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Dear MRR, 

Nice to see someone else loves the new 
TSOLas much as I do. I don’t know aboutyou, but 
I wanted to go see them and get some make-up 
tips. 

Jennifer Habel/ Warwick, Rl 

To the readers and staff of MRR: 

My letter in MRR #45 has apparently raised 
some eyebrows. You may recall that I said, 
essentially, that it is possible to love hardcore and 
be heavily involved in the punk scene and also be 
a devout Christian. This idea obviously scared a 
lot of people. I received a lot of negative feedback 
in the mail. I am writing to you once more in order 
to answer these critics in a public forum. 

One thing a lot of people seemed concerned 
about, God knows why, was whether or not I am 
part of the Fundamentalist/ Evangelical move- 
ment. My thoughts on the Bible as God’s word 
and all that other stuff is not something to worry 
about. I have absolutely no Evangelistic ambi- 
tions. Quite frankly, I am a sinner, and because 
I am a sinner, I do not have the authority to tell 
other people how to live their lives. I’m not 
interested in forcing people to live by my stan- 
dards. 

The second thing that my critics seemed 
worried about was my criticism of organized 
religion. Many asked “How can you be a Chris- 
tian and criticize religion? Doesn’t that make you 
a hypocrite?" Well, not really. You see, it works 
this way: religion divides people. It separates 
them into special-interest groups, and some- 
times into hate mobs. This is precisely what 
Christ preached against in the first place. Jesus 
called for a Kingdom of God, where the lion and 
the lamb would lie down together, and each man 
would stand beneath his own vine and fig tree, 
and none would be afraid. What happened 
instead was the foundation of a Church, which 
then developed its own interests. The most 
recent distortion of Christ’s teachings is coming 
from Swaggart, Falwell, and all of the other 
pseudo-Christians who attempt to use the Bible 
as a weapon of conformity. A friend of mine once 
said “Sometimes the devil wears God’s clothing." 

I think that sums it up pretty well. 

Other people told me that the existence of 
God is not supported by science. Before I say 
anything else, it should be pointed out that faith 
has nothing to do with logic. Faith is in the heart, 
not the mind. Anyway, about this science thing: 

I think that the laws of physics and the ordered 
nature of reality actually prove God’s existence. 
Many people try to polarize science and religion 
against one another. Actually, the two don’t have 
to be opposites. I think, essentially, that science 
fails to recognize that man has spiritual needs 
and that there are moral and ethical laws to 
reality. Conversely, religion, to a large extent, 
fails to accept that the universe operates on 
certain physical and scientific rules. Once both 
areas are properly understood, science and reli- 
gion will conform to one another. I do not dispute 
the theory of evolution or the theory of relativity. 
Both, in my opinion, prove, rather than disprove, 
God’s existence. 

Still other people seemed interested in my 
political beliefs. Well, I’m definitely qq! a Reagan- 
ite. Ronald Reagan is probably the worst presi- 
dent in United States history. It’s sad that more 


Americans didn’t see through Reagan’s facade. 
Reagan’s reign has resulted in the rich getting 
richer, the poor getting poorer, the burgeoning of 
already-massive defense budgets, and a moe 
relaxed attitude towards racism . A brief glance at 
Reagan’s policies at home and abroad should 
point out his incompetence. What’s scary to me 
is that all of this is carried out in the name of 
Christianity. In Reagan’s America, religion is not 
a guide to morality, it is a mask to make us look 
like the good guys. Reagan carries out the 
Contra policy, bombs Libya, authorizes the con- 
struction of nuclear warheads, and other such 
atrocities, in order to protect America from 
“Godless Communists" who live in the “evil 
empire” of the Soviet Union. So much for loving 
your enemies. 

The one letter that upset me the most, 
however, was the anonymous one that accused 
me of being “a capitalist tool, like all other Chris- 
tians.” This is something I must object to very 
strongly. I do not advocate an economic system 
that is based solely on cut-throat competition and 
selfish ambition: that emphasizes profit over 
people and wealth over charity. The capitalist 
system leads men to believe that they can grow 
and live in their own self-centered world — much 
like the man in the parable, the man whom God 
called a fool. Jesus said that it is easier for a 
camel to go through the eye of a needle than it is 
for a rich man to enter ihto heaven. Does that 
sound like a capitalist to you? 

I want to say, though, that even though I 
don’t condone capitalism, I don’t support commu- 
nism either. I agree with the idea of a classless 
society and support v redistribution of the wealth, 
but communism has failed miserably to achieve 
those goals. Instead of bringing about a class- 
less society, communism has only created new 
classes and fostered new injustices. Modern 
communism, almost invariably, has succeeded 
only in stripping man of his inalienable rights and 
shackling him irredeemably to the state. Govern- 
ments are a sad fact of life, but capitalism and 
communism only make things worse. 

Finally, some folks wanted examples of 
what I thought a true Christian is like. Well, Jesus 
himself is an excellent example. He was all- 
loving, all-forgiving, all-compassionate. People 
like Martin Luther Kina are a heck of a lot more 
Christian than Jimmy Swaggart could ever hope 
to be. I think that causes such as Amnesty 
International, Greenpeace and the War 
Resister’s League deserve full support of all 
people, especially Christians. 

I sincerely nope that this has answered 
some questions and provided some insights. 
Forgive me if you think I’ve been too sanctimoni- 
ous. While I still have time, let me make a blatant 
plug. Be sure to check out the new LP from 
Maggot Sandwich, Get Off the Stage . It's great! 
Thank you for your time and patience. Yours in 
the cause of peace and brotherhood, 

Bob Mason/ 7591 Hwy 98 W., #1 1 21 Pensacola, 
FL 32506 

Dear MRR: 

Before the slingfest gets too out-of-hand 
here behind the Redwood Curtain, I’d like to 
clarify some of the points Darin Bell made in 
MRR#50 regarding Mike Briggs’ scene report in 
an earlier issue. I understand Darin’s concern 
that perhaps Mike was beinqpetty by mentioning 
MR BUNDLE’S profits at Toppers Disco and 
German Shepherd Kennel, because when I first 
read the report I felt much the same. However, 
after re-reading the paragraph, talking with Mike 
and taking into consideration some facts that 
Darin and others might not be aware of, I think I 
can help destroy some of the ugly rumors that 
Darin perpetuated and also make Mike’s point a 
bit clearer. 

First off, let’s put one myth to rest. The 
shows that Darin referred to were done by The 
Committee For a Dull Roar. Essentially, that 
means myself, Mike and our core group of about 
four people who help out with each show. Note 
that it isn’t "Briggs Inc:” and realize that all deci- 
sions are made by the of us working as a 
team. I am not simply the girl who works the door 


because he tells me to. So, when someone has 
a misconception about the shows CDR does, it 
reflects on me, even if no one else realizes it but 
me. That’s why I’m writing this letter. Okay, that 
aside, let’s get to the facts. 

Darin made the point that Mr. Bungle had no 
control over who got paid at the Toppers gigs. 
This is true, to a point, especially when you deal 
with sub-Wayne Newton-level slime as the folks 
at Topper’s have proved themselves to be. 
However, if they had thought to, Mr. Bungle could 
have given each of the unpaid openers a portion 
of their $300 in a kind of “supporting the scene” 
sort of gesture. This isn’t to say that the Bungle 
guys didn’t do something like that on purpose or 
that they’re all money-grubbing meglomaniacs; 
in fact they’re quite the opposite, always really 
nice, and a lot of fun to deal with. What the 
problem was, I think, was that they very simply 
assumed that the other bands would get paid, just 
as they do when CDR does a gig. So, in a sense, 
Darin, you’re still right — the band shouldn’t be 
responsible for who gets paid, the promoter 
should be able to be trusted to pay everyone. But, 
Toppers didn’t. And what I think Mike was saying 
was more that there should be enough communi- 
cation between bands that if someone gets 
stiffed, that the headliners can take the initiative 
and rectify the situation. That’s what CDR was 
hoping to do, to build a sense of “scene" so that 
some sleazy disco owner can’t exploit what Darin 
referred to as our developing scene. In that view, 
Mike’s remarks become more of a statement to 
others that even here in our tiny holein-the-coast 
we’ve still got a long way to go.. .and that the work 
CDR has done hasn’t worked yet. 

Darin also referred to door prices at CDR 
gigs, and even compared them to the Toppers 
prices. This is one area that leaves me cold, 
because no matter what you charge at the door, 
it’s always "too much”. But, I feel I nave to defend 
CDR against Darin’ statements. Basically, until 
DOA, no CDR gig was ever more than.three 
bucks. This for a bill that always features an out- 
of-town band and at least two locals. Two excep- 
tions: the initial Zarkons show ($4 for 5 bands, two 
from out of town) and the BGK/CCM fiasco, 
where we refunded money, (the doorwas4$) and 
two locals still played . As for validating the $5 
door on DOA (if it’s even necessary) — our ex- 
penses were far higher, including tickets, a bigger 
PA than usual, twice as many posters, and the 
fact that one-half of DOA’s guarantee had to be 
paid before the gig itself. Considering DOA’s 
prominance, we decided that the price wasn’t too 
much to ask. If it was, then I hope you enjoy your 
1 2-pack. Also, whoever the hell told you we paid 
DOA a thousand dollars is way out of line, I 
assure you it didn’t happen, especially consider- 
ing some complete bastard (or bastardette) stole 
a mic, which came out of our pockets — yeah kids, 
we lost money. Look, Agent Orange asked for a 
$1,500 guarantee to play here, and I told them 
there was no way we could do that. Just the fact 
that I have to write this letter should make it clear 
why. By the way, Clobber Monkey opened and 
still got something , even though money was tight. 
So, does that clear stuff up? 1 hope so, because 
we’re still trying to get gigs going this summer, 
although it’s been tough. We’re just working to 
build a real scene, and Mike’s report was simply 
a reflection of his dissappointment in it thus far. 

Finally, a quick thanks to everyone in Van- 
couver (especially Mel and Ren), Spokane, Bre- 
merton (It’s okay Donni, at least we got good 
tans!), and Tacoma (Dead Silence, our partners 
in aerosol hiiinks, and Joe Shmoe, a nice guy) 
who helped Agent 86 on our Blitkreig Tour of the 
Northwest — most of all to Eric the rent a-drum- 
mer, thanks again! Take care and peace (anar- 
chy & love) 

Michelle CDR/ AGENT 86/ PO Box 4754/ Areata, 
CA 95521 

P.S. Frank Clyng-Onz: loved the album, it 
was more fun than 1 /2-off day at REI, thanks a lot. 

Dear Adam, 

I would like to say a few things in 
response to your professor’s plan in the July ’87 
issue. 


First of all, though the plan is good-natured 
and possible with today’s technology, it would 
require a great deal of centralization. Someone, 
or some group of people, would have to control 
the distribution of the wealth. It just isn’t possible 
to assume that the necessities created would 
somehow magically filter out to everyone. It is 
equally impossible to assume that everyone will 
take part in its distribution. Incidentally, the plan 
would require the government to have more 
control over people’s lives. Everyone would want 
to be completely registered to receive (or live in) 
the wealth created, everyone would have to work 
a certain amount of hours at a job the government 
would choose for them (if the plan were to work), 
all to recieve government-controlled goods. The 
plan forces too much power into too few hands. 

Secondly, it ignores the exploitation of the 
earth’s resources, which maybe doesn’t concern 
you or your professor, but it concerns me. De- 
struction of oceans, forests, mountains, and ani- 
mals all in the name of progress sickens me. 
Where do we turn when we use up all the earth’s 
resources? The sun? The wind? To feed and 
house a growing 300 million people? 

And finally, face it, a plan like that would 
never catch on in the Amerikan public. The gov- 
ernment was reluctant enough to start welfare 
programs. They would view the plan as unconsti- 
tutional. Most importantly, our beloved middle 
class would probably never accept it. 

The point I’m trying to make is this: a highly 
centralized, government-controlled, govern- 
ment-distributed system based on forced 
labor and the destruction of Earth’s biosphere 
benefits no one, assuming it was established. It 
won’t work without extensive control on peoples’ 
lives, and who needs that? 

Jim Passin/ 7 Glen Ave/ Chelmsford, MA 01824 

Dear MRR, 

This is mainly directed at Danny Lilker’s 
(Nuclear Assault) letter in MRR #47 about his 
band’s so-called “significant" lyrics. What a joke! 
They write a few anti-nuclear songs and expect to 
be hailed as some sort of “intelligent metal”. Give 
them a fuckin’ bun! ! Anyhow Danny, you also play 
in a band called Storm troopers of Death, who are 
anything but intelligent. You guys (S.O.D.) are 
plain fuckin’ racist, sexist and totally ignorant. I 
take it you believe in what they say, otherwise 
you’d refuse to play with them. And don’t give me 
no shit that I’m taking the lyrics so seriously — 
they are too fuckin’ seriously ignorant to be funny! 
OK, so they’re "fast brutal metal", but S.O.D. have 
absolutely fuck all to offer the Hardcore crowd, 
except to show us the stupidity of a lot of you 
metalheads. The S.O.D. LP is full of anti-punk 
crap, yet you have the nerve to put “NYHC" on 
your lyric sheet, but then again it’s the “in thing” for 
metal bands to cite punk bands on their special 
thanks lists isn’t it? Hey, I used to be heavily into 
this “metalcore” music and have written lots of 
letters and articles praising it but that was cos I 
was prepared to forget about the stupid lyrics, 
and I now realize that it was dumb of me to do so. 
In Hardcore the lyrics and attitude are just as 
important (more so) as the music and for met- 
alheads to look on Hardcore as just fast music is 
rather idiotic. In my search for the latest power 
thrash underground metal band I sometimes 
forgot that there lots of fuckin’ top class 
Hardcore bands out there, as Marie Rumold said 
in #47 also. I am also a bit fed up with hardcore 
bands who are termed "crossover” start to act like 
fuckin’ rockstars and change lyrically, just to 
attain recognition within the metal fraternity. 

Danny, while your anti-nuclear lyrics are 
commendable, don’t start thinking you're some 
new-found revelation in the scene. So you don’t 
write Satanic lyrics but what the fuck’s “Stranded 
in Hell” about. Oh, I guess you could call that the 
"obligatory standard thrash metal song,” eh? And 
what about all this “My America” stuff? Oh , may be 
that’s so all your pro American buddies don’t think 
youse are commies with your anti nuclear lyrics. 
No I don’t think Nuclear Assault are any kind of 
improvement. Why don’t you go back to playing 
1 00% metal —oh, that’s right, it doesn’t sell these 
days!! Danny, don’t take your band too seriously. 


I sure as fuck don’t!! Yours, 

Rob Pennie/ 10 Ravenswood/ Newpark/ Muck- 
amore/ Co. Antrim/ N. Ireland BT41 2DG 

P.S. Great interview by C.O.C. in #49. 
Come on punks, let’s break away from this Sa- 
tanic metal shit. The "Spirit of ’81” remains!! For 
every thrash “metal" band there must be about 20 
thrash punk bands - let’s give them the support!! 

A (late) reply to Richard’s letter in MRR 48, 

Two reasons why punk shows dont cost $1 7 
in the UK (I cant speak for mainland 
Europe, having never been there: 1) The stan- 
dard of living is lower here. I for one could not 
afford gigs at $17 a throw. 2) Punk gigs dont draw 
1 000- people over here(100 is quite a good turn 
out). 

If they did they would have to be held in 
larger mainstream venues and not the closet 
sized clubs at present. Such places and the huge 
PA needed in them must cost a fortune to hire. 
Also you would need "security" to keep control of 
such a show (unless you and your mates fancy 
trying to cope with a gang of dickheads running 
riot??). 

The conclusion being that it takes a hell of 
alot of money to pay for such shows. The only 
people with this sort of money are those who 
romote shows for a living, wnich means they 
ave to make a profit, hence high door prices. 
Punk gigs just aren’t profitable enough for such 
people to be interested. 

I dont think UK punks are that bothered 
about businessmen making a profit either, as the 
many who spend their cash on Slayer, Metallica, 
records, gigs and T-shirts etc., will testify. 

You also mention “a well known promoter in 
Birmingham with a bad reputation for messing 
around, not paying bands”, well I presume you 
mean Darren Russell. 

No doubt the Anarcho idiots thought they 
were doing the world of good when they 
“mashed” his car (which you delight in telling us), 
well the only thing that is likely to do is discourage 
Mr. Russell putting on more excellant gigs, which 
is really very clever isn’t it considering the dearth 
of good, regular venues in the UK? Mr. Russell's 
main problem seems to be organisational (like 
the situation where Anti-Cimex were only given 
10 minutes to play, when the rest of the bands 
that night had at least 45 mins; B’ham 5/7/86), 
and him taking on more than he can handle 
(organising a tour for them and promising them 
money they were unlikely to get). If he has a 
roblem about paying bands, it is no doubt not 
elped by the law admission price he charges 
(01.50). 

