Pimple – Review

November 1, 1996

And so Dyonne Warwyck’s torrid love affair came to a bitter end… but then, she’d known all along that it would.”

Factsheet 5 – #60 – Review

November 1, 1996

FS5 is the White Pages of ‘zines, packed with generally objective quick takes on just about every offbeat, eccentric, unhinged waste of wood pulp out there.

Ant – #6 – Review

November 1, 1996

I like this ‘zine, I really do. I’m glad someone knowledgeably reviews bands like Warrant, Enuff Z’Nuff, Skid Row, and some local rock, so I DON’T HAVE TO!

Slave University Home Page – Review

October 1, 1996

Schooling for the deviant, with a curriculum not found at any Ivy League school. Master Matthew needs a new slave, as his last one just left the country.

Mister Density – #7 – Review

October 1, 1996

Crispin Hellion Glover puts the “character” back in “character actor,” as anyone who’s seen his performances in River’s Edge, The Doors, My Tutor can attest.

Insight – #16 – Review

October 1, 1996

Insight has a calling – to rage against the toaster oven and deliver a few good blows against the empire, every one of them below the belt.

Death Scenes – Review

October 1, 1996

Presented in eerie black and white with the original hand-scrawled descriptions beneath them, the majority of these photos are very terrifying.

Cult TV Episode Guide – Review

October 1, 1996

We’re the Television Generation, the Couch Potato Generation, if you will. How many of us have made plans around what’s going to be on TV?

Cult Rapture – Review

October 1, 1996

Though the first half of the book focuses on the ridiculous, Parfrey takes a political swing in the second half, and tends to lean in favor of the Militias.

Angry Thoreauan – #17 – Review

October 1, 1996

From the cover, Angry Thoreauan sets itself high among the sarcastic and satirical periodicals available today. The cover is a parody of Highlights magazine.

Zoom – #6 – Review

September 1, 1996

Calling yourself a “Beer and Music Magazine” lends itself to speculation. Will it be reviews while drunk? Covering only bands that write songs about drinking?

The Requiem – #6 – Review

September 1, 1996

Blending industry gossip and historical perspective, the interviewers create a unified story of each band featured. The Requiem looks better with each issue.

Science Geek – #3 – Review

September 1, 1996

The ‘zine for people who dig the educational circuit. Comics, freak lists, love letters, telegrams, mispronounced words… A ‘zine for the perpetually curious.

POPsmear – #8 – Review

September 1, 1996

James and the gang have balls to put out a ‘zine of gossip, nasty letters, bizarre facts, and shit you don’t really need to know, but make life less mundane.

Lo-Fi Entertainment – #1 – Review

September 1, 1996

My boy Lee is back at it, always hard at work taking the rockabilly scene to new and greater heights, and branching out, this time with a freshly minted ‘zine.

Flipside – #102 – Review

September 1, 1996

Due to the double-edged sword of mentioning more bands per page than any other ‘zine, the opinions expressed are flippant or fawning and not very believable.

Ben is Dead – #27 – Review

September 1, 1996

The third and final installment of “Retro Hell!,” the purge of pop-nostalgia using the roughage of pulp to flush the system clean of reminiscent waste products.

The Consumer – Review

August 1, 1996

Michael Gira’s themes are enormous and unambiguous, yet his mastery is such that the most fetid scenes are somehow pure and beautifully described.

Skin Trade – #8 – Review

August 1, 1996

If editor Floyd Hardwick’s views and comments are intended as sarcasm, then I’m amused. His article about “High Maintenance Women” made me cackle.

King Ink – Review

August 1, 1996

King Ink, a compendium of lyrics, prose and playlets, is a testament to Cave’s progression from crazed Dionysian splatter-poet to classicist Bard of the Bleak.

Entropy Press – Review

August 1, 1996

“The Mental Episode,” is a large poster collage filled with quotes, rants, random music musings, and essays on the nature of the mind.

Delirium – #3 – Review

August 1, 1996

Tucked between all the interviews are informative tidbits on the myth of Medusa and the Festival of Lammas. Also included is the ubiquitous Gothic poetry.

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