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'''Absolutely Zippo''' is a [[punk]] zine created by Robert Eggplant in the late 1980s to document the events of the East Bay Berkeley punk scene.
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'''Absolutely Zippo''' is a [[punk]] [[zine]] created by [[Robert Eggplant]] in the late 1980s to document the events of the East Bay Berkeley punk scene. It is still being published today.
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Contributors have included [[Aaron Cometbus]] of ''[[Cometbus]]'' zine (writing under the pen name "Scrub"), Billie Joe Armstrong, and Larry Livermore. ''Absolutely Zippo'' is known for scene reports, record and short reviews, editorials, artwork and band photos. The 16th issue was accompanied by the cassette tape compilation ''Later the Same Year''.  
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Contributors have included [[Aaron Cometbus]] of ''[[Cometbus]]'' zine (writing under the pen name "Scrub"), [[Billie Joe Armstrong]], [[Janelle Hessig]] of [[Tales Of Blarg]], Frank Hobbs of [[Frank's Depression Poetry]], [[Larry Livermore]] and [[Jesse Michaels]]. ''Absolutely Zippo'' is known for scene reports, record and short reviews, editorials, artwork and band photos. The 16th issue was accompanied by the cassette tape compilation ''Later the Same Year'', which featured bands such as Blatz, Filth, Gr'ups, Good Grief, Spitboy, Jack Acid and many others. The tape was later rereleased on Lookout! Records in CD format.  
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''Absolutely Zippo'' was unique in that editor Robert Eggplant was also a member of the bands Blatz, The Hope Bombs, and Harbringer, as well as a volunteer at 924 Gilman Street Project, and so his zine offered an inside, on the frontlines view of the punk scene.
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''Absolutely Zippo'' is unique in that editor Robert Eggplant was also a member of the bands Blatz, The Hope Bombs, Harbinger, and Lil' Runt, as well as a volunteer at 924 Gilman Street Project and the Long Haul Info Shop, and so his zine offered an inside, on the frontlines view of the punk scene.
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In 2006, ''Absolutely Zippo'' was compiled and released in paperback made from paper that was rescued while dumpter diving. This volume is entitled ''Absolutely Zippo: Anthology of a Fanzine 1988 - 1998''.
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In 1999, ''Absolutely Zippo'' was compiled and released in paperback. This volume is entitled ''Absolutely Zippo: Anthology of a Fanzine 1988 - 1998''. Over ten issues have come out since then, including one made with dumpstered paper from UC Berkeley.
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==Contact==
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Absolutely Zippo can reached at P.O.Box 4985 Berkeley Ca 94704
==External links==
==External links==
*[http://www.akpress.org/2006/items/absolutelyzippo Absolutely Zippo Anthology]
*[http://www.akpress.org/2006/items/absolutelyzippo Absolutely Zippo Anthology]
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*[http://artery.soex.org/article_03.html  On Absolutely Zippo and zines]
*[http://artery.soex.org/article_03.html  On Absolutely Zippo and zines]
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*[http://www.needles-pens.com/zines.html Newest issue of Absolutely Zippo]
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Revision as of 02:11, 20 November 2011

Absolutely Zippo is a punk zine created by Robert Eggplant in the late 1980s to document the events of the East Bay Berkeley punk scene. It is still being published today.

Contributors have included Aaron Cometbus of Cometbus zine (writing under the pen name "Scrub"), Billie Joe Armstrong, Janelle Hessig of Tales Of Blarg, Frank Hobbs of Frank's Depression Poetry, Larry Livermore and Jesse Michaels. Absolutely Zippo is known for scene reports, record and short reviews, editorials, artwork and band photos. The 16th issue was accompanied by the cassette tape compilation Later the Same Year, which featured bands such as Blatz, Filth, Gr'ups, Good Grief, Spitboy, Jack Acid and many others. The tape was later rereleased on Lookout! Records in CD format.

Absolutely Zippo is unique in that editor Robert Eggplant was also a member of the bands Blatz, The Hope Bombs, Harbinger, and Lil' Runt, as well as a volunteer at 924 Gilman Street Project and the Long Haul Info Shop, and so his zine offered an inside, on the frontlines view of the punk scene.

In 1999, Absolutely Zippo was compiled and released in paperback. This volume is entitled Absolutely Zippo: Anthology of a Fanzine 1988 - 1998. Over ten issues have come out since then, including one made with dumpstered paper from UC Berkeley.

Contact

Absolutely Zippo can reached at P.O.Box 4985 Berkeley Ca 94704

External links

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