Hate, death, pain, 

Ian / Manchester, England 

P.S. Q: How thick are punks? A: After a well- 
publicised Anarcho-punk gig in London, our he- 
roes full of anger at the injustice of capitalist 
society, decided to have their revenge by smash- 
ing the window of a “Dr Barnardo’s”. For those 
who don’t know, this is a charity which helps 
orphans. Having “fucked the system”, they retired 
to the Wimpy down the road for a corporate death 
burger. 

Hello Jennifer, 

Yeah, I’ll admit that in the interview with 
Flipside in MRR 51 , we did sound a bit harsh. We 
should not have generalized, but then again it 
was a pretty informal late night interview and we 
didn’t watch our grammer the way we should 
have. Anyway, the question is not WHY 'peace 
punks’ (or whomever) are so idealoglcal, but 
where do all those "feelings, emotions, love, 
anger, hate, hope” go? Sure, we have been 
around the scene longer than a lot of other people 
and we see a long of young enthusiastic and 
caring younger people (like yourself). And they 
ive us shit for being less than perfect and per- 
aps too much into the music end of things. But 
what happens to them? In a year or two they’re 
gone. Tney get normal jobs, they worry aboutt 
paying off new cars, they get into heavy drug 
trips, they sit at home and do nothing, etc. .. No big 
deal. But then you set yourself up as a person “out 
to change the world" or at least as a person truely 


concerned with social and political issues, then 
your integrity plays a very important part in how 
serious the movement appears to and influences 
the outside world. I would think that to take on the 
guise of “peace punk” (which nobody would 
because everyone hates labels, but you know 
what I mean), then you take on more responsibil- 
ity than your average music fan. I put a higher 
regard for these people myself. They are the 
ones taking the rebellion and running with it. And 
when they Tuck up and can’t reach their own oh so 
high goals, they drag the whole thing down with 
them. But after all, they’re only human - but so are 
we. 

Al Flipside Fanzine 
Dear MRR, 

Having given the Authoritarian “Anti- au- 
thoritarian" anarchist clique from Frisco space to 
fart at the mouth ad infinitum over NBAU and the 
RCP (MRR #49 and #50), plus Tim’s agreement 
with their "analysis" (MRR #50) of the RCP, one 
thing strikes me clearly about the common stand 
they all take. That is their failure in practice to 
recognize the very real danger of another world 
war right now and the absolute need for people in 
the millions to take responsibility for shutting 
down war preparations no matter what it takes. 

While space does not permit me to elabo- 
rate much, it’s clear that preparations for war are 
ever present throughout society in every sphere 
from the movies (i.e. Rambo, Red Dawn, etc.) to 
the very real military plans this country has to fight 
and win WW3 (i.e. Star Wars; highly accurate first 
strike missiles like the Pershing 2, Trident 2, and 
MX; Airland Battle, etc.) The people who run this 
country are dealing with a very profound crisis 
throughout their bloody empire and if the only 
way they can preserve their domination is by 
nuking out the world to keep their rivals from 
coming out on top, they will. Nobody should 
underestimate the extreme measures the rulers 
of this country have and will carry out in order to 
stay on top. 

But underestimating the situation is exactly 
what Tim and the Authoritarian "Anti- authoritari- 
ans” do. They remind me a lot of the “Good Jews”, 
that is, the Jews who believed the Nazis would 
just go away if they ignored them ! The fact is, they 
disagree with the RCP’s and NBAU's analysis of 
what is going on in the world and how to respond. 

But do they, say they disagree? Of course 
not! Instead of speaking to what really is the 
essence of the dispute and what they really think 
about the issues, we are all treated to a highly 
veiled and stupid discussion over how horrible 
the RCP and NBAU are. With certain other philo- 
sophical questions aside, Tim’s dispute with the 
Authoritarian “Anti- authoritarians" is merely over 
the lack of sophistication in their red-baiting and 
distancing methods, notoverwhetherornotto do 
such. While Tim and the Authoritarian "Anti- 
authoritarians" think the RCP and NBAU are 
horrible what’s really horrible is the contempt they 
show not only the two organizations but the 
readers of MRR who might benefit from a more 
intelligent discussion of the issues involved. 
Stuart/ RCYB (Detroit) RCYB/ POB #32497/ 
Detroit, Ml 48202 

Dear Stuart, 

I've certainly had many chances to address 
this issue, so let’s see what other readers have to 
say in future issues. Tim 

Dear MRR, 

I’m writing in response to the interview with 
BULIMIA BANQUET, in issue no. 50. I don’t see 
how they can support such bands as S.O.D. and 
the MENTORS. I hope not to offend anyone, but 
I was very offended by this 'Speak English or Die’ 
shit, a very racial statement indeed. I’m hispanic 
and speak English very well, but this is totally un- 
American and unfair; people come to our nation 
to escape their fucked government, only to get 
greeted by this racial shit is totally unethical. 

Now for the MENTORS, they just suck lyric- 
wise, their attitude towards females is perverted- 
sexist-macho-and sickening. They’re just three 
fat dudes who don’t have anything better to do 


than sing about raping/ gang-banging some help- 
less female. 

Onthepoisitiveside, their music is O.K., it’s 
just the attitude that sucks. 

As far as BULIMIA BANQUET (that’s a 
pretty cool name for a band) the interview 
seemed to startwell, I’m just pissedatthe support 
for these two bands, at least they support COR- 
ROSION OF CONFORMITY. 

Just an opinionated response; hoping for a 
better future. Sincerely, 

Robert Rios/ 1313 Pearson/ Houston, TX 77023 
Dear MRR, 

This is going to sound naive and stupid, but 
I am (as are most people in this world). I’m not 
afraid to ask questions. That’s what differentiates 
me from the majority of people, globs of useless 
matter who live their lives like production lines, 
contributing to the downfall of civilization by 
mindlessly following destructive doctrines day by 
day without question, without care. 

Since I’m an individual (not a glob) my job is 
to find out what the fuck’s going down in this 
world, and MRR with its omnicient staff and 
readers has to be the best place for answers. 
BUI 1 .S TIL L TH I NK . I’m not totally naive. . 

First of all — capitalism is based on compe- 
tition, right? So the negative results of that are 
that businesses compromise their employees 
(payment, working conditions, etc..) in order to 
compete more readily and get larger profits. 

That’s why unions exist, to make sure 
employees aren’t compromised. Does the com- 
pany/union system work? Are unions adequate 
checks and balances for companies? If so, why 
is there a big beef about workers being exploited? 
If unions work then employees aren't exploited. 
But workers being exploited is proliferated in a lot 
of stuff I read. So how can workers be exploited 
when unions control exploitation? Or are unions 
corrupt and controled by the companies, becom- 
ing adversaries in the crimes of exploitation? 

What I’m getting at is this; U.S. companies 
move to other, less wealthy countries to manu- 
facture goods cheaper. If the pay to workers is 
equal or above the current rate of pay in that 
country— isn’t that adding to the economic 
strength of that country, not taking away from it? 
The company is giving business to a country 
which it would not otherwise have, employing 
people, adding wealth, therefore improving the 
country. So on a worldwide basis multi-national 
corporations are beneficial — spreading wealth 
among nations instead of keeping it in one 
wealthy state. 

I know asbestos companies, for example, 
used the multi-national company system cor- 
ruptly, as are businesses currently taking advan- 
tage of apartheid in South Africa. But apart from 
that, which businesses are currently corrupting 
the beneficial (on a worldwide basis) multi-na- 
tional business system, and how are they doing 
it? 

Now I know no one is god, but somebody must 
have facts, not generalizations. Yes, facts can be 
manipulated, but not as easily as generaliza- 
tions. 

I’m sure you’ve had this myriad of questions 
before, so just punch in capitalism, unions, and 
multi-national businesses on the Macintosh and 
see what it spits out. Somebody please respond! 
Thank you, 

Mr. Generic (Subterranean Psychosis)/ 7766 
Castilian Rd/ Dublin, CA 94568 

Mr G, 

A few thoughts. First of all, the economics of 
multi-nationals don’t just pertain to money mat- 
ters. These huge corporations also are the cen- 
ters of immense political power. (Money talks?) 
It’s not just a matter of paying wages, but also a 
matter of sustaining regimes in different countries 
that will help the multis maintain their power. 
Through U.S. foreign policy, the multis try to 
monopolize political power through the use of 
military aid, threats, intimidation, etc. A good 
case in point was Chile, who elected a socialist 
government to expropriate the holdings of Ana- 
conda Copper, ITT, etc, and turn those resources 


back over to Chileans. The companies, through 
Nixon, the CIA, and other covert organizations, 
engineered a military coup and installed a fascist 
dictatorship. Then, at some point when they feel 
the left has been eliminated, they will urge a 
u return to democracy", as long as that democracy 
votes pro-capitalist. So much for democracy. 

As to the company/union system. Here in 
the U.S., most unions long ago sold out to capi- 
talism, deciding to work hand-in-hand with man- 
agement, and therefore becoming just another 
tool to keep the workers in place. Instead of 
working for real power and control for the working 
class, they "bought in" to the system, just trying to 
get workers more benefits on the material side, 
meaning fringe benefits, pay raises, etc, but no 
real control over their collective contribution to 
society. So, now we have a consumer-oriented 
working class, just out for their slice, no matter 
who gets fucked for them to get theirs. 

These are facts. Beyond that, you’d have to 
decide whether the “spreading of wealth” to a few 
“elite" workers in each country is really a progres- 
sive idea. I feel it’s just another way to divide and 
conquer the working class. And as to providing 
workers around the world with jobs, maybe in the 
short run that benefits a few, but in the long run 
the economic stability of the developing nations 
depends on well-rounded economies, and not 
just becoming subservient providers of cheap 
labor and a few natural resources for the industri- 
alized West. Real economic development won’t 
occur there unless those countries can take their 
whole future interests into their own hands, and 
not be dictated to by foreign economic/political 
powerhouses. Tim 

Dear M.R.R. andARWE, 

This letter is in response to a letter sent iq by 
ARWE in issue 51 concerning punk and its popu- 
larity. 

It does not concern or scare me one bit that 
there are less punks and less places for punk 
bands to play. It was beginning to concern me 
that punk was becoming so popular. 

Past history shows that all popular scenes, 
whether it be the hippie scene, the disco scene or 
what-have-you sooner or later dies out after a 
brief period of popularity. The more popular the 
quicker. Lately many of the people that are leav- 
ing our scene (and it is our scene) are the not so 
dedicated people who are in it for one ignorant 
reason or another. 

We must be realistic, many of the folk in the 
punk movement are under the age of twenty and 
have never had to face job-hunting and support- 
ing themselves. People grow up and realize it is 
virtually impossibe to get hired on a job whilst 
parading around with a three foot high purple high 
mohawk. (I’m not saying every punk has a three 
foot high purple mohawk, but you can get the 
general idea.) 

I think we should spend more time working 
together to change the scene and destroy all of its 
flaws instead of worrying if it’s dead or not. Some 
of the most dedicated punks conform one day or 
another, but they still have what they’ve learned 
from the scene. It seems to me if you have to get 
reassurance that the punk scene is not dead than 
you have already made your decision and are 
looking for an excuse to leave the scene and find 
another musical outlet. Let me reassure though, 
if you do change your ways you will NOT find 
another scene with as many people who care and 
are as open minded as those in the punk scene. 

Gratefully submitted with respect for others 
opinions and viewpoint. Those who would like to 
correspond with me and exchange ideas and 
feelings are greatly welcomed. 

Brian/ Dreams of Tomorrow/ P.O. Box 91884/ 
Long Beach, CA 90809 

MRR: 

One thing - 1 read this issue (August) & after 
reading Mykel’s column, I was a little taken back 
by his sensitivity at the end. I never thought that 
because of my ability to bear children, I have sort 
of an immortality lying within my own body. 

However, the female chauvinist part of me 
made me think: I’m not a baby machine. There’s 


more — much more to me & other women than 
bearing children. (I’m not trying to attack Mykel). 

Example: Anti-abortionists claiming they 
are “pro-life”. That’s fine & all — & I’m sure most 
people don’t like the idea of slaughter either. 
What these people really seem to be saying is 
that women are nothing but baby makers & it is 
their own fault for being pregnant. O.K. — 
granted, many people just didn’t take precau- 
tions, but the others, it’s like why should they be 
punished for ignorance? Ignorance is everyone’s 
shame. When \ say being "punished” it’s for lack 
of a better word. Religion of course also plays a 
great factor in this & problems between the 
sexes. Men & women are constantly divided; 
sexism has existed since the beginning of time. 
Along with racism, it will continue. As I said 
before, ignorance is everyone’s shame. 

We all have a long way to go, & I can say this 
(unfortunately), that I will never see them (mean- 
ing racism & sexism) die in my lifetime. 

In this white-male dominated world, I al- 
ready have two traits that will separate me: 1)l’m 
female, & 2) I’m oriental (4th generation, born 
right in Frisco). A lot of people (including many 
“punks” I know) just aren’t able to deal with it. 

In Lawrence’s column, he brought out the 
point that women (& gays) are way over 1/2 the 
world population — over 2-1/2 billion people. We 
the "minority" are in actuality the majority. Take 
care, Kathy/ Memphis, TN 



Dear MRR, 

This letter is primarily in response to Larry 
Howes call for a new populism, in MRR #49. I 
would wonder how you define "populism", Larry, 
and if you are aware of what it has historically 
meant? You claim that “populism is the form of 
radicalism that is native to America, that has 
worked and can work here.” Firstly, it is riot the 
only form of native radicalism. There was, since 
colonial times, but especially in the mid-late nine- 
teenth century, a native form of anarchism that 
owed nothing to Bakunin, Proudhon, or Kro- 
potkin. This native anarchism was best exempli- 
fied by men and women like Thoreau, Lysander 
Spooner (an abolitionist lawyer who wrote a book 
No Treason that stated that the Constitution was, 
by its own terms, not bindirg on anyone other than 
the original signers, the rum-running, slave-trad- 
ing, land-grabbing masons and crypto-aristo- 
crats we call the "Founding Fathers"), Josiah 
Warren, Benjamin Tucker, Voltarine de Cleyre, 
and others. Larry’s concern that political ideas, to 
be correct, be “native” strikes me as being more 
reactionary than radical, and in fact, that is pre- 
cisely what populism has traditionally been, or 
where it ended up: the radicalism of the haves or 
more precisely, the haves who don’t feel that they 
have enough. 

Larry also claims that it "has worked" — in 
isolated pockets, yes (the midwest in the early 
part of the century, certainly), but never nation- 
wide. Populism often fed off an often greedy 
resentment that had little to do with concerns for 
justice, or solidarity. It was a predominantly rural, 
white protestant response to an era when the 
cities were becoming the focus of the American 
population. Populism has often been the rallying 
ground for all sorts of bigots and racists. At 
various times it has scapegoated catholics, jews, 
blacks, immigrants, and all other “foreigners". 
One major reason that populists hated big banks 
and "Eastern" money interests was because they 


mistakenly saw them as being controlled by 
Jews. Populism helped breed the 1916 revival of 
the KKK and the 1919 Volstead Act that caused 
the debacle of Prohibition. Populism has often 
marched under the banner of fundamentalist 
Christianity and every sort of anti-sexual puritan- 
ism. Populism has never advocated or de- 
manded truly revolutionary change, only silly 
nostrums that would merely reform and thus 
strengthen the system. A perfect example of this 
was “free silver" — the idea that replacing gold 
coinage with the more easily available silver 
would spread the wealth more democratically 
and stop economic panics (like that of 1873, the 
worst one until the depression of 1 929) as well as 
stop speculators like Jay Gould from cornering 
the gold market. It doesn’t take an economist to 
see that, for extremely obvious reasons, this 
"populis” doctrine was very popular with the silver 
mining and speculating interests. It was also very 
popular with inflationists, who felt that paper 
money wasn’t inflationary enough. Now who 
would want more infaltion (you know, more 
money that is worth less) and feel that silver 
backed currency would be even more inflation- 
ary? I’ll let you figure it out for yourself. 

