Well you know what “they” say - zines are the life’s blood of “our” “scene”. Seriously though, here’s a few EARLY issues of Flipside my friend Rob Base is selling. These are from back when 1) Flipside was cool 2) They wrote about bands you would care about. Wait do they still publish Flipside? I seriously don’t even know. I have one of those Flipside videos of 7 Seconds and Youth Brigade, there’s at elast 20 7 Seconds songs, all terrible recording quality, all sounding identicle… So these zines…there’s tons of photos of all your (my) favorite bands in these that aren’t widely circulated, Misfits, Black Flag, Circle Jerks, The Germs, GBH… plenty of good usable material for the entrepeneuring bootlegger, or archivist. Hey it’d be a crime not to make t-shirts from some of these photos, and that says nothing of the written content, which is pretty good in the early Flipsides. My favorite is the review section. Also: please check out the rather irreverent Wasted Youth ad below; it probably did not move many units in Texas at the time. I suppose some doofy “shock-me” 82-core band circa now will try and appropriate this as a JPG graphic for their stupid myspace profile. Expect the green-taped copies of Reagan’s In to be sent straight to the dumpster if those folks in Berkely see this. Well it’s not like anyone can really expect taste from a band with the name Wasted Youth I guess. Anyhow, all these mags are in good looking shape , which is pretty surprising considering the age, and the quality of the paper they’re printed on.