I’ve got the newest edition of Dynamite Hemorrhage fanzine now available and shipping.
Dynamite Hemorrhage #4 is a 40-page, “digest-sized” music fanzine devoted to sub-underground music from the last five decades. Unlike previous issues, this one’s a smaller, A5-sized thing with no advertisements. It features:
- An interview with Julie Cooper of THE KIWI ANIMAL. She was one half of the 1980s New Zealand underground, independent folk duo, which also featured Brent Hayward (ex-Shoes This High) as the other half. Later expanded to a trio, their music ranks among the most sublime and creative sounds music of the era, and they continue to be criminally unrecognized, even by rabid aficionados of 80s Kiwi sounds.
- THE SHIFTERS, the current Melbourne, Australia heroes of “alternative drunk pop jazzy ciggies neo-country jams”. We corral them for an interview in an effort to get at the dark heart of their skiffle.
- A record-by-record overview of HAPPY SQUID RECORDS, the label put together by John Talley-Jones of The Urinals in the late 1970s. It’s a look at their first ten years of existence, from The Urinals through 100 Flowers, Leaving Trains, Angst, God and the State and more. Even “The Rub”!
- “100 45s That Moved Heaven and Earth” – the definitive argument-settling list of the best sub-underground rocknroll 45s of all time
- “Free Jazz Libertines” column; 25+ record reviews and more (well, not really more – that’s truly everything, honestly)