1976-1981: The years I served Kim. Punk had found it's own, and New Wave was making it's splash in Hollywood.
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What was a soft spoken kid with glasses doing in Dylan's Mr. Jones position with The Big Dog? Odd bedfellows in some respects, we wrote a heap of new and unusual songs with funny titles like: "Exploding Tenderness", "Drowning Into a Sea of Blondes" and "Ghosts on Television" (2 to 3 a week at one point) Still working other simultaneous bod snatching projects-among them: "Vampires From Outer Space" Bomp/1979-
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Waves: An Anthology of New Music Vol. 1 January 1979
All the tears have fallen in the world of fools...
...the first DISCO ROLLER SKATING act ever, the gender-bending Rhythm Skaters on TK Records, the all Mormon "LOVE FAMILY", crazy showgirls THE DOUBLEMINT TWINS, the Jesus Powered power-pop POPSICLES, nice kid Philip McKeon from the "ALICE SHOW", Andre Previn's wild child "LOVELY", Bart Bishop and the hot BABY ROULETTE,
Kim's nine week marriage of the summer of 78 never happened, and it was time for new scorchers... to contact him at 6000 Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood, California 90028, U.S.A. for anything they could digest.
...demo's with NIKKI SIXX when his band was yet called LONDON, and Vinnie Cusano who later joined KISS and became THE VINNIE VINCENT INVASION (the list goes on) *Hey, that me on guitar: Stiv Bators "L.A. L.A." with Jimmy Pursey (and uncredited choppy piano on "Factory Boy"-don't shoot me)... not to forget Kim's own ingenious SNAKE DOCUMENT MASQUERADE on Island Records.
If you listen real carefully. Kim shouts: "Louis Fist!" at the end...
I was his chauffeur and pal...clearly making sure to always "keep my eyes in my pocket and nose to the ground". I put out some singles myself as TOMMY ROCK, played the Circuit (the Troubador, the Whiskey, Gazzarri's, the Starwood, the Improv, the Cuckoos Nest and Squeeze in Riverside, the Fleetwood in Redondo Beach (with the Bates Motel), the Hong Kong Cafe, the Bla Bla, Madam Wong's (with my friends BLOW UP), and even BLACKIES on La Brea- my show with the ORCHIDS crashed by the late TIM HARDIN), and later did an album on CBS (Tommy Knight, 1981).
Dr. Filth he keeps his world...inside of a leather cup... Desolation Row