In the mid-'70s, St. Louis wasn't the center of the music world, nor was it a backwoods swamp where nothing was happening. Fueled by the early rumblings of punk rock, bands such as the Dizeazoes, the Moldy Dogs, the Back Alley Boys and the Welders began to create a small St. Louis scene under the nose of the more established classic-rock and folk-influenced bands. This wasn't always easy: As progressive bands such as Pavlov's Dog scored record contracts and radio play, an act like the Moldy Dogs — which was influenced by the Kinks, the Stooges and the Velvet Underground — was laughed at for wearing straight-legged pants and thrown out of clubs for using... More >>>