Punk Rock Historian and Professional Consultant.
Autumnal Equinox special.
(Bringing back an original WordPress post from 2012)
There are many stories from THE BIG PUNK ROCK. This is just one of them. Documented and served up for your ears only.
“The box was addressed to a rented room where I lived. Once the house cleaners’ quarters and part of a large old Victorian house in Rochester New York. The box contained several copies of Flipside Fanzine and 13 cassette tapes of KFJC Radio. I guess AL Flipside felt sorry for me and mailed them.
Twenty years later the box has been with me on a long journey. In time I upgraded the cassette tapes to CDs. Then for the last 6 years the box, with CDs, was placed in a closet to mature almost as good as a grand old whiskey.”~ Hudley Flipside about KFJC Los Angeles Flipside Fanzine Radio Tape Four
Before cell phones, computers, and the internet, records were what the punks were listening to.
Scratched because they were played too much!!!
Hear the records as they came warm from the vinyl bakery.
A history of a youth gone mad and then some got older and some are dead dead dead.
The patina of punk rock, you just cannot send me away. I survived the valley of the dolls.
Put this in your punk rock nostalgia blender, then on your pizza with garlic for punishment.
It took me some time to get this all together. I am asking for a punk love offering.
“Be more than a witness.”
Here are thirteen 1-hour tapes with mostly a punk rock genre. To be shared one after the other in good time.
Hudley Flipside hosted and recorded each tape at the Flipside House in Whittier California. Flipside Radio lasted for about a years’ time. Flipside Radio includes interviews with current individuals involved with the punk rock scene when all was unique, fresh and on the cutting edge.
Lyell from KFJC was the guy that asked us. Hudley was the one to take it on. It was a peak time for punk rock and Flipside was running very fast with it.
This is a taste, a little bit of that history. Flipside Fanzine published from the late 1970s to around the beginning of the 2000s. It covered up and coming bands from the underground music scene in Los Angeles as well as internationally.
This is the first 60-minute recording from 1984. Right out of punk rock. Enjoy, because you just never knew who would come a knocking on our door?
An interesting article in the Los Angeles times today 11/17/2012 in the Business section.
“Hostess to go out of business”
This synchronizes with Flipside Radio which contains an interview I did with Ian MacKaye about straight edge versus eating of sweets.
Al mentions the “Twinkies defense” in so many words. Very impressive. Dan White killed San Francisco city Supervisor Harvey Milk and Mayor Moscone due to eating Twinkies. He became depressed (hypoglycemia). Also, one of the reasons Hostess is going out of business is because consumers are getting smart about their diets and just don’t eat Twinkies anymore.
Some 30 years ago and I win the argument today. Feels good.
A Lot more characters here too like…
Golden Voice’s Big Frank and Punk Photographer Glen E. Friedman.
“Tape One track one and two… original cassette tape converted into a CD and upgraded to here… all taken from original cutting edge punk rock records (songs) owned by Los Angeles Flipside Fanzine…. for free promotion and review. 62: 30 minutes with Tape One: OHL opens with Verbrannte Erde. Mini Interview with (Minor Threat / Ian MacKaye, The Faith / Alec MacKaye and Glen E. Friedman/ Photographer Al Flipside is on this tape and Big Frank from Golden Voice,) Eddie & The Subtitles, GBH, Wire Pink Flag, Live Flipside Video with Toxic Reasons and reading of Kahlil Gibran the theme song Valley of the Dolls and much more. Thanks….”