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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….


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!


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…


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


KFJC 89.7 FM Hosted By Hudley Flipside Tape number eight !! r u @ Weirdo?

Weirdo Enjoy the BIG PUNK ROCK *1984 *the real deal * Los Angeles Flipside Fanzine radio *tape number eight.

(You must trust your heart you are not insane)

Flipsideside Po Box 363

The last day of 2012 December 31st is the release of KFJC 89.7 FM tape number eight. This tape was released around 28 fucking years ago.  Where a  process of recording, organizing, mailing and airing  tapes live turned out to be a very successful project indeed !!…  Wow !! Projects took some time back in the 1980s. All sent through our post office box. The Flipside post office was a busy place in Whittier California. One little tiny post office box handled vast amount of gifts. Which consisted of records, mail, ads and money. It was like Christmas every day. Then there was the Post Office Master. A lady that I hated at first but who turned out to leave little gifts for us in our ‘pobox  each Christmas season. She thought we were weird at first with our wild ways… but later she became a part of our unofficial crew in her own dependable way.

Enjoy a cameo appearance by Henry Rollins.

KFJC Radio Tape eight hosted by Hudley Flipside 1 Track 1

02 Track 2


Live Flipside Video Music with Plain Wrap at the legendary Cathy De Grande..on Track 2…


Happy new year….



Always a special thank you to Lyell a Corrosion of Conformity song for you !!

Here are all 13 tapes…


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



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

Flipside Fanzine Radio 1984


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…


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




Lately, while diving around in my car I have been listening to a CD by the evil BLACK WIDOWS… “All instrumental, all original, all evil”… and I love them.  Their songs have a nice edge of surf meets dance and beyond. I would compare them to the band The Venturas but THE BLACK WIDOWS are better. I would make this CD as a must for anyone’s Christmas gift list…damn good dance music…remember to carry a big stick…cause ya never know when you will need it ?? This band will bite ya and you will never be the same…My fave song is Zero’s hour.


KFJC Radio Tape 3 Hosted by Hudley Flipside 1984: 07/16/84

Another Monday another dive into a blast from the BIG PUNK ROCK past… this tape  includes an A – Z selection from once authentic underground Flipside Fanzine record fucking vinyl collection … have fun and enjoy or suffer. PLAY LOUD and listen with your favorite person, animal or brew… or whatever.. It ain’t want you may think.. and it will surprise you…listen for the prizes on the CD of music..sometimes I played The Avenger’s White Nigger to get a certain guy’s goat… there was a lot of power in a song back then ahahahah. Don’t worry I did not pull out any songs from Al’s special 70s collection… oh maybe a few..

KFJC FM Radio # 3 1984 7/16/84 Hosted by Hudley Flipside

KFJC FM Radio 3 1984 7/16/84 Hosted by Hudley Flipside

X-special thank you to Pete Lanswick, Al Flipside, The Dickies and Buzzcocks live, and Minor Threat special songs… also I forgot to give credit to a song by Channel 3 , Manzanar…

Margo Likes Pink

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Taken From FLipside Fanzine 10 year anniversary Issue.

Taken From Flipside Fanzine 10 year anniversary Issue.

(The early punk scene 1979. When Punk Rock was new, scary and was created each moment it was experienced…)

Margo is here.

Look at her she is so punk. She is tough. I have watched the girls at the Whisky A Go Go. They scare me. They are wild and free, and I want to know them. How do I do that? Do they like me? Do they notice me? I feel like I will throw up. I am shy. The girls will never see me. They hate me. Today she is here. Punks are coming and going. I am just standing. Afraid to speak.  Walking down Hollywood Blvd.  Margo goes back into the alley. Will she be back? Will we wait here. Out of control. Steaming underneath.

Margo plays the bass.

I can hear the girls’ music. The alley leads to the studio. I am too afraid to go in. It is dark and Margo has come out. I hear the girls laughing and talking. Should I run away. I will stay here and listen. I can’t talk. What will I say? It is all so new to me. I am wearing black straight legs I bought from a thrift store. I have a large colorful shirt on and cowboy boots that come to my ankle. My hair is short. Margo has come up to us. She is so cute. She is dressed like me. She is plump and friendly. I look down and say nothing. I listen with fear. There is silence between us only.

Margo is at the Masque on Cherokee.

