Stuff You Find In Records #9: 

This came with an early promo stamped copy of the Cramps’ “Songs The Lord Taught Us” LP on IRS Records. The 5 sheet bio has a timeline of the Cramps from 1973 to the end of 1979 and a reprint of a New York Rocker article from September 1979.

Touch & Go Fanzine #20 - I bought this Pushead annotated copy of Touch and Go off someone from Salt Lake City. Tesco Vee wrote somewhere that Rollins was not happy about this illustration. Perhaps that explains Pushead’s comments here.

Touch & Go Fanzine #20 - I bought this Pushead annotated copy of Touch and Go off someone from Salt Lake City. Tesco Vee wrote somewhere that Rollins was not happy about this illustration. Perhaps that explains Pushead’s comments here.

Flyer #16: ‘68 Comeback at Java Lanes in Long Beach, CA. A McKinley Richard flyer for one of his fave bands as I recall. Not sure what year. 1998 possibly, but maybe it was actually a few years earlier.

Flyer #16: ‘68 Comeback at Java Lanes in Long Beach, CA. A McKinley Richard flyer for one of his fave bands as I recall. Not sure what year. 1998 possibly, but maybe it was actually a few years earlier.

Flyer #17 - 1984. Black Flag with some band called the Ramones. Another classic Pettibon image. There are at least three different Pettibon illustrations used on flyers for this same show.

Flyer #17 - 1984. Black Flag with some band called the Ramones. Another classic Pettibon image. There are at least three different Pettibon illustrations used on flyers for this same show.

Black Flag - BAM Magazine cover, 1983

Black Flag - BAM Magazine cover, 1983

Cuckoos Nest calendar: A typical month at the “Nest” in 1981.

Cuckoos Nest calendar: A typical month at the “Nest” in 1981.

Flyer #15: a quarter page transparent flyer for a Black Randy and the Metrosquad gig with Rudy Ray Moore at the Starwood. 1980 I am guessing.

Flyer #15: a quarter page transparent flyer for a Black Randy and the Metrosquad gig with Rudy Ray Moore at the Starwood. 1980 I am guessing.

Estrus Quarterly - The Makers grace the cover of this issue from 1998.

Estrus Quarterly - The Makers grace the cover of this issue from 1998.

Getting ready for my first move in almost 19 years and feeling overwhelmed by the mountains of stuff I’ve accumulated over my life. Some junk that was never worth keeping and some just curiosities that need a new home perhaps. Came across this old Creature Feature trading card from my youth in the early 70’s. On the back of each was some corny joke. 

Getting ready for my first move in almost 19 years and feeling overwhelmed by the mountains of stuff I’ve accumulated over my life. Some junk that was never worth keeping and some just curiosities that need a new home perhaps. Came across this old Creature Feature trading card from my youth in the early 70’s. On the back of each was some corny joke. 

suicidewatch:

X, 1978

I don’t reblog stuff often, but I thought this early X photo posted by suicidewatch was too cool not to. I don’t think I’ve seen many or any shots of Billy Zoom without his signature Gretsch (Fender here) or his silver leather jacket. I’m curious if this was pre DJ Bonebrake on drums.

suicidewatch:

X, 1978

I don’t reblog stuff often, but I thought this early X photo posted by suicidewatch was too cool not to. I don’t think I’ve seen many or any shots of Billy Zoom without his signature Gretsch (Fender here) or his silver leather jacket. I’m curious if this was pre DJ Bonebrake on drums.

Johnny Thunders - live at the Roxy January 4th, 1987.

27 years ago today. As I recall this was my second time seeing Thunders. Of the few times I saw him none were as memorable as this show. He was joined by Arthur “Killer” Kane on bass and Jerry Nolan on drums. A somewhat unofficial and partial Dolls reunion of sorts maybe you could say. I was too young to have seen the New York Dolls and the Heartbreakers were done (aside from east coast reunion shows) by time I became aware of them. Much has already been written of this show, so I’ll let this video do the talking.

Flyer # 12, 13 & 14

Back before email and online ordering, the back side of a flyer was the preferred stationary of most people who traded tapes, mail ordered records and zines or just corresponded with those in other parts of the country and world. Going through some old correspondence recently, I came across a letter postmarked Sept. 1982 from Kenny Knott written on the back of one of these flyers that were stuffed in this envelope. Kenny used to put out a zine called Etch from Kalamazoo, Michigan as well as sing in a band called Violent Apathy (VA). 

Pointed Sticks - Power Pop Santa

My contribution to the X-mas din. not too many bands can come back after 30 years and sound like they just picked up where they left off.

Stingers - 3 Song E.P. from 1981

I was saving this for an all Long Beach playlist/podcast thing that I’ll probably never get around to, but I uploaded this from vinyl for Joe Stumble who used to run the great Last Days Of Man blog so I thought I would share it. The Stingers were an early Long Beach, California punk/wave band along with Rhino 39.They also made up the Unit 3 as in Unit 3 with Venus that were more well known due to Rodney Bingenheimer giving them much airplay back then. But that’s a whole other story.

My Norton Records package arrived today! Really like this new Ding Dongs record. Even better than the first.