Populism has given this country most of its 
cynical demaaouge starting with the ace old fart 
of all time, William Jennings Bryan, three time 
loser for the presidency, who ended his politcal 
career at the Scopes Anti-Evolution trial in 1 925, 
making a monkey out of himself by claiming that 
man was not a mammal), Robert LaFollette, 
commie witch-hunter Joe McCarthy, down-home 
fascists like Lousisiana Governor Huey Long, 
and Father Charles Coughlin, the Radio Reac- 
tionary. And how can we forget George Wallace. 
In fact, the victories of both Richard Nixon and 
Ronald Reagan were certainly not elitist. 
Reagan’s victories and the emergence of his 
allies the New Right are far more populist and 
directly traceable as traditional populism than 
any “leading radical community organizer” you 
ever helped to garner votes for. Populism has 
never been anything more than a safety valve for 
the ruling class and a career opportunity for the 
rabble rousers who manipulate it and climb into 
office — the very system they once railed 
against — on the backs of their gullible support- 
ers, who are quickly forgotten once they start 
hanging out with the fat cats. If you don’t believe 
me, listen to the words of respected historian 
Richard Hofstader: Populism, he states, came 
from a “class of cash-conscious commercial 
farmers” and their style of native "American 
radicalsim...was entreprenurial in the sense that 
it accepted the basic principles underlying private 
capitalism, and tended to argue that its specific 
programming proposals would in fact strengthen 
the capitalist order by broadening opportunitiy 
and giving the common man access to positions 
of profit and power.” 

One thing that the various youth counter- 
cultures-from beats to hippies to punks has been 
about was rejecting or dropping out of the middle 
class American dream of upward mobility and 
increased consunption. Often these dropouts 
came from upper-middle class homes and less 
"fortunate" (but by no means poor and usually 
white) Americans resented them for scorning the 
status jobs and consumer goods that they 
worked so hard to gain, maintain, or aspire to. ft 
is these people that populism appeals to, it is 
these people that it is aimed at. These people do 
not have any gripe with the system itself, only 
their not very prominent place in it. They never 
wanted out because they never questioned the 
(to them) natural order of things in the first place. 
Given the inherent conservative and conformist 
bent of this Land of the Free, I’d say that the only 
result of a completely successful populist revolu- 
tion would be a fascist police state where people 
like you and me would find ourselves in an 
overpopulated concentration camp. 

Greg Krupey / 12415 Larimer Av / No Hunting- 
don, PA 15642 

Dear MRR, 

I am in the U.S. Air Force. I have recently 
been dealt one of the most difficult job assign-’ 


ments I have ever been given. I’m to work on the 
BGM-1 09 Ground Launched Cruise Missile. This 
has been difficult for me in many ways. I do not 
approve of nuclear force, I don’t want to be part of 
the death machine, and I feel like I’d be more at 
home on the other side of the fence with the 
protesters. I’ve been asked, “why don’t you get 
out?” My reply, well, it’s kind of like getting into 
organized crime, few get out unscathed, but most 
are ruined getting out. So, I will serve my time, 
though I will be torn between where I should be 
and where I am. 

The thing I expect to be most difficult is 
dealing with other punks (I will be in the U.K.). 
What I ask, though I might not deserve it, is to be 
judged as an individual, a person that’s made 
some bad life decisions. 

I do, however, have to ask that the good 
folks at MRR please withhold my name and 
address, as this could certainly lead to trouble for 
me. 

Thanx for your time and space. Peace and 
love, and lets hope the zero force reduction goes 
thru! Make a Nuke-free Europe happen! — 
(Name Withheld) 

Dear MRR, 

Just thought I’d send you people a little 
update on what’s happened lately with Falwef 
(besides PTL). A few weeks ago it seems a 
teenager drowned while on an official church 
outing. It turns out that Jerry’s church sponsors 
Wargames to attract youth. Anyhow, his ‘battal- 
ion’ was trying to cross a lake at night when he 
slipped under the water and wasn’t noticed as 
missing for several hours. 

In other news an ex-athlete at Liberty U. 
(Falwell College) testified that steroid use was 
rampant on the football team. Some of you may 
be happy to know that this story was confirmed by 
other students who added that all kinds of drug 
use are common on campus. 

For those of you who enjoy making toll-free 
calls here’s my latest list: Old Time Gospel Hour 
Faith Partners/ call 322-6722 or 345-8095; 
Jerry’s Liberty Godparent Home hotline for preg- 
nant teenagers call 368-3336; CBN Prayerline 
call 446-0700; for Jimmy Swaggart’s Cross and 
Dove Pins call 331-3800; James Robinson (the 
#2 fundamental fuck-off) call 832-1800; Ali the 
above are 1-800 #’s. Have fun with them — i do. 
If you want to know what really has been going on 
with the PTL scam, send SASE to: 4th Reich 
Update/ Rt. 2/ #52 Evergreen/ Lynchburg, VA 
24501 . 

P.S. For those of you who don’t understand 
why I keep writing letters about Falwell to a rock 
‘n’ roll rag, remember that the rights you exercise 
to be ‘Punk’ are the rights of free expression that 
the Moral Majority would like to see go down first. 

Dear MRR and readers, 

This letter is a call for all people involved with 
hone games. The PTL ministry, led by our 
uddy Jerry Falwell, has just installed a new 1- 
800 number. So for all of those people who lost 
the faith when evangelists changed their num- 
bers, regain your spirit. Jerry is one of our biggest 
enemies and his Moral Majority is as evil as satan 
himself. To find out about Jerry’s beliefs watch 
the PTL channel on cable t.v. (if you have it) and 
inform others about his terrorizing ministry. Now 
that I have told you about the new numbers, pick 
up your phone and start dialing. The numbers are 
1-800-542-1141; 1-800-441-8686; and 1-800- 
345-8095. Thanks, 

Geoff Colon/ 1320 Stafore Dr./ Bethlehem, PA 
18017 

P.S. He thinks he is smart by having 3 
numbers, but he doesn’t realize we’re watching. 

Dear MRR — 

Hey did you get one of those lovely — 
“Here’s your chance to tell Jerry Falwell to sit 
down and shut up" letters in the mail ? My mom did 
and I am taking this opportunity to write one hell 
of a letter — and I want you to also — make sure 
ou state your age — what Jerry’s trying to do is 
ring his religion into the government — do you 
know what that’ll do?? That'll mean that we lose 


the main reason America was established — 
freedom of religion. Please, America needs your 
help! Think of the future and your children. The 
banning of abortion — do you know what that 
would do? Do you know how many children 
would go home to an empty house — not get 
enough food — be beaten — not get love be- 
cause of not being wanted? What would you do 
if you were (ora loved one) raped and had to have 
the slime’s baby? Adoption would be the only 
alternative — how many wouldn’t be adopted?? 
He’s also trying to keep gays out of our schools so 
they don’t influence our children — yah great — 
why don’t we just put gays in prison camps de 
furrer — eh ? That would be the same as keeping 
Jews or Atheists etc... out of our schools so they 
don’t influence the Christians! He wants to ban 
pornography — yah — let the government do the 
work of the parents — I always watch some porno 
then go out and kill some one! Oh come on!!! Well 
the address to Jerry’s MORAL MAJORITY is: 
Moral Majority/ P.O. Box 190/ Forest, VA 24551. 
Make sure you have that Att: Jerry Falwell. Hav- 
ing Jerry Falwell in office is almost as bad as 
Wally George or Jerry Brown!! Maybe even 
worse. Thanks, 

Amy Zee/ 4950 Woodruff/ Lkwd, CA 90713/ USA 
Earth 

MRR - 

This is a suggestion something to con- 
sider — need something to write about besides 
the contra scandal? Why not consider writing 
about Haiti’s present government and military 
situation? 

I recently viewed a T.V. show called “West 
57th" and they did a 1 5 minute segment on Haiti’s 
government etc. from around the year of 1961 to 
now. I was able to pick up a few facts. Back in ’62 
the U.S. Marines financially helped a group of 
what might seem to be similar to the police. This 
group was also trained by the U.S. Marines. The 
name they were given was something like Tato 
Macout. They were assigned to keep the citizens 
in control. Control why? Well the citizens of Haiti 
were rebelling because they were robbed of 
money, land and livestock. Not to mention free- 
dom. The Tato Macout were given total control 
and killed thousands for meaningless reasons. 
Years later the people started to gain control. A lot 
of Macoutswere killed, then in 1971 another form 
of control against the people evolved. The U.S. 
funded this one too. The U.S. helped in training 
and equipment. This new group thought of as 
terrorists are called the Leapords. While our tax 
money is going to this monstrosity, the Leapords 
were and still are killing, beating and torturing 
many citizens, yes for no reason. (They had 
citizens tell of their situations with the Leapords.) 
The CIA and State Department knew and know of 
everything going on but won’t speak. And just 
recently 6 million was sent to be used for riot 
control equipment and training, and the situation 
in Haiti is expected to get worse. 

If you’re interested in writing about it I hope 
I’ve helped. — Beki Cox 

Dear MRR Readers: 

The P.M.R.C. (Parents Music Resource 
Center) says that there appears to be five major 
themes in today’s rock music: rebellion, sub- 
stance abuse, sexual promiscuity and perver- 
sion, violence-nihilism, the occult. 

First, “rebellion.” Well, I think if there weren’t 
so many people trying to tell others what to do, for 
instance at school we are told about things we 
have no choice in whatsoever, i.e., religion. If we 
had freedom of choice, or if there was more 
equality, we wouldn’t need to rebel quite as 
much, would we? 

The P.M.R.C. is made up of people who 
have probably never wanted for a thing in their 
lives. They don’t live in the real world, they have 
money, freedom, power (??), etc. If they lived on 
the "breadline” or below, like the majority of the 
world's population do, I’m sure they would be 
rebellious. If they say they wouldn’t, they are 
liars. 

As for the other four “categories,” I person- 
ally don’t think there are many bands who are 


really into perversion, violence, nihilism or what- 
ever, I think bands with those lyrics are just doing 
it for fun and shouldn’t be taken seriously. 

The occult, on the other hand, is what a lot 
of people are into, so if that is their “thing,” it 
should remain exactly that, their choice . 

The way things are going, in a few years 
there will be no lyrics apart from the "I Love You 
Baby" type. So let’s hope that people don’t stop 
writing and publishing what they believe in. 

Gaz Dawson/ 5 Oakenbank Crescent/ Lower- 
houses, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, England, 
HD5 8LQ. 

P.S. — Good luck Jello, don’t let the narrow- 
minded fuckers grind you down. 

Dear Maximum RockNRoll, 

I’d like to address an issue that I feel is of the 
utmost importance. The issue is open oppres- 
sion, denial of many human rights without even 
the slightest attempt to hide it because nobody’s 
doing anything about it; oppression against the 
youth. Basically, I (and many others) have no 
rights because of age. I guess since we’re 
younger, we’re not really human beings, we’re 
property of them (parents and state). I’ll give an 
example of how I was mistreated because I’m 13 
and obviously don’t know what I really want or 
what’s in my best interest. I was taken out of the 
U.S. against my will (I’m a native born citizen and 
have lived there for 1 3 years) and tried every way 
possible to go back and live there and when all 
else failed I ran away to avoid further torture of 
living in this hole. After a while I got tired of looking 
out for pigs and not being able to go to certain 
areas cuz of pigs etc., and felt the slightest bit bad 
for the evil fascist witch who calls herself my 
mother so I turned myself in thinking she'd be will- 
ing to work out a way for me to stay in the states. 
Anyway, that night I stayed at the house she was 
staying at and wehn I woke up in the morning 
there were two pigs there that handcuffed me and 
brought me to the pig pen (police station) and 
locked me up. What made it most horrible was 
that they had every legal right to do so, and I was 
defenseless and helpless because of my ex- 
treme lack of rights. I soon found out that they did 
this because my mother requested they babysit 
me and there was a CHINS (Child In Neea of 
Services) warrant out for me which enabled them 
to incarcerate me. I had a choice between coming 
back to this dump or going to the Massachusetts 
state mental hospital. I chose here cuz my mother 
promised to send me back in the fall. Today I was 
institutionalized here. All of this happened cuz I, 
legally, could not stop it from happening because 
I am not a human being, I’m an adolescent. I 
really would like this letter to be printed in hopes 
that other younger people who also feel their lives 
are being fucked up by those in charge, will be 
inspired to unite and fight for human being status. 
If you’ve ever gotten frustrated cuz your parents 
wouldn’t let you do something, (and if they can’t 
control you, they can get the cops to!), you 
couldn’t buy a six pack or even some cigarettes 
cuz you are not old enough, weren’t able to go to 
a show cuz it was an 18+, or if you’ve ever been 
denied rights and priveleges because of your 
age, even if you’re over 21 and you were op- 
pressed when younger, I think it’s time really do 
something besides telling your parents to fuck off 
or slapping your dad back when he slaps you. I 
don’t know about you, but I’m fucking sick of 
being a teenager, I wanna be a person, and 
looked upon that way! 

Eli Hormann/ Stormstr. 12/ 5000 Koln 1/ West 
Germany/ 

P.S. Please write me and tell me what you 
think, I’d love to hear from anyone and I’d like pen 
pals. P.P.S. Don’t respect those who don’t re- 
spect you. 

Dear Tim & MRR, 

I am writing about a problem that everyone 
has to face at one time or the other that is age. 
(Agism is a problem encountered a lot — at least 
in the UK.) At what age does a Punk lay down his 
t-shirt and start listening to so called serious 
music. It seems recently that all the Punks I grew 
up with and shared the best years of my life with 


(so far) have faded from the scene. They all settle 
down and look at me as some sort of freak 
because I am still proud to be a punk. I still believe 
in the positive things Punk brought out, freedom 
to think and act as your conscience dictates not 
other people but at 26 I have seen so many 
“good” people come and go. They seem to work 
hard, believe in what they say, then they burn out 
& lose interest. They become obsessed with the 
negative things in punk (mindless violence, stu- 
pidity etc) and disappear completely. I’ve seen 
bands that I believed in become stupid and 
complacent and finally split. 

You can become very pissed off with punk 
but fortunately for me just as I feel nothing now is 
going to happen it usually does. Now bands like 
Heresy, Concrete Sox and old bands like the 
Varukers make life worth living and music worth 
listening to. 

Mags like MRR give me a monthly shot in 
the arm and people write me from other countries 
to exchange ideas and music. This is the seeth- 
ing underbelly of Punk that never goes away. 
Punk still lives but pressure is great from outsiae 
to settle down. Being married to a thoughtful and 
loving woman helps but I have 3 children and the 
oldest one is at school — he is teased when his 
father picks him up in his leather jacket. Pressure 
is becoming more and more hard to take and I 
really need older punks to write to me so we can 
exchange views and ideas and hopefully sort out 
the aging problems. (Check out the lyrics to the 
Subhumans (UK) song “Ex-Teenage Rebel’’.) 
The punk movement needs experience as much 
as it needs fresh ideas. Please write. 

Dave Robbins/ Flat 1/12 Thorgan Ct/ Grimsby/ 
So. Humberside/ DN31 2EU/ UK 


Dear Dave, 

From one “old” guy to another, punk is for 
“kids" and by that I mean that rebellion is easier 
for the young, who have t had less time for bad shit 
to have happened to them. But it is the “kids of all 
ages” (who somehow maintain their spirit in the 
face of unending bullshit) that I really admire. 
That’s when it gets tough to kep to one’s prin- 
ciples, and those few who do should be proud of 
their determination and strength, and fuck any- 
one else’s pathetic opinions. Keep it up! Tim 

Dear MRR, 

One thing that is really pissing me off about 
the punk/hardcore scene is the drawings etc. that 
are in/on records & magazines. It’s just about 
impossible to leaf through a ‘zine, or find a record 
that doesn’t have: a) a skull; b) a rotting skull; c) 
a decaying body; d) or all of the above with 
“uniquely punk accessories such as mohicans 
and/or chains etc. I think punk is a bloody creative 
movement, but all this cliched artwork is about as 
imaginative as dogshit. Isn’t punk supposed to be 
a positive thing? Or are we all too obsessed with 
the gloom of death to worry? 

Ian Colvin/ 11 Glenview St/ Gordon 2072/ 
Sydney, N.S.W./ Australia 

Dear MRR, 

This is Helge who helped compile the MRR/ 
Trust photozine. I want to thank all those who 
donated photos, translated, etc. and I hope this 
zine will help contribute to better insight into the 
European scene. Finally, I would like to make 
some corrections: NO PRACTICE is from W. 
Germany not from Italy; KAFKA PROSESS is 
from Norway - not from Germany; and the band 
on the foldout page is TU-DO HOSPITAL - not 
TODO... and ANT1-CIMEX is from Sweden, not 
from the U.K. OK folks, if anyone would like to get 
in contact with me, here’s my address: Helge 
Schreiber/ Dudelerstr. 17b/ 4200 Oberhausen 
1 1/ W. Germany 

Hi MRR and Readers, 

Well this is one of many letters I’ve written to 
MRR but none have been printed yet. Will I get 
lucky this time? Anyway my name’s Andy and I do 
a zine called Urinal Slime not Uninal Slime as 
printed in your fanzine reviews in #49 (we’re all 
human, we make mistakes) — right? OK, why I'm 
writing is I’m presently doing a comp tape and 


need more bands. The reason I’m writing MRR is 
you seem to get the largest reader personage (is 
that spelled right?). This will be an international 
tape and we do need some overseas bands as 
well as Canadian and American bands. Any style 
of punk will be accepted, from speedcore to 60’s 
type rock. 

