Born in Wisconsin, Jim Knipfel was a staff writer at the now-defunct weekly alternative newspaper New York Press for thirteen years, where wrote the long-running and popular "Slackjaw" column, a cynical, misanthropic look at daily life. He is the author of ten books, including Slackjaw, …
by Erick Lyle
56p, b&w, 5.5"x8.5"
Lyle devotes this issue to investigating the story of the seminal Black Flag album Damaged - setting us down in the early L.A. punk and hardcore scenes and using his compulsively readable prose and great band interviews to lead us through the wild ride of innovation and contradiction that produced the album we know and love today. Also a nice photo of Raymond Paettibon passed out in shorts.