It must be hard to imagine what it was like to see such now-legendary bands as the Weirdos, the Screamers and the Avengers in the confines of a small club or the basement bomb shelter that was the original Masque. Thanks to some anonymous punk donors, you can now see and hear for yourself what all the fuss was about.
Over the past six months, I've been slowly adding pieces of my own collection to the online punk archives at www.alicebag.com. My intention was to share the little bit my Mom had salvaged with the handful of people who were curious about the late seventies punk scene in Los Angeles. But since I began, I've received emails from far flung places like Finland and Italy. Some people have sent me material, mostly videos and photos, graciously allowing me to post them.
We've posted some extraordinary (and rarely seen) video clips in the section of my website called Welcome To The Masque. Please click on the photo of Penelope Houston at the bottom of this post to check them out. My webmaster tells me that these large videos are devouring my bandwith, so there's no telling how long we'll keep them up. Enjoy them while they last!