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Special Collections

MSU  Libraries

366 W. Circle Drive

East Lansing, MI 48824



URL: http://specialcollections.lib.msu.edu

Date Processed:


Preferred Citation:

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information:  Box number, Folder number and/or title, Punk Band Flyers and Posters, MSS 237, Special Collections, Michigan State University Main Library

Copyright Notice:

Copyright is retained by the author of the items in this archive, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Usage Restrictions:

There are no restrictions on the access of this collection.

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Collection Summary:

This is a collection of 80 posters and flyers from the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s for concerts of various punk bands. Most concerts were on the west coast.

Historical Background:

Punk started as a subgenre of music during the 1970s. Many of the bands practiced out of garages and produced their own records. The music was faster with a more agressive style. By the mid-1970s punk music had spread around the world. The band members in general were linked by a common anti-establishment mentality.

Processing Note:

This collection was processed by London Wilson and Leslie M Behm.


Box Folder Description
1 0.5 R.I.P. #1, Brief History of Dead Kennedys and Alterniatve Tentacles Records
  1 Punk Posters 1972-1978  for different bands (The Weirdos,  Mutants & Plugz with the Dead Kennedys, Hot Lunch, Crime)
  2 Punk Posters 1978 for: the Mutants and Dead Kennedys with the Screamers; Crime; The Screamers; Off Seizures; and  Final Reward, a film by Rachid Kerdouche with Richard Hell
  3 Punk Posters 1979-1980 for: the Weirdos, Rock Against Racism Benefit Concert, the Weirdos and the Mutants, Suicidal, 45Grave, Big Blowout at Al's
  4 Public Image Ltd. (P.I.L.) flyers from the 1980s
  5 Punk Posters from the 1980s : Dead Kennedys, The Jesus and Mary Chain in a Special Concert to Benefit Cancer Research, H.I.M. Recording Artists: Gang Green, Agent Orange with Ex-Adolescents, Wendy Williams
  6 Punk Posters from the 1980s: Question and SLR with the Stilettos + Nonsense; don’t know Just with Doggy Style; Thought Crime presents: An evening of spoken word and acoustic-core with Wankers; 45Grave; Flipper!; TSOL plus the Return of the Sic Kidz
  7 Punk Posters from the 1980s: No Clubs presents Social Distortion; Plasmatics Secret Service; Skiddy Puppy,Wire Pere Ubu, John Cale, Jesus & Mary Chain, Stiff Little Fingers; Descendents; The Maze presents Circle Jerks
  8 Punk Posters from the 1980s: Babble Attactions presents Dickies, 7 Seconds, Doggy Style, Uniform Choice; CBGB and OMFUG; The Nightmares; Gentleman Farmers, Idle Chatter, G.C. Greene, Big Fat Love, Young Hegelians, Playetim, The Baxters, Life in a Blender, Agnostic Front, The Psychos, Malignant Tumor, No Remorse, Peter Stewart, The Surf, Major Baby, Ausdruckftanz, The Ned Sublette Band, Way Out West, Cowboy Mouth, Tragic Figures in Chains; Vandals Hellfire Rythym Clinic; Golden Voice proudly presents The Lords of the New Church; The Slits plus special guests
  9 Punk Posters from the 1980s: babble-on presents Youth Brigade, 7 Seconds, M.I.A., Doggy Style; babble-on presents The Dickies, Weirdos, asexuals; Cone of Silence; Doggy Style, HVYDRT, Convicted, Bleeding Hearts
  10 Punk Posters from the 1980s: The English Goldenvoice presents Subhumanz, Multideath Corporations, New Regime, Red Scare; Golden Voice presents Toy Dolls, Butthole Surfers, and Detox; Government Issue, Satans Cheerleaders and No Control; Nineninenine Mission; Angry Samoans, The Stains, The Vex,  and A Special Benefit for Flipside Magazine
  11 Punk Posters from 1981-1983: Discharge, Hell bednt, the Undead; Dead Kennedys at the Balboa Theater; Dead Kennedys at the Balboa Theater; Circle Jerks, Reptile House, and Underground Soldier; Eastern Front at Berkeley Aquatic Park;  Suicidal Tendencies; 'Love' proudly presents…; Maximum Rock N Roll benefit featuring the Dead Kennedys, Social Unrest, Church Police, Naked Lady Wrestlers;  Dead Kennedys just back from European Tour
  12 Punk Posters 1984: True Sounds of Liberty (T.S.O.L.) "Change Today" Tour & Album out now; U.K. Subs, Major Conflict, and U.S. Chaos;  Goldenvoice presents Alien Sex Fiend from Great Britain; Finally The Explioted The Explioted
  13 Punk Posters 1985: Still Live in '85, Tim Maze presents: Toxic Reasons, Bad Religion, Ministry of Truth at Fairmont Hall; PA Productions presents Suicidal Tendencies;  PR Presents Batle of the Bands at the Balboa Theater (on green paper); PR Presents Batle of the Bands at the Balboa Theater (on goldenrod paper);  Hardcore radio in the afternoon and Rude Awakening
  14 Punk Posters 1986: the Wasted Youth; babble-on presents The Dickies; T.S.O.L., Junior Gone Wild, Chuck Landis' Country Club; Goldenvoice Special Invitation to Blast, U.K. Subs, Dissension, Pillsbury Hardcore, Bad Religion; WZBC presents Youth of Today Crippled Youth
  15 Punk Posters 1991-1992: Gabrielson Productiosn Present Big Brother and the Holding Company, Commander Cody, J.C. Flyer with Special Guest David Nelson;  Goldenvoice presents Dead Kennedys, Fisbone, the Dicks, Snafu at Olympic Auditorium

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