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Flyers: Punk Rock & Then Some (1981 – 2006)

January 1st, 2008 Leave a comment Go to comments

While it’s still very much a work in progress, I thought a few folks might enjoy seeing what I’ve scanned in from my collection of (real, physical, paper — I ignored digital versions even if I created them) flyers. As it turns out there are actually a few more to come (I just found another small pile), but this is easily the lion’s share.

My history with these things is pretty casual/ non-obsessive really. I’m not sure why exactly, but I started grabbing them off of utility poles & record store counters when I was around 10 or 11 years old, then securing them all over my bedroom walls with a wretched substance called “Fun-Tak” (you’ll see a lot of oily corner spots as a result). Around 1985 I started making them myself (both because I loved the music so much and because it got me in to the shows for free) and this early design work, along with the little photocopied Punk Rock ‘zine I was doing at the time, were most certainly my entry points into the world of graphics — the field in which I work today.

Of course like most folks who’ve gotten bit by the Punk Rock bug, these flyers represent a mere fraction of the time I’ve spent in loud dark rooms (though I didn’t see every single show pictured here either), but I’m still both happy and amazed that I’ve somehow held on to as many as I have. Hope you have fun checking ’em out!

Flyers (1981 – 2006)

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  1. Anonymous
    January 3rd, 2008 at 03:04 | #1

    Wow, your definition of “non obsessive” is obviously a lot more broad than mine! That’s a huge collection and a huge project. very cool to see all the awesome gigs too, can’t wait to hear more of the live tapes you have in store!

    thanks man!


  2. Yoda
    January 3rd, 2008 at 16:34 | #2

    Please post scans of your fanzine!

  3. Anonymous
    January 3rd, 2008 at 20:41 | #3

    This is awesome, Jason! My wife and I were recently going through her collection of old flyers (mid 80s) from the Boston punk scene. Very impressive collection you have!

    Mike H

  4. Psyche Zenobia
    January 4th, 2008 at 14:26 | #4

    Hey Jason, thanks for checking out my Nitegaunt blog. Loved those flyers. I left a comment after yours. BTW, how bout giving me a link here?

  5. raven
    January 7th, 2008 at 02:23 | #5

    Hi, yesterday I found one of your posts in which you posted some recordings of Vincent Price reading Poe’s poems and short stories. I really never thought I’d find such a thing. I’m surprise, thank you very much.
    I downloaded the first file, but I couldn’t, however, download the second one (the one of the poems) could you please tell me where can I get it? Or why is that I couldn’t download the file of the poems?(Actually right now I cant download neither of them)

    I hope I’m not bothering you too much.

    Thank you very much for your help and for the generosity you’ve shown by putting this things on everyone’s reach.

  6. worse brains
    January 8th, 2008 at 03:22 | #6

    Nice old stubs from the original 9:30 and flyers from RKL and DRI, I wish I could see those shows now! Nice collection.

  7. Claudius
    January 11th, 2008 at 15:49 | #7

    Very cool stuff! Check out my blog when you can.

  8. HarveyMidnight
    January 12th, 2008 at 01:23 | #8

    Hiya; for Raven… As far as getting the Vincent Price stuff– A few of us had some trouble getting Jason’s files when we had our anti-virus & firewall settings set to browse ‘anonymously’… there’s some security in place to keep people from ‘hotlinking’ But if that’s not the problem I think you can at least get those great Vincent Price albums from here:


  9. raven
    January 16th, 2008 at 06:00 | #9


    Thank you very much for your help. I really appreciate it.

    Please feel welcome to visit my blog any time you like, and off course, to comment as well.

  10. Psyche Zenobia
    January 16th, 2008 at 20:50 | #10

    Jason, I was wondering how you did the post with all of the horror album covers together making them links to the various posts. I want to do that with Manson Music. Hit me back with a comment on the first post on MM if you can help. Thanx!

  11. House of Mysterious Secrets Madness
    February 2nd, 2008 at 14:57 | #11

    Since you’ve influenced me to open a blogger site, I decided to attempt to take some photos of my crazy collection of stuff. Here’s the first of the bunch!


  12. Neil (killkillneil@yahoo.com)
    February 2nd, 2008 at 18:51 | #12

    completely off topic here:

    thought you might like to read his stuff on early comic artists.

  13. Devil Dick
    February 18th, 2008 at 20:25 | #13

    nice, i have a boatload from around 84 to 1990 when i was “hardcore”… please take a swing by the devils music & if you like anything going on over there maybe a link up? Cheers!

  14. Rufus
    June 7th, 2008 at 13:58 | #14

    Wow, what a collection! Makes me want to dig through the boxes in my mother’s garage to see what I still have stashed there.

  15. Dave
    June 15th, 2008 at 04:15 | #15


    What’s happened to so many of your shares that now say “Link Removed”


  16. Kaimor
    June 25th, 2008 at 23:40 | #16

    Hi ! Great site ! I have a website about shaolin kung fu and would like to exchange links with you. Are you interested ? http://shaolintricks.blogspot.com/

  17. Andre
    July 14th, 2008 at 16:30 | #17

    it’s JULY and your blog has only one single entry for hte entire year!

    What the damn is wrong with you, boy?

  18. john
    July 27th, 2008 at 14:50 | #18

    Great flyers. I used to do the same thing in Madison WI in the early 80’s. Amazing what they did without the aid of computers. I used to trade them with people from other cities, and have quite a few from Los Angeles. Your posting makes me glad I’ve kept them all these years.

  19. Zer0_II
    July 31st, 2008 at 22:16 | #19

    Hello again Jason. I wanted to invite you and your readers to my new social network that I have created. It’s similar in appearance to myspace (minus all the hormone-crazed teenagers), but it is intended to serve as a hangout for artists, musicians, and music lovers. I have also included a forum category for music bloggers such as yourself to promote their blogs and share updates. If you are interested, here is the url:


    I hope to see you there. Take care.


  20. Ronester
    August 16th, 2008 at 01:51 | #20

    Very cool. I have a request. I’m a big Hitchcock fan and would LOVE it if you could reup- Alfred Hitchcock “Music To Be Murdered By” (Imperial, LP-9052, 1958), “Ghost Stories For Young People” (Golden, LP-89, 1960). Please, please, pretty please with a sugamamma on top?

  21. Anonymous
    September 25th, 2008 at 06:52 | #21


    I have a request:
    Could you please re-post
    “Monster Dance Party”?


  22. andre
    October 6th, 2008 at 03:08 | #22

    Hey Picklehead,

    Jason can’t re-post anything!

    THE MAN shut him down because he was making him too nervous!

  23. whoissecretdubai
    December 4th, 2008 at 11:47 | #23


    A humble request…

    Do you, by any chance, happen to know who Secret Dubai (the blogger: secretdubai.blogspot.com) is?


    December 10th, 2008 at 06:35 | #24

    i stumbled upon your blog and found it very interesting! please drop by and check mine out when you get some time.
    we seem to have a lot in common!
    stay true~

  25. Nick Mancini
    March 29th, 2009 at 00:05 | #25

    I am sure glad I downloaded all the Halloween albums when they were up. Most are gone now.

  26. May 29th, 2009 at 18:22 | #26

    I agree with Nick – it is a shame that the halloween albums are gone.. I would love to see this blog come back as it was. Very very unique.

  27. Vatermann
    September 18th, 2009 at 19:56 | #27

    @Nick Mancini
    Nick, do you know where I could score some of those albums? I only downloaded a few before they were taken down. Thanks.

  28. Vatermann
    September 18th, 2009 at 19:58 | #28

    Please come back, Jason. We need you.

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