SOMETHING FOR NOTHING #67: 5 ½ x 8 ½, 44 pgs., photocopied, $ 2 stamps

This is most definitely a “per”zine, as the editor really likes to go into detail and share even the most mundane information at times in his articles. What made me grab this out of the box at Razorcake HQ was the article on most of the 7 Seconds records. I was way into 7 Seconds back in the 1980s, and, like many, started losing interest in them around the time New Wind came around, and increasingly drew back as they began releasing one stinker after another. But I was interested to see what someone who seems a bit younger than I had to say about their records. The editor proves to be a much stronger fan that I ever was. He gives us reviews of (just about) everything from Skins, Brains, & Guts to Take It Back, Take It On, Take It Over. Mixed with a bit of personal recollection and information, this makes for a good read. It definitely had me pulling out records I have not listened to, much less thought about, in about twenty years. The other articles are of varying quality. The piece about the editor’s birthday road trip was uneventful. The piece about all the different Indian restaurants he ate at over the years may come in handy if you live around Indiana, Ohio, and Illinois. I enjoyed bits and pieces of the lead article about putting in twelve years at a convenience store. Sort of like Clerks, but without playing hockey on the roof. There are also some zine and beverage reviews at the end. –M.Avrg (516 Third St NE, Massillon, OH44646)