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Flipside Fanzine, gone but not forgotten

In my mid-teens while in high school, I discovered Flipside Fanzine for the first time when I bought a copy of it at the Rose Records in Naperville (this is when Devon Brock from Out of Order was the buyer and before Naperville became the conceited soccer mom capital of the world). I was an instant fan and I bought every single issue that came out since that first one, and even picked up some earlier ones I had missed. I learned about so many bands thru those interviews and by reading the reviews and even made a pen pal via the classifieds for awhile. I was pretty sad when it quietly just vanished into thin air.

Well, it may be gone, but it will never be forgotten thanks to a tribute website that was done by Michele Flipside. I found out about this via a comment her husband left on this blog. Nice work Michele, the site is definitely a labor of love. It has a good history of the zine and lots of great photos. It is well worth checking out.

And Michele, if you are reading this, I have that Rodney on the Roq comp with the Flipside in it and will get you the info you are missing from it when I get a chance.


  • Mike, THANK YOU! I’ve been trying to find some Flipside nostalgia for years now. My Flipside Vinyl Fanzine #2 is being transferred to CD as we speak.

    I had to sell most of my vinyl a few years ago during some tough times, but I’m now in the process of re-amassing my collection.

    This site just gets better and better everytime I come back.

  • Thanks for the link! I really liked it how the gigs are listed from the old days. I saw a couple that I made. Tough break about having to sell your collection, Dave! I still have mine. I have been thinking of parting with some…..

  • Thank you so much for the kind review! Thanks to you, I have already had a bit of email feedback! The website is still a work in progress, so I hope those who visit now will remember to stop by in the future. For now it is really just a homemade website that needs a real host and alot of work! I still have 4 years of gigs to compile for the gig database. I didn’t know if there would be any interest in a gig database but judging by the emails and posts here, I guess there is. So I will try and finish it by this summer. Thanks again for the kind mention. Sincerely, Michele

  • Michele – Email me outside of here (use the link on the site for email, not the address in this post) and I can put you in touch with a friend who does affordable web hosting.

    What ever happened to Al? He seems to have vanished into thin air!

  • mxv–heya! I was in noise god (mystic #1) and just now put up a still-shrinkwrapped copy for sale on ebay…email me, willya?


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