The Screaming Abdabs at Paris Theatre [early Australian punk]
The Screaming Abdabs at Paris Theatre [early Australian punk]

The Screaming Abdabs at Paris Theatre [early Australian punk]

Sydney: The Paris Theatre, 1978. Offset. 8 1/2 x 11 in. Very good with foldlines, two closed tears at top edge not exceeding 1 1/2 in., and yellow discoloration from adhesive. Item #5622

Flyer for a performance by The Screaming Abdabs, who also performed as City Ramwaddy, and Johnny Dole and the Scabs at The Paris Theatre, a hub of Sydney’s counterculture scene. Both acts were inspired and short lived, particularly The Screaming Abdabs, whose striking and provocative frontwoman Carmel Strelein strove to reject UK or US-inspired sound and forge
an Australian take on punk. A recording from this show was released in 2016 by Wallaby Beat.

On verso is a calendar of events in April 1978 at The Paris Theatre, including screenings of Desperate Living, Blank Generation, and a benefit screening of Harlan County for the Australian Labor Party.

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