PUNK #2: $5 PPD., 8 ½ X 11, offset newsprint, glossy cover, 50pgs.

Hey, look, twenty-plus years between issues. It’s still got lots of hand lettering. It’s kind of like Mad Magazine. It’s got a lot of scensters writing for it. They name Blink 182 as the 62nd top band of ‘99. Interviews with Murphy’s Law, Niagara, Machinegun (Chris Fields of Jon Cougar Concentration Camp), futuristic novelist William Gibson, and lots of people with huge egos clawing for their glory days. It’s OK, but there seems to be a Rumpelstiltskin-esque musical chasm for Punk from 1977 to 2001; almost like nothing of note happened musically besides what their contributors were involved with. -Todd (Punk, PMB 675, 200 E. 10th St., NY, NY 10003, www.punkmagazine.com)