The Culture Bunker – Fiction

October 1, 1995

I am running out of time to write the Great American Youth-Angst Novel. So, I put all of my protruding organs to their respective grindstones.

Semisonic – Pleasure EP – Review

October 1, 1995

The bland, torturous pop music of Semisonic is the sound Hootie makes as he struggles to keep singing and pretend that the Blowfish isn’t eating him alive.

Panhead – “Gone” – Review

October 1, 1995

Spaced out, layered guitar rock that makes me think of the Afghan Whigs. This single is very promising, but its circulation is minuscule.

The Cool and the Crazy – Review

October 1, 1995

Local ‘zines are tricky to cover, but I thought I should just mention this one in passing. It covers the Boston Rockabilly scene.

Nature – Review

October 1, 1995

Electro-industrial concerning James Bond, Justine Bateman, the Marquis de Sade, Russ Meyer films, and serial murders. The singer sounds too much like Axl Rose.

TESTicle PRESSure – Review

October 1, 1995

The music reviews are to the point, and alphabetized. That’s nice. Neatness counts, and this ‘zine is artfully and meticulously laid out.

My Dying Bride – Trinity – Review

October 1, 1995

A collection of greatest hits off the first few albums, EPs and 7″s released just before their third full-length. Moody, heavy, and sweetly dismal.

Pinch Point – Review

October 1, 1995

I’m a Tarantino fan, that’s why it was a blast to open up to “15 Reasons Why Pulp Fiction Sucks.” All true, and with more bite than Letterman could muster.

Moon Ska Skazette – Review

October 1, 1995

I wouldn’t label it a ‘zine so much as a catalogue, however, if you’re a fan, you can catch up on some ska news for yourself. Bon Skappetite!

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