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The anonymous artist who created this flyer certainly had a good sense of humor. Using a news photo of Pope John Paul blessing the masses, the flyer announced a concert by some very irreligious bands. The 1979 concert took place at the Hong Kong Cafe, one of the few places in Los Angeles where punk bands could play at the time. The incredible DILS from San Francisco played the show and their amazing song I Hate the Rich, made them one of my favorite bands. Angry provocateurs FEAR delighted everyone with their usual pugnacious antics. The enfant terrible editor of SLASH magazine, Claude Bessy, brought together several well known LA punk musicians to form the band CATHOLIC DISCIPLINE, and their searing performance at the Hong Kong disappointed no one. One of their inspiring performances was captured in the documentary film, THE DECLINE OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION.

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