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The Bubblegum Book!
Out this spring, the book that will blow the
lid off a genre of rock and roll that has long been crying out
for a serious (and sometimes absurd) accounting... Bubblegum!
Dozens of contributors have plundered the archives and tracked
down those responsible to bring you more than you ever wanted
to know about the chewy chewy yummy yummy world of bubblegum
music. Click the link above for a sneak peak of BUBBLEGUM MUSIC
IS THE NAKED TRUTH.
is a magazine dedicated to rooting
out the cashews in the bridge mix of unpopular culture. Since
1992 we have chronicled the neglected, the odd, the nifty and
SCRAMARAMA - FALL 2001
The Scram Gang is planning a special event to be held in Los
Angeles November 3-4, 2001. We're talking with many of the great
artists who've appeared in the magazine, and plan to bring you
some truly amazing performers. We can let you know that currently
expected to appear are: Sean Bonniwell and the Music Machine,
Deniz Tek, The Loons, Red Planet, Harvey Sid Fisher and Bangers
and Mash. Watch this space for more announcements. We're looking
for folks to get involved, vendors, decorators, film curators,
DJs, go-go dancers (with or without their own cages), and anyone
whose parents own a ballroom we can use!
IF YOU WANNA HELP!
FREE EMBROOKS CD
FOR NEW SUBSCRIBERS
For a very limited time, new Scram subscribers who mention
this offer will receive a copy of the great new CD by top British
beat combo, the Embrooks. "Our New Day" comes to you
from Scram and your friends at Voxx Records.
Scram #13 is now available, with Mari Kono's lovely cover
inspired by 1930s issues of "True Story" magazine.
The cover cutie's called Janet Klein, and she leads a naughty
old timey ensemble called The Parlor Boys. Inside #13: Hub Kapp
& the Wheels, the Mooney Suzuki, guys who sing like girls, Northwest
instro band The Frantics, Mark Farner & Ideology, Gearhead recording
artists Red Planet, Gene Sculatti on the Top 10 "next Dylans,"
the final days of the Kahiki tiki restaurant, Shocking Blue,
Neil Hamburger live, and more. Copies are available for $5 postpaid
($7 overseas) from Kim Cooper, PO Box 461626, Hollywood, CA 90046-1626.
Here's Scram #12, and just look at what Dave Cooper cooked
up for the cover. Features include the inside scoop on Arizona
garage punk legends Floyd & Jerry... Toni Basil's incredibly
hip career (from avant-garde movie star to punk rock, with "Mickey"
being the least of it)... Denny Eichhorn interviews Peter Blecha
of the new Seattle Experience Music Project rocknroll museum
about the weirdest things in their collection and the guy who
tried to sell Jimi Hendrix' grave marker... Harvey Sid Fisher
talks about his "Astrology Songs" and macrobiotics...
A hilarious survey of fake Merseybeat records by P. Edwin Letcher...
James Porter runs down the history of legendary budget label
Crown... Dick Taylor of the Pretty Things speaks... Deniz Tek,
M.D. (Radio Birdman's guitarist) writes about one unforgettable
night in the E.R.... plus chimps on TV, retro-styled burlesque,
pinups, reviews, and tons of fun.
This one features Johnny Ramone,
the Chamber Strings, Greg Shaw and Gene Sculatti on the early
days of rock zines, "My boss, Kim Fowley," Jack Stevenson
on industrial parks and the fake future, and much more!
RELEASED SEPTEMBER 1999
featuring Dead Moon, Peter Laughner, Arthur Lee & Love,
Peter Bagge goes bubblegum crazy, Record Store Follies, Way-Out
Wayne Newton, The Cult of Technicolor, the black velvet underground
revealed and a whole lot more.
WANNA BUY A SCRAM?
Back issues of Scram can be yours for $5 postpaid
($7 overseas) from the address below. Special closet-cleaner
offer, for a limited time: any THREE normal back issues can
be yours for $12 postpaid US (a savings of, uh, three bucks),
or $18 overseas, but you must mention this offer with your payment.
Or get the full available run of Scrams 3-10 for $30 (normally
$40), overseas $46 (instead of $56). Subscriptions: 4
issues for $20 domestic, $32 overseas. Send cash, money order
or check payable to "Kim Cooper" to PO Box 461626,
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NEW: Pay by credit card! (this takes you to an auction payment
link, but you're smart and can figure it out, right? hint: you'll
be paying "firstname.lastname@example.org" -- that's us!)
||Chad & Jeremy on L.S.D., ham acting,
Burning Man, Girl Group Battle Royale: The Shangri-Las vs. The
Goodees, Drinkin' with the Jacobites, bad television, Scott Miller's
favorite embarrassing records, how to be a badass, Dusty Springfield
||Apples in Stereo, The Archies, Jackie
DeShannon, The United States of America, Jeff "Mothers of
Invention" Simmons, Apartment
Follies, Snaxpo 98, human lab rats.
||Edd "Kookie" Byrnes, The Nightcrawlers,
Rob Younger, The Upper Crust's Lord Bendover's etiquette tips,
Tony Bruno, Stiv Bators, Russian
prophets in East L.A.?, ham radio idiocy, atomic weapons in the
||Dion, Fortune & Maltese, The Mensclub,
Neil Hamburger, beatniks and Rod McKuen, The Loons, The Naked
Sax Player, Heavy Metal Parking
||Peter Bagge, Rodent
Rock, The Zombies, sex & bubblegum, The Pebbles, Disney's
planned community, mortuary cosmetics, Spy
Jazz, The Divine Comedy.
||Boyce & Hart, The Go-Nuts, Tiny Tim
in one of his last interviews, ZOG conspiracies, Mary Lou Lord,
Lisa Carver, Townes Van Zandt, thrifting tips, vinyl record care.
||The Poppy Family,
Jackie & the Cedrics, Disneyland, Brute Force, psychedelic
Wizard of Oz concept records, Nancy & Lee and Sonny &
Cher, Burt Reynolds' music, teenage vandalism, the early Bee
Having a rave up with scram magazine
|massive special issue compiling most historical
music articles from our first eight issues, with a hilarious
full color Peter Bagge cartoon cover spoofing the Yardbirds &
tons of wild tales! ALMOST SOLD OUT. Limited quantities available
from Scram for $8 postpaid or try the following venders... Sundazed or Insound
that may still have copies.
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