Also I would like for people to write me. I’ll 
send out a free copy of U.S. #1 to anybody that 
does. As I think communication is essential in 
knowing what’s going on in the international punk 
scene. I will write back! Not like tthe many letters 
I’ve replied to and never got an answer. Why ask 
for people to write you and then ignore them when 
they do? It’s beyond me. O.K., enough on that. 

For an idea of what will be on my comp, thus 
far I have material from DIOXIN (Vancouver, 
Canada), FRATRICIDE (Portland, OR), PRO- 
TEST (Portland) and CRIB DEATH (River Falls, 
Wl). Thanx to the people who have helped me get 
material so far. Anywayz, debate not hate, love 
not shove and peace! Andy Grotesque/ P.O. Box 
997/ Sumas, WA 98295 

P.S. James from PROTEST, contact me 
with your new address. I still owe you a copy of my 
‘zine (#2). 

Dear Readers of MRR , 

Hello! This is Dave of SUBCORE here. I 
write this letter in the hopes of regaining the 
support which I may have lost and/or deserved to 
lose over the past few months. I have been 
fucking up time and time again. Several of my 
fuck ups were do to the mail order distribution in 
which I was involved in. These foul ups (as I 
prefer to refer to them as) included such things as 
refunding money because I ran out of the ordered 
merchandise, sending substitutes or returning 
large amounts of records to the people from 
which I consigned them. I wish to apologize to the 
victims of my improper actions and inform all that 
SUBCORE is no longer involved in mail order 
distribution. I have discontinued this service in 
order to avoid such problems in the future. It was 
fun while it lasted!! 

Another item bothering me is the hundreds 
of letters which come in requesting a free catalog. 
Lately, I am afraid to say, they have all winded up 
unanswered and in the garbage pail. The letters 
which included the costs for return postage all 
received replies, unfortunately, for the others, 
SUBCORE’s financial situation is in such pitiful 
condition that I cannot afford to swing for post- 
age. Sorry !1 ! 

The third and final problem (also the most 
serious) which I would like to address concerns 
only STARVING MISSLE, Mike Just and 
Germany’s finest band MOTTEK, all of which 
SUBCORE and I recently fucked over big time. 
This is the first and hopefully last immoral act 
which SUBCORE has and/or will ever commit. I 
would like to offer my sincerest apologies and let 
you know that I feel like shit for doing it. All I can 
say is that when one is hurting financially, one is 
forced to make decisions which he or she does 
not wish to. 

“All” — please continue to support SUB- 
CORE. See THE DEHUMANIZERS, STATE OF 
CONFUSION and A.M.Q.A. live in the U.S. this 
summer. All mail (for which return postage is 
included) is still answered within three days or 
less. Thanks for a great first year, 

David U. Portnow/ P.O. Box 99284/ Seattle WA 
98199/ U.S. A. 

An Open Letter To Our Friends In The U.S. A.: 

Firstly, thanks to MRR for allowing us the 
space to relay what we feel is pretty important and 
shouldn’t remain un-mentioned. Unfortunately, 
for all concerned, Instigators has had to postpone 
our proposed August visit to the USA for various 
reasons. I hope these will be easily understood 
by the explanation below. 

As is Instigators policy, we were (and still 
are), as involved as possible in every aspect of 
setting up what would have been a three-week 
tour of the West Coast of the USA and possibly 
Canada, and hoped to arrange a tour we had total 
control over. Our downfall, and the main reason 
for postponement, came down to money (and the 


lack of it at our end). Working without financial 
backing meant/means advancing a huge sum of 
cash for airfares and other expenses to get us out 
there. At the time of our writing, we don’t have 
that cash. We decided it was better for all 
concerned that we put everything back until April 
1988, by which time we’ll all have had time to 
arrange a near perfect tour schedule and raise 
the expenses. 

Sorry to anyone who was confused to see a 
half-page ad declaring our impending arrival in 
July. We’re greatful to Doug Moody at Mystic 
Records who, as well as the adverts (which he 
donated at no expense to us), will be helping by 
funding us in a round-about way. He’s shipping 
us a pile of records to sell over here, which will go 
towards our airfares. We’d like to say “Get well 
soon.” A few days ago, Doug suffered a broken 
collar bone while moving a heavy object. He’s at 
the moment layed in a certain amount of pain and 
no doubt utter frustration. Because Mystic isn’t 
EMI, things virtually come to a standstil in a 
situation such as this, so please have a little 
patience and sympathy. 

We’d also like to make public the departure 
of bassist Andy Turnbull, who decided to call it a 
day this week. Although he’d only been with 
Instigators since August 1985, he’s a veteran of 
123 gigs along with the time spent in the two 
bands he was with previously. He’s been in- 
volved in the underground music scene for over 
8 years and will be missed by all of us. We wish 
him luck in his new venture looking after the 
environment in his role as a tree surgeon. He’ll be 
around to make sure his replacement gets as 
much help as possible taking over. 

Watch out Europe. We’lfbe making a short 
visit to Germany/ Denmark/ Belgium later this 
year, as well as other plans we’ll unveil soon. 

As always, our USA tour is being arranged 
by Kamala Parks/ 1207 1/2 Francisco St./ 
Berkeley, CA 94702, (41 5) 525-7588, so please 
get in touch not only for Instigators tour info but 
also concerning the other bands she’s booking 
for. 

More information can be obtained direct 
from us at the address below. See you in April. 
Andy Turner/ 12 Bell Street/ Newsome, Hud- 
dersfield, West Yorkshire, HD4GNN, UK. 

P.S. — What! No live tapes to review?? 

Dear Max R ‘N’ R (Tim, Martin, & gang), 

The reason I’m writing in is because of all the 
letters written in on the mass violence at the 
shows here in L.A. and across the country. My 
name is Felipe Bello and I run a production 
company called Funfix Presents. (I have been 
doing punk, rock shows since 1980.) Of the 
shows I’ve put on this year only one had more 
than one fight. That was The Descendents/ 
Wasted Youth at Fenders Ballroom in April. 

The other non-violent shows this year in- 
cluded 1) Descendents/Lovedolls/Lawndale at 
the Whisky, 2)Agent Orange/M I A/Teen Age 
Psych On Ludes at the Waters, 3)Crash Bang 
Crunch Pop (Ron Reyes)/LeLarmes at Warrens 
Hut, 4)Dickies/Angry Samoans at Blax, 5)Teen- 
Age Psych On Ludes/Abby Hoffmans Brain at the 
Pit. All these went on without violence and very 
little vandalism, if any. 

Also Gary Tovar of Golden voice put on a 
show with The Vandals/Dag Nasty at Fenders 
Ballroom without any violence whatsoever! It’s up 
to all of us to keep the violence and vandalism 
down, let’s all work together so we don’t have to 
have another Starwood or Fleetwood getting 
closed down, it’s your scene, protect 
it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

Peace, Love & Rise Above 

Felipe Bello c/o Funfix Presents / 1038 Sunset 

Drive / H.B. ,CA. 90254/ (213)374-8798 

P.S. Thanks to Martin with helping me put 
together the Descendents last show ever on July 
24th with Social Unrest, MIA, Capitol Punishment 
& Bulimia Banquet Fenders. 

P.S.S. Any bands coming to L.A. send me a 
demo and I’ll see what I can do for you. I’m also 
putting out a comp, tape with the bands I’ve 
worked with, live at the shows and studio stuff, 
also off the demos you send, send an info sheet 


and or lyrics 

MRR: 

We, Culture Shock, would like to apologize 
to anyone who has written to us (at 44 East 
Street, Warminster, Wilts, England) and received 
no reply — we have just discovered that some- 
one we (previously) trusted who was staying with 
us at 44 has been stealing our mail and taking any 
money sent for tapes — this freeloading bastard 
has been kicked out, but as we have no idea how 
many letters or how much money has been 
stolen, we have no way of knowing how many 
people, (or who), are still waiting for replies — 
hence this letter — apologies are little compen- 
sation butwe’re in a fucked up situation, so it’s the 
best we can do, I guess — ta for the space — 
Dick/ Culture Shock/ 2 Victoria Terrace/ 
Melksham/ Wilts/ England 

To MRR, 

Listing phone numbers for Bay Area bands 
was a great idea and a great service. You should 
encourage all of your scene reporters to try to 
compile a si milar list for their areas. 

Unfortunately, through no fault of your own, 
you printed an incorrect phone number for 
OBLIVIOUS. So, for those hordes of people 



I hope you’ll consider updating and reprint- 
ing the listing every 6 months or at least once a 
year. 


Gary Kaufman/ PO Box 9547/ Berkeley, CA 
94709 


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IN DEFENSE OF MUSIC 

Our right to perform and enjoy music is eroding rapidly: 

• Fewer records are released each year. 

• The number of clubs and othe live performing venues continues to shrink and those that remain 
often demand that musicians pay them for the chance to play. 

• The majority of America's regional symphonies have gone bankrupt 

• Cutbacks in funding for music programs in the schools grow deeper and \vider. 

• Powerful groups of music censors operate nationally and locally with Increasing boldness. 

Only the music that has the chance to generate huge profits is brought fully to public attention. As 
a result we hear little of what Is being produced In even the most popular genres, and almost 
nothing of the less popular styles. The wealth of distinctive music made by America's minorities is 
treated as a curiosity at best 

As performers, fans, and industry professionals, we know this is wrong. We take our stand in favor 
of music, regardless of personal taste. Our aim in making this collective statement is to provoke a 
national debate over why. in this richest of countries, opportunities to play and listen to music 
continue to decline. Out of such a debate can come a constructive program of change and the 
alliances necessary to implement it. 

NAME ADDRESS MUSICAL "OCCUPATION'' 

(fan. performer journalist etc.) 


When this statement Is filled up. please return It to Rock & Roll Confidential. Box 1073. Maywood, NJ 07607, where you 
can also obtain blank copies. Completed statements will be collected and presented to the American people at a press 
conference later this year. 


A STATEMENT BY AMERICA'S MUSIC COMMUNITY 



Hidden homelessness 
surges in major cities 


By LaUan Stein 
Workers World /July 2. 1987 


Nothing gives as powerful an indi- to $600 a month for space without san- 
cation of the bankruptcy of the capi- »t«y plumbing or adequate utilities, 
talist system as the crisis of Reflecting the cruel and fearful atti- 
homelessness in the U.S. ^udes of the big landlords and city 

If one city were chosen as having kihera, William Baer, associate pro- 
the most opulent and luxurious hous- lessor of urban planning at the Uni- 
ing accommodations in all the world, veraity of Southern California, 
it might be New York or Los Angeles, speculated, “We’ve got a squatters set- 
Yet, these same cites have a growth tlement in the backyard of the city.” 
rate of homelessness that equals that Having only a car for shelter can be 
of war zones and areas stricken with classified as “not-quite-homeless.” 
catastrophe. Time magazine (June 22) reports that 

Virtually every city in the U.S. has a there are 5,000 “automobile dwellers” 
growing population of homeless in California’s San Fernando Valley, 
people. A U.S. government-funded A new phenomenon among the home- 
report titled, “At Risk of Loss: The less is the number of working people 
Endangered Future of Low-Income who don’t make enough money to pay 
Rental Housing,” estimated that the rent or security on an apartment, 
total number of homeless people will ‘The couch people' 
grow to 18 million by the year 2003. Another term for the “hidden home- 
This figure is regarded by many less” is “couch people,” reports the 
experts to be seriously underesti- New York Times of June 17. This refers 
mated. to the some 100,000 New York City 

New terms are being coined to families, including 200,000 children, 
describe and often mask the insidious who are forced to drift between the 
development of this crisis. One term apartments of relatives and friends, 
sets up a category of people who are In impoverished communities 
to be “notrquite-homeless.” across the country it is becoming rare 
These are the homeless people in cities for a family to stay alone in an apart- 
like New York, Los Angeles and ment. The only way to afford the 
Detroit who are forced to seek shelter grossly inflated rents is by doubling 
by renting garages, tool sheds and and tripling up. Highly conservative 
chi nlron coops. They pay exorbitant Census Bureau figures show the 
rents and are faced with the constant number of families who have moved in 
threat of harassment and eviction. together doubled between 1980 and 

Garage rent-gouging 1985, reaching 2.8 million. 

B he Los Angeles Times estimates For undocumented workers, who 
t some 200,000 people stay in about suffer tremendous exploitation in 
000 garages in Los Angeles every area, sometimes the only way to 
inty. They pay rents between $200 survive is to share a swing shift on a 










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and the public shelters The New York repressive government plans. These 
Times reports that more than half the delude a large-scale conversion of 
4,800 families in New York City’s unoccupied military barracks for 
“emergency housing program lived housing to be administered by the rail- 
for months, sometimes years, camped itary and the provision of temporary 
out on the floors and living room encampments, like one currently run 
couches” of anyone who could take hy the Salvation Army on Los Angeles 
them in. city property. Homeless leaders have 

The crisis of homelessness is a result ca £|f d these “concentration camps.” 
of the decaying capitalist system. ^he only adequate solution at this 
Although Reagan s cutback program P oint “ for the government to provide 
speeded up the process, it had begun facilities and funding in cities around 
while Carter was still in office. The the country so that the homeless can 
Democrats offered no resistance to meet and hold their own conferences 
Reagan’s attack on the poor, the work- to come up with solutions to the crisis 
ers and the trade unions. Neither the that the government would be 
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• I've been madder than a feminist with jock 
itch. The Village Voice, MRR, and other mem- 
bers of the liberal media coalition have been 
butting down - the best things to happen : to 
rock'ir roll since Ti IE RAM ONfeS. • 

Of course, I'm talking about THE BEASTIE 
BOYS, those snotty kids who can't play any 
instrument^, - are continually insul tin gm and 
knocked Bon jovi the fuck out of number. orie m 
the radio charts. : Yep, those guys who used . to 
play hardcore at CBGBs and Gildersleeves With 
MINOR THREAT, who now Def Jam with RUN 
DMC and are the bane of punks and their moms 
all over the world. Ho, ho, have they got people 
mad? ; • 

• • xif xOne of: the biggest— and funniest— com? 

f yiairits against.them is that they say 'Taggot" a 
otu Their album, in fact, was originally going: £6 
be called Don' t: Be A Faggot . The com plaints say 
that this is discrimination against homosexuals: 
It's name-calling and epithet flinging; blah, ,blah> 
blah, 

I guess the complainers never went to juh- 



what a homo is! A faggot is a wimp. A faggot is 
a person Who hides m the background,: doesn't 
take a stand. At best he (or she— girls can be 


listens to Beethoven during the make out parties. 

M : : Being a faggot has to do with a lack of 
balls -x not where those balls happen to be 
squirting their reservoir. LOU REED be- 
came a faggot when he stopped being a homo 
and moved to Mew Jersey. So wise up. sapsl 
That faggot argument • against: u THE 
BE ASTI E3 is A-one bogus, : >*•;, 

Another complaint that's often heard is 
that THE BEASTIES are somehow insin- 
cere— or themselves wimpish, Pcnnie, from 
Pdnu tibh -Goh trol , tells me that the fearsome 
threesome were warned not to “do a dirty 
show” when they played in DC; And horror of 
horrors they diet n L As far as Pm concerned, 
that's no weirder than a hard drinking, and 
drugging band eschewing those things in 
order to play certain clubs with a no efrtrik;- 
ipgifd rug policy. You may not like it, but if 



flHK. .. . > way around j ■ 

Majors or minors* punk clubs or arenas, it's 
the same all over. 

