New York, New York: Ted R. Gottfried, 1986 / 1987. Side-stapled. 34pp. 4to. (8 ½ x 11 in.) Xerox. Stains and yellowing along edges of covers, some wrinkles, but inside pages are in excellent condition. Overall near fine condition. Item #4459
Slambook was a zine with a very simple concept: its a questionnaire people would fill out about themselves and their opinions on topics ranging from music to politics. The interviewees were all involved with the punk scene in some capacity, most from New York but many from all around the United States. The resulting zine resembles a high school kid’s scribbled-on notebook.
These two issues, published together back to back, contain answers from punk legends such as John Holmstrom, Steve Albini, Tuli Kupperberg, and others. Ted Gottfried was the owner of New York’s See Hear zine shop, and would hand off his Slambook packets to anyone who walked through the doors of his shop, whether they were famous or obscure. This lends an interesting and honest depiction of those involved in the fanzine and punk communities of the time.