Damage (Subtitle from masthead: Damage: An Inventory). Nos. 1 (July 1979) through 12/13 (June 1981) (with unnumbered supplement; all published)
Thirteen issues (ca. 34-64 pp.) in twelve fascicules and one unnumbered supplement comprising a complete run of the irregularly published West Coast newspaper edited by Brad Lapin that blurred the lines between punk music, fashion and performance art in the late 1970s and early 1980s, with articles, interviews, reviews and reports on punk poster and street art, COUM Transmissions, George Kuchar, Jello Biafra, X, Devo, Brendan Mullen, Tuxedomoon, The Society for Mandatory Modern Dress, The Western Front music festival, Nick Zodiac, John Cale, Karen Finley, Lydia Lunch, Richard Irwin, Jane County, the Cramps, Amos Poe, Claude "Kickboy Face" Bessy, et al., profusely illustrated throughout with photographs, drawings and collages by Winston Smith and others. Tabloid size newsprint. Self-wrpps., some covers illustrated in color, all laid into recent cloth case. San Francisco (Damaged Goods Co.) 1979-1981. As of January 2014, WorldCat locates five partial runs and only one complete run in North American libraries. Advertised as "The Alternative Magazine That's Not for Everyone," Damage connected San Francisco punk rock and performance art to the global underground, paying equal attention to local happenings and developments in London, Tokyo, Paris and elsewhere. The magazine and its editorial staff were closely associated with the legendary Western Front festivals of 1979 and 1980, and extensively promoted the San Francisco mayoral candidacy of Dead Kennedys lead singer Jello Biafra. A very fine copy of an ephemeral publication. (Inventory #: 46316)
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