Those lame objections dispensed with, 

1 want to tell you what's so great about THE 
BEASTIES, First, they’re the only band to 
come out: of the hardcore scene with a 
number one hit They did it without losing 
their 'Tuck you, I can't play any instruments ana 
yoii're a sucker foT listening" .attitude that Was so 
Basic to early punk, 

"•livxOlS^cond, they Ve brought people together 
who would never before be seen in the . same 
room. I talked to people who were at their shows 
in Europe. The v said the scene was like some- 
thing out of a dream. Black U.S. Gls, teen age 
girls; heavy metalers, hairUn-the^air punks; skint 
heads, and skaters were all there— and enjoy- 
ing— the same show. (Of course; in Germany 
there were^ome fights, but I think there are fights 
af Bceth oven concerts in Germany.) : : : 

: : ;.v : This music cuts like a Man son knife through 
the Sharon Tates of race, style, gender, class 
badkground^all of it. There's no one single type 
of person who loves— or hates this band: It cuts 
like rock'n'roll should cut, not caring who's 
Sliced in the bm*Aairt. ^ 

.Third — and maybe most important- THE 
BEASTIES have made rock nasty again, I can't 


remember the last time a nas 


ty band had a 
iite: 


number one song. Between a cute Madonna, a 
lovable Michael Jackson, and a safe Bon v 
was beginning to look like the PMRC hac 


ing to . worry about. They wouldn't have to 
censor:- anything, because, rock was censoring 
itself: Even punkrock was getting like that, I 
actually have heard of hardcore bands that don' I 


says: "darned" any dayikCi ve me a band parents 
hate and EH show you a band that's got a hell of 
a lot going f Of it, 

. : : Yeah y 1 know they're oh amajor label . Yeah, 
I know that they've done stuff that's not very 
nice, :: I'm not excising them completely— 
they're human. But they're also the best example 
of nasty fun we've had in a long time, 5o, long 
live THE BEASTIE BOYS: And ney, don't be a 

00 LAST MINUTE NOTE: Sad news from 
Norway. Gunnar, the singer, writes that KAFKA 
PRQSESS broke up. His new band ("faster and 
rawer") is called BO MUCH HATE. Nils, the 
guitar player Is in a "rock'n roll" band called, 
EIRE TAKE TYRER.; An yvva y, Gunnar asks me to 
remind everybody Touring Or going to Europe 
that Oslo is a real city and one worth playing, (li 
was ARTLESS's best show!) You can contact 
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" The art of government is the art of being 
honest!” -Thomas Jefferson. 

The constitution of the United States is now 
two hundred years old. Yet, where is it? Why is 
this important piece of paper repeatedly ignored 
over and over again!? 

I do hope everyone has been keeping a close 
ear over the Iran /Contra hearings. Ronald "we 
will never negotiate with terrorists" Reagan's 
arms-for-hostages deal to Iran, lying to Con- 
gress, lying to you and me, obstructing the 
constitution is upsetting in itself. Yet, the real 
significance to be held firmly in your mind are 
the drug and gun smuggling aspects. This, "just 
say no, piss in a jar: administration are the 
current dirty do handlers involved in this ongo- 
ing milleau of drug and gun running. This aspect 
of drug and gun running is significant because 
the congressional panel and much of the media 
are not investigating it enough. Fortunately, 
there is a Senate subcommittee investiga ting gun 
running and contra cocaine smuggling. The 
Iran /Contra scandal and all of its aspects will be 
covered at a later date, here in this column. But 
before the latter, the history of drug and gun 
running should be known to you because actu 1 
ally this scandal should not really come as a sur- 
prise. Meaning people, these kinds of monstrous 
activities have teen going on for a very long time 
and the documentation has been in reach of the 
public domain. 

I have not recieved any feedback as I hoped 
I would. Has this particular column and the cur- 
rent topic touched upon something you too may 
be using? Well, I certainly hope not and if it does, 
stop! Please do not be those individuals who 
oppose this wrong doing but yet roll that spliff, 
snort that coke, shoot up or whatever. You 
contribute to the murder and the fueling of the 
fascist crusade by elements of the U.S. govern- 
ment. Write your comments, criticisms, ques- 
tions and especially send political articles from 
your local newspapers, magazines etc., to me. 
Communication is vital if we the people of the 


world want to obtain peace or "one country" as 
John Lennon often spoke of and sang about. 
(John Lennon's death, eventually will be dis- 
cussed. Yes, much evidence leads to the possibil- 
ity John Lennon was assassinated by yours truly. 
Uncle Sam!) 

Continuing and Concluding 
the Bolivian Coca Fascista 

In issue 50, the Drug Enforcement Agency 
(DEA) was in fact a part of the Bolivian Coca 
Fascista as Joachim Fiebelkom revealed while on 
trial in West Germany. 1 All of the following infor- 
mation comes from an excellent article that origi- 
nally appeared in the West German magazine. 
Stern, in May and June of 1984 by Kai Hermann. 
Kai and a colleague interviewed Alfred Mario 
Mingolla who was arrested on the 28th of No- 
vember 1982. 

Democracy was restored in Bolivia after 
Klaus and gang literally became too corrupt and 
collapsed. Mingolla was arrested for a plan to 
assassinate the Bolivian vice-president* After 
fourteen months of imprisonment, Mingolla was 
eager to talk. Upset over how his fascist friends 
did nothing for his release, he gave up on nazism 
and worked on the side of trie newly elected 
Democratic government. 

Mingolla was taught at an Argentine agent 
school in Buenos Aires: 

"Were there also American teachers?” 
Mingolla: "Not any more. We had Israelis as 
specialists. I was later trained by North Ameri- 
cans in Panama at the Escuela de las Americas.” 

"In what area did you specialize?” " Infiltrating 
the Catholic Church. To seek out subversives in 
the church, etc.” " Did you prepare the death 
list?” "We should agree that I will not say any- 
thing about my personal work.” "But where 
have you worked 1” " Different places. Also one 
time in Spain. But mostly in Argentina. Then we 
had to leave Argentina before the world soccer 
championship 1978 because of the human rights 
propaganda. Most of them are in Central Amer- 
ica. 1 went to Bolivia. In 1982 l was sent to 
Guatemala. There I worked primarily with the 
North Americans. That was the best time. "* 

Mingolla had worked for an international 
assaassination and torture unit under the leader- 
ship of the Argentine intelligence agency. 4 This 
unit had conducted state terrorism and mass 
murder in Argentina, Chile and other Latin 
American countries against Catholic clergymen, 
"subversive" guerrillas and left leaning demo- 
crats: 

We asked him who he had worked for in 
Bolivia. Mingolla: ” What do you mean? For 
* everybody; Argentineans, Bolivians, CIA.” 5 

The coup d'etat that occurred in Bolivia was 
planned two years in advance. The military and 
political aspects were prepared by Klaus Barbie. 4 
In 1978, Barbie, built an intimate relationship 
with the Argentine intelligence agency. The 
Argentine intelligence agency sent a commando 
unit to La Paz, Bolivia and amongst this com- 
mando unit was Alfred Mario Mingolla. 7 This 
commando unit had arrived to lend a hand to 
Klaus Barbie and his fascist friends in seizing 
control of Bolivia: 

Mingolla: "/ had not heard much about 
Altmann Jalias-Klaus Barbie); however, before 
our departure we received a dossier on him. 


’ fight against 1 
From the dossier it was also clear that Altmann 
worked for the Americans. They listed his con- 
tact people as well as his various trips to the 

Another unit had also been set up for the 
preparation of the coup which included two 
Israeli specialists. 9 Joachim Fiebelkorn arrived in 
La Paz with the rest of the treacherous Fiances of 
Death . There they inspected and planned the key 
strategic points that would be attacked. The 
coup d'etat had begun: 

The paramilitary stormed the union hall 
and the party headquarters. Almost all potential 
leaders of the resistance were arrested within 
s. The 


hours. 

the 

dents 


rs. The brutality of the terrorist groups and 
military frightened off the workers and stu- 
ts. Only the Indians from the tin mines 


desperately resisted for another few days. As 
with any overthrow, most of the victims were 
among them. 

The coup of July 17,1 980 had many victors. 

The fascists celebrated the national socialist take- 
over of power with swastika flags and the greet- 
ing, "Heil Hitler!" Those supporting a free mar- 
ket system for Latin America believed that social- 
ism had been averted. Washington, despite res- 
ervations about such officers as Garcia and Arce, 
could hope for a stable government, sympathetic 
to the U.S . 10 

Colonel Bo Hi Pak, leader of the Moonies 
Unification political arm, CAUSA, was the first 
official to meet with the new government leader. 
General Garcia Mesa.” Four West German cler- 
gymen best described Bo Hi Pak and the 
Moonies: 

...the Moon sect is a "criminal union that 
espouses human psychological terror and pro- 
claims a fascist system. ....They regard their 
iounder, Moon, as " Holy Father," President 
Reagan as the world's "political savior. " u 

Much of the top military personnel were 
members of the CAUSA organization. The 
Moonies were so enthused by this coup and they 
had good reason to feel as such. The Moonies 
contributed 4 million dollars towards the prepa- 
ration of the coup. 13 Moon mania flooded La Paz, 
nine months after the 31st of May 1981. "Political 
missionary" work began in all of Bolivia as 50,000 
of the sects books, "were brought in by an Ameri- 
can air force plane . " 14 

What was Klaus Barbie? His activities? 
Was he working on a personal ambition to secure 
a fascist state? Or for a foriegn agency? The 
following passage sheds a great deal of light 
upon the latter: 

The leader of the Moon group in Bolivia was 
Thomas (Tom) Ward. Barbie and the pale Ameri- 
can Ward, who always seemed to be absorbed in 
prayer , were often seen together. Tom Ward was 
also the man who delivered a payment from the 
CIA in early 1981 to the Argentinean intelligence 
Lieutenant Alfred Mingolla. The $1,500 monthly 
salary for Mingolla was paid in the CAUSA office 
belonging to William Selig, Ward's representa- 
tive. Seng put less stock in pious attitudes than 
his boss. He was an electronic specialist with 
experience in Vietnam and advised the Bolivian 
intelligence organization on technical matters. 

The third man in the CIA cadre of the Moonies 
was Paul Perry, who had already tried to organ- 
ize an " armed church" in Brazil. The 
Argentinean agent Alfred Mingolla at first knew 
little about the connection between the Nazi 
Barbie and the Moonie Ward. Two days after his 
recruitment by the CIA, says. Mingolla, he met 
the " Old German" in the courtyard of the Boliv- 
ian General staff. Mingolla came out of depart- 
ment VII of the intelligence agency, Barbie came 
out of department III. 

Barbie greeted his colleague — as Mingolla 
remembers it, "Hello, comrade, what do I hear? 

Are you working for a new employer?" Mingolla 
answered with surprise, " For what, for who, 
then?" Barbie laughed. " It's okay. There has to 
be cooperation." 

Mingolla says that it was first clear to him 
on that day that Barbie had become a top man for 
the CIA because only top people knew the names 
of the other agency employees. The Moon man 
Tom Ward was Klaus Barbie's CIA contact man 

if 

munitions 

boasted that he had direct contact with President 
Reagan, whom he allegedly knew during the 
latter's California governor days. Another one of 
Barbie's steady CIA contact people was George 
Portugal, also a munitions dealer. He was 
Inchauste's close co-worker and Barbie's busi- 
ness friend. 15 

Such was this evidence: witnesses reports, 
journalists investigated evidence, Bolivia's own 
democratic government investigation, so many 
believed Klaus Barbie would never stand trial 
because of his CIA ties. In fact, after four years of 
imprisonment in France, Barbie's trial was 
waged. The CIA of course did not need worry 
because this period of Barbie's life was not men- 
tioned in his trial. Klaus Barbie has been sen- 
tenced to life imprisonment, outrageously to be 
spent in a nicely modeled 3 room prison cell. One 
can never say, out maybe the CIA still had affec- 
tion for him and did waus one last favor for all 


his work. After all, as the saying goes, "Once 
CIA, always CLA." 

One last provocative passage: 

The Defense minister of the pro-western 
government in Bolivia at the time, Manuel 
Cardenas Mallo, in an official interview, cau- 
tiously answered our questions regarding infor- 
mation about Barbie's work for foreign agencies. 
Cardenas: "We have no documentation about it. 

They let those disappear before President Siles 
took over the government. But that Barbie 
worked for foreign intelligence agencies is be- 
lievable. Many people knew that and there are 
many people who can confirm that." Was Barbie 
merely an informant, or did he, working for 
foreign agencies, influence the political develop- 
ment? Cardenas: "Many people who worked 
with Barbie are still in service here. You must 
understand — it is dangerous if they find out that 
foreigner had so much influence here, that they 
did not just play an advisory role, but that they 
actually made decisions." F)o you mean to say 
that the U.S.A. staged the 1980 coup? Cardenas 
hesitates, then answers, "Let me say it like this 
and then you can quote me: If there isn't a coup 
happening today, it is only because of one rea- 
son: Because it is the first time that the Americans 
are not interested in a coup." 14 

THE HIDDEN SHADOW OF 

THE SUMMER OF LOVE 

It was twenty years ago this year. The 
world was astounded by the subculture of 
American youth: long hair, psychedelic clothing, 
free love, the heart warming music, peace sym- 
bols and the anti-war chants. But what of the 
invisible monster that had shadowed behind one 
of the main elements of the Summer of Love? 
That invisible monster was the QA's involve- 
ment with the experimentation and distribution 
of Lysergic Acid Diethylamide (LSD). 

In the Beginning 

The year was 1942, the Third Reich was 
massinga cross Europe in an effort to conquer the 
world. The chief of the Office of Strategic Serv- 
ices (OSS), General William "Wild Bill 7 ' Dono- 
van, undertook a top-secret research program 
which a half dozen American scientists would 
work on. The program called for "the develop- 
ment of a speech-inducing drug" to be used in 
obtaining intelligence during; interrogation. 17 
Numerous drugs such as alcohol, barbiturates, 
caffeine, peyote and scopolamine were tested 
but rejected because these substances interferred 
with the process to obtain information from an 
interrogation. 11 This top-secret committee, after 
creating a highly potent extract that had no color, 
taste or odor, found marijauna extract as the 
likely substance to use. The latter, referred to as 
"Truth Drug" eventually proved to be ineffective 
as an OSS document states: "The drug defies all 
but the most expert and searching anaylsis, and 
for all practical purposes can be considered be- 
yond analysis. ” 

The CIA and the military continued the 
work of the OSS after WW11 had ended. Project 
CHATTER began in 1947 and conducted experi- 
ments on mescaline, a semi-synthetic extract that 
is similar to the hallucogenic reactions caused by 
LSD. This study also proved to establish nega- 
tive results and was terminated in 1953.” 

These "tell us everything" investigators 
came to know of the mind control experiments 
that were done at Dachau concentration camp. 
The U.S. Naval Technical Division reported 
mescaline experiments that were conducted at 
Dachau and tnis of course layed the red carpet for 
more than 600 top Nazi scientists to begin their 
work here. 21 

The hidden shadow of the Summer of Love 
will continue next issue. I am putting together 
many compilation tapes, and if your band is 
interested and has a song or songs that pertain to 
the following, please write to me at the MRR p.o. 
box c/o The insh Rocker. First, "Animal Exploi- 
tation, For What!?"; Second, 'Troops OutOfThis 
World!"; Third, "World Of Ideological Fanati- 
cism!"; Lastly, "We Are All The Same Color In 
The Dark!!" bo onceagain if your band has a song 
or songs that pertain to: 1) Anti-Animal suffer- 
ing; 2) Anti-War; 3) Anti-Fascism; 4) Anti-Ras- 
cism, contact me. These compilations are not 
only to hear music from all parts of the world, but 
each tape will be accompained with a lengthy 
booklet of information. The idea of these tapes is 
you can have fun and learn at the same time! Till 
next month, Peace, Love, Unity and knowledge. 


Footnotes 

#l-Boston Globe, November 17, 1984 
#2-Covert Action Information Bulletin, Winter 
1986, Number 25. 

#3-Ibid., p. 16 
#4-Ibid. 

#5 Ibid., p. 16 
#6-Ibid. 

#7-Ibid. 

#8-Ibid., p. 17 
#9-Ibid. 

#10-Ibid., p. 18 
#11-Ibid. 

#1 2-Ibid., p. 19 
#13-Ibid. 

#14-Ibid., p. 19 
#1 5-Ibid., p. 19 
#1 6-Ibid., p. 19-20 

#1 7-Martin A. Lee and Bruce Shlain, Acid 
Dreams (Grove Press, Inc., New York, 1985) 
#18-Ibid. 

#1 9-Ibid., p. 5 
#20-Ibid. 

#21 -Ibid. 



1 grew up in a working class neigh borhood] 
but 1 never developed much enthusiasm for the 
working class. When I started my first factory 
job y I was even less impressed. 

1 walked into this immense room, nearly the 
size of a city block. It was crammed full oLma- 
chines more evil-looking than even my perverse 
little mind could have imagined. The noise was 
horrible, the smell wasn't too good, either, but 
worst of all was the sight of my fellow humans 
doing their best to become one with the ma- 
chines. 

T -: 1 My first impure was to start, smashing 
things. What I couldn't figure was why nobody 
else was. There were something like a thousand 
people there. Everyone except me seemed per- 
fectly con tent. When I got to talk wi th some of 
them at lunchtime, l found that was pretty much 
true. What's more, l got the idea that I was 
supposed to consider myself lucky to be allowed 
to work like a hyperactive robot in General 
Motors hell. 

