Friday, September 16, 2005

Women In L.A. Punk - Part XV - Lisa Fancher

I know, I know, I'm late on updating my website and I got behind on keeping up my series of interviews with women in the early L.A. punk scene. But we're finally getting our lives back to "normal" after our move and now we can get back to the fun stuff!

I am happy to announce that we have a new interview posted today with Lisa Fancher. For those of you who don't know, Lisa was one of the first females involved on the business side of the indie record business. She got her start at Bomp, which was one of the first stores to carry punk music. Through her label, Frontier Records, Lisa was responsible for helping establish and distribute globally what became the blueprint for the So-Cal Hardcore sound. It would be hard to overestimate her importance to the modern punk scene.

Click on the Women In Punk thumbnail to read her interview.

4 comments:

bloomsday said...

Nice blog, Alice! I was just watching an excellent documentary on the Punk scene this past week (Punk Attitude by Don Letts) and I turned to my husband and said, "I know her," as soon as I saw your face! You look great!

(I was a good friend of Brad's from Berkeley and hung out with you and Betsy and Rick and went to tons of shows roughly from 1983 to early 1985. Glad to see you are alive and well.)

Anonymous said...

Alice you did it again.. Lisa is an institution here in LA,just like Jenny Lens, and Xene, she was so instrumental in filling a much needed void and gave us all some great albums over the years. Besides punk releases, she also gave one of the best bands EVER! Thin White Rope! Lisa Fancher rocks!

SR

MXV said...

I had the pleasure to interview Lisa for my site (which you linked - thanks!) and have remained in touch with her ever since. Lisa is awesome and I'm glad I got to know her, not to mention she was responsible for putting out a ton of records that were crucial to my skateboarding punk rock teen years in the 1980s.

darkside777 said...

Bravo Lisa!

Thanks Alice for featuring Lisa on your WOmen in L.A. Punk.

Lisa was always important in the Punk scene and at Bomp as well.