Scam: The First Four Issues
by Erica Dawn Lyle Author
The classic zine Scam was equal parts an introductory guide on how to get things for free and punk memoir. Youths experienced trainhopping, house shows, and cross country tours that sought out swimming holes. Community was sought and celebrated through generator punk shows on Mission Street, hunting for cans of beer on Easter, and Food Not Bombs. Angst was manifested while stealing electricity from lampposts, squatting in Miami, selling plasma, tagging freight trains, wheatpasting, spraying salt water into vending machines, returning stolen merchandise, and dumpstering as seen through the lens of a young punk. Handwritten, exuberant, the voice of an era, Scam has gone on to inspire a generation of imitators, the highest form of flattery. This book contains the first four massive issues full of stories and urban survival how-to guides, including the infamous "Mutiny in Miami" issue.
Read this 2010 interview with Erica Dawn Lyle in Maximum Rocknroll
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