More than anything else, Absolutely Zippo! encapsulated the East Bay punk scene in those heady times. Like Aaron Cometbus, Robert Eggplant was in the thick of the action (playing guitar for Blatz, volunteering at Gilman, rioting at People's Park), and not only lived through it all, but actually got it down on paper as it was happening. Fortunately, it's been preserved. And now it can be yours too. Quite wonderful.