was released over a month with 4 variant covers and is regarded by many as "the naughty issue". It had been six months, and shows a pull in full ska direction with Berthold Script (1977). The retro craze of sixties mod fashion was big again on catwalks allowing sexy collectible covers with relevance. It works well conceptually, mostly when considering the DM Danhauser Syracuse Full Moon Scooter Club exposé in centerfold. We found out about the ska fans at neighboring Syracuse University via Tammi Szatowski's skagroup.pitt.edu listserv, so they contributed that article. When #3 delivered on 12/5/96, Zopies' crew were "surprised it was even going to happen."
HP3 specifically didn't have a set price for flexibility to sell at shows, proportionate to our mood or audience (but more than just a dollar), and it got around.
|Note to self
Photos from a leading Spanish women's monthly. Learn the hard way it's better to razor pictures out then steal entire magazines from a library tattletape, trial & error. Said knife also won 10 lbs. of candy in a pumpkin carving competition that Halloween [Hepcat stogie, no pic cause no camera yet and it rotted fast].
It's a twist on "sim sim sala bim." Kind of like abbra cadabra. We got it from Hadji on the old Jonny Quest cartoons.
The Professionals is the 1966 western starring Burt Lancaster & Lee Marvin, which may have caused heavyweight Jamaican producer Joe Gibbs to have backing band of same name; see numerous connections between reggae & old west archetypes. For a few dollars more, Professionals was a Sex Pistols spinoff in 1980, & some obscure Belgian 2Tone group.
Inspired with goodwill and generosity, Steve LaPlaca of Greece NY creates for them a website on Geocities. Later goes on to acclaim printing Davenport 'zine, build/ maintain the Official Pietasters site in 2000 & found Flour City Knuckleheads. In addition to being a great photographer, he's got a vast bootleg collection. His cousin wrote in requesting #4 and went on to do her own 'zine and radio show, Smash!
''Hoi Polloi Meets Hoiti Toiti'', aka episode #206 of Roseanne, airs 11-12-96 on ABC TV.
A week later Hepcat meets The Bosstones at Dickie's Donuts /Ogden St Music Hall Buffalo NY for sold out show 11-20. Deston wants a Nintendo 64 for Christmas.
Nov 29: Mearns and DF MacAllister interview a young Big D & the Kid's Table at T.T. the Bear's Place in Cambridge, MA. Transcript of the session never made it into the next issue or even home 'til a year afterward, at which point way out of date. Big D sticks it out and rises to notoriety championing d.i.y. ethic and longevity in NE & national indie scenes.
You can't buy the Moon
|Most rock journalism is people who can't write interviewing people who can't talk for people who can't read.
NUMBER CRUNCH 8 leaves = 32 pages halved. Initial press run between 300-375? We're disorganized. Previous issue won us $20 cash grant from Joe Hendrick, noted art prof at MCC. Like all good graphic designers, the first things made are business cards, followed by pads of letterhead. The Gang [MCC-based punx / ARA Rochester] put on shows and a weekly punk dj night at Vertex. Dan used the high speed copiers in his printing class for the bulk of the run until we ran out of reams (which we had to provide). He was working at Barnes & Noble then, plus Jav also ran some off at his best girl's evening job managing a youth center in the same plaza. She tutors a PMHS senior named Liz Allen who is nervous about upcoming exams. We'd shuttle the originals back and forth across the parking lot. It was a bunch of risky dodging large November puddles.
A friend of a friend, (Tony L.) who had never even heard of ska music before was so enthused with #3 as a publication, he scanned his entire copy and put it online for us 10 Dec 1996 so it will never die. SEE FOR YOURSELF immortality on this side.
oh that infamous Dub 56 ink:
While speaking to King Chango's Andrew 'Blanquito Man' Blanco (designer of Toasters' graphic) Mano's diner rt 13 Ithaca 2/97, he discusses the original inspiration for said baldy was tattoo on some guy's shoulder in South America.
A young tourist couple offered us dumb kids a ride. If they're reading this, thanks again!
read the lost BIG D & THE KIDS TABLE session, 11-29-96
Phil K. in Lenexa, KS raves about this great rockabilly band he saw open up for Dick Dale.
They're called The Frantic Flattops.
Big Lick Big Lick (Happy Dick Records)
Blanks 77 Killer Blanks (Radical Records)
The Bluebeats Dance With Me (Moon)
Desmond Dekker Best Of: The Israelites (Castle Communications UK)
The Gadjits Da Gravy on Yo Grits (JoCo Ska)
Hepcat Scientific (BYO Records)
Insatiable Inflatable (I-Man)
Isaac Green & Skalars Strikeout Summer 7" (JoCo Ska)
Johnny Too Bad & Strikeouts Memoirs of the Hunted (cassette)
King Chango King Chango (Luaka Bop/ Warner Bros.)
Less Than Jake Pezcore (Dill /Asian Man)
Mad Butchers - Rock Unsteady 7" (Beat Hotel)
Magadog DUI-N-I (Moon)
The Selecter Selected Selecter Selections (Chrysalis)
The Siren Six The Voice with a Built-In Promise (Kingpin)
Skunks No Apologies (Moon)
Spicy Gribblets And Out Comes the Hog (self release)
The Specials Live Aston University 1979: Too Much Too Young (Receiver UK Ltd.)
Suicide Machines Destruction By Definition (Hollywood)
Toasters Hard Band For Dead (Moon)
Various Artists California Skaquake 2: The Aftershock (Moon)
Various Artists Keep The Pressure On (Kingpin Recs, 1 May 96)
Various Artists Skank Down Under (Moon)
Various Artists Ska Train (Hallmark Imports)
Venice Shoreline Chris 4 Track Adventures of (Moon)
The Bill Wennington Fanclub And You Thought We Sucked (JoCo Ska)
Petes Punk Reviews
V/A Punk and disorderly Vol. 1 (Abstract Records 12")
V/A Superyobs (Vulture Rock Records 12")
Code 13 They made a wasteland and called it Peace (Havoc Recs 12")
Pobel & The Gesocks - Oi! Punk Pervrs (Vulture Rock Recs 12")
Slushfund - Punk Rock 101 (cassette)
A Clown Killed My Dad #2
Black & White #3
The Johnson County Anarchists Guide to Hardcore Punk
Land of 1000 Dances #1
Rather Be Dead Than Cool #9
Son of Skam #6
The Peoples Ska Annual #3 (Summer '96)
Total Culture Shock #4
Two Left Feet #2