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MY THREE SONS
Bryan Adkins - vocals and bass
Craig Hardy - guitar
Kelly Kamplain - drums
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Another one of the Visalia punk bands that I include in the Fresno punk history. I remember seeing
Bryan at the Dead Kennedys gig at the Belmont Ballroom in
1980. That's the two budding punk
musicians there in the thumbnail in the front row of said show. We talked and he told me of a band
he, Kelly and Craig Hardy had formed that was called "My Three Sons". Clever name for a punk band,
and with Brian's good looks I thought, "They must be good".  I mentioned to
Kelly recently that
several of us, back in the day thought Brian looked a little like Sting and he told me they used to
kid him about it and called him "Stink". I got a big laugh out of that one.
The Dead Kennedys at the Belmont Ballroom with Bryan and Kelly in the audience
photo by Joel Pickford 1980  
http://joelpickford.com/
Here's what Bryan Adkins has to say about how
he discovered punk rock:

THE FUNNY THING ABOUT WHAT I WAS DOING
RIGHT BEFORE DISCOVERING WAS I HAD
ALREADY BEEN LISTENING TO IT.

I EITHER HAD VINYL OR A CASSETTE TAPE
OF THE RAMONES/ IGGY POP & THE
STOOGES /  NEW YORK DOLLS, BUT YOU
KNOW AS WELL AS I THAT PRIOR TO WHAT I
NOW WILL TELL AS
MY DISCOVERY OF WHAT WAS CALLED PUNK
ROCK:

I HAD COME HOME TO MY PARENTS HOUSE,
THIS WAS LATE 1976, I WALKED INTO WHERE
MY PARENTS WERE WATCHING THE NEWS
ON TV.
MY DAD SAID TO HURRY AND COME INTO
CHECK SOMTHIN' ON THE NEWS. SO, I GO IN
AND THE
NEWSCASTER SAID,  "IS THIS THE NEW FACE
OF
ROCK & ROLL ?"

AND ON TV WHAT DO THEY SHOW? THE SEX
PISTOLS PLAYIN AT SOME PUB CLUB. THEY
ALSO INTERVIEWED MALCOM MACLAREN
AND SHOWED THE
CLOTHING SHOP CALLED SEX. THEY TRIED
TO TALK TO SOME OF THE LOCAL PUNK
ROCKERS. IN THE MIDDLE OF THIS NEWS
SEGMENT BOTH MY PARENTS ASK ME  
BRYAN WHAT IS THIS
AND I SAID------------ I DONT KNOW BUT I LIKE
IT!!!!!!!
MY DISCOVERY OF PUNK ROCK.
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