NIGHT I WAS SAMMY HAGAR, THE: A BREAKING AWAY FROM THE HERD ZINE: $3.00, 5” x 8”, offset, full color, 22 pgs.

Gem of the month! This issue is the story of a night in the life of the hard-partyin’ author back in the eighties. He and his buddy hit the town, do lots of blow, and decide it’s a good idea to pretend he’s Sammy Hagar. He actually pulls it off and finds himself with an entourage of fifty or so people following him from bar to bar chanting “SAMMY! SAMMY!” I’m not going to give anything away, but things take a turn for the worse, allowing for an angry, butthurt cop, a kind-hearted ambulance chaser, and a pair of shat Zubaz to make their entrance. It’s laugh-out-loud funny and the dude’s writing style makes you feel like you’re sitting in some shitty dive hearing him tell it to ya. I know you probably hear that a lot, but I mean this in the most literal way. It’s as if someone said, “Tell the Sammy Hagar story,” and hit record. Another bonus is his buddy’s awesome collage layout in vibrant full color. It really has to be seen to be appreciated. I’ll be hittin’ ol’ boy up for back issues for sure. –Craven Rock (Roosterhouse, 3052 Elliot Ave., MPLS, MN 55407, roosterhouse.org)