Roughly $0.83 per band.
A fun site to visit in your down time is Hardcore Show Flyers. While the person running the site is obviously bent towards, “hardcore” in the more 90′s sense of the word, they have done a pretty amazing job archiving hundreds and hundreds of flyers from all over the damn place.
The flyer above is from a show Franklin played down in DC with Born Against. The Mountain Lodge was a small coffee shop space, so people were packed in and it was incredibly fun. Ralph and Roy ended up on the floor of the venue with Sam McPheeters while B.A. was playing. Needless to say, we were fans. Actually, a photo of that incident (I believe) is documented in the Born Against/UOA split 7″ insert.
The second flyer is for advertised shows at the unwholesome lair that was the 508 House.
One of the unfortunate things that I have not been able to settle on is the correct spelling of, “flier”. Or is it “flyer”? I refuse to look it up because it seems like something I should know but alas, I do not.
Anywhoo, just a quick find here today.
Tim linked me via. “the Facebook” to this flier posted on this fellas page.
I can’t recall a thing about this show but please make note the polite comment on the bottom of the flier/flyer.
“Please bring some money for the touring bands.” Ah, the 90′s.
So, I just watched the 1979 Disney movie The Black Hole. Somewhere between 5 and 9 years old, it was one of my favorites. I thought it might be nice to revisit. Sadly, it doesn’t quite hold up.
Today, I received these three awesome additions from Chris.
The first one up top there was an unused advertisement originally meant for Maximum Rock n Roll. Elbohead was sort of a disaster from the get go and any real organized release schedule never existed. After the Four N’ Three is 7″ we had planned a split 7″ with Fracture and Pleasant Greene called Eastern View. I believe Pleasant Greene was a short lived band with Matt Lieberman and Atom Goren, perhaps post Cut-Short. Atom? Can you help?
Clearly, this didn’t happen. The advertisement you see here was poorly drawn by yours truly.
This flyer (I believe) was from our first Fracture/!Franklin US tour however, I really can’t say. It’s a terrible flyer tho and I’m proud to say that no one I know was involved in making it.
This last one is a letter sent to Fracture from Shedder Records asking them to be a part of a compilation they were putting out. I think we all thought that by Fracture being on this comp. they would sky-rocket to punk success (which at the time meant, being on a label other than one we ran ourselves).
Clearly, this didn’t happen either.
Here’s a total surprise.
I’m not sure why, but for one or two shows, Franklin and Fracture thought it would be productive and valuable to furthering our agenda to create, print and distribute propaganda fliers at our shows. Each band created double-sided hand-outs that seemed to introduce folks to our methodology.
Not surprising, Fracture’s is more adorable and and Franklin’s is more ridiculous. The art on the Fracture flier was done by Mark Scott and the writing on the Franklin insert was done by Greg Giuliano.
P.S – This might be the only time !Franklin went on record as describing where our band name came from.
P.S.S. – I have a feeling revisiting this Fracture insert will inspire Jeb for some additional commenting.