I immediately started planning my escape] 
and once 1 got out of there { tried not to look back 
From then on, the main thought I gave to the 
working class was about how to stay out of it. So 
when these left-wing types would come around 
Saying how we had to unite with the working 
class tor: the sake of the revolution, I'd think to 
myself,: T don't know about that; it sounds tod 
much like I'd have to get a job." 

It's not that ! have anything against wdrk.{ 
do a lot of work; 1 just don't like anyone else 
telling me when or where to do it; In fact, 1 have 
a real bad time with anyone telling me when or 
where to: do anything, So when if first started 
hearing about anarchy,! thought, hmm, that just 
might be the scene For me. . 

Of course l didn't go out and join the anar- 
chists' dub (let alone run for president of it — 
thanks to SEWER TROUT for that brilliant con- 
cept), and 1 didn ' t see any point to the constant 
mud-slinging and : hair-splitting debates that 
"real": anarchists seem to love so much. But 
anyone who was in favor of eliminating govern? 
merit, religion, and most of what passes For eigh 
lization was all right with me. • 

There was one small problem, though. As 
much as I hated the government, there were a 
Whole lot of things 1 expected it to do. if people 
(myself irtclu ded> didn t have enough rhoneyTo 
live, then they should get welfare. Sick people 
should be taken care of whether or not they could 
afford to pay. Everyone that wants an education 
should be able to get one. And last, but far from 
least, when l drop this column in the mailbox, it 
should be quickly and reliably delivered to MRR 
from whatever corner of the world 1 happen to be 
hanging out in (a cathedral in Freiburg, West 


Germany at the moment). 

I vrVi i Mn whaL Pm TttSiatnwtiiel: to: 

though 1 


money to me government, wmcn, m ine occa- 
sional intervals when it wasn't busily devising 


IS!.. 

i righh the 

iWiilihgl 
over, their 
::the:;:pc6&- 


of exploiting and exterminating 


But there has to be a better wav. Doesn't 
there? I mean, for every dollar used to help some 
.mother feed her kids, two or three more are 
:pi$sed away on H-bombs or flying the president 
and his entourage of layabouts around m their 
own private 747, So wnat about socialism? Or 
•even land here's where I have to start looking 

Vy-ifS-nrVrrti' »r\>«»vi?x : : : x : : ; : 


where some version of socialism or communism 

WiS !rVi ufd hi r/S'XAf VV'Vl nYrftOtt 




■> -* 1 

V* * 


But there's one way the two can be recon- 
ciled. Until everyone has at least the bare neces- 
sities of existence, to talk of anarchism as a way of 


lifefcnildl^ 

leged classes^ among which you'll find 99 % of 


pi c 

heir white / 



i right; 
rcibiv) 


a folks that they won't be truly free u 

government ls done away with, 

• Government is not about to be abolished 
but it may disappear if and when it's no longer 
needed. That will only happen when people wise 
up enough to take care of each other without 
being forced to. Is socialism /communism a step 


And anarchism? Well, in the unlikely event 
that it ever produced anything (just kidding, 
folks — I think), half its adherents would imme- 
diately form some new faction to denounce it. 

So right about now you're probably expect- 
ing me to tie all this together and use if to point 
out the one political-economic system that can 
provide us with the freedom we need and the 
security w'e crave. You may have a long wait. I 
still have the soul of an anarchist but the last few 
months, expecially the ones spent in England, 
have taught me a lot of respect for working 
people and old-fashioned left-wing politics. 

While I'd like to combine the best of both 
worlds, anarchists and communists have been 
known not to got along, as in, for example, killing 



V^A; > , VVw V‘PV V v 'r v ‘V'T** • 

that capitalism isn't working, except for the rela- 
tive handful sitting comfortably on top. The trick 
will be getting rid of the tyranny of the few 
without merely having it replaced by the tyranny 
of the ma n y, ’ 



berg Trials after the Nazi reich was defeated are 
praised, when mercenaries and fascists are ad- 
vanced as freedom fighters and pro-democratic, 
when hearings to get to the bottom of conspira- 
cies are offered as propaganda launching pads 
for the conspirators, then it is necessary to con- 
tinually stick to the basics and common sense — 
if nothing more than to preserve one's sanity. 

The congressional hearings can really try 
one's patience. The congressional Right used 
their time to promote their pro-Contra rhetoric to 
set the stage for this year s vote on appropria- 
tions and to make anyone to the left of Gerald 
Ford seem like a KGB agent. The Center entirely 
wimped out and kissed Ollie's ass. And the Left 
is non-existent. Other than a verbal rap on the 
knuckles by Sen. Mitchell of Maine to let North 
know he had no monopoly on righteousness, and 
an aborted attempt by Inouye ol Hawaii to make 
the Nurnenbcrg parallel (he was initimidated 
and silenced by North's 


1 by 

hearings utterly failed to accomplish anything 
except to prove how lame the Congress is ana 


s attorney, Sullivan), the 



It has sometimes been said that my column 
is often too straightforward, that it isn'f sarcastic 
or intentionally "clever" or annoying enough. 
Perhaps that's true, and if so, good. At a time 
when bullshit reigns supreme, w'ncn known liars 
are heralded as public heroes, when those who 
subvert the Constitution in the name of god and 
country are celebrated, when those who know- 
ingly twist the facts or lie by omission or engage 
in obeying unlawful orders in a manner that the 
United States itself condemned in the Nurem- 


anvone i 

going on, and that indeed the "secret govern- 
ment' has been functioning for the last several 
decades. 

In this issue of MRR, I'd like to direct your 
attention to the article on said topic. It is largely 
based on the federal la w suit filed by the Christie 
Institute, which deals with drug smuggling, 
murder, and the breaking of more laws than I can 
count — all done by the secret government. Some 
of the cast of characters will be familiar to those 
w f ho followed the hearings, yet their roles, both at 
present and going back to the Kennedy assassi- 
nation, have only vaguely been touched on by 
our dear congress men (and I'm sure you noticed 
the lack of non-males in all the proceedings). I 
hope this basic and straightforward article won't 
upset you critics too much, and that if you find 
yourselves as pissed as me after reading it, you'll 
consider financially contributing to the support 
of the Christie institute in their effort to do what 
we're supposedly already paying Congress to 
do. 


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cbut album. . . VOMITORI U M had anothe 
_lnger change, this time getting their orlgl 
naT singer to rejoin the band.. .THE VA 


had m®CRACYWlta 

[ without throwing out any garbage... W 
R1MPSHR1NE) are In the process pfreleas 
g our second demo, which should be ou 
te this month. We’re now on our 3rd 
our hype campaign, featuring the ne 
;mo, freet-shirts, an article in the Berkeley 
Lgh paper, and, most importantly, trying t< 
1 B 1 notoriety for being the onlyl>and ma 
urray Bowles stagedives for. The l.V. 
)cumentary on high school dropouts lea- 
ning Crimpshrine that was filmed back 



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will finally be shown sometime i 
ptember on Channel 9. . . New band from E 
errito/El Sobrante. CRUSTi 
BUTTFACE. . .SPECIAL FORCES have re 
turned from their tour with Concord s POSI- 



wanted to let you all know we do exist. Chula 
Vista is a city of 1 20, 000 south of San Diego 

Vi Ac flip cf rnu/Q 



SO UUCS LI1C punk SXJVUIC. Ujoutv-taiijr 

able is the large number of skaters popping 
up out of the woodworks. All this adds up to 
a vibrant, fun, and veiy positive scene which 
continues to amaze all by its rate ofgrowth. 

Bands in the area include NEIGHBOR- 
HOOD WATCH, AMENITY, DARK SAR- 
CASM, and newly formed BLACKSMITH 
BABOZA. Some bands that have come and 

§ ne(?) are Common Sense, Reality, and 
burn Jig. Other bands from the Sout:h 
ly area are DICK’S ARMY, THE FRONT and 
CRABGRASS. 

NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH is a 5 piece 
band who successfully blends DKs/Surf 
Punks type thrash and melodic punk styles 
with synthesizer electronics. They recently 
released a 3 song 7”, which has done really 
well. Just released (July 1) is a 12" EP called 
Feeding the I land That Hites which includes 
everybody's iavorite singalong “We Fuck 
Sheep”. I3oth records are available from 
Vinyl Communications/ PO Box 8623/ 
Chula Vista, CA 92012. The 7" is $3 and the 


uoLpc^u. Neighborhood 
acted at this same ad- 


12" is $5, both 
Watch can be coni 

dress. , , . 

AMENITY is a 4 piece straightedge/ 
positive thinking band which opts lor a more 
socially conscious lyrical approach than 



most bands they re grouped with. Musically, 
they strive for a solid and poweriul sound. 
Currently available from Amenity is a 5 song 
7", also on Vinyl Communications, $3 post- 
paid. Amenity can be reached at 959 Melrose 
Ave/ Chula Vista, CA 920 1 1. i , 

DARK SARCASM is a 4 piece band with 
members from Chula Vista and nearby 
Spring Valley. They have rapidly improved in 
the 4 months they have been playing. Musi- 
tc 


they are dehnately punk. Dark sarcasm can 
be contacted c/o L)avid Mendoza/ 78 E. 
Shasta/ Chula Vista, CA 920 10. 

Shows happen about once a month, 
either at the Vinyl Comm, studio, or in 
someone’s backyard. The crowds that turn 
out arc energetic and lend support to all the 
bands. The key word here is FUN. Most 
shows are $1 for 3 or 4 bands with a $3 
benefit for the “No More Censorship Defense 
Fund" happening a few months back. The 
usual turnout at these shows is between 100 
and 200 people, with the maximum capacity 



Diego- The few times thataSan 
Diego scene report is done, it seems the 
Soulh Bay area is overlooked. We just 


oi the studio at abou t 80 people. Luckily , tfie 

_ __ j ^ll * r.n AAArl u fA at n 1 1 I nie nnr I 


neighbors are very supportive of all this, and 
there has been NO fights. Cringer from 
Hawaii /LA recently came down for a great 
show. . .. 

The NMCDF seems to be a worthy 


j. printers l 

the cover on “moral” grounds. 

On the ‘zine front, Chula has Tales 
From the Positive Side and a great new ‘zine 
The Amigo with its iirst issue out 



July 1. Any intelligent, positive, political 
contributions or correspondence can be 
sent to Jay at The Amigo/ PO Box 412/ 
Chula Vista, CA 92012. The first issue can 
be had for a mere 50c postpaid. 

Enough horn-honking of the Chula 
scene, now for a quick review of San Diego. 
Out of town bands may want to contact tne 
following places for shows: “The Whistle 
Stop” (613)284-2845 (over 21 club). “The 
Spirit" which will book “punk", but not 
hardcore, and is also an over 21 club 


For hall shows try 
Toddzmania (619)280-5989 and/or Scott 
(619)755-6236. They have recently put on 
shows for MDC and Uniform Choice. 

SOCIAL SPIT has a record coming out 
on Mystic, should be out any day now. Tape- 
wise, recent releases include, BLOODLAKE, 
EMINENCE, CRABGRASS, and MANIFEST 
DESTINY. MD’s tape is $3.50 to: 2436 
Sacada Cir # A/ Carlsbad, CA 92008. 

Other bands around town are: SANTA 
CLAUS, THE 1NSOLENTS, MERCENARY. 
CONSERVATIVE ITCH, THE HITTERS and 
KONVLX who have been playing a lot of the 



clubs around town lately, great powerful 
sound, kind of Sex Pistolsish, 


Zinc-wise, San Diego’s Daily Impulse 
coming out bimonthly (consis- 


has been 


newsjoumal. 

PO Box 903 1 2/ San Diego, CA 92109. Black 
Market is another great zine from SD. Some 
may not like their comix but BM is one of the 
highest quality mags available anywhere in 
the punk world. Record reviews, interviews, 
art and lots of other surprises. $2 postpaid 
to: 405 W. Washington St. plot #212/ San 
3. Qtl — ' ' 1 1 ~ 1 


Jthcr zincs include Sub- 
culture $2 to 3425 Catalina Dr/ Carlsbad, 


Diego, CA 92103. 
jltui 


C A 92008, and Scott’s Zine Diego 1 buck to: 
1844 Camino Del Mar #20/ Del Mar, CA 
92014. 

BCT, Squirtdown, Vinyl Communica- 
tions, Black Market and a few others are 
trying to get an independent distribution 


PO Box 16205/ San Diego, CA92 1 16. Also 
if you want your records played on SDSU 
college radio send to: KCR Hardcore Dept/ 
KCirRadio/ SDSU/ San Diego, CA 921&2. 

Come on San Diego, keep these scene 
reports coming in. Be supportive of all the 
bands, notjust your friends. Let’s make this 
scene FUN again! This was a group effort 
from: Don, Tim, Eddie Spaghetti, Jason, 
Bob, and Jay. Keep in touch, and keep it 

^ ^.S. Forgot to mention the DUM DUM 


BOYS who have re-grouped after a couple 
year absence. Color pics, Erica- B/W pics 
Jason Gracia. 


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I figure if Mankato can get a report out, 




scene hasn't changed at all. Fi 

and the 7th SL Entry -still rule. During the 


winter we saw a short li 
non-alcohalic, 18+plae 
bands. I was only there < 


b 27. It was 
put on local 
lor. the WAL* 


generaM 

more^nfomtation please look (o the end of 

Finally.... the music. Well goodness, 
some of you might remember a band called 
IRON FIST, They released a tape last year, 
Crucify Me . It sold over a 1000 copies with-, 
out any advertising besides word of mouthj 
That was when Padraie was singing and they 
were a hot hardcore band. Padraicleft them 
and not only did they add anew vocalist but 
also another guitar and they went metal. But 
" were funny, so at least I enjoyed them; 
UJER would always give them their old 
flashpots and it was great fun. Eventually 



flying recently (hat we would lose The big 



place is sticking around. For you who are 
uninformed, what does one say about the 
place? T t goes between being a disco on some 
nights ana a good club on others. Most of the 
bouncers are punks and so that part is cool. 

Interconnected with First Avenue are 
the load nazi skins. The bouncers arc get- 
ting real tired or their shit and are thinking 
of kicking them out. Which is real fine with 
most of us. They run under the name White 
Knights and that’s all the space the fuckers 
deserve. If any of you come to this city, please 
don’t mistake the Baldies for the abovemen ; 
tioned. 'The Baldies are some really cool 
people who more often than not have no hair. 


our protests and demonstrations. There’s 
ibbl^grei^ 


CIA’s recruitment. Also veiy active, but 
jsortabhMeab^ 

Anarchist bookstore. We’ve been around as 
a location for 2 years ihis July, and we v re 


“Buiidin|hL._ . I pp 

ing ’87”. wc continued what Haymarket 
started last year in Chicago, About 300 
anarchists from the U .5, Canada and one 
from London came to drink (boy did some of 
us drink!) discuss, have fun r We had a 
welcoming party on Thursday, June 18 
which was violently attacked by the pigs. 
Friday was a day of workshops and that 
night was a banquet with a Lon of food, 
Saturday saw more workshops and a con- 


1 St. lx>uisJT Forethought (S.F.)’and the 

Layabouts (Detroit). It was a nelluva lot of 
fun, and very hot , Sunday brought us a day 
of rest and relief in a ram shower. Wc sal 
around in a local park and had more meet- 
ings about how things had been gomg and 
condoms about the War Chest tour the next 
day. And a ton of people got more body 
piercings thanx to Zoa’s wonderful gun. 

Monday was the War Chest Tour and 
the last day of the conference for most 
people. The demo started off real) good. A lot 
of energy and incredible vibes. Very early 
along the tour the pigs came in and tried to 
arrest people for jaywalking and ; someone 
threw a doughnut at the pigs. We wouldn’t 
let the rn he arre s led and fought bac k jus t as 
violently as the pigs were to us. They called 
in for more help: 40 squad cars=a large 


amount of mace. A little later on, the pigs 
went crazy and rioted. Maced everybody 
from bystanders and reporters to them- 
selves. TVe again fought back. Rocks were 
thrown, pig car windows smashed, some 
people were even liberated from Iho piggy 



Fcbuary. It’s July now.., on ward. 

Bands have come and gone. DARK 
CARlIVAL, H BATHE, N the MAGNOLIAS 
broke up and have now just reformed. 
Through all this wc have watched the rise of 
2 hot bands. BLIND APPROACH from St. 
Paul and TEST MONKEY. Blind Approach 
started out real good when l first saw them 
in the Backrooms basement. They have a 
real good mixture of mostly thrash but some 
hot metal leads. Recently, they seem to be in 
flux With this skin shit. At a gig opening for 
the Meatmen, Chip said something about 
skins unite between the W.K. and the 
Baldies. That sent a lot of tension flying; 
Those two groups hate each other. I asked 
Chip about it and all he could say is that the 
nazi skins are just kids and shouldn’t be 
taken seriously. Some one said that about 
Hitler and his friends once, too. So, their 
music is hot shit, but I’m stuck about which 
way to go over Blind Approach. 

