Monday, August 9, 2010

Best picture ever

Taken from the Maximumrocknroll blog, a Scotty Karate photo. beautiful.

Thursday, August 5, 2010


POB 6129
50080 Zaragoza
Unfortunately I can’t read Spanish and so I missed out on what appears to be an amazing hardcore punk zine. I recently gave a power point presentation about zines to a group of high school kids at the University of Idaho, I took this zine with me as an example of the cultural and artistic diversity present in the world of zines. I passed this zine and a few others around and let the kids look through them as I talked. They all seemed to be really into this one based simply on its aesthetic appearance. This zine looks cool, really cool. It has interviews with Bad Brains, Mob 47, Sotatila, Antimaster, and a host of other bands. It’s got reviews, columns, and tons of great pictures of bands tearing it up live. If you are into punk zines and are hip to the Spanish language, you need this zine. It comes with a bunch of stickers and a split CD from the bands Almax (which the author screams in), Mistkafer, and Down to Agony.


SPRAK! vol. 2 #6
$? does accept trades
Kami POB 278
Edwardstown SA 5039

Sprak! is a Sexploitation, B-Movie, Trash, Horror, movie review zine from Australia. I’ve always been curious about these genres of movies but personally have only really scratched the surface with movies like Pink Flamingos, Blackula, Death Race 2000, and a few others that I’ve randomly been exposed to over the years. Reading Sprak! Is a wild, somewhat naughty introduction to this seedy underbelly of cinema and art from someone who is freakishly passionate and knowledgeable about it all. With titles like, Cockhammer, The Sinful Dwarf, and the Satanic Rites of Draccula how couldn’t a person be at least a little curious?


Cats Teeth #6
This is a short poetry/philosophical musing/perzine that wanders around and explores the author’s consciousness, former lovers, issues, and ideas. Its cut and paste and full of disjointed images and clip art that mimic the tone of the writing. Because I haven’t read any of the previous issues, I didn’t have much context for the stories and poems, and so I often felt out of the loop while reading it. This is an unfortunate byproduct of jumping into someone else’s perzine six issues in. I’m curious for more.