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”.
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.
The definitive story of THE VELVET UNDERGROUND APPRECIATION
SOCIETY, 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
LITHICS; 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
ghostly folk “heirs” (MAXINE FUNKE, JULIE BYRNE, ALLYSEN CALLERY, JOANNE
ROBERTSON 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.
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 LITHICSare 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.
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.
The recording of 2013’s first DYNAMITE HEMORRHAGE RADIO podcast is now in the books, and it’s all ready to share with the people. This is the fourth edition of the podcast, running at about 1 hour, 15 minutes, and it will take you on a musical walkabout so mind-blowing you’ll never, ever come back. It features underground punk, pop, psych, instrumental and garage-scorch dating from about 1964 to stuff that came out a couple of weeks ago. It’s strung together just like a real radio show and everything, complete with an annoying “deejay”. Only you and I have to know that it’s totally phony, and that the guy who did it made the goddamn thing on his laptop. Download Dynamite Hemorrhage Radio, Edition #4
THE SCOUTS – Mr. Custer Stomp MIL MASCARAS – French TV WOUNDED LION – Black Ops THE DWARVES – Nothing PSYCHIC FELINE – White Walls A-FRAMES – Electric Eye FUZZ – This Time I Got A Reason THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA – Coming Down SUN CITY GIRLS – Let’s Just Lounge BILL DIREEN AND THE BILDERS – Summer On The Nullarbor PERE UBU – Heart of Darkness TUNABUNNY – (Song For My) Solar Sister CLINIC – IPC Subeditors Dictate Our Youth VERONICA FALLS – All Eyes On You WORLD OF POOH – Drucilla Penny EXPANDO BRAIN – Flogging a Dead Relationship THE SCREAMERS – Mater Dolores THE MINUTEMEN – Clocks MIZZ NOBODY – Smittad T.H.E. RUTTO – Ma Vihaan PRIESTS – Radiation THE LINES – White Night THE WHINES – Straybird OLLA – Septic Hagfish TOMMY JAY – No Place
Sound appealing? There are three more of ‘em, each about an hour long: