The secret ingredient to the Los Angeles punk scene: Chinese Food

The band The Germs performing at Sala Boite in Madrid on December 18, 2009. Photo via Wikipedia. 

California has had a thriving punk scene since the 1970s. Think: The Germs, Dead Kennedys and Black Flag.

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It turns out the key ingredient to the LA punk scene was Chinese food. Some of the most important venues were Chinese restaurants, not only here in Los Angeles, but throughout the state.