Bodily Funktions [Six Flyers for Fictional Events, Austin Punk]
Austin: np, ca. 1980. Xerox. 8 1/2 x 11 in. Six loose leaves, all very good to near fine. Holograph annotations on verso of one leaf. Item #5631
A collection of six flyers issued for the nonexistent "poster band," likely made by John Slate (Control Rat X), who edited the zine Xiphoid Process.
Bodily Funktions never played a show, recorded a song, or existed at all - though according to an article by Nels Jacobson, some of the flyers led confused fans to show up at the parking lot of Raul’s, the famed Austin tejano punk club.
One flyer even asks, "Will we ever get to Raul’s?" a self conscious reference to the venue, the epicenter of the Austin punk and new wave scene in the late-70s and early-80s, notorious for its rowdy shows.
Another flyer promotes a non-existent show "With Special Guest Refuse - They’re Trash!"
Holograph annotation on verso of one sheet, which we believe to be a fake setlist, further extending the gag.
Conceptual brilliance from the Texas underground.