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BLACKPOOL ROX II - issue #5 and #6
The two latest issues of this Blackpool scene fanzine.

Text and graphics poorly reproduced by a computer printer doesn't make for a good presentation. It looks like a schedule your teacher would give you. But it's for free.

Edited by Andy Higgins which explains why all CDs released by his label JSNTGM get 10 out of 10 in the reviews. Actually the praise is extended to his own live performances as well. To be fair to him everything in this (with the exception of President Bush) is rated A++ whether he's connected to it or not.

Both issues include the song lyrics to Bomb Iraq to be sung to the tune of If You're Happy And You know It; Clap Your Hands. Something tells me Andy Higgins would enjoy the original lyrics just as much.

Very soft but well-written and occasionally funny and though ordering this would be plain stupid this will work well if you wanna kill some time before a gig in Blackpool. Andy seems like a nice guy who works hard to keep his local scene going, but the Hooray-for-everything feel to this sort of left me thinking maybe Blackpool isn't really rocking at all.

BLACKPOOL ROX II #5
TAKE ON YOUR HEROES #2
TAKE ON YOUR HEROES - issue #2
A well-designed 24-page zine from Atlanta, GA, featuring interviews with assorted punks. D.J. BONEBRAKE; the drummer of original Los Angeles punk rock band X. THE DICKS' legendary frontman GARY FLOYD. And me. All three interviews cover both past and present activities, which should appeal to both the everything-was-better-in-the-good-old-days type record collectors as well as the more up-to-date readers.

There's also an extensive interview with SUBINCISION and plenty of record reviews. Easy on the eyes, high quality paper/print, and without any annoying ads this is a great fanzine that deserves some attention.

It's free, but I guess he wants the postage covered so email toyh@comcast.net for info. You can also view his artwork at http://www.stompandswagger.com.

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