Flipside Video Two: Professional Punkz or Dennes Boon and Keith Morris go go dancing.

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Cover Design original Silk Screen by Gus Hudson or CAZ / Los Angeles Flipside Fanzine

We did all the editing in one office … usually a bed converted into a Flipside office. As so many projects started at Flipside, there were many hands in the FS cookie jar. Gus took a course at Rio Hondo College in Video production. In the City of Industry which was awfully close to us in Whittier CA. Pete had a video camera, and we bought a camera or two and the editing equipment. Designs were created for the video covers and prices for each video. All mail order cash only bases! It was hands on fun and a creative challenge. I want to thank all the bands, clubs and events that let us move freely throughout the environment. Roaming front stage, on stage, backstage and outside was thrilling and part of the job. We were Flipside busy bees.

Getting to a show early and leaving late took its toll on me. I had come to find punk rock now by way of promoting, negotiating and hard work. Recording shows was a job more than just having fun. Like cleaning up our equipment after a show. That was simply awful… I don’t want to go into it. Yet the key was at the time bands needed the promotion. Where else did they get it? Live videos, fanzines and records was it! Touring was the key as well!

We were mere behind-the-scenes punks who helped capture many of the touring and local shows, and knew all the players intimately … We developed on our creative style. shooting with three cameras live with split screens. I am amazed how well these Flipside Videos have held up; each video is a documentary punk rock experience. And for me that is what it was all about … experience baby.

Flipside Video Two

(From original CATALOG By Hudley Flipside)

(The particular Video YouTube copy I am using posted below has been eddied from the original CATALOG LINE UP and I have edited in the changes in my write up… yet I am sure there are many variances out there! My goal is to bring it all together as best I can.)

Now if you want to see the good old Video Monster in action you just got to catch this video! SO, if you get it, and if you put it in your VCR, you might just die, because opening Flipside Video number two is the band White Flag. Guttzy and pure, Pat Fear will knock your block off while he plays guitar for the opening theme song called “Flipside,” with backup singers, including some Redd Kross members and one Bangle member.

Remember the Vex shows, well here’s a real oldie featuring 7 Seconds on their second trip to L.A. They perform “Skins Brains & Guts” and “Out Of Touch,” such to the dismay of the pissed off bouncers.

A BIG Frank break… “Are You Bored Yet?” and Flipside Kitty kitty….

Minor Threat are captured here in a rare gig in L.A. They blast thru a live performance of “Stand Up and Be Counted,” and “Stepping Stone,” Then finish the video off with some fun time skating. Inspired by Rodney Mullen, who does one of his simple routines just for the Threat boys to watch.

Big Boys were too great to leave off this tape. But since only one song was usable, all you get is “Brick Wall.” Another rare performance. This time in the Vex small room.

Did you ever imagine being a professional punk? The Stretch Marks did and maybe are, cause that’s the song they perform at the Vex. Great!

Then the not to miss last show of the great and wonderful “100 Flowers.” At the Anti club, with Dennes Boon, and Keith Morris go go dancing. Lots of fun to watch and heart warming too! The songs performed are “California Falling,” and “Surfin’ with the Shaw.”


Then on to another Vex show with the Minutemen. With a 100 Flowers hit, “Ack Ack Ack.” And one of their own “Split Red.”

Then ANGST with Interview.

Live with the Dickies ends this video with their four faves songs, “Stuart,” “Manny, Moe and Jack,” “Gigantor, and “You Drive Me Ape.”

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Flipside Video One

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Flipside Fanzine Catalog~ Videos, Fanzines and Records.

I put together a catalog for our customers. I reviewed all we had and came out with a little fanzine. I called it a “CAT A LOG” but that was in the 1980s.

Now, each day I will add one entry from the old catalog on my site. A little project of mine. I know all the Flipside Videos are all over the WWW. That is OK… I will bring them together.

I have a little story to tell you. At one time we saved all the video masters. Then in the 1990s Al Flipside gave them to staph worker Gary Indiana. He made copies and sold them. When punk rock cooled down, before punk nostalgia hit the punk scene, Gary lost interest. So, he called my sister who had my and my brother Gus’s phone number. Gary was trying to reach us to send us the original master tapes.  Al, Gus and I ran the business. Al and I owned the business. So, I asked her to send them to me.

I will take care of them. As I have all my Flipside stuff. Yet she always favored Gus. He got them. Then what happened next is Gus put them in someone else’s garage. A storm hit, flooded the garage and no more master tapes. It pisses me off. Yet that is the truth of the story.

Anyway, I feel a strange dissection with all the Flipside stuff all over the internet. So, in my own silly way, or my psyche needs a wholeness, I will try and gather and organize it all together again. The Los Angeles Flipside Fanzine documentation of a scene. As I have always done.

Flipside Video One

This video opens with Social Distortion, one of Orange county’s fave bands! With two songs “Under My Thumb” and “Atom Bomb.” Yes, you can see Mike sing and Brent play guitar along with Dennis (Dizzy) and see Derick hit the drums. All the boys in action before their drug days to follow. Good stuff here.

Next the Vandals live at “Devonshire Downs” with a couple of their best songs, “Anarchy Burger” and “Hocus Pocus.” Then mixed in all this is a live interview with the band thanks to Stella from “Stray Pop” KXLU. Loads of fun, Human at his funniest!  All the original members. Butts and beers.

Sin 34 takes a trip, wow, don’t you just want to go with them! Fame artist Dave Markey features his “Trip to San Francisco.” Special guests include “Flipper member” and “ET.” Catch Julie eat down a MacDonald hamburger and Dave watch the sunrise. A must!

Now what blows you away next is the big Black Flag live at “My Casita” in Torrance. Sweaty and best Henry rips with “I’ve heard it Before” and Dez sings “Louie, Louie.” If you love them now, you probably loved them then so, catch it where else can you?

Then on to RF7 performing a rare performance of “Vampire Lady.” All happening at Devonshire Downs.

Yes, MDC live at the Olympic (or the limp dick) plus an interview with them, mixed in with riot footage from the Mendiolas Ballroom police riot. Peace please.

Next the I Wanna Be Classified’s of punk rock, Descendants with the great, I mean fun song “Hey Hey at the “Mi Casita” (You guessed it the same show as Black Flag.) Then back to the studio with the DI boyz, I mean boyz jokes and all. So, you know what DI stands for? They before “Richie Hung Himself.”

And Next the sons “Code Blue” performed by the liar himself, Jack Greggor. Who of course was the original singer for TSOL. This all was happening at “Orange Coast College.”

“Wild In The Streets” and “Group Sex,” do you know that these two songs are Keith Morris’s fave songs ever? Well while the Circle Jerks play live at “Goleta Community Center” Keith sure sings those two songs like they were his faves! Enjoy… you know back in the days before “Golden Showers” …

Spin Magazine features them now, but back when they were begging for their first meal, I mean gig! Husker Du preform at “Mi Casita.” One of their first performance in L.A. and you can catch it… They rip through “Everything Falls Apart.” Also included is an interview with them at SST Records. WOW.

Did you ever think you would “Sink With California” till you fell into the sea? Well Youth Brigade must have thought they might! And they sing it live at “Mendiolas and Perkins.” At Olympic they sing “Violence.” Catch Youth Brigade when they were still young and youthful. Before they became, “The Brigade.” Before they became the “Old Farts Brigade” hey, Shawn have a beer on me.

  • End Tidbits: Mockery of Black Flag’s “Rise Above” with Sin 34 and We Got Power Fanzine crew…. end song was Flipside Band…with HUD on Saxophone..