Thursday, August 19, 2010

Women In LA Punk - Christina Bones

I always thought of Arthur J and the Gold Cups as the Masque’s unofficial house band. The band was propelled by the riveting stage antics of Spazz Attack, famous for being able to do a flip through the air, completing a full 360 degree revolution
in the middle of any given song. It was also endowed with the guitar virtuosity of Geza X, the steady beat of Brendan Mullen on drums and Hal Negro sending out elephant mating calls on his trumpet. The insanity and cacophony of their stage show teetered on the edge of dissonance and that is precisely where the sweet voices of the Cupcakes worked their magic on the band’s sound. In a stage show full of wild free-form musicianship the three pretty, unassuming backing vocalists, true to their name served up confections as pleasing to the eye as they were to the ears, providing a thread of melody on which the other band members performed their high wire acts of sound.

Christina Cupcake shares her memories of the Masque, Arthur J and her life with fellow musician Billy Bones of The Skulls in this latest Interview with Women in LA Punk. Read Christina's Women in LA Punk Interview and see more of her photos by clicking on the thumbnail below. Enjoy!


Anonymous said...

Hi Alice,

I love this series of interviews! Are you going to/or have you, answer the questions yourself?

ZantiMissKnit said...

I love these Women in LA Punk interviews. My teen punk years were in the early-to-mid-80s, and on the East Coast, and there were just not enough women being recognized at that time and place. The early LA scene was inspiring to me.

Mathieu said...


I'm from Belgium. Your website is very nice. I really like the "Women in L.A. punk". I love the early LA punk music and i've read some books about it (We got the neutron bomb & Lexicon devil), but it's great the see the points of view and recollections of the female scenesters.