Fluke Fanzine #20 & back issues
Ships same or next day, Monday to Friday (excluding pre-orders).
Since 1991, Fluke has been creating great variety zines covering all realms of punk and underground culture. We've imported these issues from our friends at Antiquated Future zine distro in Portland Oregon.
ISSUE #20: The Big Mud
Fluke travels the world from the pages of a punk zine, by way of interviews with Mike Watt, Subhumans, Marcher Arrant, Stinkweeds Records, Robert and Karoline Collins, Jessica Mills, Jessie Lynn McMains, Matt Limo and more! Read about exploring the Paris catacombs, a bad cab ride gone in Mongolia, flaming pinball machines in Seattle, hippies sipping pee in Albuquerque, a Replacements mix tape on a road trip to Brooklyn, and learning punk rock in Hollywood. Get in the boat and enjoy the adventure!
ISSUE #19.5: The First Two Years
In this massive fanzine, Fluke has done it again and brought you all the best '90s punk content compiled from the first two issues of the original Fluke zine as well as the 14th issue. With original photographs of and interviews with bands like Fugazi, Lungfish, Trusy, Plaid Retina, Econochrist, and more, alongside comics, record reviews, old concert flyers, fan letters, and assorted paraphernalia from a bygone era, Fluke #19.5: The First Two Years will transport you back in time to the Little Rock, Arkansas punk scene. The creators of this zine took advantage of Little Rock's location between other tour stops to get the inside scoop from bands on their way through town, and in the process helped foster a whole community. Those nostalgic for the DIY ethos of '90s punk fanzines will eat this compilation up, and those unfamiliar with this specific aesthetic will get a crash course with this spectacular zine.
ISSUE #19: Mail Art
It's the 30th anniversary issue of Fluke fanzine, and this one's a tribute to the best kind of art: mail art! Lots of pages, bound as a book, this issue contains multitudes, including interviews with artists buZ blurr, Anna Banana, Leslie Caldera, John Held, Jr, EF Higgins III, Noriko Shimizu, Ryosuke Cohen, and Henry Denander, with a throwback 1977 interview with Ray Johnson, patron saint of mail art. Since 1991, Fluke's been publishing zines about the culture of punk rock, and in some ways this issue is branching out but he also finds a ton of crossover and connection. Settle in on a cozy night to read about letters, stamps, and the ways people reach out to their smallest but most attentive audiences. And then go send someone a postcard.
ISSUE #18: Outside Art
ull of odd connections, scenes crossing over, countercultures meeting. Graffiti subcultures, freight-train monikers, '80s skateboarding culture, punk history, experimental film, queercore. Filmmaker Bill Daniel (of Who is Bozo Texino? fame) on the influence of early '90s Cometbus and Sluggo! zines, photographer Garry Winogrand, and '80s Texas skate-punk band the Big Boys. A fascinating in-depth interview with graffiti historian Susan A. Phillips (The City Beneath: A Century of Los Angeles Graffiti, Wallbangin'). Linda Kite on her life with D Boon of Minutemen and seeing the '80s L.A. punk scene as conceptual art. Sergej Vutuc's dream-like skateboarding photography. Gary Floyd (of Dicks and Sister Double Happiness) on being a gay Texan punk in the 1970s and touring with Nirvana the year Nevermind broke. And legendary train-graffiti artist buZ blurr (AKA- Colossus of Roads) at the center of everything, holding everyone together.
Interviews with graphic novelist Nate Powell (March, Any Empire, Swallow Me Whole), mural artist Danny Martin, and skateboard magazine historian Kevin Marks (Look Back Library). Personal histories on Maximum Rocknroll, R.E.M., '90s women-led punk, the Soophie Nun Squad family tree, and so much more.
ISSUE #16: The Art of NXOEED
Check out the underground artwork of James B. Hunt, also known as NXOEED. The history of NXOEED/Fluke collaboration began at a copy shop in Phoenix and has taken some cool twists and turns, including this zine. This issue is contains an interview and a lot of art which jumps off the page, bringing to mind stickers, punk show flyers, ransom notes, and finding evocative expression in the absurdity of capitalism. The last page is a treasure map and invitation to participate in an art scavenger hunt across Arizona. Go forth!ISSUE #15
Ian Mackaye talks about Dischord House where he dedicates his time to archiving materials and memorabilia he's collected during his life in the punk scene, skateboarding, and what it means to be happy. Gary Floyd reminisces about being a gay hippie selling weed from across the border, moving to the Queer Promise Land of San Francisco and becoming entrenched in the punk scene, and living through the AIDS epidemic.
From Black Flag roadies to meeting Iggy Pop, this fanzine is full of punk history and includes great pics.