NEW WAVE CHICKEN #1: $5, 5½ x 8½”, copied, 44 pgs

Apr 28, 2016

In all my years reviewing zines, I don’t think I’ve ever come across one from Hawaii. It’s cool to see they’re doing them on the islands. It’s even better that they’re doing ones that are so well put together and interesting. Contrary to the title of the zine, it’s not all just about chickens. While Steve, the author, is a chicken farmer, this issue focuses more on the new wave aspect of the title. He asked a bunch of his friends to share their experience with new wave and early punk music. I love reading how older punks, especially, got into the scene, so I enjoyed just about every page of this. Toward the end it got a little old, as some of the authors rambled and weren’t as concise as they could’ve been. But, overall, this is a strong first issue. I’d love to read more. (PO Box 880081, Pukalani, HI 96788)