighties
Misfits, early on, date and photographer unknown
Deep Wound, maybe 1983, with Lou Barlow (left) and J Mascis (right)
Gregg Turner, Angry Samoans: At first, we thought up real terrible names for the band, like the Mind Parasites, or the Frozen. But I used to write for this little fanzine in Carson, which is an industrial suburb that has a big Samoan population. One night I’m out there late, like eleven p.m., and I get out to my car and there’s all these big Samoans wandering around in arbitrary paths of orbit. It looked like a George Romero casting call for strange big ethnic people, and two of them were sitting on the hood of my car. We’re talking maybe a total of 600 pounds. So I bought three six-packs of Rainier beer and gave it to them. We became soulmates, and they gave me their phone number just in case I needed anybody’s ass kicked. They weren’t angry Samoans at all, but that’s where we got the name.