Finally someone uploaded this documentary by Jane Railla from 1993. Ive been looking for this for years! Shooting with a hi8 video camera, Jean documents several bands and personalities from the Los Angeles music scene of the early 1990s including Ethyl Meatplow, Beck, Possum Dixon, Glue, The Abe Lincoln Story, Pleasant Gehman, and others. Edited and co-produced by Jonathon Stearns.
It contains lots of really good Possum Dixon footage not to find anywhere else. Both playing and jabbing and doing everyday stuff. Great film about the indie music community in LA in the early 90s. Great bands and great music all the way through! Good fun.
Flipside was a punk zine operating out of Los Angeles from 1977 – 2000. It was one of the first and longest running US punk zine. The magazine had it’s own record label: Flipside Records. They distributed a great 7″ with Possum Dixon in 1992. Other band in the rooster is Babyland, At The Drive In, The Abe Lincoln Story. Also known for the first record Beck released, a split 7″ with the Beans in 1993.
# 77, March / April 1992
Sully, Rob, unknown drummer and Celso
“Sort of like herpes. We’re fine for awhile and then we break out in a rash of bad shows.”
– Sully (Flipside March / April 1992)
Check out an early interview of the band after a buzz around the 7″ Watch The Girl Destroy Me on Freak Scene Records. Fun fact: The band on the cover of this edition is Trash Can School, a band Celso for a brief period played guitar in before teaming up with Rob and started the band we all love.
# 84 May / June 1993
The band talking about playing live, their favorite performance, recording cassettes and 45s, how Rich Treuel ended up on drums, monitors in Al’s Bar, the love for Screamin Jay Hawkins and more. Read 3 page interview by Jennifer Wolfe and Craig Ochoa.
# 90 June / July 1994
Rob Zabrecky and Celso Chavez talks about fans, fanzine, touring, backyard party with Thurston, how they got discovered by Interscope Records and more. Read 4 page interview by Gus and Michele.