THE ZARKONS

 

 

From Los Angeles.  Led by Dianne Chai (vocals/bass) and Randy Stodola (vocals/guitar) with John McCarthy (drums).  Formerly know as The Alley Cats, this punk trio were a mainstay of the early L.A. punk scene.  The name change along with an image and musical style change perhaps came from the fact that there were so many other "cats" bands around at the time (Stray Cats, Polecats, Rockats) and they were looking to differentiate themselves from that rockabilly sound that the other "cats" were making.  By the second album McCarthy was gone and Terry Cooley replaced him in the drum seat.  Also added at this point was Freda Rente (vocals/bass).  They were not successful.  1985-88. 

see ALLEY CATS.

 

 

 

DISCOGRAPHY:

FULL RELEASES        

SINGLES                 
Riders In The Long Black Parade White Rabbit
Between The Idea And The Reality...Falls The Shadow Heart Full Of Soul

 

 

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