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Coolest Retard

A zine from Chicago put together by editor Craig Schmidt with Karen Wehrle and Dianne Dittrich, Coolest Retard covered the punk, independent and early goth scenes of the early '80s before there was the division between these genres that came to exist in the '90s.

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Ronald Shannon Jackson, Material, Prince, James Blood Ulmer: 1982 Black Music Report

Overview by Paul Yamada, Coolest Retard, March 1983

THE PAST FEW years have brought much that is new or at least different to contemporary black music, and though both white and black tastes ...

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