J TEST MONKEY are a grinding, scream- 
ing, gu t wrenching right-on band: Not only 
are they one of the best local bands in a long 
limclmy opinion), but they're great guys too. 

Fanzines: Farce is a very recent one, #2 




; plus 
client 


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rag of words, images, whatever people send 
bv: tfte nanie of Freedom . #4 will also be 
out shortly, my address is with everbody 

nOW i^ili ■■**■?■■ -ir*-miv\rt ■■■ f\t i- Aim t"»f 

to know more i 1 

fust write me, I always write back promptly.* 
ask my pen pals. Take care, Iggv. 

dresses; Freedom e/o lggv Amo/ 

UBBb 


GarftcldTwe^,/ Mpls, MN 56408; 
Backroom Anarchist Books/ 2 M 27th St/ 
M&m MN 5540S (sorry, no mailorder yet). 
The Punk JUnity address is the same as 
’\Farce"’s, so write there for more info and to 
get on it, Faroe is 75* and 2 stamps and 
Freedom is just a stamp and your address 
clearly written, Thanx. 


BOSTON 



npromising, but 
Band news: 


GROWTH. 


~ome out on Ac/xtton. Charlie now drum 
fulltime for PSYCHO and Marc T. and Marl 
S. have formed a new band with drummer 
Danny D’Urso, who yours truly played with, 



Union skin-pounder Dave Tacey. VAC AN 1 
AUTHORITY, one of Boston’s more promis 
ing new bands, recently parted ways with 
vocalist Jan Nelson. Gang Green have re- 
cruited Fritz Ericson on lead guitar and arc 
in the process of filming a movie, “Another 



May-um-phus- In one ol your latest 
issues, you asked for outside input from 
other items other than bands and fanzines. 
Well, let’s see if I can confuse you a little bit. 
Let’s call this a Radio /Scene report. But 
there is one important item that you forgot to 
mention and that is us radio people who fill 
your lives with useless shit, right? Wrong. 
There are some of us who live for the scene 
and help to spread the wide variety of punk/ 
hardcore around to enliven an otherwise 
dreary life. You see, the majority of us are 
Lying to open up people’s closed minds. Of 
course, one has to put up with the dicks who 
think U2 is punk and so of course it can be 
played after the Sex Pistols. Those DJ s 
should take a gun and point it at themselves 
and pull the trigger one last time. But 
enough preaching for us demi-Gods of the 
airwaves. 

Down to business. Memphis, a happen- 
ing town, I don’t know, but, 1 do know that 
strange things are going on. More on strange 
things later. Bands that exist here in town 
are few and far between, but the few that we 



lave are totally fun. 

The bands are METRO WASTE, our 
citiy’s most popular band. Last I heard, they 
are working on a demo tape and when it 
comes out, it’ll rip your ears off. SOBERING 
CONSEQUENCES is next on the list and 
they’re our second most popular band. I 
consider them to be our power punk meets 
the hardcore band. As to demo or such I 
haven’t the foggiest idea, but I hope to find 
out soon. Nexiis DISTEMPER, a band that 
I haven’t heard from lately, so I really don’t 
know what all is going on with them right 
now. I heard a couple of tunes off of a demo 
of theirs and really liked 'em a lot. Fast, but 
melodic at the same time. The next band 
that I want to talk about is UNCENSORED. 
They are the most recent addition to Mem- 


Damcn ana pulled off a really great set. For 
me, they are still the most fun band here in 
town and the guitarist for them is the phone 
man for my radio show, so of course I’m 
going to be impartial to him. But they 
recently had some trouble with their singer 
and have straightened things out. I hope. 
They don’t have a demo out yet, but PML 
Tapes is tryingto work out a recording of a 
live show to sell, but that won’t be until July 
or August. 

Next on the Fabulous agenda, Fanzi- 
nes? Fansccnes? Do we have any? Well, a 
better question would be, where are they? 
We had one called Bull sheet, but as to if it is 
still around, I don’t know. There is one zinc 
that is still in the works, but as to what it’s 
called or when I’ll know more about it, I don’t 
know, because the editor is now becoming 
interested in girls, but hopefully he’ll re- 
member to finish the zine. 

As to labels and such in the city where 
Elvis’s coffin rests, not much. We’ve got a 
really good Industrial/ Experimental label 
that also does a radio show on a local radio 
station. It is called Mystery Hearsay. For 
info on that, send to me and I’ll pass it on. 
The only other item that I know about is my 
compilation tape company. I’ve got two 
tapes out see MRR #42, #44. For info on 
wnat else 1 carry, send a letter and you’ll get 
a reply. Please send a stamp if possible, 
because I’m pretty poor at the moment. 
Also. If you want a copy of Metro Waste live, 
sene! a SI .50 to cover tape and postage. 

Ok, that’s the scene part, now on to the 
serious part of life, the radio report. This is 
directed to all of the listeners who call for a 
request and the DJ doesn’t have it. Send 
them a copy of it. They need it to play it. Do 
something! You’ll get something in return, 
maybe a mention that this tape/record was 
donated by or maybe a thank you note, or a 
trade of something, at least you’ll get to hear 


on a local college 


the song or group on the air 
Ok, well, I broadcast 



jacked up and so I wonder what’s in store for 
me). Back to the issue of the show. I play 
Sui. Ten. backwards to piss off the listeners 
who think that they are some kind of idols. 
I interrupt songs to get requests, because 
some poeple don’t realize that without re- 
quests the show would be 


the 


metal friends of the Dj’s helped him lose his 
show, which helped confirm that a lot of 








SOBERING CONSEQUENCES 


metal fans are fuck ups, but not all of them, 
because I have met some cool metal people 
here in town, who aren’t racist or fascist. 


Continuing on the radio biz, one of the 

things that I have to do is to give away tickets 
to the shows herein town, do interviews with 
some of the bands, go to the shows and even 
put up bands for a night or two. That, of 
course, makes up for all the pains that I ever 
feel. Recently Precious Wax Drippings and 
Friends Of Betty both from Chicago spent 
three nights here with a few people from 
here. We had agreat time and hopefully they 
did too. I don’t know about most of the other 
DJ’s around the country, but I know that 
most of us rely on ourselves to keep the 
shows going and that takes time and money 
a lot ofit. Plus keep in mind that we are not 
getting paid for this- this is volunteer time 
and I must really like it to give up every 
Saturday to do a show. Well, I spend about 
20-25 hours a week to do a 2 hour show, and 
I know that I’m not the only one who does 
that. There is Ken Sanderson in Alabama 
who I know who spends a lot of time setting 
up his show each week and there arc others, 
so come on people help them out, find out 
what they need and such, hold benefits if 
possible, get involved. 

But Before I finish, I’d like to make a 
personal apology to everybody to whom I owe 
a letter and playlists. Since everything 
comes out of my pocket, it sometimes is hard 
to come up with all the funds to pay for 
everything. I will be late this summer be- 
cause all of my savings went to help pay for 
moving expenses to Japan for my mother. 
But I’ll send everything as soon as possible. 
Also, special thanks go out to Mordam Rees, 
Fartblossom, Vinyl Communication, Touch 
& Go all of the European labels that have 
responded and espciaily all of the bands that 
have helped create this show, because with- 
out ya’ll there would be no show! To every- 
body else, I hope that you will respond. 

In conclusion, I'd like to talk about 
bodily fluids. And the communist plot to 
fluoridate the water of our glorious... Seri- 
ously, if you need any info, drop me a line of 
ink. P.M.L. Tapes, c/o “We Are The Wierd 
Show"/ PO Box 3285/ Memphis, TN 38173- 
0285. Till next time, Peter M. Louton. 

PS- Bands And Labels, send your 
muzak to be played on the air, If you need a 
gig, let me know and we’ll get you booked 
here at the local club and ifyou need a place 
to stay give me a call at (901) -525- 2400, or 
call Shannon at (901) 274-1143 or 363- 
7947. 

PPS- I’ll pass on letters to the bands in 
Memphis so why don’t you write them a 
letter. Also, this report won’t be as long in 
the future, because not as much will need to 
be said. Well, I take that back more can 
always be said but 



set. Understandably, some people were mad 
but 1 don t know if anything came of It, 
Anyways, we’d hope Accused will be able to 
make it up here again and even possibly get 
alkm nCC *° ^ on *° band suxi' 

SUBVERSE hav C probably received a 
after the revi^vblTheir tape i fi 
MRR #48 which described them as "Totally 
thinkyou can get the picture. Send 
$3 for their demo to the address provided 
later m Corv s section of this report along 
with most of the other addresses... DEATH 



Rampage even came out and sang “Class 
War ^ willi DOA. UNNATURAL SILENCE 
has recorded a 5 song demo which is great; 
lota of power and emotion, and there are 


plans La sell it after they get ft packaged. I 
believe I’d be correct to say there is some* 
what o l an influence by the more political 
U.K. bands to be found here. Word has it that 
a new drummer is 1 

ADVERSELY have, also 
great new tu nes and rec 
The first thing that ear 
listeh s '~~ x 

and killer vocals make this utterly god- like. 
The price is $3.50 ppd and for your added 
pleasure lyrics are included.,, FRATRICIDE 
have recorded a cool 6 song demo, in addi- 
tion to their split LP on Pu smart, and 1 hear 
all the tracks fire going to be pressed but oh 
various records, including one to be men- 
tioned later. Their songs are powerful, in- 
tense, and very catchy... t haven't heard 
anything from ACTIVE GLANDS lately cx^ 
bad jokes from their singer.., 
LETHAL VIRUS have found a new leaa gui- 
tarist after the last one left to form a jhzz 
metal hardcore fusion band... Victoria’s 



MISSION OF CHRIST 


Photo: Cory 


MISSION OF CHRIST should have their 
demo finished by now. Their rehearsal demo 
is somewhat more than decent, definitely a 
band to look for. Killer live show too. 

A newer band is NEOMORTE who Tve 


10 song Bit! Smoky Boom demo which is 
available Hof 82 ppdja bit more out of North 
America) , We are fast with lots of tempo 
changesand go for a more metallic approach 
musically with personal political ana social 
lyrics. By the way, my hair in the picture is 
like that because of motion not halrspray; 
Anyways, ifyou want the demo or you just 

wMmMiim 

3Ti Canada. Howd 

and Andy, ' 

FORBIDDEN BEAT are still playing 

become of 

HOUSE OFCOMMONSi: and watcKdUL the 



u neovereq Kcamy wmen covers some old 
and new locals of a reasonable range of 
styles and comes with a fair sized magazine* 
I don t know how many are left or if they're 



-yn * -v *• * v * uo ui. td uj ta; uu 

albums oi any other vStyle have come outer 
here for awhile, however there are plans in 
the making for a small label Stay tuned to 
Cory s illiterate babblings for details. 

Now excuse me while I address a non- 
musical topic, In MRR #49 a &irly reason- 
able letter appeared which came from one 
Adam Anarchy about the Less than com- 
mendable state of awareness within the 
Vancouver scene. Well Adam, f have to agree 
with you on all but one point, you say now 
few OT the area's punk/ hardcore/ whatever 
crowd turned out for the Walk for Peace 
compared to turnouts for all -ages shows, 
but (here is where you’re wrong. There were 
nrnryy of these people present, however the 
Walk for Peace, just like an all -ages show, is 
just another cool place to be seen, which is 
why the majority of them were there. Tin not 
saying I’m the most active member of the 
local peace movement, tar from it, but come 




timiea' will be coming soon, -probably before 
this is printed actually. #2 

should & out by then too. We lDPB and. 


MiBMiliBl 



:X:::X:X;XyI-C:ari : : : :4: : : : :ri.var.::;:;lNv* ^ Jk/i it iw : 

played a no-minors show with the Descen- 
dents, That's nice to hear. 

Well that’s about it for now, my 


i jL,j •» «.■ v »w ■ ■ • 

Vancouver, B.C./ V5P 1G3... FRATRICIDE/ 
: 1 J 067*^ </: V3R 3V3X1 

SUBVEKSE/ II 16 W. 1 5/ Vancouver B.C./ 
V61 1 1 R9..4 DEATH SENTENCE - contact 
Norm Utas... WITCHES HAMMER and 



Don't forget the Canada on those addresses. 

Any hands that want information and 
pictures in future scene reports or if you just 
wantto beat us up then write us> bu till warn 
ya, we're wimps. 



- greetings from 

Newcastle up in the wet and windy north 
ast. Election fever grips the nation as 1 write 
- this hasgot to have been the most stage 
managed Tv spectaculars yet, it seems fas 
many aspects of British society) that t 
tendency is towards the "American Way 
very presidential In its format, with most 
focus given to the leaders of the political 
parties! Our local conservative candidate - 
Mr. Piers Merchant - is an ex-associate o 
the NDP (National Democratic Party), an 



E 


d have some good, aware lyrics — they’re 
»o cool peopleff Their second demo should 
:>e out now and they've been offered an LP on 
Peaceville -- watch out for that — should be 


DOTE called Destroy Fascism — one of the 




F-WlT'-f-M-rl 




touching on the different aspects of fascism 
it sounds like a cross between CHUM 
BAWAMBA and THE EX but thrashier! - 
Truly inspirational, it’s also a benefit for 
Leeds Ann Fascist action good onel on 
Looney Tunes records. 

Now that we’re on the subject of music 
I'll modestly continue with the band that 
I'm a cart of: GENERIC, in MRR #48 Digger 


a lot of the music although unfortunately 
lot of the regressive metal attitudes hai 
creeped into the "scene", it's not just the 
metal thing - maybe it’s people "growing up" 
and letting slip into complacency. It bugs the 
hell out of mel 1 mean, there are good, 
positive things going on here but it s not 
rhat it used to be, people are already looking 


ack to the "good old clays" when we had our 
enue and tne scene was going strong, etc, 
these people, on the whole do very little 
towards creating a new reality NOW though, 
that’s a different matter. As a friend from 
’outside" the scene said to me* ’You lot are 
ike the bloody Teddy Boys" - he’s right, it’s 
fucked up situation ana it needs a kick up 
the arse... • . . . , • 

Despite general apathy though there 
are still a few great band in the area: from 
underland hail H.D.Q. who are like a 
ath of fresh air amongst all the gloom and 


oom, they have a powe 


BBS 


gone are the days when they used to soun< 
like G.B.H.I Their singer is one of the best 
front men I've seen in years! All over the 
place! Great! They have a, new record out 
soon. Another great band are DAN, whoj 
come from Darlington, their LP is out now - 1 
there’s something about that record... once 
on your turntable, it doesn’t come ofll A few 
of us have experienced this phenomena! 
Live, they create a party atmosphere with 
balloons and whistles and general sillyness 
- watch out for this band. New LP out In 

Local shows: Well, since the Station 
closed. Toot has opened the "Station Club" 
every other Sunday night at a venue called 
Riverside" which, although founded on col- 
lective principles tends to lean towards 
capitalism a bit, it’s good compared to the 
other clubs In town but it is little to what we 
could do. The station club is dedicated to 



ing less than rock-stars. Still, Toot and the 
tion Club people are doing their 
_est, so good luck to them. I ana some 
friends organise occasional shows at other 
enues. we'd like to find/ create an all ages 
enue but it’s hard as only the pubs are 
vailable here In beer soaked geordieland. 
e'll not give up trying though! % 


e’ll not give up trying though! . % 
Moving to hand news on a more na- 
ional scale now: first off there is NAPALM 
DEATH who simply have to be the most 
wesome live experience in memory. Their 
ound is a mixture of intense, and I mean 
ntense speed thrash and some of the mean- 
stgrtndfng Imaginable, a deranged hybrid 
f Seige and Celtic Frost at their best, vou 








ut there. Well that’s it for now folks - hellol 
to all mv friends - love Sned/ GENERIC/ Bo; 
Flatearth/ Common Ground/ 1 Charlott 
Square/ Newcastle Upon Tyne/ NE1 4XFj 

Some addresses relating to the report: 
Peaceville Records/ PO Box 1 7, Dewsbury/ 
W. Yorkshire/ WF12 8AA (also the home ol 
CIVILISED SOCIETY?)... Looney Tunes 
Records & ACTIVE MINDS/ Bobs7 top flat, 
23 the Esplanade/ Scarborough, N. Yorks 
YOU 2AQ... Earache Recs/PO Box 144 
Nottingham/ NG6 43E... Meantime Rees i 
DAN/ lan/ 11 Salutation Road/ Darling 
ton/ Co. Durham/ DL3 8JN... ELECTRC 


Nottingham/ NG6 43E... Meantime Rees i 
DAN/ lan/ 11 Salutation Road/ Darling 
ton/ Co. Durham/ DL3 8JN... ELECTKC 
HIPPIES/ ’’Llysfaen”/ Springvale/Rainfordj 
Merseyside/ WA 11 8PB... T1ELLBASTARE 
fVOLKAR)/ 80, Ellesmere Road/ Benwell/ 
Newcastle upon TVne 4... H.D.Q. c/o The 
Bunker/ 29 Stockton Road/ Sunderland 
SRI 7AQ... NAPALM DEATH/ Jimmy/ 4 




9JT... DEVIATED INSTINCT c/o 81 Drayto 
Road/ Norwich/ Norfolk/ NR3 2DN 



There hasn't been a scene report from 

Ireland for ages so I hope this goes someway 
towards giving people an update into what s 
happening. 

