Issue #1 with Dave Vanian of the Damned gracing it…Plus great Damned article / interview
Condition : EX Not only the scarce first issue but in fantastic condition, while the newsprint has unsurprisingly aged (tanned), there are few faults: This has flattened out perfectly with barely any trace of being previously folded- very minor spine wear otherwise complete with no previous owner’s markings, no writing, no clippings, no tears, no torn pages, no significant creases. Front and Back (Eddie & the Hot Road – in gallery ) are from the actual issue for sale – the others are stock images to illustrate the content.
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From Publisher book blurb ” The legendary punk and new wave alternative weekly magazine Slash was founded in Los Angeles in 1977 by Steve Samiof, and published a total of 29 print issues before its demise in 1980. In its brief run, Slash defined the punk subculture in Los Angeles and beyond with the comic strip Jimbo by Gary Panter and photographs by Melanie Nissen, the cofounding publisher and longtime photo editor. Writing by Jeffrey Lee Pierce, Chris D., Pleasant Gehman and Claude “Kickboy Face” Bessy explored reggae, blues and rockabilly in addition to punk and new wave.
Slash diagnosed the nascent punk scene’s challenge to the music industry and established its own oppositional voice in the editorial of its very first issue, staking a position against disco, Elvis and concept albums, and declaring: “Enough is enough, partner! About time we squeezed the pus out and sent the filthy rich old farts of rock ‘n’ roll to retirement homes in Florida where they belong.”