MINIMUM ROCK + ROLL #8: A JOURNAL OF INDEPENDENT ROCK + ROLL, $1, 5½” x 4½”, copied, 6 pgs.

Jul 25, 2018

This lil’ guy is handwritten and hand arranged, and it makes for a cool aesthetic. Joshua Hoey riffs on the history of Long Island’s Rok Lok Records (twenty years strong, m’dear) and the pleasure of cassettes—how they are less tacky than CDs, less expensive than vinyl. What do we learn about Rok Lok? Honestly, I can’t really say one thing stood out. Bands were named, DIY’s coolness was stated, all that kind of thing. Well, that’s okay. It’s a short zine. There are some record reviews, too. Here’s some hot desert dirt about The Expos’ latest release, Perfect: “Arizona’s favorite underage rockers understand the value of brevity,” and so does Minimum Rock + Roll! Yours for a dollar! –Jim Joyce (