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

DISASTER #3 1987 (page 2)
SQUIRREL BAIT review by Bill Callahan, Editor
Further exegesis about Squirrel Bait can be found in three cool pieces written by Mr. One Base On An Overthrow (aka Rock Scissors Gun).
DISASTER #3 1987 (page 2)
SQUIRREL BAIT review by Bill Callahan, Editor
Further exegesis about Squirrel Bait can be found in three cool pieces written by Mr. One Base On An Overthrow (aka Rock Scissors Gun).
DISASTER #2 November 1986 (cover)
GONE review by BILL CALLAHAN, Editor
Bill Callahan is an internationally renowned artist and musician who is touring the United States in October and November of 2013 behind his new album Dream River, which you can buy at Drag City. 
Holy moly! Bill certainly could not have really meant this: “I fear that Gone II will indeed be a little too far gone for some folks (esp. girls, as a friend pointed out).” Is that a put on or did he fabricate the  imaginary friend as cover? Hard to tell from this distance.
Would the female musicians currently mining the low end crust of prime Dukowski/Ginn era SST in FLOWN and WHORE PAINT think it’s too far gone? They (and you) can write Bill about it at Drag City and tell him: P.O. Box 476867, Chicago, IL 60647; Phone: 312-455-1015; Fax: 312-455-1057
Or, try Bill via electronic mail: press@dragcity.com
Or, if you’re in Brooklyn tonight then say hi to Bill for us at the Brooklyn Academy of Music! 
If Jerry Seinfeld was still doing stand up and was enamored with the music and fuckinrecordreviews on display at our tumblr, he could start a 2013 routine with, “What’s the deal with Greg Ginn?” He could do that.

(donation courtesy Klimt In Blue Smock) DISASTER #2 November 1986 (cover)
GONE review by BILL CALLAHAN, Editor
Bill Callahan is an internationally renowned artist and musician who is touring the United States in October and November of 2013 behind his new album Dream River, which you can buy at Drag City. 
Holy moly! Bill certainly could not have really meant this: “I fear that Gone II will indeed be a little too far gone for some folks (esp. girls, as a friend pointed out).” Is that a put on or did he fabricate the  imaginary friend as cover? Hard to tell from this distance.
Would the female musicians currently mining the low end crust of prime Dukowski/Ginn era SST in FLOWN and WHORE PAINT think it’s too far gone? They (and you) can write Bill about it at Drag City and tell him: P.O. Box 476867, Chicago, IL 60647; Phone: 312-455-1015; Fax: 312-455-1057
Or, try Bill via electronic mail: press@dragcity.com
Or, if you’re in Brooklyn tonight then say hi to Bill for us at the Brooklyn Academy of Music! 
If Jerry Seinfeld was still doing stand up and was enamored with the music and fuckinrecordreviews on display at our tumblr, he could start a 2013 routine with, “What’s the deal with Greg Ginn?” He could do that.

(donation courtesy Klimt In Blue Smock)

DISASTER #2 November 1986 (cover)

GONE review by BILL CALLAHAN, Editor

  • Bill Callahan is an internationally renowned artist and musician who is touring the United States in October and November of 2013 behind his new album Dream River, which you can buy at Drag City.
  • Holy moly! Bill certainly could not have really meant this: “I fear that Gone II will indeed be a little too far gone for some folks (esp. girls, as a friend pointed out).” Is that a put on or did he fabricate the imaginary friend as cover? Hard to tell from this distance.
  • Would the female musicians currently mining the low end crust of prime Dukowski/Ginn era SST in FLOWN and WHORE PAINT think it’s too far gone? They (and you) can write Bill about it at Drag City and tell him: P.O. Box 476867, Chicago, IL 60647; Phone: 312-455-1015; Fax: 312-455-1057
  • If Jerry Seinfeld was still doing stand up and was enamored with the music and fuckinrecordreviews on display at our tumblr, he could start a 2013 routine with, What’s the deal with Greg Ginn?” He could do that.

(donation courtesy Klimt In Blue Smock)

It’s possible that at this moment 26 years ago, Bill Callahan was making moves and planning his night.

On this date in Fuckin’ Record Reviews history: Bill Callahan goes nightclubbing on October 1, 1987!

DISASTER #5 Winter 1988

HONOR ROLE/ MEMBRANES/BALTEK