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current stock (oct 2007)
a history of college radio in kutztown, pennsylvania (a5 - 50p)
Lew Houston (Blurt, Tales of A Travelling Panty Salesman) gives of a perspective glimpse into the workings of the college radio station in Kutztownt with news clippings, statements from founders and staff people, and some great photos.
back2front #2 (a4 - £2)
huge 52 page A4 zine with indepth interviews with, amongst others, Noam Chomsky, Chumbawamba alongside articles, columns, artwork and reviews.
black lesbian president #2 (a5 - 50p)
diy punk zine, interviews with Defiance, Ohio, Four Dumb Kids, You Me And The Atom Bomb and a brilliant one with State Run. plus the usual reviews and columns.
blurt #2: picking scabs (a6 - £1)
one long love story about 5 years of living in kutztown, pennsylvania, usa: going to college, falling in love, breaking up, obsessing, reveling with friends, and attempting to seperate the people from the places.
blurt #3: drawn lines (a6 - £1)
this issue is somewhat shorter with only five stories by Lew as well as art from his friends that was never being broadcasted in the spirit of the memory of Migraine Comics.
blurt #4/gullible #27 (a4/5 - £1)
with a subtitle like 'drunk stories', it's amazing how lew doesn't come across as a dickhead when telling his tales. instead you get his sweet, literary twist to tales that you would never want to live, but in his words, it's almost appealing! Chris Terry writes Gullible like he's talking to his old buddy - sharing tips, trading stories, drawing comic strips, and also no stranger to the literary spin on a simple experience of the week.
blurt #5: drawn lines (a6 - £1)
The gut wrenching moments of this issue are accidentally decapitating a bird as a small child, running out of beer at his going away party, and discovering that discount herbals can't help you remember forgotten memories. This is some microcosmic shit! (all descriptions for blurt pretty much stolen from microcosm, ta!)
checkered past #13 (a5 - £1)
personal zine with journal entries and a dabbling of non-fiction
checkered past #14 (a6 - £1)
the computers are turned off for a reason #4/oscar's eye #2 (a5ish -£1)
an awesome split zine between two of my favourite local-ish authors. if you've read either of them, you know what to expect; stories, interviews and a passion for all things diy and punk.
confessions of a whiney rich kid #1 (a5ish -£1)
Emily had a mother that self-medicated with the home-shopping network and attended a high school riddled with teen suicides, bomb threats and metal detectors. In this zine she talks about familial dysfunction.
drink the sunshine #4 (a6 - £1)
chronicling the horrible english summer minute by minute (the author's town was one such hamlet severely affected by the floods).
hanging like a hex #18 (a4ish - £2)
18th and final issue of Hanging Like A Hex was three years in the making and features interviews with Paint it Black and Cursed, the editor's top 100 records of all time and other writings and ramblings. it's a hefty bastard too, hence the high price.
if destroyed still true #2 (a5 - 50p)
in her own words, it's a zine about "loss: break-up and bereavement. It's about hitch-hiking to a funeral, figuring out how to spend time right after losing somebody, and learning how to cope."
if destroyed still true #3 (a5 - 50p)
again, in her own words; "bereavement as time goes on, family, identity, travel, and abusive relationships".
last hours #11 (a4 - £1.50)
jam packed as ever with interviews from against me!, darkest hour, fighting shit as well as articles on the racism perpetuated by willy wonka, imperialism, the g8 summit protests and ladyfest to get you thinking. with a boat load of reviews, columns and ads to digest.
last hours #12 (a4 - £1.50)
articles on coca-cola, medics in palestine, the proposed dams in iceland, edible wild plants, diy wine, the planet dying and with interviews with the plot to blow up the eiffel tower, rainer maria, the levellers and a great one with barney from sonic boom six
last hours #13 (a4 - £2.50)
you know the score now; brimming with columns, reviews, ads, stencils and diy tips - now with a fancy spine and glossy pages! a comic theme with interviews with al burian, alan martin, nate powell, this bike is a pipe bomb, gogol bordello and articles on the matilda social centre, france in revolt and the zine symposium.
last hours #14 (a4 - £2.50)
ghost mice, the steal and david graeber and king blues and others. marv of gadgie zine takes us on an epic tour of zines in years gone by and some french teenagers highlights the plight of the young affected by the proposed employment law changes in france.
last hours #15 (a4 - £2.50)
Propagandhi, Strike Anywhere, an anti-facist involved in the 1936 Spanish civil war, Defiance Ohio, SSS, Dauntless Elite, Adequate Seven, articles on how anarcho punk compilations have defined the punk scene, a No Borders comic, report backs on Sack Parliament, invading a carbon neutral company and picketing army recruitment centres.
misery and gin (a5 - 30p)
a quick cut 'n' paste adventure from sheffield; music reviews, an interview with fucked up (fill in the blanks!) and some writings.
tales of a travelling panty salesman (a6 - £1)
lew, author of blurt zine, goes on tour with rambunctious rock band and explores the US of A for the first time. lots of good stories told in his own inimitable way.
and i only have one copy left of the following, so get in quick!
