Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Premonition - Santa Clarita Knows How to Rock - 1980

Premonition were a local Santa Clarita Valley band of the late 70's/early 80's who self-released one single on their own label in 1980 featuring the songs "Glitter Girl" and "So What". Honestly, this thing is so obscure that the only reason I even have it is that the guitar player, Paul Hirschmann, was my guitar teacher from the ages of 10 to 12. I still remember the day he came over for my lesson and excitedly gave me two copies of this single, hot off the presses, and told me they pressed 100 of them. The A-side, their most famous song from their local gigs, was a classic-rock-cum-glam-rocker called "Glitter Girl" while the B-side was Hirschmann's moment to shine on the instrumental jazz-rock-psych riff-a-thon called "So What". This is the true sound of Los Angeles' north valley area circa 1980.


  1. Hey SM,

    Do you have any rips of Demolition Gore Galore, Damn Yankees (with Jason Nesmith), Bang Bang, LA Guns with Paul Black, China or Back Alley Sally?

    Drop me a note.

    Long live the old schooL!

  2. Thanks for the kind words Jim. Just checked out your new blog and it looks great. I do have Demolition Gore Galore 12" and 7"'s that I'll rip and get up as soon as I can. I'll do the same with the Bang Bang record. And as luck would have it, I do have a Damn Yankees demo tape which will go up here next. And Paul Black era live LA Guns just may be coming too.
    Take it sleazy,
    The SRM