Documentation of the Music Underground, Before the Internet
 
This section of Public Collectors is devoted to documentation of underground music resources drawn from small press magazines, self-published fanzines and personal collections from before the internet. Material is sorted by band or individual artist. Documentation cuts off in the early 1990's. If you have material that you can scan, loan for scanning or submit for publication, please contact: marc [at] publiccollectors [dot] org. I'm interested in things that are not already archived online. Unpublished interviews and photographs are particularly desired. Written features, concert flyers and print interviews are all wanted.

These materials are being made available for noncommercial and educational use only. All rights belong to the author(s). Scanning these documents and paying for the web hosting so people can see them is a labor of love. It should be obvious that Public Collectors is sharing these materials because they are interesting, deserve a broader audience, and shouldn't linger in obscurity. If, however, you are the copyright holder of these materials and would like to see them removed, please contact: marc [at] publiccollectors [dot] org.

Note: Interview page counts include a scan of the cover of the publication the interview was included in.


Public Collectors Underground Music Resources:
Selected Underground Music Fanzines of the late 1980s - early 90s from the collection of Marc Fischer / Public Collectors
 
Underground Music Fanzines of the late 1980s - early 90s exhibition catalog
 
Concert and event flyers from the late 1980s - early 90s from the collection of Marc Fischer / Public Collectors
 
A PDF of a metal/hardcore/thrash tape trading list from Ireland from 1987

Artist / Band:
 
Asbestos Death
PDF of 1 interview
(total 2 pages, 1.2 megs)
Maximum Rock N Roll #92, January 1991. Interview with entire band. 2 pages.
 
Biafra, Jello (Dead Kennedys, Alternative Tentacles Records)
PDF of 2 interviews
(total 10 pages, 6.3 megs)
PDF Includes:
Black Market #7, 1987. 6 pages.
Breakfast Without Meat #12, 1988. 4 pages
PDF of 1 article
(total 6 pages, 1.4 megs)
Maximum Rock N Roll #53, October 1987. 6 pages. "This Is Art. Jello Is Free!" by Ruth Schwartz. Coverage of the Jello Biafra / Dead Kennedys / Alternative Tentacles obscenity trial over the H.R. Giger poster art included with the album "Frankenchrist".
 
Born Against
PDF of 2 interviews
(total 6 pages, 3.4 megs)
PDF Includes:
Flipside #71, March/April 1991. Interview with entire band. 3 pages.
Maximum Rock N Roll #98, July 1991. Interview with entire band. 3 pages.
 
Butthole Surfers
PDF of 1 interview
(total 5 pages, 3 megs)
Tripping Yarns 2, 1988. Interview with King Koffey, Terry, Paul and Mark. 5 pages.
 
Carcass
PDF of 2 interviews
(total 5 pages, 2.7 megs)
PDF Includes:
Total Thrash #13, 1988. Interview with entire band. 3 pages.
Gray Matter #5, December 1989?. Interview with Bill Steer. 2 pages.
 
Corrosion of Conformity (C.O.C.)
PDF of 1 interview
(total 3 pages, 2.3 megs)
Uncle Fester #13, 1987. Interview with Reed, Woody and Simon. 3 pages.
 
Die Kreuzen
PDF of 1 interview
(total 2 pages, 1.2 megs)
Maximum Rock N Roll #5, March/April 1983. Interview with entire band. 2 pages.
 
DRI
Documentation of a concert by DRI in Virginia Beach (5 photos)
 
Ex, The
PDF of 1 interview
(total 4 pages, 3.7 megs)
AOC #10, 1990? Interview with G.W. Sok. 6 pages.
 
Fugazi
PDF of 2 interviews
(total 9 pages, 6.1 megs)
PDF Includes:
Flipside #56, Summer 1988. Interview with entire band. 4 pages
Maximum Rock N Roll #66, November 1988. Interview with Guy, Ian and Joe. 5 pages.
A Collection of Live Banter From the Band Fugazi
 
Ginn, Greg (Black Flag, Gone, SST Records)
PDF of 1 interview
(total 11 pages, 7.2 megs)
Sound Choice #11, Summer 1989. 11 pages
 
Hüsker Dü
PDF of 1 interview
(total 3 pages, 3.1 megs)
Black Market #7, 1987. 3 pages. Interview with entire band. Note: Interview cuts off with an unanswered question; response does not follow elsewhere.
 
