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BRAINSCAN
#23, $?, 4 ľĒ x 7Ē, copied, 38 pgs.
By Sean Stewart

Early romance, importance of music, and gender issues, among others.


BRAIN LAPSE
#1, $11.99 ppd., 8 ĹĒ x 11Ē, printed, 84 pgs.
By Mike Frame

Donít be scared off by the higher cost; this is like purchasing a book.


BRAIN FOOD
#15, 5 ĹĒ x 8 ĹĒ, 23 pgs., $1, photocopied
By Craven

Itís about an underground zombie porn ring run partly by a large rabbit.


BIG HANDS
#7, $2, 5 ĹĒ x 8 ĹĒ, copied, 36 pgs.
By Sean Stewart

Aaronís prose flows rich and deep, making this zine more than worth your two bucks.


AVOW
#23, $2, 5 ĹĒ x 8 ĹĒ, printed, 48 pgs.
By Kurt Morris

This is definitely worth your two bucks and makes for good reading on the toilet, bus, or train.


ZONKED!
# 7, $4, 8Ĺ x 11, copied, 44 pgs.
By greg

One of the good things I liked about this zine is the skate rock ethos: a live-life-for-all-itís-worth attitude. I also like Peteís taste in music for the most part.


ZISK
#7, $2, 7 x 8Ĺ, copied, 44 pgs.
By Josh

This is a baseball fanzine done by Mike Faloon of Go Metric! Iíve never met the guy, but I think heís pretty fucking awesome. All of the geeky rock and roll inside jokes of Go Metric! are replaced by geeky baseball inside jokes.


VERBICIDE
#9, $3.95, glossy cover, offset, 72 pgs.
By Sean Carswell

Iím actually interviewed in this issue of Verbicide, so obviously Iím gonna be swayed in my opinion of this. On the most objective level, though, you gotta read the interview with me. I come off like a total kook.


THIS TIME LAST YEAR
#5 & 6, 5Ĺ x 7, copied, approx. 32 pgs.
By Josh

Both issues of this zine consist of pictures taken by Chrystaei, who publishes This Time Last Year, mostly of Dirtnap-type bands like the Electric Eye and the Triggers.


STIR KRAZY
issue #7, $3, 8Ĺ x 11, copied, stapled, 24 pgs.
By greg

This Rochester-based zine come across as heavily influenced by Adbusters magazine: several mock ads in the zine bring home the publicationís self-proclaimed ďanti-authoritarian, anti-corp, anti-censorshipĒ mission.


STAIRWAY THE HAVEN
5Ĺ x 8, copied, 30 pgs.
By Josh

This zine was done about three years ago by Replay Dave of the Grabass Charlestons, and since itís so old, Iím not sure if he still has any copies.


SLAVE
#8, $2, card-stock cover, offset, 98 pgs.
By Sean Carswell

Iíve been meaning to review this for a couple of issues, but itís one of those things in which I get a magazine and like it so much that I somehow have a weird glitch in my mind that tells me that I couldnít have possibly gotten the magazine to review because I like it so much, and therefore forget to review it. So much for excuses. Hereís what makes Slave cool.


ROCK N ROLL PURGATORY
#11, $2, 8 Ĺ x 11, copied, 40 pgs.
By Sean Carswell

Here goes: Rock N Roll Purgatory is the best zine out there for anyone whoís diehard into rockabilly and street punk.


PICK YOUR POISON
#4, $2, copied, 64 pgs.
By Sean Carswell

In this issue, Nate tells sixty-four pages worth of crappy job stories, and I have to feel like anyone whoís got sixty-four pages worth of crappy job stories is a kindred spirit.


PALESTINE SOLIDARITY FACT SHEET
8Ĺ x 11, newsletter, 4 pgs., free
By greg

A highly touchy subject that Iíd rather not comment on since I have no political ideologies or agendas to get at, this Fact Sheet - produced by palenstinecampaign.org - seeks to inform the world on the plight of Palenstinians.


NO. 13
8Ĺ x 11, newsprint, 16 pgs., 50 cents
By greg

Sometimes I go to shows and feel the scene has changed, other times I feel it constantly stays the same. No. 13 offers a little of both, giving the reader a good dose of old school punk rock ethics.


LIKE BURNED OUT BULBS ON A FERRIS WHEEL
5Ĺ x 8Ĺ, copied,160 pgs.
By Josh

I donít know if itís a book or not, because itís bound with orange duct tape (thumbs up for that), so weíll just pretend that itís a zine. Itís a collection of personal writings by a young, small town punk rocker.


LET THERE BE DANGER
#1, $1 or three stamps or trade, 5Ĺ x 8Ĺ, copied, 24 pgs.
By Maddy

What a great little zine! Stories about falling out of a tree, getting tricked over an inheritance, punk roommates and much more. The writing is funny and, unlike so many personal zines, not overly-dramatic or emotional.


JERSEY BEAT
#74, $3, 8Ĺ x 11, glossy cover, newsprint inside
By greg

With a title like Jersey Beat, itís no surprise that this zine tends to focus on GardenState bands (an essay titled ďThe Future Of Asbury ParkĒ, a review of a Warped Tour stop in Camden, NJ, interviews with the Wrens, Saves The Day and up-and-comers Fairmont) and various topics that pertain to the area.


HOBART
#2, $8, 5 Ĺ x 8 Ĺ, offset, perfect bound, 109 pgs.
By Sean Carswell

Hobart is really less of a zine and more of a literary journal, but since Razorcake doesnít have a literary journal reviews section, and Hobart has enough punk ethics to make it interesting for Razorcake readers, I figured Iíd review it here.


GENETIC DISORDER
#17, $3, 6 x 9, glossy cover, newsprint inside, 80 pgs.
By Josh

This is one of the most consistently funny zines Iíve ever read. Every issue is fucking hilarious from cover to cover, and this is no different. Oh wait, yes it is! The cover is in 3-D!




EXTREME CONFORMITY
#7, $2.50, 4Ĺ x 11, copied, 91 pgs.
By Sean Carswell

Larry Nocella (the guy who writes Extreme Conformity) has an amazing grasp on the absurdities of modern life, and, like a Coen Brothers movie, he allows the characters to get swept up in the absurdities until everything escalates into a completely ridiculous and hilarious situation.


DEMOLISH
#3, $3 (in Australia), copied, 40 pgs.
By Sean Carswell

Iíve read all three issues of this Australian punk zine, and Iím happy to say that itís steadily improving. The most noticeable difference is that his layout has gotten really good. For a guy who seems to be armed with nothing more than an exacto knife, a glue stick, and a photocopier, he makes this zine look cooler than a lot of glossy punk zines that have been laid out on computers with Photoshop and Quark and everything else.


BRAINSCAN
#20, $2 plus 2 stamps, 5 x 6,copied with a letter-pressed cover, 64 pages
By Maddy

Alex has been writing personal zines for a long time now, organizing zine conferences and traveling around the U.S. on zine reading tours. Her writing is emotional and personal with a big dose of nostalgia, especially this latest issue, which is mostly about growing up in Utah.


BARRACUDA
#17, $5 ppd, glossy, offset, 52 pp.
By Todd Taylor

On the one hand, i am not real likely to respond much, if at all, to ads hawking anything involving girls who look like Betty Page, lurid 50ís paperback covers, leopard-print creepers, dice, flames, or those shit-ass, crap-butt, woefully overpriced, laughably chintz-fuck (but, yet, kinda cool looking) piece-of-shit Korean DiPintoô guitars The Los Straitjackets play.


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