Austin: Sluggo, 1979-80. One original maquette, collage on 8 1⁄2 x 14 in. sheet
of paper. With two finished posters, one 8 1⁄2 x 11 in. and one 8 1⁄2 x 14 in., each
an original Xerox from collage.
Sluggo was one of the greatest American punk and art zines, which over the
course of 6 issues forged a visual language of its own; equal parts provocation,
irony, and a psychedelia. In addition to the regular issues of the zine, they also
published “instant reviews” - one sheet reviews of live shows which would be
distributed for free on the streets the day after the show.
This lot includes an original collage maquette for a review of Roky Erikson and
the Re-Cords at Rau’s on May 1, 1979, along with two examples of finished
reviews, one for the avant-punk band Re-Cords, aka Reversible Cords, playing
the 1206 club on April Fools Day, and another for Radio Free Europe at Raul’s
on April 17, 1979.