POSITIVE CREED #35, $?, 8¼” x 11½”, 24 pgs.

Sep 27, 2019

For a fairly old school photocopy punk music zine from England, I quite enjoyed this read, even if nothing revolutionary was happening. I guess perhaps being a fan or interested in a lot of the music covered in the issue goes a long way. There are interviews with Interrobang? (ex-Chumbawamba, which, the interview makes clear, carries a surprisingly large bit of pull with concertgoers), photographer Mark Richards, and band In Evil Hour. The interview I found most enlightening was with Steve Lake of Zounds, who I own a CD by, but honestly still didn’t know much about the band, despite their very interesting cover art and anarcho punk scene associations. The real meat and potatoes of the issue to me, though, were the retrospective review of Motörhead’s Orgasmatron and the tribute of remembrances about Pete Shelley of the Buzzcocks. The contextualizing of the Motörhead album makes me want to give it a concentrated listen someday, and as someone who had seen the Buzzcocks every chance I got, I just really love the band and Pete Shelley’s contributions to the world. –Adrian Salas (Rob, [email protected])