New YAZ. New Danger.

Welcome to August / September ‘98

Getting harder and harder to think of what to put in this column. Maybe that’s a sign that it should be retired. So just a round up of what’s in this YAZ.


There, short and to the point.

There’s an Ozzfest review that contains way too many words for it’s own good. There some more interviews with British bands. Liberty 37 (even better, they’re Welsh), One Minute Silence. That is going to be such a bastard to type up.

I’ll get round to the American interviews again soon. No really, cos it’s all gone a little bit quiet over the last few months. Each one of these little beauties is lovingly handcrafted by yours truly a few months in advance of when you get your delightfully grubby paws on it, so I can safely tell you that things have started to dry up a bit. Which could mean a YAZ shortage in a few months time. But we’ll work out some cost saving measures and try to ensure that you’re YAZ isn’t cut off.

Well, I’m sure I’ll think of something to say here in a bit, so I’ll leave it for now and return later. Anyway, I’m off to finish typing up the Pulkas interview now. No I’m not. I’m going to see Madball and Stampin’ Ground in Birmingham.

Back again. Shame about the Argentina game right? Look I’m Welsh. I’ve got to be allowed to say these things. When we’ve conceded ninetybloodysix points to South Africa in the rugby, I need some kind of emotional outlet. Anyway, I’ve still not thought what to write in this bit. So I’ll give it a few more days.

Hey, by the next issue, YAZ will probably be over a year old. Crikey. Does that mean it has to learn to walk, stop dribbling and start to learn to grow up. damn.

Shit, just read that HWP have split. The football just became irrelevent.

You may have noticed something with the last 2 issues. They’re properly printed now. It was just taking too long to print them myself, which detracted from creating the next issue, and meant I still couldn’t print as many as I wanted. So it’s gone to printers. It’s not “proper” print, hence some lower quality pics. But, all this has a potential knock on effect that I’m now having to pay serious money to get it printed rather than serious time. Which may mean I have to charge for future editions, though if I can avoid that I will, and if not, well, I’ll try to keep it as minimal as possible. Maybe 50p. But, you’ve been warned. And if you want high quality pics I’ll definitely have to charge unless someone wants to lend me a couple of hundred quid per issue.

No come back. Please. Bastards. Run then, run with the wind. I didn’t need you anyway. (That was sarcasm, but well, if you’ve run and not read this then, ah fuck it).

Not enough demos. I need more demos. If this zine is to achieve part of it’s mission in supporting new bands, I need to know about them. Help me out. I’ve only got a certain amount of time I can spend doing it all myself.

Ok, I’m still typing the One Minute Silence interview. It is massive. But, even if you don’t like the band, or haven’t listened to their music, take a read. But read with an open mind. Think about some of the things that are siad within it, and don’t just have a knee jerk reaction to some of the things. There are some interesting and controversial views contained within it. Which is why it is so long. Maybe you agree. Maybe not. Just think