by the way, that photo is by rex rystedt. he was one of the really great early photographers at the rocket. later he went pro and even did stuff for big corporate accounts like rolling stone. but, when he took these photos he was a ticket taker at the old paramount theater when it was still a rock club. he got great backstage photos of patti smith and bryan ferry and blondie and the pretenders an even a young bruce speringsteen (before he hit it big). so, he has a really incredible portfolio to exploit. sadly, he never has. it's just all buried in his files somewhere.
people always brag up the austin scene and how intense and "rockin" it was. just beacuse seattle later got famous, everybody tends to dismiss the early years. but shows like this were going on ALL THE TIME. it was pretty fucking great. the 80's in seattle were claustrophoibic and nowhere, but it had some of the greatest shows i've ever seen.