'Born Alicia Armendariz to Mexican immigrants who lived in East L.A., she emerged in the ’70s Hollywood punk scene. Her furious screams would define the aggressive vocal style of the time. Rising over distorted electric guitar and sped up bass and drums, her voice created a thick dissonant texture — a trademark of the early punk sound that echoed L.A. tension.'
Her book, Violence Girl, should be read by anyone claiming to care/know about early Punk Rock. It’s that good.