Joey "8" Holzman interviews
Bebop Records owners René Engel & Rich Bruland
11-16-1984 Reseda California filmed by Video Louis LApunk13.com
Invisible Chains were an experimental, paisley underground, post-punk, psychedelic noise band from the South Bay area of Los Angeles, California. From 1981 to 1986, the band went through several incarnations. The leader was Joey "8" Holzman (June 23,1962 to Oct.14, 1989) on Main Vocals/Guitar. Other members included Dan Dobrin: Bass/Vocals; Mark Hecht: Keyboard/Vocals; Allan Hart: Percussion/Vocals; Janet Housden: on Drums.
Later members included Rich Costigan on Drums/Vocals; Kevin Wood; Bass; Martin Tamburovic: Trumpet and Tenor Sax; Crane: trumpet, organ; Carla "Noelle" Bozulich; Vocals/Trumpet/Percussions/Spoken Word and Artwork;.and Richard Simpson on Bass/Guitar/Vocals. Such notable musicians as Ethan James, Don Bolles and DeDe Troit participated in the creation of the Invisible Chains self-titled debut album, which included artwork by Raymond Pettibon. The band was once described as "Sound Sculpture" by LA Weekly music critic Craig Lee, who was a member of The Bags.
Former members went on to join such bands as Redd Kross, Teardrain, Raszebrae and The Geraldine Fibbers. (youtube.com/watch?v=rVMIrvRP484)
Invisible Chains~ "Einstein Followers" was recorded in 1982. They were an early paisley underground punk band from the South Bay (Torrance and Redondo Beach) that used to play with bands like the Minutemen, Sacchrine Trust, and Mood of Defiance...
In this recording, Invisible Chains were-----Dan Dobrin~ Bass; Mark Hecht~ keyboards; Allen Hart~ percussion/back up vocals; Joey Holzman~ Vocals/guitar/lyrics.
Video collage~ Rich Polysorbate (Nov.6, 2013)...Wiyot Cliffs Prod. 2013
Invisible Chains was one of the stranger bands from the South Bay in the early to mid 1980s and had a number of people come and go over time. I was to later replace Allan on the drums and before Allen, Janet Housden played drums. By the time I joined they had morphed into more experimental music and rarely played out....Joey Holzmen was the main song writer and crooner. He passed away in May 1989 from an overdose. He was a cartoonish version of a cross between Oscar Levant, Frank Sinatra Jr., and Ed Sanders. He will be missed but not by the people he constantly annoyed. You can see him act in Raymond Pettibon's film, "Weathermen "69". he plays a song in the beginning called "White Christmas". ( youtube.com/watch?v=2C175jYd3p8 )