Flipside Fanzine Catalog 1980s

Let’s face it … trees are doing much better now that the printing press is getting competition. Ebooks vs paperback novels is a well know truth. Yet there was a time, not so long ago, when the Xerox machine was just as revolutionary. I don’t want to bore you because all the knowledge you need is via your hand-held device. But not the experience…. I got that until I die over you so go screw!! I see a lot of the old Flipside Fanzine stuff online, all over the place. The shit hit the fan !! Collectors ask me questions which I do not want to answer. So here is the catalog, for a certain time and place, that may help you organize all that free and not so free Flipside shit out there. This is designed by yours truly a long time ago when I still had a period.

Use it, abuse it, print it and then use it again, delete it or scream at it…. best yet, laughter may be the best medicine…it is for me. It was so creatively dense back in my punker youthful days, like a star being pulled into to a black hole. This was not a theory or based on images or equations but shows what really happened. As a romantic, for me, experience trumps anything and everything… which is why I am surprised this is still around.

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Hudley

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Their little hearts mock others.

Relevant ~bearing upon or connected with the matter in hand; pertinent: a relevant remark.

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Picture by Pete Lanswick 1980 Hud in San Fransisco

In an exclusive group a relevant remark may be very pertinent to the matter at hand but to the rest of us it is not.  It is the opposite of inclusive. Though I am a private person I am also an inclusive one. When comments are exclusive they warp on the matter of a firm context to the rest of us. People that do this are like little gerbils in the corner mocking others because of their lack of intelligence or the ability to communicate properly. Their little hearts mock others.

Today a friend asked me if the Flipside Memorial page on Facebook is relevant. My first response was to what? It is a memorial page because the fanzine has not been published for 13 years.  Joe and Ed wanted to create a place to share memories of Flipside Fanzine, workers on the fanzine and the early punk scene in general. They were riding the beginning of the old school punk rock nostalgia of the Big Punk Rock. Joe’s focus is on the late 80s and the early 90s. Ed I assume was more weaved into the 90s but was not a hardcore member of the Fanzine by any means. They both helped out indeed, I am not denying that.

Yet, do they have a deep exclusive understanding of the heart of the magazine? I have to yell out,

“no fucking way!”

This is where the Flipside Memorial Facebook page is lacking. They superficially dip into the realm of Flipside to protrude some sort of authority. They control rather than inform. They mock and delight in shocking others instead of illuminating fans about the underground punks scene. I agree that many images and insights from fans on the Flipside Memorial Facebook site can be fun.  It does bring back some of those good old feelings, but It does not take the place of the real deal. Not even close.

The creators of the Flipside Memorial page have a diabolical hand in posting some very disturbing posts. Ones that made me disassociate with it. I only view their page if a friend shares a post with something pertaining to the Flipside Memorial page. I contributed images and comments there at one time but not any more. You judge for yourself.

The Flipside Memorial page brings friends together and this is a great thing. I can forgive Mr. Joe and Ed and move on…which is what I have done for the last couple years. In comparison I created The Seminary of Praying Mantis which also includes memories of Flipside Fanzine.  I make it inclusively relevant to the growing old school punk nostalgia, which I call THE BIG PUNK ROCK. People like it and do respond to these posts more than other ones that I write.

I am cursed by Flipside Fanzine and punk rock in general. It ain’t what it use to be and it is always barking at my heels to be remembered. I am not saturated in it anymore. I pick and choose. I feel no more accountability to it. I try to make this site relative to the past, present and future from my perspective in life. Sorry folks it ain’t always about the BIG PUNK ROCK… but it is honest and I love publishing it like I loved publishing Flipside Fanzine.

In memory of Shane Williams and Pat Fear (Bill Bartell) true comrades and mentors of punk rock.

 

Pat Fear back to black…

Pat Fear

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He is rascal, part of the youthful scene that we punks were made form of those microbial mats of Rock & Roll. A jokester that played his music the way he wanted to. He is a friend and youthful comrade that always was there. A few years back I got to see White Flag rock out a Saint’s song- Demotion Girl. (He knew that was a favorite song of mine.) That was Pat always making his friends happy and irritated at the same time. He wrote and recorded the Flipside Fanzine theme song that is used on a few of the Flipside records and videos which are now free trolling through-out the internet. The last time I spoke with him was backstage at the Golden Voice 30 year gig. He was part of the lace that held the original puck scene together which is a lost integrity that is about gone. I will miss him. He overwhelmed me with his knowledge of music and he let me know it too!!

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Something sexy for him..

A little good news today !!

Guide to the Flipside Collection:

http://catalog.rockhall.com/catalog/ARC-0451#custodhist

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  • The Flip Side Collection consists of ephemera related to Los Angeles’ Flip Side fanzine, including 20 stickers with seven different designs, business cards, a distribution letter and flyer, a Fanzine Nation letter, photocopy of an article by Jeff O’Neill in the Rio Hondo College publication El Paisano entitled “Punk Rock: The Sick Shall Inherit the Earth” from February 24, 1978, and the Summer 2012 issue (#45) of Colorado’s Dagger fanzine that contains an interview with Flip Side staffers Patrick DiPuccio and Holly Hudson [Holly Kowalewski, Holly Cornell]. Also included in the collection is a document created by donor DiPuccio describing the items in the collection at length. The Flip Side Collection provides a business context to the fanzine. Seen in a broader context, the collection highlights the do-it-yourself aesthetic of 1970s punk fanzines and illustrates their evolution into the new millennium.

    Curiosity of PaT DiPuccio

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum

Los Angeles Flipside Fanzine Covers from 1979 to 1989.

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