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New issue: Dynamite Hemorrhage #8

There’s a new eighth issue of Dynamite Hemorrhage fanzine out now, and you can order it here.

Dynamite Hemorrhage #8 is, as usual, a 48-page, “digest-sized” music fanzine devoted to sub-underground rock music from the last six or so decades. Like the previous four issues, it’s an A5-sized issue with no advertisements.

This is a “very special” issue that is fully devoted to the Los Angeles punk magazine SLASH, which existed from 1977 to 1980 and could be said to be the greatest of its kind. We’ve interviewed Slash magazine founders Steve Samiof and Melanie Nissen, as well as multiple contributors to the magazine, including Allan MacDonell, David Allen and Chris D.

The issue also includes:

  • A single-issue dissection of Slash from August 1979 – our means of understanding just how phenomenal this magazine could be on a per-issue basis
  • The day The Decline of Western Civilization filmed at Slash
  • Kickboy Face discovering, championing and helping to further hardcore punk – with a reprint of his amazing April 1980 Black Flag show review
  • An interview with Peter Urban, remembering Slash‘s San Francisco scene correspondent Caitlin Hines
  • An interview with Ivar Muñoz-Rojas on his “Underground Babylonia” book, his deep dive into the punk-era life of Slash co-founder Philomena Winstanley
  • Vivian Goldman on Slash & Reggae
  • Larry Hardy on discovering and buying Slash magazine as a teen
  • and more

Order Dynamite Hemorrhage #8 here.

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All Dynamite Hemorrhage Back Issues Can Be Downloaded Here

Dynamite_Hemorrhage_2As per company policy, whenever we sell out of a Dynamite Hemorrhage fanzine back issue, it goes up onto the site as a downloadable PDF. Our second issue from 2014 is now officially gone – as are all the issues except for the most recent one – and so here’s a link to download Dynamite Hemorrhage #2 if you want to take a look.

Here’s how we described the issue back when it went on sale in late 2014:

“Dynamite Hemorrhage #2 is an 84-page music fanzine dedicated to raw and sub-underground rocknroll from the last 5 decades.

It features:

– An interview and career-spanning retrospective with BILL DIREEN, the New Zealand-based musical iconoclast and creator of some of the most weird and wonderful underground pop music of the last 35 years. Great old photos of Vacuum, Six Impossible Things and more – with Direen’s take on his many recordings, bands and general outlook on creation & creativity.

Tim Warren from Crypt Records, on the eve of two new volumes of the mind-destroying “BACK FROM THE GRAVE” 60s punk compilations, takes us through in profanity-strewn detail how he’s been putting these comps together since 1983, and the pain the man has endured to make sure you and I get to hear some of the most raw and rare rocknroll chaos of all time…!

– Interview with bedroom lo-fi pop savants HONEY RADAR, currently making many short, abrasive and lovely mini-masterpieces out of Philadelphia

– Interview with NOTS, raw and slashing earworm punk band from Memphis

KING TEARS MORTUARY, Sydney, Australia’s answer to the question “What would a mix of C86, KBD punk and The Gories sound like?”

– Erika Elizabeth’s overview of lost and neglected female-fronted punk and post-punk bands and records you’ve never heard of

– The Layman’s Guide to 1970s Jamaican DUB – an overview of wild, weird and wacked dub reggae created during its peak era, along with ten essential dub recordings, explored

– Interviews with Jon Savage and Stuart Baker on the new PUNK 45 series of archival 70s punk reissues

– 87 record reviews
– 15 book reviews
– Advertisements from today’s top hitmaking labels”


To make it easy for you, here are all the fanzines you can download from me right in one place:

Dynamite Hemorrhage #1
Dynamite Hemorrhage #2
Dynamite Hemorrhage #3
Dynamite Hemorrhage #4
Dynamite Hemorrhage #5
Dynamite Hemorrhage #6
Superdope #8
Superdope #7
Superdope #6
Superdope #5
Superdope #4
Superdope #3
Superdope #2
Superdope #1

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Dynamite Hemorrhage Back Issue PDFs

Dynamite Hemorrhage 6Hey folks, we’ve recently sold out of another back issue of Dynamite Hemorrhage fanzine (#6), and I thought I’d take the time to inform you that this event triggers our longstanding policy to therefore make that issue free to all as a PDF download. Right now Dynamite Hemorrhage #1 and #3-6 are all sold out – you can buy our newest, #7, plus 2014’s issue #2 right here.

So if you missed Issue #6 – the one pictured here – go ahead and download it here.

