TB SHEETS #8 (10 pages, 1978)
Features: The Jam, Generation X, Roky Erickson, 10CC
Wild content for this weird punk-era fanzine that only slightly touches on punk. The bands featured are so ill-fitting, but the writing is on-point. I bought this off the street in Prague from a guy with a 10CC tattoo on his neck, he kissed a dog on the teeth and had stumps for arms and was howling like Roky, howling so loud I could hear him from several blocks over.
DISTORT #8 (2006)
Interview with Chris Erba re: h100’s, The Ruiners and Upstab / writing on Alone In A Crowd, Roky, Fucked Up, Haymaker, Negative Approach, The Repos, Think I Care, The Testors / a reprint from Breakout fanzine of the 10 Ten Hardcore Records That Were Never Released
From the interview with Chris Erba in DISTORT #8 about the h100’s, re: DISTORT CLEVELAND.
“Well the back of the Distort EP - believe all you read, cause in those cases it was all true. We were just playing our shit man, fucking clubs over react when shit starts breaking. Let me explain: when you start playing music that is making your god damn c-sucking blood boil and the tension between the band and the crowd starts heating up, its easy for things to escalate. The thing is, we played with as much intensity and self destructiveness even at band practice, after driving 10+ hours to get to a gig with no expectations of even getting paid and small turnouts of mostly lame crowds, well, we were in no fuckin’ way going to let god damn anyone shut us down. We were gonna finish our fuckin’ set regardless if the club is on fire, the promoter is hogged tied in the bathroom, or the police our on their way. That’s what it’s all about. Fuck everyone.”