Legal Weapon

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Legal Weapon
Origin Los Angeles, CA, USA
Genres Punk rock
Years active 1981-present
Labels Arsenal Records
Members Kat Arthur
Brian Hansen
Charlie Vartanian
Steve Reed
Past members Patricia Morrison
Mike R. Livingston
Steve Soto
Frank Agnew
Adam Maples
Eddie Wayne
Derek O'Brien
Tom Slick
Danny Halperin
Jerry Jones Haskin
"Mad Dog" Karla

Legal Weapon are a Southern California punk band, initially composed of singer Kat Arthur, guitarist Brian Hansen, drummer Charlie Vartanian, bassist Patricia Morrison (formerly of Bags and later of The Gun Club, The Sisters of Mercy and The Damned) and guitarist Mike R. Livingston.

The band's early full-length albums Death of Innocence (on which their lineup included Steve Soto and Frank Agnew of The Adolescents) and Your Weapon were well received; its later efforts less so. With her powerful voice, Kat Arthur is often called "the Janis Joplin of punk".


Studio albums
  • No Sorrow (1981, Arsenal Records)
  • The World Is Flat (1993, Last Resort Records)
Compilation appearances

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