Make horrid scars and gashes.

1.01.2008

Flyers: Punk Rock & Then Some (1981 - 2006)

While it's still very much a work in progress, I thought a few folks might enjoy seeing what I've scanned in from my collection of (real, physical, paper -- I ignored digital versions even if I created them) flyers. As it turns out there are actually a few more to come (I just found another small pile), but this is easily the lion's share.

My history with these things is pretty casual/ non-obsessive really. I'm not sure why exactly, but I started grabbing them off of utility poles & record store counters when I was around 10 or 11 years old, then securing them all over my bedroom walls with a wretched substance called "Fun-Tak" (you'll see a lot of oily corner spots as a result). Around 1985 I started making them myself (both because I loved the music so much and because it got me in to the shows for free) and this early design work, along with the little photocopied Punk Rock 'zine I was doing at the time, were most certainly my entry points into the world of graphics -- the field in which I work today.

Of course like most folks who've gotten bit by the Punk Rock bug, these flyers represent a mere fraction of the time I've spent in loud dark rooms (though I didn't see every single show pictured here either), but I'm still both happy and amazed that I've somehow held on to as many as I have. Hope you have fun checking 'em out!


Flyers (1981 - 2006)

32 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, your definition of "non obsessive" is obviously a lot more broad than mine! That's a huge collection and a huge project. very cool to see all the awesome gigs too, can't wait to hear more of the live tapes you have in store!

thanks man!

C.D.

1/02/2008 8:04 PM

 
Anonymous Yoda said...

Please post scans of your fanzine!

1/03/2008 9:34 AM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is awesome, Jason! My wife and I were recently going through her collection of old flyers (mid 80s) from the Boston punk scene. Very impressive collection you have!

Mike H

1/03/2008 1:41 PM

 
Blogger Psyche Zenobia said...

Hey Jason, thanks for checking out my Nitegaunt blog. Loved those flyers. I left a comment after yours. BTW, how bout giving me a link here?

1/04/2008 7:26 AM

 
Blogger raven said...

Hi, yesterday I found one of your posts in which you posted some recordings of Vincent Price reading Poe's poems and short stories. I really never thought I'd find such a thing. I'm surprise, thank you very much.
I downloaded the first file, but I couldn't, however, download the second one (the one of the poems) could you please tell me where can I get it? Or why is that I couldn't download the file of the poems?(Actually right now I cant download neither of them)

I hope I'm not bothering you too much.

Thank you very much for your help and for the generosity you've shown by putting this things on everyone's reach.

1/06/2008 7:23 PM

 
Anonymous worse brains said...

Nice old stubs from the original 9:30 and flyers from RKL and DRI, I wish I could see those shows now! Nice collection.

1/07/2008 8:22 PM

 
Blogger Claudius said...

Very cool stuff! Check out my blog when you can.
http://clearwaterahead.blogspot.com/

1/11/2008 8:49 AM

 
Blogger HarveyMidnight said...

Hiya; for Raven... As far as getting the Vincent Price stuff-- A few of us had some trouble getting Jason's files when we had our anti-virus & firewall settings set to browse 'anonymously'... there's some security in place to keep people from 'hotlinking' But if that's not the problem I think you can at least get those great Vincent Price albums from here:

http://voices-in-the-dark.anagkh.net/index.php

1/11/2008 6:23 PM

 
Blogger raven said...

HarveyMidnight:

Thank you very much for your help. I really appreciate it.

Please feel welcome to visit my blog any time you like, and off course, to comment as well.

1/15/2008 11:00 PM

 
Blogger Psyche Zenobia said...

Jason, I was wondering how you did the post with all of the horror album covers together making them links to the various posts. I want to do that with Manson Music. Hit me back with a comment on the first post on MM if you can help. Thanx!

1/16/2008 1:50 PM

 
Blogger House of Mysterious Secrets Madness said...

