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Erick Lyle's SCAM zine has once again pushed past the constraints of "zinedom." Disguised as a zine, this is in fact a superior piece of long-form journalism documenting the history of Black Flag and the atmosphere around the creation of their legendary first album, Damaged. Lyle interviews all members of the band exhaustively, as well as those around the band, and refersErick Lyle's SCAM zine has once again pushed past the constraints of "zinedom." Disguised as a zine, this is in fact a superior piece of long-form journalism documenting the history of Black Flag and the atmosphere around the creation of their legendary first album, Damaged. Lyle interviews all members of the band exhaustively, as well as those around the band, and refers to both official and unofficial histories to help explain the social context from which the band appeared in Los Angeles in the late 1970s. Finally, he closes with a skeptical consideration of the band's music and aesthetic becoming part of the canon of Los Angeles art, being used to speak for a city that he feels rejected them wholesale....

Title : scam 9 damaged the story of black flag s classic first album
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ISBN : 16147349
Format Type : Unknown Binding
Number of Pages : 28 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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scam 9 damaged the story of black flag s classic first album Reviews

  • Jeffrey Bumiller
    2018-10-23 21:50

    I found this little zine in a record store in Philadelphia for $3.00. I picked it up because I had a long drive ahead of me and figured it would keep me occupied. I honestly wasn't expecting very much from it because I arrogantly assumed I'd heard this story a thousand times and wouldn't have anything interesting revealed to me (see Get in the Van, Our Band Could Be Your Life, and countless other accounts.) Well, I was pleasantly surprised, this little zine packs in a lot of information and does so in an almost academic way with footnotes and deep analysis of events; info culled from various interviews with band members and other eyewitnesses. Great Stuff, Erick Lyle has done a great service to this pivotal, monumental album.

  • James
    2018-10-19 00:37

    Another zine I was once a huge fan of but had lost track of... this made me miss zines in a major way. This issue should be expanded into a 33 1/3 book as I think a lot of people would enjoy reading it who may not stumble across it otherwise. Through a great deal of research and thoughtful cultural analysis, Erick does not romanticize the transition of early to mid era punk in the early 80s. He does a great job of putting Black Flag in cultural context - the good, the bad, and the ugly. Of course, I LOVE shit like this and can read it all day. My only complaint was that this was so short... Easily read in a couple hours.

  • Mason Jones
    2018-10-24 23:28

    Short, to the point reporting about the circumstances surrounding the recording of Black Flag's "Damaged" album, in zine form. Fun stuff, like a mini-version of one of the Continuum 33 1/3 books.