Ya just gotta like this RnR zine that's edited and published by Jeff Dahl. It has a bad attitued and a firm policy on "NO fucking poetry" that make it a great read. Issue #1 contains an excellent artice on Johnny Thunders written by Nikki Sudden. Issue #2 has an interview with Cheetah Chrome by Jeff Dahl where he asks all the right questions. There are also informed and intelligent interviews with Donita Sparks of L7, Bebe Buell, Kim Shattuck of The Muffs and Cherie Currie of The Runaways, among others. Hey, there's even a poster drawing of Suzi Quatro!
It's a music zine so there's music reviews but only for discs that Jeff likes well enough to talk about. (It's his zine so he does what he fucking well wants.) Both issues also contain 'Short An' Sweet' reviews that tell you what you wanna know quickly. I've noticed that he mentions a couple of local faves 'The Viletones' and 'Teenage Head' which puts him in my good books.
These first two issues are great and set a standard that will be hard to match. I can only hope that future issues can keep up the quality.
Subscriptions for 1 year (3 issues) are: USA $8.00, Canada $10.00, Europe/Asia/Australia $15.00 (make cheques payable to 'Ultra Underground'). It's available from:
P.O. Box 1867
Cave Creek, AZ
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Last modified: June 22, 1998
Created by: Chris Ridpath