Since you've influenced me to open a blogger site, I decided to attempt to take some photos of my crazy collection of stuff. Here's the first of the bunch!

http://houseofmysterioussecretsmadness.blogspot.com/2008/02/my-nerdy-and-horrific-bedroom.html

2/02/2008 7:57 AM

 
Anonymous Neil (killkillneil@yahoo.com) said...

completely off topic here:
http://eddiecampbell.blogspot.com/

thought you might like to read his stuff on early comic artists.

2/02/2008 11:51 AM

 
Blogger Devil Dick said...

nice, i have a boatload from around 84 to 1990 when i was "hardcore"... please take a swing by the devils music & if you like anything going on over there maybe a link up? Cheers!
dd

2/18/2008 1:25 PM

 
Blogger Rufus said...

Wow, what a collection! Makes me want to dig through the boxes in my mother's garage to see what I still have stashed there.

6/07/2008 6:58 AM

 
Blogger Dave said...

Jason,

What's happened to so many of your shares that now say "Link Removed"

Dave

6/14/2008 9:15 PM

 
Anonymous Andre said...

it's JULY and your blog has only one single entry for hte entire year!

What the damn is wrong with you, boy?

7/14/2008 9:30 AM

 
Blogger john said...

Great flyers. I used to do the same thing in Madison WI in the early 80's. Amazing what they did without the aid of computers. I used to trade them with people from other cities, and have quite a few from Los Angeles. Your posting makes me glad I've kept them all these years.

7/27/2008 7:50 AM

 
Blogger Zer0_II said...

Hello again Jason. I wanted to invite you and your readers to my new social network that I have created. It's similar in appearance to myspace (minus all the hormone-crazed teenagers), but it is intended to serve as a hangout for artists, musicians, and music lovers. I have also included a forum category for music bloggers such as yourself to promote their blogs and share updates. If you are interested, here is the url:

http://digitalmeltd0wn.ning.com

I hope to see you there. Take care.

Zer0_II

7/31/2008 3:16 PM

 
Blogger Ronester said...

Very cool. I have a request. I'm a big Hitchcock fan and would LOVE it if you could reup- Alfred Hitchcock "Music To Be Murdered By" (Imperial, LP-9052, 1958), "Ghost Stories For Young People" (Golden, LP-89, 1960). Please, please, pretty please with a sugamamma on top?

8/15/2008 6:51 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jason,

I have a request:
Could you please re-post
"Monster Dance Party"?

Kevin

9/24/2008 11:52 PM

 
Anonymous andre said...

Hey Picklehead,

Jason can't re-post anything!

THE MAN shut him down because he was making him too nervous!

10/05/2008 8:08 PM

 
Blogger whoissecretdubai said...

Hello,

A humble request...

Do you, by any chance, happen to know who Secret Dubai (the blogger: secretdubai.blogspot.com) is?

http://whoissecretdubai.blogspot.com/

12/04/2008 4:47 AM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Get a life spammer.

4/03/2009 12:33 PM

 
Blogger HarveyMidnight said...

Andre said:

"Jason can't re-post anything!

THE MAN shut him down because he was making him too nervous!"

Well, Jason if that's true-- if somebody shut you down for sharing too many albums, so the heck what? You still have pretty cool taste, great sense of humor, and a lot of knowledge of the macabre-- plus you love Halloween! There's no reason you can't keep this blog alive , just to chat with us underlings.

7/18/2009 4:28 PM

 
Anonymous James said...

Wow.. what a collection ! Really nice flyers.

7/22/2009 1:56 AM

 
Anonymous Kpop said...

I like the poster

8/06/2009 4:55 AM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I never knew Fells flyers existed until I saw this. Nice stash, Jason!

AA

9/01/2009 5:38 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow, you even have an Artistic Decline/ANTI handbill in here...fucking A!

10/11/2009 4:52 AM

 
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7/01/2010 6:20 PM

 
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