NO MAGAZINE (No Mag)
L.A. punk zine inspired by SEARCH & DESTROY and the demise of SLASH. A chronicle of the LA underground. Originally founded with Michael Gira (who soon left to form The Swans), NO MAG sought to be "the most evil, nihilistic magazine ever” according to the editor Bruce Kalberg. With a particular emphasis on some of the more morbid aspects of the Hollywood punk/ underground scene, featuring the punk-rock bands and artists, as well as fashion and design. Published and edited by Bruce Kalberg. Photo Editor: Frank Gargani. Contributors: Photography: Ed Colver, Bob Seidemann, Jules Bates, Will Shatter, Melanie Nissen, Rooh Steif, David Arnoff, Alison Brown, Ed Colver, Karen Filter, Peggy Photo, etc.; -- Graphics: Fred Tomaselli, Raymond Pettibon, May Zone, Mark Vallen, Bruce Kalberg, etc. No. 5. Shows Germs producer Geza X in close-up with cock in hand and a leather-clad Brian Gregory of The Cramps with a chubby and a python. No. 6 .Features Kalberg's own collages. Also includes full-page portraits of John Doe, Exene, Circle Jerks, BlackFlag, and others. An early interview with Phranc as well as an important interview with Darby Crashof The Germs recorded shortly before his death.