Or, as tumblr user semperidem writes below, “Bill Callahan, EDITOR and HEARTBREAKER”

fuckinrecordreviews:

DISASTER Issue #4  Summer 1987 (cover)

BILL CALLAHAN, Editor 

donation: Klimt In Blue Smock

Bill Callahan, EDITOR and HEARTBREAKER

"Front cover shows a hammer head slamming into Albini’s flat-topped head, specs flying, blood spurting. I think Paul Westerberg designed it."
DISASTER #3 February 1987 (page 1)
BIG BLACK review by Bill Callahan, Editor
Why did Mr. Callahan jest about Paul Westerberg designing the cover? This 1985 letter from Dave Z may help explain.  

donation courtesy Klimt In Blue Smock "Front cover shows a hammer head slamming into Albini’s flat-topped head, specs flying, blood spurting. I think Paul Westerberg designed it."
DISASTER #3 February 1987 (page 1)
BIG BLACK review by Bill Callahan, Editor
Why did Mr. Callahan jest about Paul Westerberg designing the cover? This 1985 letter from Dave Z may help explain.  

donation courtesy Klimt In Blue Smock

"Front cover shows a hammer head slamming into Albini’s flat-topped head, specs flying, blood spurting. I think Paul Westerberg designed it."

DISASTER #3 February 1987 (page 1)

BIG BLACK review by Bill Callahan, Editor

donation courtesy Klimt In Blue Smock

"Cover supposedly based on ‘House of Fun’ but I can’t validate that ‘cos that’s the only Madness single I don’t have."
DISASTER #5 Winter 1988 (no page #)
PUSSY GALORE review by BILL CALLAHAN, Editor "Cover supposedly based on ‘House of Fun’ but I can’t validate that ‘cos that’s the only Madness single I don’t have."
DISASTER #5 Winter 1988 (no page #)
PUSSY GALORE review by BILL CALLAHAN, Editor "Cover supposedly based on ‘House of Fun’ but I can’t validate that ‘cos that’s the only Madness single I don’t have."
DISASTER #5 Winter 1988 (no page #)
PUSSY GALORE review by BILL CALLAHAN, Editor

"Cover supposedly based on ‘House of Fun’ but I can’t validate that ‘cos that’s the only Madness single I don’t have."

DISASTER #5 Winter 1988 (no page #)

PUSSY GALORE review by BILL CALLAHAN, Editor

Long lost Twin/Tone Records advertisement, back in their heyday when they repped Lost and Coyote and Amphetamine Reptile.

DISASTER #5 Winter 1988 (no page #)

BILL CALLAHAN, Editor

Kind of feel this 1990 Eric Flaum letter to Bill Callahan has been neglected since we first posted it on 11/8/13. Bill slags The Bob. Which one of you - rockscissorsgun excluded - can provide a detailed explanation of why that was funny 24 years ago? No Googling!
fuckinrecordreviews:

It’s true, it’s here and it’s…LETTER TO A FANZINE FRIDAY! 
This week’s episode features a fascinating exchange between Eric Flaum of Flushing, NY and one of our heroes, BILL CALLAHAN!
DISASTER #6 1990 (page 3) Bill Callahan, Editor
Kind of feel this 1990 Eric Flaum letter to Bill Callahan has been neglected since we first posted it on 11/8/13. Bill slags The Bob. Which one of you - rockscissorsgun excluded - can provide a detailed explanation of why that was funny 24 years ago? No Googling!
fuckinrecordreviews:

It’s true, it’s here and it’s…LETTER TO A FANZINE FRIDAY! 
This week’s episode features a fascinating exchange between Eric Flaum of Flushing, NY and one of our heroes, BILL CALLAHAN!
DISASTER #6 1990 (page 3) Bill Callahan, Editor

Kind of feel this 1990 Eric Flaum letter to Bill Callahan has been neglected since we first posted it on 11/8/13. Bill slags The Bob. Which one of you - rockscissorsgun excluded - can provide a detailed explanation of why that was funny 24 years ago? No Googling!

fuckinrecordreviews:

It’s true, it’s here and it’s…LETTER TO A FANZINE FRIDAY! 

This week’s episode features a fascinating exchange between Eric Flaum of Flushing, NY and one of our heroes, BILL CALLAHAN!

DISASTER #6 1990 (page 3) Bill Callahan, Editor

LETTER TO A FANZINE FRIDAY! 

DISASTER #5 Winter 1988

Editor BILL CALLAHAN is bummed about Uncle Fester, understandably.

DISASTER #5 Winter 1988 (no page #)
AMERICAN MUSIC CLUB review by BILL CALLAHAN
DISASTER #5 Winter 1988 (no page #)
AMERICAN MUSIC CLUB review by BILL CALLAHAN

It’s…LETTER TO A FANZINE (BLACK) FRIDAY!

DISASTER #5 Winter 1988 (page of letters page)

BILL CALLAHAN, Editor, responds to Beth Lehman of Nahant, Massachusetts

  • According to the town’s website, Nahant was established in 1630 and as far as we know, is the oldest American town to feature a fanzine dedicated to The Smiths.
It’s true, it’s here and it’s…LETTER TO A FANZINE FRIDAY! 
This week’s episode features a fascinating exchange between Eric Flaum of Flushing, NY and one of our heroes, BILL CALLAHAN!
DISASTER #6 1990 (page 3) Bill Callahan, Editor It’s true, it’s here and it’s…LETTER TO A FANZINE FRIDAY! 
This week’s episode features a fascinating exchange between Eric Flaum of Flushing, NY and one of our heroes, BILL CALLAHAN!
DISASTER #6 1990 (page 3) Bill Callahan, Editor

It’s true, it’s here and it’s…LETTER TO A FANZINE FRIDAY! 

This week’s episode features a fascinating exchange between Eric Flaum of Flushing, NY and one of our heroes, BILL CALLAHAN!

DISASTER #6 1990 (page 3) Bill Callahan, Editor

DISASTER #3 February 1987 (bits and pieces from the cover)
BILL CALLAHAN,  Editor
courtesy Klimt In Blue Smock DISASTER #3 February 1987 (bits and pieces from the cover)
BILL CALLAHAN,  Editor
courtesy Klimt In Blue Smock DISASTER #3 February 1987 (bits and pieces from the cover)
BILL CALLAHAN,  Editor
courtesy Klimt In Blue Smock DISASTER #3 February 1987 (bits and pieces from the cover)
BILL CALLAHAN,  Editor
courtesy Klimt In Blue Smock

DISASTER #3 February 1987 (bits and pieces from the cover)

BILL CALLAHAN,  Editor

courtesy Klimt In Blue Smock