Jesus Lizard, The
Documentation of 2 concerts by The Jesus Lizard in Pittsburgh (38 photos)
 
Killdozer
Documentation of a concert by Killdozer in Pittsburgh (18 photos)
PDF of 4 features
(total: 27 pages, 13.4 megs)
PDF Includes:
Hell Toupee #3?, Summer 1988. Interview with Michael Gerald. 3 pages.
Suburban Voice #25, no year. Interview with Michael Gerald and Bill Hobson. 4 pages.
Tripping Yarns #2, 1988. Interview with entire band. 5 pages.
Your Flesh #19, Spring/Summer 1990. Killdozer Tour Diary, 15 pages.
Rip, September, 1987. 1 page article by Peter Davis.
 
King Diamond
Documentation of a concert by King Diamond in Philadelphia (35 photos)
 
Lärm
PDF of 3 interviews
(total 13 pages, 7.9 megs)
PDF Includes:
Maximum Rock N Roll #29, October 1985. Interview with entire band. 3 pages.
Total Thrash #11, 1987? Interview with Paul. 5 pages.
Splat! #2, 1988?. Interview with Paul. 5 pages.
 
Laughing Hyenas
PDF of 1 interview
(total: 5 pages, 2.9 megs)
Dagger #10, Summer 1989. Interview with John Brannon, Jim Kimball and Kevin Strickland. 5 pages.
 
Live Skull
PDF of 1 interview
(total 4 pages, 2.1 megs)
Flipside #61, Mid-Summer 1989. Interview with Tom, Mark, Rich and Thalia. 4 pages.
 
MacKaye, Ian (Dischord Records)
PDF of 1 interview
(total 9 pages, 4.7 megs)
Sold Out #7, Spring 1989. Interview on the inner workings and philosophy of the record label Dischord. 9 pages.
 
Melvins
PDF of 1 interview
(total 7 pages, 3.7 megs)
Flipside #73, July/August 1991. Interview with entire band. 7 pages.
 
M.D.C.
PDF of 1 article
(total 4 pages, 2.5 megs)
Maximum Rock N Roll #5, March/April 1983. Report on tour of Europe by Dave M.D.C. 4 pages.
 
NoMeansNo
Live at The Upstage, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 10/31/1989, 46:26 minute MP3 and show flyer
 
Poison Idea
23 concert photos from The Upstage, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 4/29/1990
 
R.K.L.
PDF of the lyric and photo booklet from the album "Greatest Hits" from 1988, Destiny Records
(total 16 pages, 2 megs)
 
Shatter, Will (Flipper)
PDF of 2 features
(total 8 pages, 4.1 megs)
PDF Includes:
Breakfast Without Meat #12, 1988. 5 pages. Includes a short obituary followed by 4 pages of Shatter's collage art.
Maximum Rock N Roll #58, March 1988. 3 pages. In Memorium: Will Shatter.
 
Sonic Youth
PDF of 2 interviews
(total 9 pages, 4.3 megs)
PDF Includes:
Dagger #7 July/August/September 1988. Interview with Thurston Moore. 4 pages.
Flipside #58, Winter 1989. Interview with Thurston Moore, Kim Gordon and Lee Renaldo. 5 pages.
 
Suicidal Tendencies
Documentation of Flyers and Printed Matter From Early Concerts (28 photos)
 
Swans
PDF of 1 interview
(total 3 pages, 1.9 megs)
Fear and Loathing, Volume 30, 1995, Interview with Michael Gira and Jarboe. 2 pages.
 
Swiz
PDF of 1 interview
(total 10 pages, 5.5 megs)
No Answers #8, 1989, Interview with entire band. 10 pages.
 
Target Video
Thrasher, September, 1986. Interview with Joe Rees by Alex Ryan. 1 page.
 
Voivod
PDF of 3 interviews
(total 8 pages, 6.3 megs)
PDF Includes:
Gray Matter #3, December 1987. Interview with Piggy. 2 pages.
XXX #19, 1987? Interview with Away. 3 pages.
Happy Thrasher #6, December 1989. Interview with Snake. 3 pages.
 
Yuppicide
Documentation of a concert by Yuppicide in Zürich (4 photos)
 

 
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