Bands that should have made it big…D Generation
The Opium Den : Hollywood
July 10, 1996
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This is the first of a four-part series I’m doing this week, featuring bands that should have made it big, but for one reason or another it just didn’t happen. Each day I will add a new band and a new photo.
This is a band that I thought was going to be huge. They had a front man, Jesse Malin that was completely charismatic… you couldn’t take your eyes off him. They had incredible energy – at one point during this show, Malin actually vomited, then just keep going like nothing happened. By the time I was done shooting, I felt like I’d just gotten beat up in a fight. According to their Wikipedia page, it looks like they lost their label support at a key time, and once they got the support they needed, they were never quite able to kick it up to the next level. Still, this was a great band, and one you should check out if you never heard them.
Photographed right up in the band’s face with my Canon EOS-1, a Canon 15mm fish eye lens and a Canon 430EZ Flash. Shot on Fujichrome film.