BACON IN THE BEANS #3: $3 U.S. ($5 World), 5 ½” x 8 ½”, copied, 32 pgs.

I never thought that I would review a zine about seeing bands like Europe, Queensrÿche, and Mötley Crüe. Growing up in the ‘80s, I hated those bands. I still do. Apparently, this is the “metal issue” of Bacon in the Beans; subsequently, this issue features stories of huffing aerosol and BMX bikes. However, there is a write-up of the record, “From Angry Heads with Skyward Eyes” by the band Still Life that is interesting and in-depth. I could read twenty reviews like this and not be satisfied. I missed out hearing that record in the ‘90s, but I will be searching for it now, hoping it is as good as the review. There is also a diary of the Hellfest, uh, festival in 2009. I was disappointed that the author missed the Killing Joke set (I think the author was, too). There are some cartoons, art, and record reviews in this issue. One particular review even mentioned my old band that described me as a guy who “thought he was Ted Nugent and claimed he only ate deer meat with which he caught with his bare hands in Mendocino County.” It was Marin County, not Mendocino, and I didn’t think I was Ted Nugent, I pretended to be his son. Glad to see that a joke I made up in 1990 has some staying power. –Steve Hart (Bacon In The Beans, PO Box 4912, Thousand Oaks, CA91359)