Zine Reviews

WET CEMENT #0: $?, 5½” x 8½”, photocopied,19 pgs.

It is rare these days to find a cool new zine that you absolutely enjoy and look forward to new issues from. However, Wet Cement is one of those.

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CORPORATE ROCK KNOCKOUT #0: 8½” x 11”, printed, no price listed, 72 pgs.

I found myself referring to the food guide once or twice before visiting a German restaurant here on Maui.

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XEROGRAPHY DEBT #26: $3, screened and printed, 51 pgs.

This is pretty much all zine reviews, columns about zines, as well as other general “beginner stuff you should know” advice.

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C-U CONFIDENTIAL #4: 5½” x 11½”, printed, $3, 40 pgs.

A magazine featuring the movies of Champaign, Urbana, and the Cities Beyond? Right on!

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MAXIMUM ROCKNROLL, #326: $4, 8 ½” x 11”, newsprint

I suppose it’s really no longer fair to think of MRR as the Pentagon of Punk, but I’ll be honest, I still do.

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MEDIA JUNKY #13: $1 or stamps (or nice request), 8 ½” x 11”, photocopied, 1 pg.

For anyone who says “the internet wrecks things, because anyone can discover anything,” I say “Then why haven’t The Minutemen sold a million records?”

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MONGREL ZINE #8: 11” x 14”, folded, photocopied, 88pgs.

Everything here is in perfect harmony with zinedom.

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MORGENMUFFEL #18: 8 ¼” x 5 ¾”, photocopied, $3, 24 pgs.

An autobiographical affair that documents Isy’s anarchic, vegan life in and around Brighton, England.

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ABORT! #23: 5 ½” x 8 ½”, $2, printed, 44 pgs.

Wow, what a well-written zine! Issue 23 of Abort! is a collection of science-fiction short stories from a variety of authors.

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PUNK LIFE #42: 5 ½” x 8 ½”, $2, printed, 33 pgs.

Is there a band that mixes the hocket of Gamelan with punk rock? If so, I want to know where I can hear that band.

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ACK ACK ACK #2: $5 ppd., 5 ½” x 8”, photocopied, 40 pgs.

What I like most about Matt’s photos is his ability to transfer electricity; from the ten bands he chooses, to the images of the bands, and into your hands like a jolt.

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SATELLITE MEMORIES: 5 ½” x 8 ½”, photocopied, 26 pgs.

If you’re a fan of short fiction, don’t hesitate to get this.

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