The Bags


The Bags were one of the first generation of punk rock bands to emerge out of Los Angeles, California in the late 70's formed by Alice Armendariz and Patricia Rainone.

The first line up includes Alice on vocals, Pat on bass, Janet Koontz and Geza X on guitars and Joe Nanini on drums; with this line up The Bags played their first show at The Masque on September 10, 1977. During this first period many drummers played in the band, like Nicky Beat, Don Bonebrake, Don Bolles.

With a new line up featuring Alice and Pat, Craig Lee and Rob Ritter on guitars, and Terry Graham on drums, The Bags released in 1979 their first and only record, the single "Survive" on Dangerhouse Records. "We Don't Need The English" was included on the Yes L.A. compilation.

After this, Pat left the band. In 1980 the group, minus Pat, was filmed by Penelope Spheeris for the punk rock documentary film, 'The Decline Of Western Civilization'. At the release of the film in 1981 the producers billed the group as Alice Bag Band to avoid any conflict with ex-member Pat. By then, however, the band had broken up.

Alice went on to join Castration Squad.
Terry Graham and Rob Ritter joined The Gun Club; Ritter later change his name to Rob Graves and form the seminal death rock band 45 Grave; died in 1991 of a heroin overdose.
Craig Lee also played with Catholic Discipline; he died in 1991, as a result of AIDS.
Pat, later known as Patricia Morrison, she joined the Legal Weapon.

Alice Bag (Alice Armendariz) - vocals
Pat Bag (Patricia Morrison) - bass
Rob Ritter - guitar
Craig Lee - guitar, vocals
Terry Dad Bag (Terry Graham) - drums

Aliases:Alice Bag Band, Sgab From The Planet Zed
Members:Alice Armendariz, Craig Lee, Geza Gedeon, Joe Nanini, Marc Moreland, Nickey Alexander, Patricia Rainone, Rob Ritter, Terry Graham
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