PDFs of out-of-print fanzines:

Dynamite Hemorrhage #1

Dynamite Hemorrhage #3

Dynamite Hemorrhage #4

Dynamite Hemorrhage #5

Dynamite Hemorrhage #6

Superdope #8

Superdope #7

Superdope #6

Superdope #5

Superdope #4

Superdope #3

Superdope #2

Superdope #1

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NEW: Dynamite Hemorrhage #7 fanzine

Dynamite Hemorrhage 7 coverThe new issue of Dynamite Hemorrhage fanzine (#7) is now available and shipping. It’s an A5-sized 48-page digest available for $4.50 US + shipping anywhere in the world.

*** Note: the printing of this issue was a little bit sub-standard. Everything is readable, but text is lighter than in previous issues. Therefore I’ve dropped the price on this to $4.50 from $6. PDF version available upon request, with purchase. ***

Here’s what we put in it:

*** A very subjective issue-by-issue overview of FORCED EXPOSURE magazine, detailing this legendary underground music fanzine’s early 80s beginnings through Issue #18 in 1993.

*** An interview with experimental, blurred blues guitarist & singer BRIDGET HAYDEN, and a trip through her career with Vibracathedral Orchestra, The Telescopes and her own amazing solo recordings.

*** SOFIE HERNER (of Neutral, Enhet För Fri Musik and her own solo project LEDA) interview, taking us through her travels through noise, experimentation and her own ferocious guitar work

*** 2006 interview we did with Mike Atta of original SoCal punk pioneers THE MIDDLE CLASS, before he passed away in 2014

*** Twenty of the best 1980s / 1990s garage punk 45s you’ll ever hear, from the likes of The Brides, The Rondelles, Man Tee Mans, Nights and Days, Workdogs & many more

*** The definitive, heretofore-untold story of THE EX-LION TAMERS, a New Jersey WIRE cover band who ended up opening Wire’s entire 1987 North American tour

*** Twenty-something record reviews, from Vivienne Styg to Honey Radar to Alexander to Soot to Matt Gimmick and back again

Order Dynamite Hemorrhage #7 here.

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Download Dynamite Hemorrhage zine #5 (and the other out-of-print mags)

Dynamite Hemorrhage #5Company policy over here at Dynamite Hemorrhage is to post PDFs of any issue that’s sold out, and is going to stay sold out. Dynamite Hemorrhage fanzine #5 is the latest to be fully snapped up by the people – thank you.

This issue featured two interviews with Nick Schultz of the amazingly out-there 1990s label Majora Records; an interview with Maxine Funke; a feature on would-be punk era 45rpm singles that didn’t exist; a short interview with Edible Arrangements; a bunch of reviews and more.

Download Dynamite Hemorrhage fanzine #5 here.

While we’re at it, here are links to the other out-of-print back issues of fanzines I’ve done, from Dynamite Hemorrhage to Superdope, my fanzine from over twenty years ago. Any questions, please let me know – and if you’d like to order print copies of the stuff we DO still have, you can do that here.

PDFs of out-of-print fanzines:

Dynamite Hemorrhage #1

Dynamite Hemorrhage #3

Dynamite Hemorrhage #4

Dynamite Hemorrhage #5

Superdope #8

Superdope #7

Superdope #6

Superdope #5

Superdope #4

Superdope #3

Superdope #2

Superdope #1

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Now Available: Dynamite Hemorrhage fanzine #6

Dynamite Hemorrhage 6I’ve got the next issue – #6 – of Dynamite Hemorrhage fanzine at the printer now, and it’s available to pre-order here. They’ll be shipping out the week of January 7th.

It’s a 48-page, digest-sized issue, featuring the following:

— A complete guide to the many strange & wonderful side projects from the members of New Zealand’s THE GARBAGE AND THE FLOWERS during the 1990s and 2000s. Dan Vallor is your informed shepherd through recordings, lathe-cut and otherwise, from Dress, Entlang, The New Zealand Guitar Orchestra, Pit Viper, The Slow Scrape and others.

– An overview of the most mind-blasting VELVET UNDERGROUND bootlegs, from “Sweet Sister Ray” to “The Legendary Guitar Amp Tapes” to “Caught Between The Twisted Stars” and beyond. 10 pages on the best unofficial VU recordings outside of their core four albums, the post-breakup collections & the box set.

– Interview with CARLA DAL FORNO, the London-based Australian who’s created a couple of phenomenally icy, ultra-minimal electronic pop records in recent years, as well as having been a prime mover in DIY projects such as Mole House, F Ingers and Tarcar.

