What are the odds? To what does this amazing collection of early 80's punk rock flyers and ephemera from Tucson owe its very existence? A deeply involved hardcore scenester [like the guitar player in a local band]. Who had an appreciation and passion for trading flyers and t-shirts and tape art [heh, like album cover art]. And early-onset packrat tendencies. And who was able to maintain a string of residences and/or keep up his storage unit rent and/or stayed on the good side of his parents [who had to have an archive-friendly basement]. AND who didn't, in twenty-plus years ever succumb to the temptation, as the man himself, Bill Cuevas, puts it, to "[give] them all to a girlfriend's punk rock little sister." Of course, Tuscon's dry climate helped.
Black Flag. Husker Du. The Circle Jerks. TSOL. In three clicks I'm suddenly a 15-year-old buzzcut poseur again, and I love it. I have to assume that the guy maintaining this treasure trove doesn't have any kids, otherwise he might have already been inspired to silkscreen some of these gems onto some Onesies, and then I could just link to them in a fit of teen dad nirvana. Or maybe the Jody Foster's Army t-shirt in kid's sizes is the right place to start.
image: Raymond Pettibon flyer for Black Flag, altered by the locals in Tucson. audio from this concert is available. yow.
Arizona hardcore punk rock flyer archive 1982-1984 [shavedneck.com via coudal]
Previously: Old School O.C. 80's Punk Concert Flyers On Onesies