Randomly browsing the internet last night during a bout of insomnia and came across an old Scene Report on Taiwan from a 1998 issue of MRR.
Check it out here. (it’s two pages, first one starts on the right and then you have to “flip”)
Pretty funny to see a slice of Taiwan’s punk history on the web, among the more amusing bits:
- The writer talking about how the Spring Scream festival got broken up and was worried if there would be another. (its been going on ever since and will be 19 years this year)
- A mention of Fei Wu (you know, the “I Love Taiwan Beer” guys) before they even had a cd (they just played a one off reunion show)
- Mention of Underworld as a mostly acoustic show venue.
There’s another more recent Scene Report on Taiwan in issue 264, if anyone has a copy and can scan me it I’d be forever grateful.
For non punk related history, whoever this is: shihlun.tumblr.com is KILLING it in the vintage-photos-of-Taiwan department. Be sure to search their page for the tags “Taiwan” and “Taipei”.