San Francisco: Damaged Goods, 1979-81. First edition. Tabloid format, offset printed on newsprint with spot color.
A complete run of the important west coast punk fanzine, including both the rare fourth issue - distributed for free, only in California - and the unnumbered Western Front 1980 issue which appeared between 9 and 10 (Damage had organized the Western Front events). Damage exemplified the interconnected nature of the California punk scene by including coverage of fashion, street art, and politics alongside coverage of bands and the music scene. The paper was heavily involved in the effort to elect Jello Biafra as mayor. Like Slash, Damage used the expansive tablod format and judicious juxtaposition of stark black and white photography and photomontages with spot color. Along with Slash and Search & Destroy, one of the most important periodicals of punk on the left coast.
Some minor toning here and there, and a few old horizontal fold lines, else a remarkably clean, bright set and very scarce thus. Item #26627