SLASH #1-12 (LA: May 1977 - August 1978).
SLASH #1-12 (LA: May 1977 - August 1978).
SLASH #1-12 (LA: May 1977 - August 1978).
SLASH #1-12 (LA: May 1977 - August 1978).
SLASH #1-12 (LA: May 1977 - August 1978).
SLASH #1-12 (LA: May 1977 - August 1978).
SLASH #1-12 (LA: May 1977 - August 1978).
SLASH #1-12 (LA: May 1977 - August 1978).
SLASH #1-12 (LA: May 1977 - August 1978).
SLASH #1-12 (LA: May 1977 - August 1978).
SLASH #1-12 (LA: May 1977 - August 1978).
SLASH #1-12 (LA: May 1977 - August 1978).
SLASH #1-12 (LA: May 1977 - August 1978).
SLASH #1-12 (LA: May 1977 - August 1978).
SLASH #1-12 (LA: May 1977 - August 1978).
SLASH #1-12 (LA: May 1977 - August 1978).
SLASH #1-12 (LA: May 1977 - August 1978).
SLASH #1-12 (LA: May 1977 - August 1978).
SLASH #1-12 (LA: May 1977 - August 1978).
SLASH #1-12 (LA: May 1977 - August 1978).

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SLASH #1-12 (LA: May 1977 - August 1978).

Pub./ed. Steven Samiof and Melanie Nissen. Tabloid newspaper format. Each 24pp.-40pp. The first twelve issues of Los Angeles's answer to Punk and New York Rocker (a total of 29 were published).

Local bands The Weirdos, The Screamers, The Dils, The Zeros, The Germs and The Skulls are interviewed regularly throughout the run, while other interviewees include the Sex Pistols, Joey and Dee Dee Ramone, Devo, The Eyes, Blondie, Sham 69, The Jam, The Stranglers, Greg Shaw, Poly Styrene, Malcolm McLaren, Generation X, The Cramps and The Damned. Considerable space is devoted to new record releases, and concerts are reported on from San Francisco, New York and London.

The magazine's star writer was Claude Bessy, and its visual identity provided by designer Steven Samiof and photographer Melanie Nissen. Gary Panter was also afforded early and regular exposure. Its title originated from their friend Philomena, who observed that in England to take a piss is to take a slash, an appellation neatly combining the desired irreverent tone with an aspect of punk sartorial style.

Other features include a lengthy story on the Sex Pistols' American tour, and how Doug Weston's Troubador club was trashed during its first punk gig (with local barfly Tom Waits in attendance). Some age-toning, o/w all issues Very Good plus or better (unfolded).

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