Interview Clip #1: Leighton Beezer Discusses the Bopo Boys

Posted: June 20, 2011 in Interview Clips

This initial post of my wonderful blog comes from one Leighton Beezer of the Thrown Ups.  The Thrown Ups in some ways symbolized the 1980s Seattle grunge aesthetic, emphasizing improvisation and volume over practicing and technique.  In this clip, Leighton describes the collective personality of an early ’80s Seattle skate punk gang called the Bopo (pronounced Bop-poe) Boys.

Date of interview: April 25, 2007.  Used with permission.

  1. Emily Rieman says:

    There wasn’t a single bopo boy in the Silly Killers, but the rest of it is pretty great.

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