INTERVIEW

Punk: West to East L.A. Part 1

Featuring: Willie Herron
Time: 0:46 minutes
Excerpt:"When I actually put Los Illegals together, we were attempting to tap into performing in the West Side, performing in Hollywood, and we had a problem of getting booked, just because we weren't, we weren't well known when we first got together, and also it seemed that we were stereotyped."
full transcript

When I actually put Los Illegals together, we were attempting to tap into performing in the West Side, performing in Hollywood, and we had a problem of getting booked, just because we weren't, we weren't well known when we first got together, and also it seemed that we were stereotyped, which we kind of expected that we would be stereotyped because of the name of the band.  We decided with Sister Karen, who was at the time running Self Help Graphics, to have every other Thursday, to have a local concert and to bring in all the local teens and all the local bands to have their own venue.