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This archive focuses on the diverse, vibrant, and legendary Flint underground music scene of the 1980s and 1990s. The 1980s began with the Flint area experiencing stability, growth, and cultural excitement.  By the decade’s end, a mass exodus had occurred due to the historic GM layoffs in Flint and the cascading effect it had on everyone in the area.  The following decade was an intense period of readjustment, as Flint was forced to redefine itself after decades of booming progress. It was the perfect environment to breed groundbreaking punk, garage rock, or any other style that could harness the soul of the city. Read more...

Aaron Stengel
Site Developer and Curator
Flint Music Scene Veteran (Brotherman, Safety In Numbers, Workstation, Psychotic Playground, Big Deal, Arabian Fame, Inaction Figure Set)

Aaron Stengel, 2009




Contributors

Tara Ax did graphics for the site.

Joel Rash donated his extensive collection of flyers, articles and audio/video

Brett_X._Herron donated his extensive collection, knowledge and feedback.

Aaron Freeman did graphics for the site's promo items and provided great technical feedback.

Ben Hamper donated his collection, insight and the "Take No Prisoners" TV and radio series.

Steve Hester donated his collection, insight and the "Take No Prisoners" TV series.

Jerry Humphrey donated his collection, insight and the "Take No Prisoners" TV and radio series.

Al Steele donated his collection and insights

Tim Cronin donated his extensive collection and digitized many of the audio demos and live recordings. He also transferred much of the original cassette artwork into online and CD formats.

Ty Schick donated his classic photos from the 1980s.

Chris McNicol donated his extensive collection and digitized many of the audio demos and live recordings.

Blair Jones donated his collection

Kenneth Whiteaker helped upload and process audio files

Thomas J. Wirt donated his collection of photos and flyers

Andy Turpen donated his collection.

Tim Flynn donated his collection and has helped promote the site through his articles at The Flint Journal.

Bruce Powers donated his collection.

Mike Absher donated his collection and has helped promote the site through a variety of media.

John Vamossy donated his collection

Steve Vamossy donated his collection

Gary Mueller donated his collection

Steve Reddy donated his collection

Jeph Foust donated his collection.

Rob Rosario donated his collection.

Sean McDonald donated his collection.

Brian Orr donated his collection.

Shawn Wharton donated his collection.

Fido Kennington donated his collection

Marc Hudson donated his collection

Bump donated his collection.

Jon Mitchell donated his collection

Keith Fleetwood donated his collection.

Mark Gordon Brown donated his collection.

Smiling Sacrifice helped promote the site on their 2007 Wyatt Earp Records CD/DVD release.

Craig (Rudy) Varner donotated his collection.

Eric Scott donotated his photo collection. Ross Barkey's "Flint Freaks Group" on Myspace provided constant networking, feedback and encouragement during the site's development.



The Groovy Love Gods of "Take No Prisoners"
(left to right)
Jim McDonald - Take No Prisoners Radio host 1981-1989
Jerry Humphrey - Take No Prisoners Radio/TV host 1989-1997
Ben Hamper - Take No Prisoners Radio/TV host 1981-1993
Doug Earp (R.I.P.) - Owner of Wyatt Earp Records 1981-2004



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