a zine about women's self-defence #1 (a5 - 50p)
as the title suggests, this zine includes personal stories, statistics and illustrated guides to a few defensive moves.
applecore #12 (a6 - 50p)
sincere outpourings over lost friends at uni (here here), the festival spirit, road trips, dodgy cars and much more.
the cia makes science fiction unexciting #1 (a6ish - 75p)
a well-researched, thoroughly sourced and all-together astonishing and shocking booklet on the way the patriot act in the us is repressing and infringing basic civil liberties. scary, and yet incredibly difficult to put down
the cia makes science fiction unexciting #3 (a6ish - 75p)
an well-researched, thoroughly sourced and all-together astonishing and shocking booklet on the way the patriot act in the us is repressing and infringing basic civil liberties. scary, and yet incredibly difficult to put down.
drink the sunshine #1+#2+#3 (a6ish - 20p)
compilation of the first three issues of this handwritten personal zine laced with cute drawings and stories
half a pigeon #4 (a5 - £2)
the bulk of the issue is one or two-page contributions from creative souls, with art and non-musical comment. lovely accompanying noisy cd-r with many good bands waiting to be unearthed.
initonit #20 (a5 – 50p)
opinions bursting our of every pore about everything, from kim and aggie, the concept of beauty, war and the ramones. interviews with the day man lost, eastfield plus some reviews.
initonit #21 (a5 – 50p)
more of the same with interviews with thrashers To What End? and short rants on animal testing, horror fanaticism and many more plus yer reviews.
let's just pretend #4 (kind of an a4/a5 square - £1.50)
monstrious, lush zine new to my eyes when it was submitted. interviews with against me!, comeback kid, edd from last hours zine and some others i'm not familiar with. i'm not too keen on review/interview orientated zines with a lack of personal introspection, but the intro, reviews and intros more than make up for it, giving this a loveable personality. the paper, the layout, the free patch and the pictures are just the icing on the cake. wonderful stuff.
morgenmuffel #15 (a5 – 60p)
a sneak into the life of isy, a brighton anarchist in wonderful comic format.
picaresque (a5 - £1 each)
brendan delivers concise, witty ‘memoirs’ (as he likes to refer to them as) in a dry, deadpan manner. some funny, some off the wall and some poignant. perfect for the bathroom, or read them all in one afternoon, with the cricket in the background as your humble scribe did.
#3, #4, #7 available only!
poor but happy #1 (a5 – 50p)
simply, a beginner’s guide to low-budget living with practical tips on minimalising your expenses (cheaper utility prices, banking and housing to low budget furniture making etc). and it’s relevant to the u.k!
teacup #1 (a6 – 50p)
Simply described by the author as 'stories of my grandmother'; an understated subtitle to a resplendent and moving tribute-cum-autobiography
spiderplant #10 (a5 – 50p)
gloriously weird, wonderful and hilarious comics.
sweetshop syndicate #2 (a5 - 50p)
tales from a road trip in italy, passing driving tests after numerous disastrous attempts, book reviews, columns and lots more. chris, the co-conspirator in this zine, was one of the reasons i got into zines.
the walnut tree #2 (a5 – 50p)
part two of the camp america diary, pooh sticks, football and a bit more.
and they will riot : kick up the leaves, this is autumn cd (5 tracks - £5)
epic, crushing hardcore (cardiff)
four dumb kids : ...perform songs about life in a northern time cd (7 tracks - £2)
gruff northern punk in the vein of leatherface et al (sheffield)
jupiter lander 7" (3 songs - £3)
lovely old-time emo (leeds)
magnus magnusson 7"/cd (4 songs - £3)
acoustic folk in the against me!/lucero vein (leeds)
missiles of uncertain destinations : there's no profit in peace cd (7 tracks - £5)
converge-esque metallic/teccy hardcore
narwhal 7" (3 songs - £3)
urgent, frenetic emotion hardcore, now no longer! (london/southampton)
silent front/concentration champ split 7" (2 songs - £3)
SF - post-hardcore heroes (london)/CC - jerky, stop-start noize (leeds)
push to fire 7" (2 songs - £2.50)
blisteringly fucked-up indie noise, with a young toby from meet me in st. louis!!!111 (from all over)
run for your life #1 split 7" (4 songs - £4)
bottlenose dolphins - lightning bolt worship (surrey)/falenizza horsepower - may contain traces of sonic youth (jersey)/guns or knives - one-off man mental blues and folk (london)/cats and cats and cats - blissful, soaring violin-laced indie (kent)
run for your life #2 split 7" (6 songs - £4)
shield your eyes, guns or knives, dark rat, for trucks, tom williams and twat trot tra la deliver a mixture of cacophonus noise and stubbed-toe blues. (from all over)
tractor cd-r (4 tracks - £1)
unholy noise rock inspired by unsane, butthole surfers, melvins, (old) helmet, shellac, the jesus lizard and stuff like that! (bristol)
tubelord cd-r (4 tracks - £1)
bewildering indie, like a skagged-up biffy clyro with nhs issue specs (kingston)
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