Tomata du Plenty, Screamers debut, May 28, 1977. Tomata ran outta nowhere and ran around the stage aka the floor. Some debut! Expressive. Accessible. Brilliant. Talented. Lovable. ONLY one Tomata du Plenty. Sadly missed. Left us way too early.
His art career just taking off. I will never forget him calling me to tell me to catch him on the news. CNN I think. He and I were in an art show, Forming, 1999, Track 16, Santa Monica. Bought some fab paintings. GENIUS.
I was thrilled to see these negs a few years ago when I began some scanning.
THE. BEST. LA. BAND. Their debut show was landmark. Their shows events. Sadly, they imploded before officially recording. Which left the other best and most famous LA band, X. We all hung out. Screamers gave the best parties!
Oh the photos, onstage, offstage, parties, the Masque: I’ve a ton of ’em.
The music! The shows! Nothing will ever come close to it. Had to be there. Thanks for the memories, Tomata du Plenty, Tommy Gear, KK Barrett, Paul Roessler and others.
Unisex T-Shirt (Gildan 2000)
S-5XL. White, Black, Stone Blue, Carolina Blue, Ice Grey, Charcoal, Forest Green.
I chose this to showcase my most beloved, infamous, classic photos in a truly affordable t-shirt. Have you looked at prices online? Etsy? A little flower in the shoulder for $35? I love the Gildan line.
Plus the added size range is great! Not all of us are on the small side. Many women could wear larges sizes as a short dress. Cool with leggings or tights underneath. Anyway, this is a fun tee line.
This is of the most classic t-shirts in a basic fit. Also one of the most popular t-shirts for men among the printer’s customers.
- 100% cotton jersey cotton
- Increased body and sleeve lengths to accommodate shrinkage.
- Seamless double needle 7/8 collar
- Taped neck and shoulders.
- Double needle sleeve and bottom hems