Whittier, CA: Flipside, 1980. 1st Edition. Quarto, publisher's printed side-stapled paper wraps.
Issue 22 of Flipside Records’ pioneering punk zine, one of the longest running publications chronicling the LA punk underground. Launched in 1977 by five high school classmates, the zine swiftly came under the influence of Holly Duval Cornell AKA "Hudley Flipside," aka "HUD," who aided in transforming the publication from a handcrafted zine to a semiprofessional music magazine with international coverage. The early issues included extensive concert commentary, album reviews, interviews with definitive punk musicians and bands (such as Bad Religion, the Dead Milkmen, the Melvins, Social Distortion, etc.), reproduced fan mail, illustrations and comics, with some special editions containing flexi discs. This issue features a memorial cover for the the Germs lead frontman Darby Crash, an interview with Black Flag, write-ups on hardcore groups such as Mad Society, 45 Grave, Red Rockers, Circle Jerks, Middle Class, Violent Children, and coverage of the Texas punk scene. Extensively illustrated throughout with black-and-whote photos and collage layout. Light soiling and wear. Near fine. Item #3233