George Hurchalla, the talented author of Going Underground: American Punk 1979 – 1989, has donated 10 signed copies of the 2nd Edition to the cause. I’ll be putting a copy up each day! So go a bid on the first one here! And don’t forget, you’ll have chances at other copies!!
An illustrated and wide-ranging survey of the underground U.S. punk scene in the 1980s The product of decades of work and multiple self-published editions, “Going Underground,” written by 1980s scene veteran George Hurchalla, is the most comprehensive look yet at America s nationwide underground punk scene. Despite the misguided mainstream press declarations that punk died with Sid Vicious or that punk was reborn with Nirvana, Hurchalla followed the DIY spirit of punk underground, where it not only survived but thrived nationally as a self-sustaining grassroots movement rooted in seedy clubs, rented fire halls, xeroxed zines, and indie record shops. Rather than dwell on well-documented suspects and trendsetters from LA, NY, and DC, Hurchalla delves deep into the underground s underbelly to root out stories from Chicago, Philadelphia, Austin, Lawrence, Annapolis, Cincinnati, Florida, and elsewhere. Like most of the truly great books on punk that have emerged to date, Hurchalla mixes his personal experiences with the words of dozens of band members, promoters, artists, zinesters, and scenesters. This revised second edition includes new photos, zine scans, and flyer collections from around the United States.”
This item comes from the private archives of Robert Moss, former bass player in Government Issue and Artificial Peace.
This is an original test pressing for the Government Issue “Make an Effort” E.P. This is the original Fountain of Youth 7 inch release, recorded in ’82 and released in ’83. This item is in VERY GOOD condition.
Robert is an author these days and has a new book, Descending Memphis (descendingmemphis.com) The winning bidder will also receive a signed copy of Descending Memphis!
This is a unique package for the discerning punk rock fan.
All proceeds go to benefit John Stabb’s cancer treatment and assorted expenses.
Folks, the guys of OFF! have graciously donated an album signed by all four members. All proceeds go to help out Mina and John.
Here’s the description up on eBay:
“This signed OFF! LP is being auctioned off to help pay for John Stabb’s (of Government Issue) medical treatment. Please give as much as you can. For additional donations, please go to https://www.gofundme dot com/7ynrv45w
This LP has been signed by all four OFF! members: Dimitri Coats, Steven McDonald, Mario Rubalcaba, and Keith Morris.
This LP is in VERY GOOD condition. The LP appears to be in pristine condition, but the corners of the cover have been slightly folded in transport. The LP also comes with an insert and download card.”
In December 2012, yours truly helped Government Issue make some shirts to sell at the Salad Days shows at the Black Cat in DC. Living in North Carolina, I asked noted graphic artist Brian Walsby to create a design. What he came up with was awesome. So awesome that he is working with JohnStabb.com for a fundraising graphic.
The Salad Days shows were a great weekend of DC punk rock. I helped run GI’s merch table and sold some shirts and met a lot of great people.
I have some of these shirts left over. I’d like to sell you one to help raise funds for John and Mina. A shirt will be a flat $20 and include shipping and handling.
Hit me up here or at headonmb at gmail dot com and we can see what size you want, address, payment, etc.
A very big thank you to Bruce Pavitt (cofounder of Sub Pop Records) ! This rare Dils Dangerhouse 7 inch will be auction off to raise funds for John Stabb’s medical treatment. Details coming soon on bidding!
The outpouring of support for John has been fantastic. We at Johnstabb.com will be putting together some auction items as well, but others are DIY’ing it, too!
Spontaneous Combustion has some great rare vinyl you can bid on and all proceeds go to John and Mina. Here’s a description and a link:
I am selling a couple rare variations of the Government Issue 7″ I released on my label, Spontaneous Combustion Records, to raise some money for John Stabb as he is battling cancer. I will be giving 100 percent of the sale price to John and Mina to go towards John’s medical expenses while he goes through this horrible battle with cancer.
“What we have here is the G.I.’s First Demo 7” on green vinyl with a handmade alternate sleeve. When I pressed up the 100 green vinyl records years ago I didn’t have enough sleeves so I hand-made 20 of them and released them as a limited edition. I kept a couple of them for myself and there is no better cause for getting rid of this than to hopefully raise some much needed money for John. This record you are bidding on is #3/20. It has never been played and is in mint condition. I stored it in a box ever since I made these.