OUR LOVE HATE HERO -
BSC, CA – In the space of the Java Joz-Cuppy's era, we lost 3 people to music. One was Bipsy, through her murder but the other two just left the scene burnt-out. One of the other two was Johnny. Like the ex-convict in that Moms Mabley joke who was stealing wheelbarrows from a construction site, we never got caught being on the outermost reaches of the MPD like a roadhouse. Natural breeze flow took care of the rest. Still Johnny got harassed every time he went to the Murrieta City Hall for something. The last ticket fiasco was the straw. Different City, same mindset.
The second person to leave burnt out was Ric, a handsome Italian who left Italy, like this owner, for the love of a woman. It doesn't get anymore Italiano than that, not that any woman couldn't do the same thing given the Hollywood opportunity. Ric started the first The Vault and had no involvement in the scene of original music. The Sounds of Music were a group of music store/schools in the area that ran all the way up to Hemet [Florida Ave]. The then new area of Temecula attracted the loose franchise to expand here. The place catered to young kids taking music lessons from seasoned old school performers and the old school crowd [50s-80s covers]. Ric got the Temecula store, hired an old-timer [guitarist, 80s hair band] who in turn looked for an assistant, read replacement. One day, fresh from the bonfire of the Jjoz vanities, in comes this kid “dressed in a bandana and tee shirt for the job.” - Ric
And that began the very original music scene last segment, the mushroom cap fireball era of the new music scene which was to branch out into the Summer of Ska; a grand punk revival blending new [current] punks with the punks they maybe had heard about or had records by; modern Christian 'straight-edge'; and a era producing 2 main spinoffs, with the first one you will recognize without being a music fan, just after the jump. That and any one of the pics inside could have been used as the lead-in, but realistically, this group was one that we [Ivan and I] saw together early in this third part of the scene plus no group name better captures the Ivan and everyone else relationships. For all the people who felt that they needed to keep an eye on Ivan, I was the only person Ivan felt that he needed to watch. This is the story from that guy.