Stuart Swezey's Desolation Center shows were illicit desert festivals—drug-addled parties for LA punks which would influence Coachella and Lollapalooza and then disappear as quickly as they came.
While most LA punk bands were jumping around and whining about Reagan, Saccharine Trust were digging deeper, both musically and lyrically. The band is still going strong today, I called up Baiza to talk about his career and where he's at now.
R. Stevie Moore has released more than 400 recording projects since 1968. The latest addition to his storied catalog is a single called "Everybody Is So Ignorant," and you can listen to it right here.
And catch them on the road. If your brain can handle it.
We met up with Lite at their Tokyo rehearsal space to talk bowel malfunctions, Mike Watt's special sauce, and tips for eating curried rice.