The new issue of DYNAMITE HEMORRHAGE (#3) print fanzine features a 12.5-page “oral history” with San Francisco’s WORLD OF POOH, a big late 80s favorite of our editor, and who each graciously contributed fragments from their fading memory banks in the service of telling what ended up being a pretty fantastically entertaining tale.

The band also have graciously contributed two never-before-heard-in-public live tracks from one of their final shows, one talked about at length in the oral history, from March 11, 1990′s show at Boston’s Paradise Theater on their star-crossed “three-legged goat over the mountains” tour.

You’ll get to hear, with some degree of accuracy, what made them so special at the end of their reign (which happened to be when I saw them a bunch). The songs are “Somewhere Soon“ and a cover of BoC’s “Dominance and Submission”.

Grab them here – and grab Dynamite Hemorrhage #3 here if you’re so inclined.



** Pre-Order Now – out the first week of May 2016 **

Dynamite Hemorrhage #3 is an 84-page music fanzine devoted to
sub-underground music from the last five decades. Like the others, this
is an 8.5"x11" MAGAZINE with a color cover and B&W insides.

It features:

    , as told through an interview with VUAS founder Phil Milstein.
    Find out what it was like to lead the secret society of Velvets fiends
    in the 1970s and how Milstein managed VUAS with the fans and with the
    Velvet Underground members themselves.
  • An epic, Homeric oral history of wiry & jagged 1980s San
    Francisco pop band WORLD OF POOH, as told by band members Barbara
    Manning, Brandan Kearney and Jay Paget themselves, as well as choice
    anecdotes from those who witnessed their rise, reign and collapse
  • In-depth interviews with four of the finest acts making rock and
    roll music in the year 2016: WHITE FENCE (Tim Presley); Portland, OR’s
    ; Oakland’s RAYS and Auckland’s THE COOLIES
  • An interview with phenomenal lost folk singer SIBYLLE BAIER, whose
    early 1970s recordings from Germany appeared a decade ago and stunned
    the world. We found her & gave her the Dynamite Hemorrhage
    once-over, and then went and interviewed & celebrated five of her
    and MYRIAM GENDRON) as well as part of the piece
  • “BELOW THE FLYING NUN”, Gregor Kessler’s piece on some of the wildest and most obscure New Zealand 45s of the 1980s
  • An interview with SARA FANCY, aka “Sara” from early 80s UK DIY acts
    Sara Goes Pop and Amos & Sara. You’ll learn about her journey from
    the squats of Europe to the bodybuilding competitions of the 90s to the
    tranquil equine therapy practice she leads today. A fascinating glimpse
    and first look back she’s given on her time spent making music with Jim
    Welton (aka L Voag, Amos etc.)
  • The first-ever posthumous interview with early 80s all-female
    Belgian punk band UNIT 4, who surfaced on the “FM-BX Society Tape” in
    1981 with four amazing songs of shimmering Kleenex/Delta 5/Au Pairs-ish
  • David Perron’s “FREE FORM FREAKOUT” column of outside and experimental tape & LP releases from the last year
  • Jay Hinman and Erika Elizabeth also wrote 82 record reviews devoted
    to the nether regions of sub-underground rocknroll and elsewhere

ORDER IT NOW & YOU’LL GET IN IN EARLY MAY, and that’s a promise!



Rare photograph of San Francisco’s WORLD OF POOH, featuring Barbara Manning and Jay Paget – both pictured – as well as Brandan Kearney, who isn’t.

Photo taken by Alex Behr in what was most certainly 1989 or 1990.

We have an oral history in the works with the full participation of all 3 WORLD OF POOH members (and Alex Behr, and about a half-dozen others) for Dynamite Hemorrhage fanzine #3, coming in late May 2016. Transcribing a revealing and detailed interview we did with Barbara Manning today, in fact.



As mentioned previously, we’re un-retiring the Dynamite Hemorrhage fanzine. The Third Issue will be out in May or June, inshallah. Here’s what’s in it:

Order back issues here while u wait!



A new, large, overflowing Dynamite Hemorrhage fanzine’s on the way. We just need to actually make the thing first.

We just finished up an interview with Belgian early 80s punks UNIT 4 (pictured); we’ve persuaded Free Form Freakout’s David Perron to come aboard and write reviews of left-field, sub-underground, non-rocknroll weirdo records; we rounded up the members of late 80s/early 90s San Francisco falling-apart pop act WORLD OF POOH to agree to an oral history; we have an interview with Velvet Underground Appreciation Society founder Phil Milstein nearly done; and even 2016’s LITHICS are getting a well-earned place at the table.

Oh, there’s more as well. Tim Presley from WHITE FENCE will get a “Dynamite Hemorrhage grilling” in the near future. Erika Elizabeth’s writing record reviews. Jay’s writing record and film reviews.

If that sounds at all interesting, we’ll do our best to make sure it actually is. In the meantime, back issues are available right here.


NOTHING DOING, Issue #1 from Spring 1994. It wasn’t a music fanzine per se – in fact it wasn’t one at all. It was published out of San Francisco by Brandan Kearney, who was doing time in Caroliner, The Steeple Snakes, Faxed Head, the Heavenly Ten Stems, The Three Doctors Band and the Totem Pole of Losers. He ran a label called Nuf Sed that put much of this out.

He was even in one good band – a great one, in fact – called World of Pooh, the only band on the list not given to high concept, low return….and the only one in which real meant-to-be-enjoyed songs were written and played. He shared vocal and guitar duties in that band with Barbara Manning, and I hope you know about her. (If not, there’s a terrific discography to mine).

Anyway, Kearney had a pretty unique and wacked vision of the world, informed by weird religious tracts, thrift store records, conspiracy theories and extreme and ahead-of-its-time notions of anti-comedy. NOTHING DOING was the result of that, and it’s definitely worth a read in my house every 5 years or so.