Shit worker, staph or staff… what the fuck?
Al Flipside was so stern about not having our, staph mugs, in any issue of Flipside fanzine. He was a fanatic about it. So, it is a challenge for me to do this cover including myself-mug in the world of punk rock. Yet my real focus is what I am holding. #1 staff… a tape recorder. First of the handheld devices.
Photograph by Al Flipside
This is one of my favorite pictures taken by Al Flipside. Why it is so interesting to me, because I am holding the tape recorder that was responsible for recording all the interviews we did at Flipside, at least when I was there. Also, I am wearing my PIL pants.
I loved those pants… DIY silk screening days… and then there is Wimpy’s face… brings chills to my spine! I reprinted this special Flipside issue because it is a history of Punk Voices.
An oral history, with pictures too.
Now available again in a sweet paperback book. 1977 to 1987.
(On Cover Subhumans and Samoans: Greg Turner, Metal Mike, Wimpy, Hud, Garry and Jim.)
The new cover of Los Angeles Flipside Fanzine # 54 Ten Year Anniversary Issue Paperback (replica) 2019.
Click to purchase this paperback edition 2019 …