Episode 31: FANG and the tragic death of Dixie Lee Carney

Murder Coaster by Christa Carmen and Matthew Brockmeyer

Episode notes

PUNK ROCK. It was a battle cry for alienated and disaffected youth around the world. Outsider kids who wanted to go wild in a cruel world where they saw no future. The rejected, the misfits, banding together and causing chaos. And in many ways, no band reflected the anarchistic spirit of the hardcore punk movement better than Fang, from Berkley California.

Fang would become infamous for their hedonism and drug-fueled debauchery while writing legendary that songs would go on to be covered by Nirvana, Metallica, Green Day, Mud Honey and the Butthole Surfers, among many others.

But the story of Fang is more than free-spirited punks going wild in the streets, it is a story of drugs and addiction, of forlorn love, broken friendships, shattered trust, betrayal of a code, innocence lost, and murder.

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