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KFJC 89.7 FM Tape Number Ten Hosted by Hudley Flipside… the 10% experience…The Scotland Yard Pub.

Flipisde Issue 44 Lee Comic Issue KFJC Ad 001

(Misspelling… not 88.9… but 89.7 FM)

Once at the local pub a woman in her twenties looked over at me. She was talking to a friend and I heard her say,

“I don’t know what the big deal is. That magazine came out over thirty years ago?”

She then looked over at me again. I looked back at her. I raised my shoulders and rolled my eyes as if to say,

“I know what ya mean.”

This pub is considered a music pub. The founder Patrick Fairley (RIP) was a member of the 60’s band Marmalade.  Also, DJ BIG DAN Disgustington inspired a long line of DJs who just happened to play 1980s punk rock. Punk rock is a unique genre and like jazz we all rejoice in the awesome sound of its originators. Going to the pub is kind of like going to church. The sociology of religion states that 90% of people going to church do so for social reasons. Only 10% go to have a religious experience. A pub is the same way. When ya add some great music and beer this is the place to be to do the 90% thing or the 10 % thing…or both.

As the spirituals gave birth to the Blues and then Jazz; so, does it inspire the music we listen to today? I don’t go to church anymore, but I do go to pubs and for me it is a 10% experience.

In the 1700s pubs often held meetings under the convert of drunks but, it was the beginning of revolution. It was about individuals who came together, who opposed the Church of England and their government. They sang their pub songs or hymns around the fireplace and hidden in these songs were the lyrics and tunes that inspired the people.

Punk rock can be like going to church and it can be an 90% social thing. To me it has always been about the 10% punk rock experience. It is inspirational, thrilling and has the ability to awakened one to wild possibilities of hope and creativity as any good ‘old Jazz song does.

Sharing these tapes is like sharing an old jazz tune or inspirational experience. It has its place in the continuity of the punk rock experience of 1984.

This is what I should have told the young woman who liked to come to this pub on punk rock DJ nights. She enjoyed listening to 30-year-old music. The thirty-year-old magazine she referred to, documented  the 10 % punk rock experience! Los Angeles Flipside Fanzine, 1977 ` 2000 , will not rest in peace because the music and voices are still alive….

https://www.facebook.com/thescotlandyardpub


Flipside 44 Lee Comic Issue 001


A dollop for your reading pleasure from 1984 fans. Taken from the letter section of Flipside Fanzine Lee Issue # 44, 1984. The ten years I worked on Flipside we published an issue every two months. Also there were the many projects in between too. Live videos, records and beyond…

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LIVE Public Image Ltd. from Flipside Videos !!

the  10 % experience is unclassified, SNFU or part of the X-files.. so go screw!


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KFJC 89.7 FM Tape Ten Hosted By Hudley 1984 01 Track 1

KFJC 89.7 FM Tape Ten Hosted by Hudley Flipside 02 Track 2


Here are all 13 tapes…

https://hudleyflipside.com/flipside-radio-kfjc-1984-hosted-by-hudley-flpside-random-1-13/


Los Angeles Flipside Fanzine Ten Year Anniversary Issue # 54 for sale. (replica) 1977 to 1987 Documentary of the early Punk Rock Scene.

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Flipside Fanzine Radio from the Big Punk Rock 1984 on KFJC 89.7 Tape Number Nine

Flipside radio

Left right left.. Punch… Jane [John] Wayne was a Nazi… tape nine nine nine…Beware!!

Another Monday another tape from Los Angeles Flipside Fanzine Radio.  Here is some more hissing and scratches on vinyl to listen to. Isn’t it precious!? I am publishing these tapes because it is fun. It is opening a door and visiting the past where some things are worth remembering and some things suck… those things I forget for good… “They can just go take a fucking walk.”This was released in the autumn of 1984 and it honestly documents musical history  in a surprising way… so please do not enjoy at all! We are a generation of another state of mind also know as  the Jane generation. We will keep bugging you until all of our colorful balloons pop way up in the sky .The Sound of Music… Charged GBH, Lou Reed, Adrenaline OD, Live Redd Kross, The family of Circle One, Slade and much more!!

