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Turcotte, Bryan -- Fucked Up + Photocopied [Book]
Corte Madera, CA: Gingko Press, Inc., 1999. First edition. Lge. 4to. Printed stiff card boards. 240pp. NEAR FINE.
SIGNED on the first preliminary page by Winston Smith (who designed the book’s inside front and back covers); James Stark; Christopher Miller; Bryan Ray Turcotte; Robert Dapello; and Penelope Houston. A lavishly produced and imaginatively designed survey of the American punk flyer, poster and fanzine, with photos, fan letters, set lists, etc. Reproductions of work by numerous artists in full colour and b/w. Contributing writers include Jello Biafra, Jake Rivera, Brendan Mullen, Winston Smith, and Penelope Houston of The Avengers.
Published in 1999, Bryan Turcotte's FUCKED UP + PHOTOCOPIED - issued by his Kill Your Idols imprint by Ginko - was rightly hailed at the time as the first real reckoning with and appreciation of the art and culture of American punk flyers. With essay and interviews from Brendan Mullen, Jello Biafra, Pushead, Mike Watt, Lorna Doom, Tony Alva, Ian Mackaye and Malcolm McLaren, among other, and featuring art from the likes of Winston Smith (Dead Kennedys) and Raymond Pettibon (Black Flag), the book offered a comprehensive overview of the form. Arranged both topically and geographically, sections and bands included: San Francisco, skate rock, Los Angeles and the Valley, Slash Magazine, "stolen" art, Texas, the Midwest, Boston, DC, New York, the Weirdos, X, the Germs, The Ramones, Misfits, Necros, Sonic Youth, D.O.A., as well as innumerable smaller groups from the period.