Damage: An Inventory, Issues 1 and 2 [Punk, Hardcore Tabloid]

Damage: An Inventory, Issues 1 and 2 [Punk, Hardcore Tabloid]


Vol. 1 No. 1 July 1979, Vol. 1 No. 2 August/September 1979. Newsprint, tabloid format, approx. 29 by 44 cm and folded, 36; 40 pp. incld. covers, illus. Yellowing with light cover and edge wear with a few small edge tears and a couple of light drip marks on the bottom edge of the front cover of issue two – the first issue is a little rougher than the second. A scarce post-punk, new wave paper that covered the San Fran and L.A. scenes, as well as national and international groups. The first issue, with Jello Biafra of the Dead Kennedys on the cover, features a Euro scene report, New Youth Productions, and interviews with street artist DA, Robert Hanrahan (manager of the Dead Kennedys and The Offs), The Urge, No Sisters, Gender Nervous, the Bags, and MX-80 Sound. Also included is a striking two-page communique from Coum Transmissions, “that centrosomic body releasing the energies and actions of a group of English artists whose most familiar public form is Throbbing Gristle.” The second issue, with Patricia Morrison of the Bags (and later The Sisters of Mercy and The Damned) on the front cover, features Devo, Pink Section, The Don’ts, Rock Against Racism, and interviews with Adam and the Ants, artist Bruce Conner, Queenie Taylor (Bill Graham’s assistant), Brendan Mullen of the Masque punk club in Hollywood, the U.K. Subs, and the Human Hands. Both issues include fiction, editorials, photography, and art. An important early Cali paper not only for its coverage of bands, but club owners, managers, and promoters as well. First Edition.

Title: Damage: An Inventory, Issues 1 and 2 [Punk, Hardcore Tabloid]

Author Name: L., Brad; Skot A.; Mia Culpa; Marian K., eds.

Categories: Music, Punk,

Publisher: San Francisco, Damaged Goods Company: 1979

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Good

Item: 1.00

Seller ID: 2370