by Chris Davis
If you're even mildly interested in seeing some fantastic, seldom-seen vintage photos of first generation punks like Blondie, Talking Heads, the Dead Boys, the Ramones, Joan Jett, Iggy Pop, and many others, you'll want to take a peek at this video.
Long before he moved to Memphis, Jonathan Postal shutterbugged for San Francisco-based Punk magazine. He was the original — though short-tenured — bass player for Penelope Houston's seminal group, the Avengers, and a founding member of the Readymades, whose first LP, San Francisco: Mostly Alive, was released this summer on Rave Up Records.
I shot this interview with Postal while we were working together on this week's Memphis Flyer cover story, "School of Slam." Fans of 70s punk who haven't seen his photography or heard the single "415 Music" are in for a treat.
San Francisco: Mostly Alive is available at Goner Records.