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Rare Punk Zine Discords 1981 ESG Interview and Scene Reports July / August

Discords July/ August 1981 DC Punk Zine
This is a great issue with the legendary post punk band ESG


Published by:
“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: July/ August
Highlights: Interview with ESG and Scene reports of Baltimore's Ebenezer and the Bludgeons and Katatonixs, Show reviews of Zero Boys and scene reports of Boston, Phili, the Twin Cities, and a length review of bands in Pittsburg. Records Reviews of the Germs and some early Comps Reviewed.

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. Please see images for details.

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