Los Angeles: 1977-80. Offset on newsprint. Fo. (11 ½ x 15 in.). All issues in very good condition, some small closed tears throughout but all very clean inside. Some copies near fine. Item #4078
Slash was a seminal large-format punk fanzine that was in print from 1977-1980. The publication featured interviews with primarily local bands, reported on the Los Angeles punk scene, and played a pivotal role in the development of early American punk music. It ran for 29 issues. Among the bands covered were The Screamers, The Germs, The Weirdos, Alice Bag Band, X, Fear, Zeros, Circle Jerks, and Black Flag with writing from influential punk figures Claude “Kickboy Face” Bessy of Catholic Discipline and Jeffrey Lee Pierce of The Gun Club, and featured comics from Gary Panter.
After the demise of the print publication, Slash Records continued as a label releasing seminal recordings of Los Angeles bands Fear, The Germs, The Blasters, and Los Lobos. Offered here is a significant run of Slash Magazines, featuring 12 of the 29 issues.
Slash, Vol. 1 No. 1, May 1977
Slash, Vol. 1 No. 3, August 1977
Slash, Vol. 1 No. 4, September 1977
Slash, Vol. 1 No. 6, December 1977
Slash, Vol. 1 No. 7, January 1978
Slash, Vol. 1 No. 8, February 1978
Slash, Vol. 1 No. 9, April 1978
Slash, Vol. 1 No. 10, May 1978
Slash, Vol. 1 No. 11, July 1978
Slash, Vol. 1 No. 12, August 1978
Slash, Vol. 2 No. 2, November 1978
Slash, Vol. 3 No. 5, Summer 1980.