SOMETHING FOR NOTHING #70: 2 stamps or trade, 5 ½” x 8 ½”, copied, 40 pgs.

Mar 19, 2015

Do you like the Subhumans (UK)? Culture Shock? Citizen Fish? Then you might want to check this out. The entire issue is dedicated to covering the releases of those bands, and well as a few of the other bands that appeared on the Bluurg record label. It consists of reviews of the (mostly) CD reissues that started popping up in the 1990s (as well as some of the cassette and CD-R only releases Bluurg has done), how the editor relates to them, and how he acquired them over the years. There are bits of history and record nerd information here and there, but it’s mostly a personal perspective. I always find it interesting how people get a hold of punk music over the years, how these releases have become a part of their lives, and why they have connected to whatever it is in the way that they have. No matter the era, those who are excited about this stuff are going to be stoked as hell to find it—whether in a chain store in the mall or the local record shop—and it appears no matter how long ago those releases may have come out, they still resonate. There are also some zine reviews and beverage reviews. Pretty cool issue, and I discovered some bands I had never even heard of at the back in the “More Bits” section. –M.Avrg (516 Third St. NE, Massillon, OH 44646)