Topic: Your all time fave zines?

Carrying on from the MRR thread, a few other zines were mentioned. So what are your fave zines from the late 70's till now?

Mine (I know I'll probably forget loads):
In no particular order:

SUBURBAN VOICE
ARMED WITH ANGER
HOW WE ROCK
NO ANSWERS
RAISING HELL
10 YEARS ON (plus whatever year Graham put on it)
PROBLEM CHILD
PROFANE EXISTENSE
MRR
FLIPSIDE
HEARTATTACK
ARTCORE
anything MATT AVERAGE put out
SLUG AND LETTUCE
SOLD OUT
LEADING EDGE

and loads more that I will no doubt up date.

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DDDDDDDDD
two 40 something alcoholics ranting about noise, easy listening, hating new labour/the internet/freedom/john peel, liking the taliban

Re: Your all time fave zines?

Heart attack.
Reason to Believe.
Fracture.
Jakey.
Ploppy Pants.
Full Moon. (because it made no sense at the time and still makes no sense now).

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Raising Hell
666 1/2
skull and crossbones
go!
direct hit
mrr
flipside
artcore
skate muties
10 years on
dingo baby
hagl
across the great divide

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MonkeyBite
Grinner - RIP Jas - truly unique weirdness
Riot
Gadgie - as i grew up about 5 mins walk from marvs house so the stories and people are familiar to me and make it even funnier.
Engine -
MRR
How We Rock
Zonked
Artcore
Duhhhh
Suburban Voice
there`s loads more and some of them only ever did one offs like Oddball. I loved making, reading and selling zines.

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Riot (UK)
MaximumRocknRoll (US)
[early] Flipside (US)
Ratcharge (France)
Game Of The Arseholes (US)
Engine (US)
Dear Jesus (US)
Radio Riot (US)
How Much Art Can You Take? (US)
Suburban Voice (US)
Crust War (Japan)
Absurd (Sweden)

...Heavy Rotation, No Sanctuary, Hluboká Orba, Sudden Death, Japankore, Destroy What Bores You, R'lyeh Rising / Warning, Heartbeat, Alienation, How We Rock, Hardware... + old death/thrash metal zines (Decibel Of Death, Slayer, U.S.D., Decayin' Maggot, Isten...)... and many many more!

7 (edited by adamski 17-01-2010 20:01:44)

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brooksy wrote:

go!

Hey Brooksy! Thanks for the mention. Glad it left an impression! smile
Raising Hell
HAGL
666 1/2
Headrot
Axe Of Freedom
Spanner In The Works
MRR (of course!)
Suburban Voice
Flipside
Skull & Crossbones
Future: Now!
Think For Yourself
Over The Rainbow
Phoenix Militia
Stagedive

Man, I'm so pissed off that all my old zines were thrown out of my flat many years ago! Had a pretty great collection & it'd be fun to look back at some classics & cringe at some of the efforts.

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Go! was one of my favorites - almost as much as writing to you adam - loved getting letters back in the day - I actually found a few zines in my dad's attic and brought 'em back to the us - Go! included...

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i take it saying kerrang or Q wouldn't be very funny?

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Riot

11 (edited by adamski 17-01-2010 21:21:57)

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People find it really bizzare that I used to write to people all over the world. When you think about it, it kinda WAS bizzare! I remember me writing a letter in the living room one day (musta been 1988 or so) & my older sister asking me what I was doing, me telling her I was writing to someone in Mexico. She turned to her pal & said:"Told you he was a weirdo!" Charming!
Getting letters every day was so much fun & all the stamp-soaping...I lost touch with so many people over the years & sometimes wonder what they're up to now, like Bazzy (Blown To Bits), Steve (666 1/2 - heard a rumour he OD'd a few years back?), Chris Widni (Headrot) & if they're even into punk anymore. Glad people like yourself (Brooksy) & Allan McNaughton are still keeping the faith.

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Heartattack
MRR
Held Like Sound
Dogprint
Second Nature

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fuck I hope Steve didn't OD??? he was a great bloe - wrote to him for years and met him a few times... stand up fella... didn't think he did drugs... gonna try and track him down! yeah I spent years writing to people...loved it. It was the opnly thing I had down in Cornwall.... I wrote to so many folks... no idea where most of them are - I wrote to Bazzy too...he was mental. !!!

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I think that the story about Steve oding may have been a bad joke, i sure hope so. he was a fucking cool guy.
Same with you Tim and all the other folk I used to write to. used to be out a fortune on stamps (even gluing and soaping them) back then.