KFJC Tape Nine 1984 Hosted By Hudley Track 1

KFJC Tape Nine 1984 Hosted By Hudley Track 2

BE MORE THAN A WITNESS… until next time…


Here are all 13 tapes…

https://hudleyflipside.com/flipside-radio-kfjc-1984-hosted-by-hudley-flpside-random-1-13/


Los Angeles Flipside Fanzine Ten Year Anniversary Issue # 54 for sale. (replica) 1977 to 1987 Documentary of the early Punk Rock Scene.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/1691716995

KFJC FM RADIO TAPE 6 1984.”What’s changed?”

Flipside Fanzine Radio 1984

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA“What’s changed?”

Has saying “FUCK in front of your mom*” turned to shooting your mom down and are “the terrorists” now our own young men? This is what has changed mr jello biafra!

“It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.”
George Orwell, 1984

It was a brave new world…1984. Years later it is worse …and as I write this on the eve of, 6 days before, December 22, 2012…I think what a terrible year it has been for our children. Yet, from so many years ago this music seems as relevant today as it did then. It is saying something strange and uncanny to us now.

ff119fc2-3f9b-3059-aa3f-cf6c0043f451Antenna up I am listening to the new music but I am not caring as much as in my youthful days.

When people die life goes on, when an individual stops listening to new and up coming music…the music goes on.  This is the continuity of punk rock, new and underground music. This motif is and can be applied upon any underground scene. Back in 1984 it was tight, refreshing and crazy out of control… and this tape captures it.

This tape balances in some fun …lots. We all can use the humor to slap the sober out of our disbelief. Yes, finally the interview with Pat Fear of White Flag (some musical history humor)…also the Charged GBH mini interview and live Dead Kennedys from the Olympic Auditorium~ via Flipside Fanzine  live videos…

oh happy birthday Penelope Houston !!!! Today… Dec/17/2012

…another ironic touch down from the past to the present with Penelope Houston of the Avengers… a thread that pulls…listen to this tape and it will give you the chills!!

“The greater a man’s talents, the greater his power to lead astray. It is better that one should suffer than that many should be corrupted. Consider the matter dispassionately, Mr. Foster, and you will see that no offense is so heinous as unorthodoxy of behavior. Murder kills only the individual-and, after all, what is an individual?” – Aldous Huxley, Brave New World, Ch. 10

KFJC FM Tape 6 1984 /9 01 Track 1

KFJC FM Tape 6 9/3/84 02 Track 2

The Vandals song Anarchy burger. “FUCK in front of your mom”, Dead Kennedys  “What’s changed” and “the terrorists”… direst quotes from songs and bands… this is my source of  referencing.. OK


Here are all 13 tapes…

https://hudleyflipside.com/flipside-radio-kfjc-1984-hosted-by-hudley-flpside-random-1-13/


Los Angeles Flipside Fanzine Ten Year Anniversary Issue # 54 for sale. (replica) 1977 to 1987 Documentary of the early Punk Rock Scene.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/1691716995

 

images by Jenny Lens

If you are into the early evolution of punk rock you have to view these images taken by Jenny Lens. The feeling from her pictures jump out at you and it is all about those crazy wild punks. This is the root system of the LA  punk rock scene and it’s amazing history.  Jenny Len’s images yell out loudly about the  history of punk rock and the continuity of a music scene in general. The women of punk rock may have to fight a lot harder to push their way in and Jenny’s photography needs to be proudly displayed in the “herstory” of musical museums as well.

http://jennylens.net/

Conscience the blood of a living anarchist

 I shall now be a little more free and open with you than I was before. I wish we were all true-hearted, and that we did all carry ourselves with integrity.

~ Thomas Rainsborough

Anarchy seems so often clothed in the rebellion and intellectual dress of its followers. When I was younger we had the familiar old image of the Dove sign of two fingers held-up and apart as the symbol of peace. In the punk rock years of the late seventies and early eighties  that symbol metamorphosed and became the “V” of  vice, vandalism and violence. I am sure from the outside this seemed radical and rebellious and it was,  but within my community of friends it stood for something more.  To me personally it stood for freedom from cultural and religious accountability, but not from what lived at the root of its meaning,

“all true-hearted, and that we did all carry ourselves with integrity.”

