Big Boots and Dancing, and reading the book Generation X while trying to find Prince Buster’s 45s.

Punk Rock Historian and Professional Consultant

Hudley Flipside


In this picture X-8 represents the original punks of Los Angeles. Who were creative, loud and in your face! 1978-79.

Pete woke up on the Chinese New Year looking out of the hotel room window while a chicken’s head was chopped off. Right across the street at a restaurant café.

Big boots and dancing…it be a trilling time for me.


This is one of my favorite images. I have posted it a few times before. It contains a lineage of Flipside Fanzine characters who worked on issues. It has an interesting foresight to It; from left to right is X-8, Hud and Al. The picture is taken by Peter Landswick. All four of us worked on Flipside together at an interesting time in the world of Punk Rock. It was before the Orange County scene exploded as well as the new generation of punk English bands. The early Los Angeles punks were much more silent now. X was going for a major label.

The Go Go’s, The Bags and Fear were kind of changing their places and goals. The original punk scene of LA was dying and a new one was forming.

I like the texture and graphic perspective of this image. Pete is a creative photographer. This picture enjoyable taken at an alley in San Francisco when we rebelliously tagged the underground mod scene. At the time The Specials and Madness are unknown bands. As wild as any youthful band. I think it is the best time of crazy characters and wild free adventures.





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