CLE Magazine: The First Six Issues (1, 2, 3, 3A, 3B, & 3X). Jim Ellis.
CLE Magazine: The First Six Issues (1, 2, 3, 3A, 3B, & 3X)
CLE Magazine: The First Six Issues (1, 2, 3, 3A, 3B, & 3X)
CLE Magazine: The First Six Issues (1, 2, 3, 3A, 3B, & 3X)
CLE Magazine: The First Six Issues (1, 2, 3, 3A, 3B, & 3X)

CLE Magazine: The First Six Issues (1, 2, 3, 3A, 3B, & 3X)

Cleveland: CLE, 1977-1981, 1995.

The first six issues of the fanzine (Nos. 1, 2, 3, 3A, 3B, and 3X). Wraps in different formats including laid-in flex-disc of issue #3B and compilation CD with #3X. Issues generally Very Good+ or better with typical toning to early issues. Notes from the editor written on verso of rear wrap of #1 about Peter Laughner. Closed tear and crease to front wrap of #3, small stain as well. Small stain droplet to front wrap of #3A, toning. #3B's wraps toned. Scarce as a set, especially with the elusive first issue.

CLE was a fanzine first published in 1977 by an eighteen-year-old college student in Cleveland, Ohio, Jim Ellis. He was inspired by Peter Laughner and the first iteration of punk bands (Electric Eels, Mirrors, and Rocket from the Tombs, which had already ceased to be) to document the new groups rising from their ashes, Dead Boys and Pere Ubu, as well as Akron oddballs Devo, Detroit's Destroy All Monsters, and CBGBs mainstays Mink Deville. The CLE logo was a detournement of Cleveland Hopkins airport luggage tags [Adams p. 211].

The subsequent four issues explored the developing local scene as well as its antecedents around the world such as Peter Blegvad, The Lurkers, The Red Krayola, and The Sex Pistols. Many issues had updated mini-discographies of local bands. They grew in size and sophistication until #3B in 1981, whereupon the 'zine went on an extended hiatus. Issue #3X introduced mid-'90s youngsters to a number of by-now-classic Cleveland bands of the glory days of punk as well as to a number of area indie bands like Cruel, Cruel Moon, The Vivians, Gem, and artists in the Scat Records fold.

A great, thick slice of late 20th Century music is presented herein. That so much of it came from an unlikely Ohio rustbelt city is all the more impressive. Item #180529025

Price: $1,500.00

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