Matthew Thompson // Fluke was created in North Little Rock, in the summer of 1991, by Steve Schmidt, Jason White and Matthew Thompson. Steve was working at the Arkansas CD and Record Exchange, Jason had just graduated high school and I was back from Illinois for the summer, taking classes at UALR. Steve planned on doing a zine called Plaid, which never saw issue one. He did have a couple of interviews with Fugazi and Plaid Retina, took photographs and wrote a slew of record reviews. This jumpstarted the first issue of Fluke. Jason interviewed Tim Lamb, who put out Lighten Up! zine and Trusty's first 7", on his Soma Records label. Jason also included some writing and record reviews. Matthew contributed some writing, photography and record reviews as well. Steve, Jason and I worked on the layout of the zine and with the help of a few contributors, Fluke was born. #2 was printed the next year, in the Fall of 1992. The "Fluke Boys," as some called the three friends, ended their collaboration with Fluke zine and I continued to publish it, sporadically, with the most recent issue being released in February of 2005.

Issue 1 was printed in 1991. Contents: Interviews ... (More)
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