#38 (PO Box 2746, Lynn, MA 01903)
by Ronnie Kray
When I want to keep up on all the latest happenings in the punk music scene, I go directly to the authority on the circuit, Suburban Voice. This is one of the forerunners of punk ‘zines. I admit I suck at being nice to ‘zines, but Suburban Voice is a really cool read. The writing gets right to the point. There are no pretensions here. The coverage is open, non-judgmental, and something a lot of other music ‘zines lack: Interesting. In this issue, you can catch up with New York City hardcore gurus CIV, check out interviews with Swingin’ Utters, Ignite, No Means No, Garden Variety, and the Pist, among many others. There’re also cool record reviews and I really dig the fact that Suburban Voice gives us more than the normal share, as well as ‘zine, video and book reviews. Keep up the good work, lads.