the village voice

This is a reconstruction of the Village Voice cover article that gave the early Louisville scene its 2 minutes of fame. Written by Tom Carson, with photos by James Hamilton. Note the date of publication: December 3-9, 1980. In a classic case of Louisville Luck, the issue hit the stands the week John Lennon was gunned down, so the music world was a bit preoccupied. Though a little overly intellectualized as the piece explores its thesis, it is a fairly accurate snapshot of the time/place. There are some factual errors, from small (that's Tari Barr, not Terry) to large (the assertion of "increasing hostilities" between the Dickbrains and Maligs left us all scratching out heads.) Click each page; resultant images may also be clicked to bring up a full-size jpeg.