First Edition. Very Good. Item #5007
Philadelphia: Terminal!, 1981. (February - July). Side-stapled ‘zines (11” x 8.5”); 22pp each. Printed white paper covers. Lightly toned along edges with rubbing to fore-edge of No. 6, else all clean and crisp with no tears or marks.
Philadelphia-based music fanzine covering the local scene as well as touring acts, with attention to the emerging punk, new wave, and hardcore artists. Close enough to D.C. and New York to be an easy stop for touring musicians, Philadelphia was also enough overshadowed by those larger scenes to have freedom to carve out its own thriving local scene, supported by college radio stations WKDU and WXPN, an ever-evolving network of clubs, basements, hoagie shops and DIY / house venues, and a divided and charged political environment. Content is the usual mix of letters, album and show reviews, cartoons, and interviews with everyone from Sting and Bono to local fashion designer Animal X and Crash Course in Science. An Issue 5 article “Dead Kennedys and the Nazi Terror” paints the eclectic scene at a recent DK show at Omni’s: take a bunch of Nazi’s (sic) in their “let’s dress up, mommy” uniforms, the Revolutionary Youth Brigade, the Progressive Labor Party, none-too-a-mused Jewish (and other) types and add the regular sort of indescribable people like you and me who show up at Omni’s. All right, now mix them all together. Stand back.”.