Wednesday, July 29, 2009

The NY Hardcore Dance Styles Handbook


Following up from yesterday's memorable show entry from Chickie of Ludichrist / Sheer Terror, today I received this piece from Chickie which I felt was worthy of an entry.

Chickie says he picked this up at a CB's matinee back in the 80's at some point. I had never seen it before, but recognized that is was done by Tom O'Hara of Combat Stance Fanzine fame / infamy. Check it out, hope you get a laugh out of it, I know I did. Thanks again to Chickie for the contribution. -Tim DCXX


21 comments:

miss alaineus said...

did floorpunch come after all this? i have found memories of quarter droppers and lawnmower starters.

keep the faith, y'all do a nice job.


xxalainaxx

Erin said...

I laughed at the cheese steak one

VJESCI said...

.that ought to be added at http://zinelibrary.info/

Ben Edge said...

It doesn't tell you what you're supposed to do with your legs.

VJESCI said...



.DANCE FLOOR JUSTICE FOR DUMMIES.

Anonymous said...

somebody get a hold of this thing,find a graphic designer and print an updated version with new graphics lol

David said...

I remember being at Jon Hiltz's when Tom & Phil were putting this together. When they gave them to the SOIA and Token Entry guys, you should have seen the look on their faces. It was a big hit....

Dave K.

Z said...

I used to have a copy of this but it's long gone. I think Negative Noah still has one and we've been bugging him for years to copy it. This is the first physical copy I've seen in a long time. Most people think this booklet is an urban legend because you never see them.

Billy said...

Two commments...

1. Is the clothes line in there?

2. Thank god I am from the West Coast where we don't "Dance"!

Thomas said...

Hey! This is really cool to see. I made it! I have the original master still. If anyone wants a copy I might be willing to make them one.

Would you believe this was a project for my graphics class and my teacher failed me for not following the directions properly? It's legendary anyway and as you can see from Dave's comment here I gave it to SOIA. THEN came their video for Step Down.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9fvu951up_0

-Tom O'Hara/Combat Stance

Squid said...

Combat Stance - now there's a Fanzine Spotlight that would be interesting to read.

adam said...

is that Geoff Sayerville in the SOIA video doing the Windmill?

JD said...

I need a copy of this. Photocopy, PDF, whatever
Tom get in touch.

Thomas said...

I'll make up 25 more next time I'm at Kinko's. If anyone wants one paypal $3 with your address to minimalism909@yahoo.com They will be shipped in a sturdy envelope and not folded, other than the one normal booklet crease.

Seem fair?

I have all four Combat Stance masters too, and can print them up but the price would have to be discussed for those.

TrashMan said...

TOM! I would love to get back in touch! I WOULD KILL TO DIGITIZE the Combat Stance originals! Money is no object! How the hell have you been?

Send me an e-mail, if you are so inclined-

richardsoliver@msn.com

thefleX said...

I want Combat Stance reprints.

Anonymous said...

I Don't Know What To Do

ahahaha

Thomas said...

All orders will be shipped on Friday.

Noah said...

I still have that copy Mr. Z, and I still have never made any prints, looks like it's available once again. Nice one! When will the Combat Stance issues go online?
I just watched Robo Cop today without knowing about this post and mentioned to my friends about this 'zine that was obsessed with the movie.......

mark said...

Tom was the man...
...his graphics teacher failed him for making this book..
HAHAHAHA!!!!
We were the few in our school.

Dave K....You still in Linden??

Anonymous said...

just freakin awesome! too bad these styles have been replaced by the karate chopping/kicking jackasses of today. i used to be a mean pizzamaker back in the day.