This was shot in 1978 outside the dressing room at the El Mocombo. Note: John Catto is missing from the photo as he was evicted from the club moments before this was taken due to some A-hole security guard not recognising him.
This is where it all began!!! The first Diodes gig supporting The Talking Heads January 1977 at OCA
Shot taken in 1978 in our rehearsal space across from the Peter Pan Restaurant on Queen St W.
Along with Robert Mapplethorpe Jimmy De Sana was one of the best known photographers of his generation. Here is a shot of The Diodes taken in New York with Jimmy Photo-bombing the shot. This shoot was for the Punk Issue of File Magazine. Summer 1977. We played our first gig at CBGBs later that night.
Photo: Jimmy De Sana using timer
Paul with Miriam Linna the original drummer of the Cramps in NYC, Summer 77 when The Diodes supported them at CBGBs
Photo: by Ralph Alfonso
This gig was at the Aragon Ballroom in Chicago January 20 1978
This is a photo taken at Tate Modern in London during a talk on Punk art and design. Carol Starr’s cover is an international classic! This was the first album jacket to use Polaroid SX70 snaps on a record sleeve.
This is a photo of a reconstruction/installation of the CBGB toilet at The Metropolitan Museum in New York. It was was based on a snapshot from 1977 and yep DIODES are indeed present and correct.
This was taken by our good friend Ken Steacy who designed the Diodes Logo seen on this website.