The Paisley Underground.
From about 1982 to 1985, the Los Angeles club scene featured a bunch of guitar bands on the verge of being the next big thing, including The Dream Syndicate
, Green on Red, The Long Ryders
, The Rain Parade
, Game Theory
(later known as The Loud Family
) and, of course, The Bangles
(the only ones who managed to actually become a big thing). Michael Quercio
of The Three O'Clock
and Salvation Army
inadvertently named the scene "Paisley underground
" when he made an off handed joke during a radio interview. Most of the bands are now, to borrow a phrase from Game Theory
leader Scott Miller
, languishing in national obscurity, as opposed to local obscurity.
posted by Joey Michaels
on Jul 9, 2007 -