It was not laws and dogmas that guided us but a true creative spark to change what pissed us off.  It was the Governments that lied to us  and the  dogmatic churches that belittled and brainwashed us with visions of hell and damnation. The worst characters to this abomination of their creation being Saint Augustine and the first Christian king from Constantinople, Constantine the Great.

Putting the blame aside,  I  understand that culture and religion breeds morals and ethics. The most powerful being how we learn these ways of being as an oral tradition passed on from mother to child.  The ethics and morals of what is right and wrong nurtured  by love, and this is the best scenario which is based on the bond between family and loved ones. The goal is to break the bonds of family and so move out into the world as a whole individual filled with integrity.

The above quote from Thomas Rainsborogh’s mouth states clearly the knowing  experience of the true anarchy experience.  This is the freedom to make the best choice for all concerned.  This is not because we have to, or because of peer pressure. It is because we are true-hearted, and that we carry ourselves with integrity as a single individual , with or without government, but hopeful that others will follow on their own accord.

In Aurora, Colorado James E. Holmes killed and it is still a mystery why he killed. My focus is not on him. He is an insane young man who because of his lewdness reveals to us a darkness, a shadow that this country must now face. This is not Anarchy!  It is something else and it is as dark and opaque as the sucking under-world. Yet, within this tragedy and drama is the extreme anarchy of a few individuals that cared more for another than they did for themselves.

I am speaking of the ones that died that day to save another life. I am not a political fool for this country, it is nothing like that.  In the chaos of this a hope shines forth …can you see it? This hope best shows us what the anarchist experience looks like. This is defined as an act for another that is based on the statement,   true-hearted, and that we did all carry ourselves with integrity. I am not saying that one should die for anarchy or die for another to experience  this anarchy experience because it can be viewed and achieved in the smallest of choices or actions.  I am saying that my heart is honored to know that within humanity there are individuals that have a conscience and this is the blood of a true anarchist. In these dark times I am often in a daze of overwhelmedness, today I cried and my heart-felt freedom.

Hold up the beam of light called conscience, hold it up to the Big Wigs, the Corpocracy, the Illuminati,  Wall Street and the Federal Reserve… they don’t have a chance.

This is the blood of a living anarchist !!!

I shall now be a little more free.

Los Angeles Flipside Fanzine Covers from 1979 to 1989.

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A note on Helen Jewel and The Misfits


Helen Jewel was a consistent staph worker on Flipside Fanzine during the 1980s. We met her through another friend through Pete Landswick. She lived near uptown Whittier in a second story funky apartment.  She drove around in an old primer grey Porsche. She had a distinct style about her that was a bit on the Femme fatale side. At the time she worked at a local ceramic business and painted ceramic pieces. She was well-educated in the arts and literature and had a wild side. This is why, I guess, she hung out with us.

I remember when I turned her on to The Misfits. We just saw them live and interviewed them for an issue of Flipside to be published. She did not seem impressed at first, even when I told her all about the band. She was not easily impressed by others at all and told me once,

“If someone has the guts to insult me, I know they are my  friend!”

The Misfits were going to play the Whisky A Go Go. I almost begged her to go. I told her,

“You just have to see them to believe them.”

She went.  I will never forget the Misfits when they hit the stage.  Glen Danzig was between two out-of-sight monsters of testosterone Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein and Jerry Only. Both with their Devilocks hanging down as far as Helen’s mouth.

There just are no words to describe how much fun these guys are to see live, so I won’t,  but it felt out of control!

We went out of control!

Interview In Flipside Fanzine…1980s punk rock, courtesy of Hudley Flipside

Also read, Helen Wrote About Dead Clubs

https://hudleyflipside.com/2015/01/03/helen-wrote-about-dead-clubs/

Helen’s Romanza

https://hudleyflipside.com/2013/05/02/helens-romanza/