All That – #7 – Review

February 1, 1996

Just about split down the middle between hardcore and hip-hop coverage. The magazine is run by the members of Dare to Defy, who also own Too Damn Hype Records.

You Could Do Worse – #5 – Review

February 1, 1996

Packed with lots of intriguing columns, and covers a broad range of music. Interviews, cartoons, fiction, essays, great photography, and excellent layout.

Screamin – #4 – Review

February 1, 1996

One of the better ‘zines dedicated to the rockabilly scene. A full-bodied guide to a scene that lacks people who know how to capture the spirit on paper.

Science Geek – #2 – Review

February 1, 1996

Interviews (rather dry) with bands, figuring out how random a coin toss is, and the differences between a particle accelerator and a pole vaulter.

Retrogression – #9 – Review

February 1, 1996

One of the better looking hardcore ‘zines. Funny and interesting interviews with Sick of it All and Earth Crisis, scene reports/stories, and photo galleries.

Negativfan – #11, #12, #13 – Review

February 1, 1996

NegativBob (Robert Nelson) is a Negativland convert, and NegativFan is his Xerox pulpit. It’s typewritten, with nonexistent layout, but this is the place to go.

Ill Literature – #10 – Review

February 1, 1996

Ill Literature is so densely packed with information it’s almost daunting. The coverage is mostly metal, but also delves the greats of the punk/hardcore scene.

Entropy Press – #1 – Review

February 1, 1996

A creative jumble of randomness, expressing the Second Law of Thermodynamics in a format of found material combined with original poems and art and essays.

Under the Volcano – #27 – Review

December 1, 1995

A short, bitterly transcendent fiction piece entitled “Why I Ate My Wife” by M. Gira of Swans, and an interview. A fanzine, sometimes marshmallowy positive.

Out of Bounds – Review

December 1, 1995

Out of Bounds is a political ‘zine, and as ‘zines go, its viewpoints are not particularly beyond the pale. A lot of non-music ‘zine reviews.

The Requiem – #5 – Review

November 1, 1995

Now-quarterly extreme music magazine. Now 64 pages with color glossy cover. Solid, descriptive reviews. One of the most comprehensive guides to extreme music.

Pulp – Review

November 1, 1995

What a dysfunctional counterculture we live in when Tarantino has to be the name to lure readers into laying down some clams on this crap.

Mr. Density – Review

November 1, 1995

This publication covers Crispin Glover art, crossword puzzles, writers spewing philosophies on why he does what he does, and letters from fearless fans.

Femme Flicke – Review

November 1, 1995

It’s good to see a directory of woman directors and special features on women and their involvement in the medium. I recommend it for your next slumber party.

Crank – Review

November 1, 1995

Crank specializes in murderous or pornographic news tidbits mixed with Hitler propaganda and violent film outtakes. Includes a feature on Boston’s Combat Zone.

Chance to Shine – Review

November 1, 1995

Strike your pose and lie in a pile of books with this one. Yes, your run of the mill Morrissey fanzine, however this is imported from the land of la la la’s.

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.

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.

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!

Chickfactor – #9 – Review

October 1, 1995

It’s stuffed full of information. Some fluff, but no filler. The “Tour Horror Stories” were very entertaining.

Banana Peel Buzz – Review

October 1, 1995

Somebody in Maryland wanted to give opinions on new albums and interview a couple of bands. I’m happy to see coverage of the indies, but do it right.

Rainbows & Lollipops – #1 – Review

September 1, 1995

This is a poetry ‘zine. Each small, white page has at its top a poet’s name in bold black letters. Underneath is the poem. All the pages look the same.

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