BACON IN THE BEANS #4: $3 U.S., $6 Int’l, 5 ½” x 8 ½”, copied, 60 pgs.

Jul 27, 2015

I’m enjoying this weird zine because of its diversity of subject matter. One essay about a Killed by Death band entitled, “Unnatural Axe” shines light on a band that I’ve never heard of—a raw, Stooges-style punk rock band that I then checked out on Youtube. There are so many cool bands like this that I have yet to discover. Another feature is “Crap Jobs,” which is about a horrible farm job that a lot of us Midwestern punk rockers had to do. I don’t miss cleaning out shitty horse stalls. Lastly, there is a touching article about a couple of friends and their exploits together. I swear, there must have been a guy like this in every scene—someone who leads the pack, disappears, shows up later all messed up, and then is lost forever. Bacon in the Beans is one of those cool zines that has a lot to offer and one that gets better with each issue. –Steve Hart (PO Box 4912, Thousand Oaks, CA 91359)