Missoula Music History Oral History Project

Amy Scherer Interview, October 17, 2019


Amy Scherer


Leif Fredrickson



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Amy Scherer discusses the early punk and new wave scene in Missoula during the 1980s. She describes some of the bands including Who Killed Society, The Details, and Ein Heit, and her association with some of the band members. Scherer recalls Lya Badgley’s art and clothing store Urbane Renewal as one of the first places to host all-ages punk shows. She also talks the poster art she created for some of the punk shows and various punk bands, leading to a discussion about the intersection of punk and art and her interest in art before, during, and after her involvement in the punk scene.


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Document Type

Oral History


Subjects: Music; Music—History and criticism; Music—Montana—Missoula; Punk rock music; Punk rock music—Montana; New wave music; Rock music—Montana; Counterculture—United States; Posters; Art; Small business—Montana—Missoula

Personal Names: Scherer, Amy; Badgley, Lya; Miller, Sabina; Scherer, Deborah; Badgley, John Chris; Erickson, Wally; Pepprock, Randy

Corporate Names: Urbane Renewal; Hellgate High School

Geographical Names: Missoula (Mont.); Seattle (Wash.); Portland (Ore.)

Occupations: Artists—Montana; Musicians—Montana

Original Date


Time Period

Twentieth century; Twenty-first century

Geographic Coverage




Original Collection

Missoula Music History Oral History Project, OH 473

Holding Institution

University of Montana. Mansfield Library. Archives and Special Collections

Digital Publisher

University of Montana--Missoula. Mansfield Library

Rights Statement

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Rights Holder

Copyright to this collection is held by the interview participants and by the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula. Permission may be required for use. For further information please contact Archives and Special Collections at the University of Montana, Mansfield Library.

Oral History Number

OH 473-001

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 MP3 file (00:30:42): digital + 1 transcript (10 pp.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

00:30:42 minutes

Local Filename

OH_473_001.mp3; OH_473_001.pdf

Amy Scherer Interview, October 17, 2019