LET DOWN #2: $?, 8 ½” x 5 ½”, copied, 34 pgs.

Jul 03, 2014

The second issue of this cut-and-paste zine has interviews with Eccentric Pop Records (Groovie Ghoulies, Jetty Boys, The Putz), The Young Rochelles, and Chris Clavin of Plan-It-X Records. Even though they were email interviews, they weren’t bad. I remember when I was in high school and first started doing zines, I did a lot of interviews over email, but looking back, phone and in-person interviews are way better. They allow for much more in-depth, interesting conversations. I would’ve especially liked to have read a more thorough talk with Chris Clavin because his answers caused me to want to ask many more questions on where the label is now and where it’s going, as well as his failed experiment to construct a punk rock community in Quincy, Illinois. In the introduction to this issue of the zine, the author mentions that his dad’s favorite band ever is The Dopamines. Wow. How cool is this guy’s dad? While I can appreciate the interviews that were performed, I’d love to read an interview with the author’s dad. That would be way more interesting. -Kurt Morris (Blake Karlson, 1670 W. Division, Chicago, IL 60622, [email protected])