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raising hell is the winner ( full set going up onto punks is hippies very soon, i need issue 5 though - help! )
skate muties
blown to bits was fucking hilarious, loved it
phoenix from the crypt/ militia
dear jesus
monkeybite
wylae
iq32
acts of defiance
hagl
punk shcoker
cubesville
skull and crossbones
grinner
riot
duhhh / dingo baby
shag stamp
the joy of propaganda
anathema
definite choice
infection
final curtain
over the rainbow
protest
protesting children
timebomb
codeye
be bad be glad
fight back
filthy trash
inside front

er..
the list could go on and on (and has done already)

fuck off

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directhit wrote:

I think that the story about Steve oding may have been a bad joke, i sure hope so. he was a fucking cool guy.
Same with you Tim and all the other folk I used to write to. used to be out a fortune on stamps (even gluing and soaping them) back then.

I remember someone writing an obituary in Profane Existence or something. I was told by Andy Punk Shocker that it was bullshit. I obviously hope it is bullshit. Steve was a great guy. Never met him, but wrote to him for years & his sense of humour was second to none. his zine was classic, too.

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rigsby

Major Wants : To The Point "mentally checked out' 7"
the Death Dust Extractor 12" & Crisis 7"s at punk prices...
and I do a weird record label http://tadpolerecords.blogspot.co.uk/

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I'm younger, so I basically grew up on Fracture, MRR, and assorted UK zines. Of the decade just past, I'd say the best zines were Club Stupid (hands down the best straight edge zine ever)/Pushed Your Luck, Murder Contest and Max Mitchell's ...Blue zines.

On the other hand, and this is a discussion I've been having recently upon "downsizing" my zine collection by about 95%, I think the constant eulogising of zines does tend to ignore the fact that for every half decent one, you went through 10 mind bendingly awkward zines with regurgitated anrchism rants and interviews with bands that seemed to take a page and a half to say "Who are you, where are you from, how did you meet, what's playing in a band like?" I love zines and long may they continue, but you'd get the impression from the internet in general (since the real thing are as rare as hardline advocates at hardcore gigs these days) that the "zine era" was devoid of cruddy zines. I think buying really crap zines is as much of a rite of passage as buying your first mid/late80s Boston hardcore record.

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sika apara (sweden) is my favourite zine ever, anti-cimex and discharge obssession taken to an extreme, it's the zine that spawned 10,000 bedroom d-beat zines by 3,000 wanna be teenagers alcoholics

http://punksishippies.blogspot.com/2008 … -no-3.html

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Love Raging Hell and 9-10-11 years on which i "subscribed" to when they were active, MRR. Grew up on whatever Norwegian zines that were available Absolute Musique, Panic, Gateavisa sjokk etc etc. The good thing that they were quite varied in music styles wich exposed me from pop (Cleaners from Venus, XTC), punk (Svart Framtid, Angor Wat), Weird (Det Glade Vanvidd) to Metal (Mayhem). Check Punksishippies to get a taste

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Re: Your all time fave zines?

MRR
Rigsby
Passivity = Compliance
Grinner
Gadgie
Zonked
Suspect Device
Burn Collector
Avow
HaC
Flipside
Punk Planet (until it went shit about issue 20 or so)

I have a whole load of Fractures and assorted other zines that I need to get rid of if anyones interested?

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mr poohead.

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http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_MuWdFnh-XLo/ShB5XmtiqoI/AAAAAAAABJA/ZVbkyI_BFoU/s320/Jello+Submarine+%231+-+2009.jpg
BTW does Ugly Things count as a zine if so this is quite entertaining mag that I buy regulary, toghether with its norwegian cousing Jello Submarine. Artcore is great, Evil Minded #4 was awesom, will def buy #5 when its out. Seems to be some really good zines coming out from Australia at the moment also

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Ad wrote:

MRR
I have a whole load of Fractures and assorted other zines that I need to get rid of if anyones interested?

send 'em to punksishippies

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SvartSabbath wrote:

+ old death/thrash metal zines (Decibel Of Death, Slayer, U.S.D., Decayin' Maggot, Isten...)... and many many more!

Luc, to my huge embarassment I've enever seen an issue of Slayer mag. Sooner the book comes out in English the better.BUT, seeing as you mention old death/thrash zines, I have to mention Pulverizer/Anatomia, Verbal Aggression and the Japanese zine Corporal Arts as my two favourite death/grind zines..wish I could find them!

Anyone remember "the Incredible Shrinking Fanzine" from (I think) Scotland? First punk/hc zine I ever read I think,when I was maybe 12 or 13, ordered via an ad in Metal Forces because it had Bolt Thrower in it. Like I saif though "Riot" was the one..I don;t know how or why but that zine showed up in a second hand record shop in Waterford (along with an Assuck 7" and some other stuff that I think came via Active distribution) and I nabbed it for the ENT interview in it, and it was pretty much my "way in".