Small Archive of Material Relating to Seattle Punk Bands Blackouts and the Telepaths.
Place Published: [Seattle]:
Date Published: [c. 1980].
Book Id: 17554
Includes five b/w photographs, a ticket, and a press packet (4to. five leaves xeroxed on rectos only). Some overall creasing and toning, but generally very good. Scarce documentation of two important Seattle Punk projects. The Blackouts arose out of the ashes of the early punk project The Telepaths. The band relocated to Boston in 1982 and split up in 1984. The band included Bill Rieflin, who would go on to be a mainstay in a number of industrial projects, including Ministry, KMFDM, and Angels of Light. Included are a press packet and a ticket for a show at the Showbox with Red Dress and The Urge, but the real highlight are the original photographs by Bob Kondrak, who was an important photographer of the punk movement in Seattle whose work was often featured in the zine Stelazine. It includes a great high contrast group photograph of the Telepaths with a holograph ink note at verso noting that it was used for an article, a photograph of Bill Rieflin dressed in black leather, a photograph of Erich Werner (with a post-it at rear noting that this photograph appeared in Vol. 2 No. 2 of Stelazine), a trimmed color photograph of Homer Spence, and a great staged photograph of a man face down on the concrete (member unspecified).