Craig Lee played in the following punk
and post-punk bands:
The Bags, Catholic Discipline, The
Boneheads, Funhouse as well as
performing with Phranc.
He wrote for Slash, Damage, Flipside,
L.A. Times and was music co-editor for
|Craig Lee Interview
Interview Part 2
I miss my old friends now and then, but I try to live in the present. I’ve lost so
many friends over the years that I try not to think about it because it could easily
I do miss Craig Lee. He was like an older brother to me. We used to annoy each
other just for fun. He came up with different names for me, like “Babylonian
Gorgon” and “Violence Girl." He used to call me his “Gordita” which means “little
fat one” in Spanish. I’d do little things to piss him off and then when the veins in
his neck started to pop out and his face was nice and red, I’d laugh and really
drive him crazy. The angrier he got, the funnier he looked to me. So I guess we
had a kind of dysfunctional relationship, but I do miss his friendship.
I don’t think people realize just how important Craig Lee was to the development
of the whole underground music and arts scene in L.A. Craig’s was one of the
first and most creative voices in the punk, post punk and alternative club
scenes. I hope I get to annoy you again, Craig! But not right away.