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
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Singles & EPs

BAG 199 The Bags - Survive album art Bags* Survive (Single) Dangerhouse BAG 199 US 1978 Sell This Version
SPR018 The Bags - Disco's Dead album art Bags* Disco's Dead Artifix Records SPR018 US 2003 Sell This Version
none The Bags - Babylonian Gorgon album art The Bags Babylonian Gorgon(7", Card, Promo, Mus) Artifix Records none US 2008 Sell This Version


SPR025 The Bags - All Bagged Up: The Collected Works 1977-1980 album art The Bags All Bagged Up: The Collected Works 1977-1980 (Comp) Artifix Records SPR025 US 2007 Sell This Version