Flipside Video Seven

JUNE NEWS 17, 2022

I am happy to say that a band from this video, and promotion video, is being featured in ARTCORE FANZINE ISSUE #41 with STUKAS OVER BEDROCK ‘Life Like Yogi’ 7” EP OUT NOW.

Pete Grella and I talked about the story of this original tape which I found interesting. It is my mission to bring stories and creators back to original source material when I can.

“I gave the Stukas video to Welly. [Welly Artcore] I appreciate that you put us on your flipside video, it made us feel like we had arrived. We made that video when we were at UCLA, using UCLA’s equipment for filming and editing. The video has aired on many platforms. We recorded the video on 3/4 video tape we found unattended. A friend of ours was taking a video editing class so she gave us access to the video editing rooms.”

Punk history is always telling a wonderful narrative. When we work together, we can keep the real punk rock historic thread and narrative alive.


Flipside Video Seven

Someone told me once that Chuck Dukowski from SST Records and I from Flipside Fanzine were the only ones that answered our mail. That made me feel good. It mattered … still does.

What I like so much about my WordPress site The Seminary Of Praying Mantis is that it is part of a global community. Every day I can see who is reading my posts from all over the world. It thrills me as much as it did back in the 1980s. We had bulk mail. We distributed Los Angeles Flipside Fanzine all over the world. And even though it may have taken two to three months for another country to get their Flipside Fanzines, I always got letters and corresponded with punks all over the world, kind of like now but maybe not as intimate. It was cool hiding in my Flipside cave and corresponding like that.

Los Angeles Flipside Fanzine # 39 1983 Government Issue..

Now for the video that everyone contributed to. The compilation video with all your fave bands.

With…

Now for the video that everyone contributed to. The compilation video with all your fave bands.
With… Stukas over Bedrock, Government Issue, Adolescents, Plain Wrap, Big Boys, Armed Citizens, 76% Uncertain, Dandelion Abortions, Cheetah Chrome & The Motherfuckers, Skate Death, Gay Cowboys In Bondage, I Refuse It, Psychedelic Skeletons, Clying Onz, Riistetyt, Rappid, Musta Paratti, Lama. Lovedolls Superstar (film) commercial…

Lovedolls Superstar (film) commercial.

Stukas Over Bedrock open with their conceptual piece call “Life Like Yogi.”

Government Issue have three live numbers from 9:30 Club, “Vanity Fair, “Understand,” and “Familiar.”

And from the Starwood, when the Adolescents were still hot live, “Rip It Up” and “I Hate Children.”

The Big Boys have two tunes live “Party” and “Baby Lets Play God.” Taken from a live cable show.

Then on to some garage video rehearsal stuff with two songs. “Myron” and “Punk Rock.” Thanx to Plain Wrap.

Live from CBGB’s we have Armed Citizens with “Toxic Waste” and “Moe Sense.”

Live from a studio we have 76% Uncertain with “Dr. Jekyll” and “I Hate The Radio.”

The fun video from the Dandelion Abortions is something different to watch. With “Teenage Reject” and Dandelion Abortions.”

Then we have some Italian bands, like with Cheetah Chrome & The Motherfuckers and I Refuse It.

And some more bands from Alaska like Skate Death, Psychedelic Skeletons and Clying Onz. All live from a studio.

Then live from Florida we have Gay Cowboys in Bondage singing and playing “Big Fat Baloney Sandwich.”

Then of course we can’t forget the Finland bands, which are listed above.

So, all in all, a good fun video to have …Ta Ta.

Lovedolls Superstar (film) Commercial.

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