This is the punk club I have heard of. I listen to KROQ. This is the club where all the noise comes from. It is heard from the street above. A bomb shelter under the city. Beer cans and cigarette butts. Saltine crackers and band flyers everywhere.  I wish I had a cold beer now that takes away my shyness. The Masque is closed now. Bands only rehearse here.  It smells and is cold today. Wind in the alley.

Margo smiled.

My God she is smiling at me. She is looking at me and talking. I don’t know what she is saying. I am so nervous and want to run away. When will this be over? She is so cool and classy. I think she is asking me where I got my clothes and that she likes them. She is asking me again. I look down and I softly say…” at a thrift store.” Is this coming from my mouth? My God that is so stupid to say. What an idiot. Oh, now what do I do? I look at her again and look away.

Margo talks to my boyfriend.

I was going to say something. My boyfriend never stops talking. He is talking to Margo. He is telling her all sorts of stuff. He is saying my girlfriend will get you anything you want. Margo says the girls in the band like to wear bright large shirts. Margo says that she likes pink. She had on pink lipstick and was her hair pink? No, it is brown and red. She has a great laugh. My boyfriend wears leather pants and leopard-skin-T-shirts. He reads Fear and Loathing. He says 1984 is now! We hang out at Hollywood Towers and take the bus to South Gate. He likes old films from movie revival theaters. He has an opinion about everything, and he ignores me when we are around other girls. I want to tell him to shut up. Words never come from my mouth. We hang out together in Hollywood. We go to Tower Records and Licorice Pizza. They have all the new punk LPs and 45s we crave!

Margo likes Pink.

My boyfriend told Margo that I would get the band some shirts. Margo says she wants them just for her. Large shirts. Colorful shirts. I like pink. The girls in the band and I like pink. I looked down and nodded my head. She gave us some buttons with the band’s logo on them. I knew about logos. I am a paste-up artist. I was happy to get it. I put it on my shirt. I was smiling now. My boyfriend was still talking. Margo looked at me and then looked up in the air. She left us there in the alley.

Margo takes one shirt.

Where do I park? Will she be there. I hope she likes the shirts I got for her. It has been awhile, but I am going to drop them off without my boyfriend.  He is not my boyfriend now. I am going to hang out with my girlfriends.  I parked the car down the alley.  I know when the girls’ practice. I waited outside the studio for a long time.  A couple of guys ran out of the Masque past me. Then they came back and asked me questions. They gave me a drink of their beer. We talked for a while about bands. I was feeling confident now. These guys were nice. They looked scary. They had leather jackets and lots of buttons on them. We got drunk. They knew my story. One of them went to get Margo. She came out. We talked and I showed her the shirts. She took only one. The large pink shirt with white polka dots with buttons up the middle and collar on top. I was happy and bubbly.

Dedicated to Margot Olivera !

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Margo is dancing in this video… see her with the pink pink hair ?



Rock and Roll Punkalullaby

During the 1980’s the above column entitled Rock & Roll Punkalullaby was published in Flipside Fanzine. This is where I learned to love writing. It is not perfect but it is where I learned to express myself in a creative way.

No, The Big Boys: God Bless Me I don’t fit in!!

Saw the Austin Texas punk band the Big Boys at the http://www.whiskyagogo.com/site/ my first time. This song defines the wild electric craziness of that time period: the early 1980’s Punk Scene.

Where Musicians and Writers Collide: Publicity

I finished my Flipside Punk Rock memoir about two years ago. There are so many books coming out about the punk rock days of the late 70’s and 1980’s. I just feel a bit jaded at this point. All the revival and nasatgial… I got over about three years ago as well. I am still reading books about the subject of writing and publishing. I found a pretty good book called  Booklife  by Jeff Vandermeer. An excellent review of this book is included on the site Where Musicians and Writers Collide: Publicity. So far I find the book interesting. Jeff writes about setting goals and tells writers just to do more writing over all. He writes about the difference between the public life and the private life of a writer.  As we know the public life is a very social one and at times very political. The private life is about the time writers need alone to have the time to actually be creative, and write. For me it is also about how I wish to present my book. I am looking for a good editing program.  It is putting the two elements of a writers time together that makes for a successful writer. So I may still put away this punk book and write another one or two. One  about my days growing up in the San Fernando Valley of California, and another being a murder mystery novel about how a woman tracks down the girls who bullied her in her school days and hides  them in her bomb shelter. The point being Jeff’s book has inspired me and that it always helpful.


Punk Museum with Martin Atikins. This evening was NOT on Valentines Day

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