– Interview with Paul Messis of SUBURBAN HOMES, our favorite angst-ridden and fuzzed-out DIY punk band. He breaks the news that they’re no longer a going concern, and weighs in on social media, corporate garage rock, ennui and alienation and more.

– Overview of Los Angeles punk compilation LPs from 1978-1983: “15 LA Punk Comps That Made a Man Out Of Me”. We provide the lowdown on everything from YES LA to AMERICAN YOUTH REPORT to TOOTH & NAIL to LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL, SO WHY NOT EAT HEALTH FOODS, celebrating The Germs, The Minutemen and Red Cross along the way, while castigating the likes of China White and drippy Orange County punk turds.

PLUS: We declare our fealty to experimental dark folk group BRANNTEN SCHNÜRE (that’s them on the cover) & review a whole bunch of new records as well.

Order Dynamite Hemorrhage #6 here.

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Dynamite Hemorrhage fanzine #4 – now available to download

Dynamite Hemorrhage 4 coverBack issues of Dynamite Hemorrhage fanzine have become awfully scarce all of sudden, with Dynamite Hemorrhage #1, #3 and now #4 having sold out. Thanks to those of you who ordered, sold or otherwise read them. #2 and the newest one, #5, are both available to purchase here.

I’m a big believer in keeping this stuff out there for those who might have missed out on physical copies, so here’s where you can go to read (and download a PDF of) Dynamite Hemorrhage #4.

This one featured zero ads and no contributors except for Jay this time. It also featured the following:

  • 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, Melbourne, Australia heroes of “alternative drunk pop jazzy ciggies neo-country jams”. We corralled 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 was truly everything, honestly)

Download Dynamite Hemorrhage #4 here.

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Now It’s a Download: Dynamite Hemorrhage fanzine #3

My “policy” is that once an issue of the Dynamite Hemorrhage fanzine has completely sold through, and won’t be reprinted, hey – there’s really no reason to keep it from being read by as many people as possible.

After all, some folks put a lot of sweat equity into Dynamite Hemorrhage #3, from contributing editor Erika Elizabeth, to writers Gregor Kessler and David Perron, to the bands & artists themselves: Sibylle Baier, The Coolies, World of Pooh, Sara Fancy, Tim Presley/White Fence, Unit 4, Lithics, Phil Milstein, Rays  and others. It oughta be available in perpetuity for their contributions alone.

So here it is – Issue #3, published in 2016, available for download. It was the last of the ad-supported, third-party-distributed, extremely-expensive issues we did (or will do).

Download Dynamite Hemorrhage #3 fanzine here.

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Dynamite Hemorrhage fanzine #5

Dynamite Hemorrhage #5Now that I’ve switched to the smaller-format, no-advertisements, black & white version of Dynamite Hemorrhage magazine, I’m finding it much easier to crank out new issues. So a mere four months after Dynamite Hemorrhage #4, I’m happy to announce the appearance of Dynamite Hemorrhage #5, which is available to order right here.

Here’s what you’ll find in the brand-new one, which is $5 + shipping anywhere in the world:

  • A deep overview of 1990s outsider label MAJORA RECORDS, featuring not one but two interviews with label founder Nick Schultz. Majora was a singularly unique record label that released strange musical transmissions from around the globe, including the bulk of the Sun City Girls’ work in the 90s, along with avant-folk, noise and fractured DIY from the likes of Dadamah, Leslie Q, Skullflower, Paris 1942, Eddy Detroit and others.
  • MAXINE FUNKE, a New Zealand-based solo artist who’s made some of the most transcendent, gentle, low- fidelity, super-minimal strum & voice recordings of the last decade. We’d never seen an interview of her anywhere before, and were happy to corral her for a talk on the eve of the release of her third album.
  • “PARALLEL WORLD PUNK-ERA 45s”. What if we just invented a ten-best list of punk-era 45rpm singles that never existed, but should have? This is a description of those ten records, and why each made the list.
  • Brief interview with the defunct 2011-2013 Brighton, England trio EDIBLE ARRANGEMENTS, my favorite Bandcamp discovery of all time. Methodically minimal, slow-grinding, spooky, church organ-driven DIY postpunk. See what happens when we try to get them to reunite.
  • HEMORRHAGE IN DUB column on recent finds & reissues from the 1970s golden era of Jamaican dub
  • 25 record reviews

Order Dynamite Hemorrhage #5 here.