Slash diagnosed the nascent punk scene’s challenge to the music industry and established its own oppositional voice in the editorial of its very first issue, staking a position against disco, Elvis and concept albums, and declaring: “Enough is enough, partner! About time we squeezed the pus out and sent the filthy rich old farts of rock ’n’ roll to retirement homes in Florida where they belong.”
Slash: A Punk Magazine From Los Angeles, 1977–80 pays homage to the magazine’s legacy with facsimile reproductions of every cover from the publication’s run and reprints of some of the magazine’s best articles and interviews. These are interspersed with new essays, reportage and oral histories from Exene Cervenka, KK Barrett, Gary Panter, Vivien Goldman, Richard Meltzer, Cali Thornhill DeWitt, Chris D., Bryan Ray Turcotte, Chris Morris, Ann Summa and Allan MacDowell, among others, telling the story of this critical chapter in the history of American media.
The limited version includes a custom 3-panel folder containing 77 Los Angeles punk fliers from 1977 to 1980. Featuring such bands as: the Germs, Screamers, Weirdos, The Bags, X, Catholic Discipline, The Zeros, The Go-Gos, and many more.
Edition of 100
These fliers are offset printed reproductions, not originals.
Edited by Brian Roettinger & J.C. Gabel
Designed by Brian Roettinger
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Los Angeles Times
New York Magazine