I think that Jeff and I must have walked into BeBop Records and Fine Art not too long after they first opened: Hanging out in record stores was a way we spent a considerable portion of our youth. Rich Bruland and Rene Engel, the shop’s co-owners, were hung ho when we asked about putting on shows there – yet another example of adults being completely open to these young teenage kids with nothing but gumption. We put on several shows there – both ones that EDB played at and others. With the record racks pushed over to the side, BeBop was a fantastic place to see shows – especially for kids in the Valley.
Photo by Alan Peak
Above is Jimmy Smack performing at the same show. A force of nature, this man. A few details are available via Dangerous Minds.
Pictured in this flyer: Virginia McMartin. At the time, we all assumed that the McMartin child abuse/satanic whatever was true.
One of two wonderful Bebop megashows. I believe this was Uncle Cremation’s first gig. Flyer designed by Ron.
This flyer was most likely designed by Rich Bruland, co-owner of Bebop Records & Fine Art. Bebop was located down the street from the Country Club (maybe it was called Rissmiller’s by then), so probably the Clowns of Death were playing there… Nice try, but probably not a large overlap in audience.