Archive for the ‘Op Magazine’ Category

Op Magazine, with ad for Sub Pop 7

Posted: December 8, 2011 in Op Magazine

July/Aug 1982.  See lower right-hand corner.

1982, jul aug, sub pop 7

Winter 1981.  See SP 5 description on far right.

1981, winter, sub pop 5

Op Magazine, Issue “F”, 1981

Posted: October 4, 2011 in Op Magazine

Op magazine, created by Evergreen State College students John Foster and Dana Squires, helped connected Olympia, Washington to the rest of the underground music world.  The publication reviewed independent releases, and provided a way for music fans to connect with music scenes in a pre-internet universe.  Op attracted an incredible array of talent including producer Steve Fisk, Beat Happening front man and K Records founder Calvin Johnson, Beakers and 3 Swimmers drummer George Romansic, and Sub Pop Records founder Bruce Pavitt.

The excerpt below is an ad for Olympia’s Mr. Brown Records.