Thursday, March 29, 2007

Flipside, Heartattack & Maximumrocknroll issues and fanzines in general

(from Ich bin der Papst #2, circa 1992, Constance, Germany; done by Schlupp, former guitar player in Cwill)

What about fanzines? They were and are also part of this culture industry like flyers, posters, records and shirts were1. Lately I stumbled across many digital versions of classics; from Slash to Schism or Bloodbook, but like always it’ s nearly impossible to document the endless pile since every village in the world seemed to have a fanzine. If you ever visit Berlin you have to visit the Archiv der Jugendkulturen (= archive of youth cultures) they have a nice collection of fanzines there.

Anyway here is a nice collection of old Flipside, Suburban Voice, Heartattack & Maximumrocknroll issues in the pdf format:

Punk Zine Archive!

So in the future I am contributing some fanzines from all over the world – ranging from bad to brilliant.

1 Great (German) reads are the books “Wir waren Helden für einen Tag - Aus deutschsprachigen Punk-Fanzines 1977-1981” ( Paul Ott und Hollow Skai, Hamburg 1983) and the bonus book from the early Punk, New Wave scene especially in Düsseldorf and Wuppertal photo documentation called "Guter Abzug".

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