NEW WAVE CHICKEN #5, $5 ppd., 5½” x 8½”, copied, 72 pgs.

New Wave Chicken is a fanzine loosely focused on chickens and music. Being a fan of chickens from the get-go, I was prepared to be into this zine after reading the first guest essay entitled, “The Art of Naming Chickens” by Jackie Carr. The rest of the zine chronicles stories in the zine author’s life where a hardcore band or album played a pivotal moment, then an interview with a member of said hardcore band. Interviews included are with members of A State Of Mind, Mustard Plug, Raw Power, The Instigators, Ruin, and Iconoclast. Interspersed are a few other guest essays on their hardcore experiences, but the main bulk of this issue are the interviews. My favorite part, however, was a random dedication page to a chicken named Flopsy, “The greatest hen I’ve ever hugged,” according to the author. RIP Flopsy. –Tricia Ramos (New Wave Chicken, PO Box 880081, Pukalani, HI 96788, [email protected])