SOURCE MATERIAL AUSTIN PUNK 1978-1980

 

This page provides primary source material for people interested in the punk music scene of Austin, Texas circa 1978-1980. My particular interests are the three bands in which I played: The Reversible Cords or RECords, the Norvells, and the Huns. I will be uploading documents, newspaper articles, posters, art, photos and more over the next several months. These links will open a jpg or pdf in a new web page. Special thanks to John Barton.

Austin American-Statesman, 1979

Review of Roky Erickson playing with the Reversible Cords.     1.3MB

ContempoCulture, 1980

Review of Reversible Cords album.     1.1MB

Daily Texan, 1980

Review of Reversible Cords album.     1.1MB

DJ’s poster, 1979

Reversible Cords play at Dallas club.     1.4B

Photos, 1979

Reversible Cords promotional photos for EP.     116KB

Daily Texan Events, 1979

Louis Black review of Battle of the Bands.     1.3MB

Photos, 1980

Photos of the Reversible Cords.     151KB

Mr. Rudy Interview, 1980

Mr. Rudy interviews Lin and Doug of the Reversible Cords.     528KB

ContempoCulture, 1980

Interview with Lin Keller, singer of the Reversible Cords.     1.4MB

Daily Texan, 1979

Roky Erickson and the Reversible Cords announcement.     1.7MB

Sluggo issue #70.9, 1979

Ad for Reversible Cords EP.     908KB

Sluggo issue #70.9, 1979

Review of Roky Erickson with the Reversible Cords.     1.5MB

Soho Weekly News, 1979

New York City comment on release of the Reversible Cords EP.     1.8MB

1040 Tax Form, 1979

The 1040 TAX FORM poster for the Reversible Cords.     2.1MB

Austin American-Statesman, 1980

Peculiar reference to the Reversible Cords.     1.7MB

Musician Player & Listener magazine, 1981

Lester Bangs’ article “Live from Austin, Texas”.     1.3MB

Sluggo issue #70.9, 1979

Review of the Battle of the Bands.     4.8MB

Sluggo issue #70.9, 1979

Review of the Reversible Cords EP.     1.6MB

Eat Death Scum, 1978

Articles from the Daily Texan (UT’s newspaper) Sept. 20 - Oct. 10, 1978     1.9MB