KCRW’s Private Playlist: Alice Bag

KCRW’s Private Playlist is a weekly listening session with Southern California’s most notable musical figures in their private creative environments. The piece airs Friday mornings on KCRW as the closing segment of Morning Edition. For this installment, I spoke with L.A. punk legend Alice Bag. Alice was the lead singer and co-founder of The Bags, one of the first bands to form during the initial wave of punk in Los Angeles. She was featured in Penelope Spheeris’s seminal documentary on L.A. punk, The Decline of Western Civilization. She is the author of the critically acclaimed books “Violence Girl” and “Pipe Bomb For the Soul.” Her second album, “Blueprint,” was named one of the Best Albums of 2018 by NPR. Her third, “Sister Dynamite,” was released under quarantine in April 2020.