GAD! #9: 8 ½” x 11”, copied, 23 pgs

Nov 16, 2015

This zine has all the look and feel of the music zines from long ago: photocopied, stapled, and full-sized, goofy fonts. It hit the spot to simply read some really excited write-ups and interviews last night, especially in the sleepy state I was in. What I liked about Gad!—besides it’s old school flavor—is the tone of its journalism and writing. The writers in here seem be really excited about music they’ve discovered so they simply run with that. It's refreshing and as a result, I found myself wanting to hear just about every band written about in here. GAD! is a Huntsville, Ala.-based zine that focuses on its region, which is a plus in my book. In the back of the zine is the Ala. Underground Music Directory, which lists hundreds of bands, their city, genre “(sorta),” and online presence. It also lists venues. There's an interesting, if not entirely linear, interview with Chuck Mosley, the original singer for Faith No More—who has stayed prolific musically while going through some really rough patches in life. There are also interviews and pieces on The Crashing Falcon, Poison Politix, Direct Hit!, Drew Edwards (the creator of the web comic Halloween Man), and more. I can’t put my finger on it, but something about this zine was just right and put me in a good headspace. –Craven Rock (PO Box 394, Gadsen, AL35902, [email protected])