A spread from Moshpit, a photo zine published by Hamburger Eyes with photos by Josie Ramondetta, 2011.
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Moshpit, a photo zine published by Hamburger Eyes with photos by Josie Ramondetta, 2011. One of the things I picked up while tabling with Temporary Services / Half Letter Press at the amazing L.A. Art Book Fair last weekend.
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Zone V Fanzine/Photozine, issue 1, 1983, 48 pages, Jim Saah, Wheaton, Maryland, 7 1/2” X 11”. (Click the cover to download: 53.5 meg PDF file)
This is the first of a total of two issues of Zone V that were published. This offset ‘zine has a spare layout that is packed with Jim Saah’s excellent photos of some of the greatest American hardcore bands of this period. Bands included are: Black Flag, Minor Threat (see cover), Hate from Ignorance, Insurrection, Heart Attack, Naked Raygun, Marginal Man, Faith, Void, Flipper, The Meatmen, Circle Jerks, Channel Three, Government Issue, Nig-Heist, Negative Approach, and Scream. Also included are interviews with Henry Rollins from Black Flag and Tesco Vee of The Meatmen, a New York scene report written by Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth, Detroit and Los Angeles scene reports, and a Minor Threat family tree.