By Andrew Kline 5. For the first of his two contributions to '90s Hardcore Week, Andrew shared some of his old show flyers from that era in Southern California. John Hitz, the drummer of Born Against at the time, spit a huge loogie over his drums while they were playing and it landed on my pants. I was grossed out to say the least, but not as grossed out as when Sam pulled a GG Allin and crapped his pants on stage at the Macondo a few nights later.
'90s Hardcore Flyers from the Archive of Andrew Kline (Strife, Berthold City, WAR Records)
Punk Hardcore Flyers
Punk flyers from the s to the s shared many of the qualities of the music they promoted—a DIY aesthetic, an embrace of cheap and accessible technology i. In contrast to the often ornate Art Nouveau-inspired rock posters of the psychedelic s, punk flyers typically featured dissonant collages, crude handwriting, and amateurish drawing—not to mention a strict limitation of color. While punk rock continually regenerates, with new bands and subgenres popping up cyclically, the advent of digital technology for design and social media for dissemination has made the flyer less central to the community. And since these flyers were temporary announcements often stapled or pasted in public places, they are a particularly evanescent form of folk art. Thankfully, the Cornell University Rare and Manuscript Division is sharing freely more than 2, of these rare flyers as an Artstor Public Collection.
Hardcore Punk Flyer
Do you that line-up? All-time classic. Seriously, just quit now and apologize for missing out this greatness. From David Bowie to X-Ray Spex, Richard Hell to Suzi Quatro, a new book collates some of the best posters of the s and 80s to be tacked up in teenage bedrooms everywhere.