Acknowledgments and the End bits - could be the title of a Smashing Pumpkins album couldn't it!
Household Name Records, PO Box 12286, London, SW9 6FE, UK
Organ, Unit 212, The Old Gramaphone Works, 326 Kensal Road, London W10 5BZ, UK
Funtime Records, Dutselhoek 12, B 3220, Holsbeek, Belgium.
Contrition records PO Box 187, Leeds, LS6 1LH.
Blackfish Records, PO Box 15, Ledbury, HR8 1YG.
Subjugation PO Box 191 Darlington DL3 8YN.
Black Canvas Records, 5 Bessemer Rd, NR4 6DQ.
The Old Angel, 7 Stoney Street, Nottingham.
Fierce Panda, PO Box 7337, London N1 9NS.
Lockjaw Records, 1 Oaklands, Cradley, Malvern, WR13 5LA.
Thumb Studios c/o Unit 6, O.P.M. House, Haydn Rd, Sherwood, Nottingham, NG5 2LB.
In those frantic last few weeks pre-thesis submission, I needed some easy familiar music mixed in with the newer stuff, some old classics, some soon to be classics, the sort of thing that drives you upwards and onwards. So, the thesis was finished with the aid of, amongst others:
Earthtone9 - low definition discord & Off Kilter Enhancement
Mr Bungle - California - Phwoaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.
Anthrax - Spreading The Disease
Voivod - Nothingface
Marillion - Misplaced Childhood (yeah I know, question my judgement on everything else Iíve written just cos I list this album. Well I like it. Itís been a lot more reliable for me in the past when Iíve doubted myself than people have been.)
Faith No More - Who Cared A Lot
Therapy? - Babyteeth
Moby - Animal Rights
Sophia - Fixed Water & Infinite Circle
Anathema - Judgement
Garbage - a selection of songs
Hero - demo
Dai Lo - demos
The Beyond - Manic Sound Panic EP
The Girlie Tape - donít ask.
Bad Religion - Stranger Than Fiction
Sick Of It All - Scratch The Surface
Henry Rollins - Think Tank
Portishead - Portishead
Dead Kennedys - Frankenchrist
And if thatís not trendy, adventurous or underground enough for you, tough shit. Youíre not the one who has spent the best part of 6 months stressing like hell. Fuck you, this time this is for me. Stick your trend based drivel up your arse. Besides, to me itís a way more interesting playlist than Korn, Limp Bizkit, Deftones, Slipknot, Spineshank, and Kid Rock.
And after submission?
Tence - Smiling On The Outside - class, watch out for them.
Floor - demos
Meathook Seed - B.I.B.L.E
Billy Mahonie - The Big Dig
Godspeed You Black Emperor - Slow Riot For New Zero Kanada EP
Voivod - Dimension Hatross
Dillinger Escape Plan - just got it at the end of this issue, more next time.
LARD - 70s Rock Must Die - the return of the LARD. Buy it, buy it, buy it. Great stuff. More next time as well.
Well, this may be a little late, but itís still the first issue of 2000, so, as everyone else does it, my top 10 releases of Ď99. At least on the day I typed it (in no particular order):
But there was so much more. The late breaking Meathook Seed and Incubus albums. That Medulla / Freebase split EP, the Milque EP,Consumed, the Faith No More compilation, the Portishead live album, Little 10 EP, Sick of it All, Neurosis, Therapy?. It just goes on.
Bands, labels or whoever!!!! Want something reviewed?
Well, if you do, itís simple really, if you want something reviewed, then send it to the address which is below and Iíll do it.
I could do with more demos. This zine is meant to try and support upcoming bands. But I need the help for that. I want to review more demos, but as Iíve said before, I only have limited time and resources to trawl through and find stuff myself. You can help me by passing them on, if you know a band with a demo who wants a review, then pass on my details to them. It would be nice to receive some help in that manner. Leave it all to me to do, and well you get what I have the time, money and interest in.
I try to review everything I receive, and with a decent size review. No one liners. Thatís a cop out. So it may take a couple of issues, but it will get done. Trying to review everything I receive means that if I donít like it, then thatís what gets said. You takes your chance.
And in case youíre still wondering what stuff I listen to and review. Well, I hope Iím reasonably open minded and cover most stuff. Metal, punk, hardcore, light, heavy, commercial, extreme ... whatever. If you think thereís a major album that Iíve missed, well chances are Iíve not been sent a copy and just havenít bought it. Simple as that. If you want to see it reviewed then send it.
This issue has been created on a diet of tension and stress. So firstly Iím going to be purely selfish and say thanks to myself for getting the thesis completed and submitted on time. And the bossman for the encoucagement and support - thanks Steve. And the people I work with for putting up with me.
Thanks to e9 and Rach for all the help with the CDs.
Without naming names, thanks to the people who have encouraged me to keep going. Itís pretty much the usual suspects. You know who you are, and I hope you know Iím grateful for your support.
Issues 1-9 SOLD OUT.
Issue 10 - £3 includes 17 track CD.
Issue 11 - £1 - 80 pages.
To get the next Yaz.
Keep an eye out on the web site, email me or write, or send an A5 SAE with a quid for the next issue.
Itís on THE WEB
The web site contains even more stuff, including nearly 300 gig reviews. From now on it will include the CD reviews and interviews before the printed zine. It just takes so long, so itís time to take more advantage of the instant nature of the web.
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You can use that address if you just want to pass on comments, or have stuff you want reviewed.
Thank flop that ones over. Never again. Iím not doing 100 pages again. Bit off more than I could chew with this one. Iím going to just stop and put out an issue as soon as it starts getting silly. That way it doesnít bore you. Well not quite as much anyway. Anyway next time? Already got stuff lined up. Expect interviews with the likes of Snub, Little10, 3rd Stone and a bunch of others. Apparently donít expect an interview with Slipknot. Reviews of Snapcase, Dillinger Escape Plan and loooooads more. Probably.