Lisa Suckdog Carver Performed Au Naturel

[Art History]

“The Crazy Bitch Came Through”

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by Krk Dominguez

I know you’re not here for a history lesson, but I’m not getting paid to entertain with a full floor show.

If you people can put a wrapper on this concept- the story will be palpable. These images were captured back in the dark ages, some 20 to 25 years ago, before the internet, before digital cameras: before Bill Gates could buy small countries.

I was fortunate enough back then to have been a nerd. I read a lot of zines edited by strange and compelling people or mean and nasty folk. Anyway you dice it, I ended up corresponding with a Lisa Suckdog over at Rollerderby (corresponding = me ordering a t-shirt & a couple issues of said rag). Her zine in particular was seductively odd (Google it, I’m lazy).

So, in one of her zines a buncha pictures pop up of her on stage nude with some weasel-looking punk named Costes. Of course they played it off as art. Only god will ever truly know what kinda shit they were ingesting at the time such a concept was conceived. But, to their credit, they took the show on the road and an LA date was scheduled.

When the time came – sure enough the LA Weekly got a hold of it and the word spread like herpes at a Grateful Dead parking lot, “Deranged naked chick on stage with drunk Frenchman”. Needless to say her LA debut had vast more in attendance than Sound Garden’s did, albeit her audience seemed less concerned with monitor feedback.

The crazy bitch came through. Out of the hundreds of gigs that I documented I will probably always remember some of this night. I would go into detail for you, but it would require some math and I doubt the majority of you went to high school. YouTube it or ask Larry Hardy…

~ Krk Dominguez – Huntington Beach, Ca. – 6/8/10 – 9:37 AM

Below: photos by Krk of alt-writer Lisa Carver (Vice Magazine as well as numerous books) and her then-husband Costes onstage as SUCKDOG.

Lisa Carver, pre-nudity in punkrock performance.
Lisa Carver, pre-nudity in punkrock performance.
Lisa Carver, upstage of Costez. Before the internet, when print and live performance were king.
Lisa Carver, upstage of Costez. Before the internet, when print and live performance were king.
Lisa Crystal Carver and her punkrock opera SUCKDOG, doing their thing somewhere in LA in the early 1990’s , before the nude part of the show begins…
Lisa Crystal Carver and her punkrock opera SUCKDOG, doing their thing somewhere in LA in the early 1990’s , before the nude part of the show began.

Editor’s Note: this was originally published on the Reviewer Press Blog.