STOWAWAYS, THE #7: $1, 8 ½” x 11”, 20 pgs.

Sloppy cut-and-paste fanzine out of Yorba Linda, California. This thing comes out like, every two months or something, which I totally admire. This issue doesn’t break any new ground—show, record, and zine reviews, an interview with the band Merry Christmas. I think that’s fine, but I wish it did more with all this stuff. The Merry Christmas interview seems specifically designed to bore the shit out of anyone who isn’t a rabid fan/personal acquaintance. The reviews are pretty good, and if you’re coming to this looking for perspectives on music and zines then that may be what wins you over. For me, it was the badass fan letter from a prisoner in the back, brimming with humor and punk. (The Stowaways, 5082 Wendover Rd., Yorba Linda, CA 92886)