A collection of interview excerpts, flyers, artwork and other scraps relating to Blatz, a bay area punk band that existed from 1989 – 1992. There’s not really any band that makes me feel like Blatz, like all the best things a band can do – laugh and rage and flirt and blaspheme and rage and scream and not care at all – they do them all at once. I can think of a dozen brilliant musicians who would not have started playing music if they hadn’t heard Blatz, but I bet there are so many more. The band has always been a little mysterious to me, I didn’t hear their records until they’d broken up but even at that distance they always seemed right on the edge of snapping, and I have always wanted to know more about them. Drawn from old zines, recent documentaries, records, and personal knowledge, BLATZINE helps illuminate some of the energies and tensions that fueled the band.
8 in x 5.5 in, 40 pages, b&w photocopied