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Discords DC Punk Zine September 1981 Circle Jerks Interview Calvin Johnson and More Amazing Issue

Discords September 1981
A Great Circle Jerks Article


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“Howard Wuefling, who played bass in the Slickee Boys, moved from Pennsylvania to DC in 1974 to start a career in music writing. At the that time, the only non-mainstream publications in the area were alternative newspapers like the Unicorn Times, which covered the underground music scene and some politics.”
During a visit to New York City in 1976, Wuefling picked up a copy of New York Rocker, a slick fanzine where musicians wrote about other musicians (The Ramones, Talking Heads, and Patti Smith were featured in the first issue). It inspired him to adapt the idea for the DC music scene. He named it DeScenes (“I have a love for bad puns,” he says). Record stores in DC and in the suburbs sold it for 25 cents.
“Starting around 1980, DeScenes evolved into DisCords, which included “scene reports” from other cities. Punk kids would send letters into DisCords describing the state of punk in their hometowns. Wuefling says it became a way for music geeks around the country to exchange ideas and take part in a larger community.”

An amazing 12 page newspaper print with interviews, scene report and reviews of the burgeoning DC Punk scene.

Year: 1981
Month: September
Highlights: Interview with the Circle Jerks, Calvin Johnson Scene Report From Olympia Washington, Vivian Goldman Article and Record Review. No Wave Report of New York. This is jam packed issue

Size: 11 1/2 x 14 1/2 inches
Condition: Fine with some minimal wear and slight fade. Over all in very good condition for age and use with some chipping at the bottom right edge. Please see images for details.

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