First off, PARANOID VISIONS are now 
recording material for their second LP which 
will be out in a few months. They are a very 
popular outfit here and although they play 
mostly in the “chorus-punk" style with very 
political and anti- vivisectionist, anti-war 
lyrics, they’ve recently begun blasting out 
some fireball thrash as is exemplified by one 
of their songs “Death to the Poor". The origi- 
nal kings of thrash here THE GOLDEN 
HORDE have been a little quiet of late after 
releasing 2 EPs and 2 LPs as opposed to 
PARANOID VISIONS one of each. 

They recently did a tremendous gig at 
Dublin’s Cathedral Club where slamming 
continued unabated until the police arrived^ 
batons drawn. Both the HORDE ' 


Has they’r 
__ ffitiaroun< 
Dublin) and PARANOID VISfONS recently 


better known thru their lucid graffiti around 

• sro 


toured Britain, the HORDE playing London 
whilst Decko and co. hit London, Bristol and 
Bath. The GOLDEN HORDE release an EP 
this week which I eagerly await. E.I.T.K. 
have been up to their ears (or so Joe McCor- 
mack tells me) replying to letters from inter- 
ested parties after fhe release of their second 
(gasspy... at last) EP which received very 
good airplay here. This punk 4-some from 
the town of Drogheda went asleep for a while 
after releasing a single and appearing on 
world class punk C-60 by ROIR. Now they’ 
back and alter a string of recent gigs a 
planning to go to Sweden and Finland “to 
play punk and have some beers" this sum- 
mer. Anybody interested in setting them up 
gigs please contact me. 


re 

are 


From Galway, DRATER have released a 
second C-60 and I hear it’s “dangerously 
loud” so I presume that means OK. 

THE GOREHOUNDS first release on 
Idol Records was for many punx, a bit of a 




i r 




On the music front we have a lot of 
great new bands and records, but before I tell 
you about them, I should tell you a bad 
thing. A fantastic youth center In Duisburg, 
called *Eaehhaus, 1$ closed because thee# 
government cancelled the contract. The last 
punk gig was with Negazione. Drowning 
Roses and Neuroot In the end of May. We'ff 
never forget this place I On the second part 
of their Gamaug tour Negazione was 
absolutely cool. CCM also toured again, but 


“wet-wag". They are brilliant live, combine 
raucous thrasn, feedback, slow cowpunk 
and noise to deafen their audiences, and 
have already caused two mini-riots when 
they played Dublin’s “Underground" punk 
hideout, and in Cork at “The Bodega". Tim’s 
description of the EP was even too kind I 
think. They are recording their LP in Dublin 
so wait for a big upturn... CATHOLIC 
GUILT... well... well... well... to any punk 
here these boy (os) were punk thrash as it 
should be — last, furious, unco-ordinated 
verbal assaults, ripping guitar play and a 
drumming barrage. Together with Belfast’s 
PINKTURbS anaCork s DAMAGE our best 
punk outfit. Their ‘They Don’t Fucking 
Care” track is now out on Joe Raimond’s (hoi 
Joel) Tour De Farce 2 C-60 and while it s a 
slow track by their standards, their follow- 
up to appear on his Tour De Farce 3 LP this 
summer should be quite a spine shattering 
experience. SEARCH AND DESTROY have 


l only $ aw one good gig in 1 famburg/Yhe re$ t 
was average. 

Vinyl wise, the best new release is the 
SPERMBIRDS’ Something to Prove LP: it has 
One hit after another. Get their fantastic 


from the PISSED BOYS and WALTER m 
Both bands are playing a more melodic punk 



ny ha _______ 

name who released a record before they 
could (bothered?) 


an . .. 

to have it released by my next article. Gerri/ like JUMP FOR JOY* UNWAJ 
Ncu Carnag e / 169 Upper Rathmines Road/ (both are real killer tracks), 

Dublin 6 IRELAND feM/® 



rock sound (a bit like ’77). Another release 
is a split LP from CHALLENGER CREW/ 
EVERYTHING FALSE! APARf. Ifs as great as 
the Spermbirds but it's sad that both bands 
ripped off some time ago. Give them your 
last wishes. The LP comes with lots of flyers, 
stickers, posters, etc! Also, the Trust Vinyl 
Compilation is out now, with 7 hew bands 
like JUMP For joy, unwanted youth 
both are real killer tracks), ANTI TOXIN. 

pma, mmmmm spermbirds and 

CHALLENGER CREW, ANTI TOXIN also 
plan a 7” EP, but I think it’ll take time. PMA 
vCrill dcYabLP: sampler^ Wbieh also includes 
DUNKLETAGB and HALLE 54. Dolf wrote 

istv/v* 4 Ua 1 M kU L'T* A O IT 


This will be my first scene report for 
MRR, and I’ll start with a short review of the 
Ronald Reagan gig in Berlin. lie was in the 
city for 4 hours, and the government and po- 
lice organized a distressed area, A whole 
quarter (Krcuzberg, where mostly foreign- 
ers, punks and alternatives five), was 
blocked by the cops. The subway was closed 
and there were cheeks on every street for 
anyone who looked like a terrorist f still, it 
was everyone), A day before Reagans visit, 
there was a great demonstration agairist his 
polities, with about 30,000 to 40,000 people 
present, Towards the end, there was a lot of 
streetlighting between demonstrators and 
the cops. Official statements reported that 
from 4,000 to 5,000 people fought the police* 
building barricades, smashing windows, 
shops, etc. Look al the photographs. . , 

In Freiburg, where f live, (in One South, 
remember the Black Forest), there were also 
some rioLs, people wanting to squat a house 
during agig. They also raised barricades and 
fought against the police but they appar- 
ently didn’t really want to squat thenousc (it 
hadLeen evacuated a few weeks prior by the 
cops), A week later the cops also evacuated 



Another brand new vinyl is the DIS- 
TORTION X LP. They have a Bit of a strange 
sound, maybe a cross between Gore and 
Negazione, and Gustis' voice flies fromtop to 
bottom. Look for this new band. 

From Berlin comes some bad news too. 
COMBAT NOT CONFORM and MAN SON 





ill te e wmmmsm np 

DERED MESSAGE LPs are out now, I ve 


REST LP< All are on Destiny Records, 

ImL but not least, we had a little sen- 
sation when L'ATTENTAT from East per* 
many released their LP on X-Mist Records, it 
was illegally recorded and smuggled into the 



west. Furious ^sounding band THE. ER- 
RATICS split up too because their drummer 
moved out of town, but maybe theyll release 
a live TP from their last gig in Idau-Obei stein. 

Zinewtse, there are also a lot of good 
ones here. The information Mag is Trust - 


,,:ih 

jjodl nhoto^ine is Breakout with tours of 
bands from 10 countries. New M ot lcn ooM 
From Hamburg is also out now with brilliant 
stories about hands; polities, etc. 

At the end, my own zine Mosy/Mase of 
X-Rav Youth #3 is out now. if includes 
stories' about HERESY; iPGWERAGE^ SCAM; 
SHERWOOD, DISTORTION X and and and, 
, ,$1 and IRC (sorry, it’s in German]. The 


Ur loULAlr>u ana uui 

maybe 1 'll write another report (there are lots 
of things to tell you about our life and our 

^ eWi iome addresses: Trast fanzine/ Dolf 
Hermanns tad ter jun/ Salzmannstr. 53/ 


postu / Dietmar Plewk 

2050 Hamburg 80, „•*.'« . , 

Distributors: w We Bite Records/ 
Moltkestrasse 15/ 7400 Tubingen: X-Mist 

514/ 4600 Dortmund 50: H1LV 3/ Uwe 
Steruheium/ Fluustrasse 8/ 6580 Gerad. 

Bands: DISTINCTION X/ Marcel Jum- 
mel; Wiedbadstrasse 37/ 6208 Bad Schwab 
bad: NO ALLEGIANCE [Destiny Records!/ 
David Pollack/ Winterfcldstrasse 31/ 1000 



Markus Weilcmanr 
6750 Kaiserlautem, . „ 

Okay, so far, please write me and tell me 
anything you want. I’m vety interested to 
know your views. Bands interested in being 
in the next issue of Moxy , please send infor- 
mation, tapes, records (for review], etc. Lalso 
distribute some records at 


write. Mv address is Eric Bensch. 

9/ 7800’Freiburg. HI answer all letters, tiy 
understand, and leave room for your own 


rroDpo Ixmtano and CCM LP Into the void 



agi/ Res. Querce Apt. 542/ Segrate MI2/ 
20090 Milano (the infamous Systematic 
logo Is made by this guy)... Insldia new 6th 










One thing that has been bothering me 
in the past few months -- March -June - -was 
a slogan "Punx Unite! Unite We Win -- Divide 
We Lose! How many people really under- 
stood it? I've been discussing that subject a 
few times with Misterious (former guitarist 
in CRIST), but in the end with no positive 
conclusions, unfortunately. It's silly but yet 
it's truth that even nowadays many punx 
facing authorities, media, cops, hooligans or 
violent trend skins etc. seem nothing but a 
sad fanzine’s messages -- contraiy trends of 
being united to fight. I mean what the hell, 
someone's bothcnng others through fanzi- 
nes or "live" preaching about being united 
instead of fear from violence at any place, 
authorities and so on? Many punx finished 
their small/large scene support that way. 
OK, so we're all numans that could feel fear 
from someone or something, but not that 
much. Let's see in the example of the Beo- 
grad scene. 

To those who read my scene reports in 
MRR, it won't be news if I mention again that 
I stopped making contacts with a new gen- 
eration of punx/Hardcores a few months ago 
(almost half a year) because of jealousy, 
hatred, kids were preaching, around that I've 
been selling records for profit etc. OK, OK, I 
won't bother you with it anymore. So back on 
what I already mentioned... the Beograd 
scene seems nowadays to be made up of 
many small disorganized groups of bands or 
individuals divided between themselves. No, 
it is not because of ages /different genera- 
tions -- it couldn’t be -- but mostly because 
of bands being proud after playing 3-4 gigs, 
so funny proudjust as if they released 5 lP's 
on their own! This is the new generation? 
Come on down kids, who the Tuck needs 
strong closed-minded persons? I don't, do 
you? Wow, speaking on the subject of au- 
thorities: a few months ago THRASH AG AIN 
broke up, as happened to them before, they 
were asked by cops about their lyrics so the 
band decided not to play anymore. I'm not 
going to point on myselfbut come on, I was 
caught many times just as they were; my 1st 
zine, photos etc. were taken in v 80, '8 1 and so 
on, and so on again. But for various reasons 
I didn't give up, though I feci sometimes so 
cheated and capable to throw it all out of my 
bloody window! It’s just that way -- people 
don't understand enough. Perhaps some of 
you wondered why we don't have any older 
punk/hardcore bands like BGK, GBII, 
MDC, Raw Power maybe, etc. You probably 
noticed already, if you used to read my scene 
reports carefully, fhat army service over here 
takes youth no older and no younger than 1 8 
years old, so after finishing the army service, 
many people -- it's not only the way with 
punx but ingeneral -- usually change their 
attitudes, life, image, views, plans lor the 
future. So the punk/HC bands do the same. 
Why don't you check out the people you 
write to in Yugoslavia... how old arc they? 
You'll find out what I meant, OK. 

So Beograd scene sucks, except CRIST 
who've been doing well with gigs recently, 
and me. People don't cooperate, OK. On my 
last scene report in MRR M8 you could have 
read something about different used lan- 
guages over here. To add some more on a 
simniar subject, it's worth it to mention the 
different church beliefs of people. Catholics 
and Protestants in the west, Muslims in the 
middle, and Orthodox in the east of the 
country. In the north there are also Catho- 
lics. I doubtyou heard a story that happened 
some years ago, when a Muslim oriented 
church, in order to get more preachers, 
made -- or at least tried to make -- a kind of 
disco club for the youth in its local area, 
funny and strange how some churches get 
new preachers, eh? What do you think? 


Don't take me wrong, I’m not trying to con- 
vince anyone against church in general, but 
at least I think the subject I mentioned above 
could for not?) be very useful to those who've 
never heard of Stalin, Churchill or to those 
who asked Theo -- a Holland boy (see Theo’s 
letter in MRR #49) -- whether West Germany 
has a border with Soviet Union... haw, haw, 
really funny how people know very little 
about Europe! 

Alright, I guess I better write now some- 
thing about what's been going on with the 
scene from May to July. First off, lots of gigs 
have been put on both from the bands and 
local organizations. For a start, it's very 
worth mentioning Subotica's festival of rock 
and pop music, which lasted 3 days. This 
festival didn't bring only rock/pop bands as 
they used to bring in the last few years back, 
but brought many punk hardcore bands 
such as CfZ.D, CENTRE OF DEHUMANIZA- 
TION, IDIOTI -- who were the winners of the 
festival -- then some other old and new 
names like PANKRTI (they're still around 
after being ten years on the punk scene), 
INDUST BAG, MIZAR (the name is con- 
nected with names of stars) -- a very strong 
psycho killer band [reminds me of early 
Rilling Joke), OSLOBODIOCI (Liberators^ 
which arc the ex-members -- not including 
the bass player -- of Yugoslav Sun, GRAD, 
PLASTIC FACE, HEAVY COMPANY, TUZNE 
USI and many others. I must say I was 
surprised by the place -- a small gallery 
inside the city library of Subotica -- where 
there was an exhibition of Yugo HC/ metal/ 
thrash fanzines. All fanzine makers got a 
letter from the organization to send their 
fanzines, and also each of the zine makers 
could give his support by coming into Subot- 
ica where the organization, led by Savo 



Duvnjak and Mircez of PROCESS - did all 
together with others a kind of tribute where 
everybody could participate. It was a real 
good alternative lor voices of all fanzines. 
The exhibition lasted 3 days, and opening 
hours were from 10am-3pm. After having a 
look at the exhibition you could take a walk 
of some 10-20 metres from there and at 4pm 
have a look at the bands which played at the 
Theatre Club right in the centre of the city of 
Subotica. Ther played usually 4 bands and 
after that you could take a bus or a walk to 
a big hall where other bands played from 
8pm till 2-3am in the morning, the entrance 
was 700 dinars which is $1710 so for that 
night you could've seen 7-8 bands. No alco- 
hol was allowed to sell inside, unfortunately 
(but punx brought a few bottles). There was 
no violence; though every evening came 
about 1000 to 2000 people, the security 
service didn’t have much to do besides 
selling the tickets. There were a few cops, but 
they didn’t have to check out inside the hall 
as (here were no fights and such. 

# Yes, to add some more, tributes about 
the subject of bands’ music, attitudes, rec- 
ords, fanzines etc. were also organized at the 
University of Subotica, where the press was 
given info on what's been going on there, it 
was also recorded for radio and TV. Each 
band or a zinemaker got the money, could 
get a hotel room to sleep in and some more 
money to spend on food and drink, also free 
tickets were given to all of us who took a 
support. Thanx to Savo, Mirccz and Mecka 
for helping me stay in Subotica. 

Let's see, other worthwhile gigs. Fang 
from Frisco played in Ljubljana in May again 
without a support band, which is a pity. I 
think 2227 or KATEGORIJA could've easily 
played but I don't know. In Beograd there 
were also a lot of gigs, a new place in the 
centre of the city recently opened for altema- 


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tive rock/punk bands. It’s called Lotos Bar. 
It used to be a sex/strip club but it seems 
that broke up, so they decided to put on gigs, 
so the first gig in June was with PAR- 
TYBREAKERS7 It was good but no one 
wanted to buy a beer or coca cola as they’ve 
been selling each small bottle of beer or cola 
for 1500 dinars, which is $2.70, too damn 
expensive! Also some other bands played in 
Beograd like IDIOTI and BOJE (Colors) at 
Piomr-Hall, CRIST at Flu Club, played 3-4 
gigs in June over here... PANKRTI at the 
Student Culture Centre, KEJ-KEJ-KEJ (a 
Ramones type band) at an open place at a 
river beacn, haw, haw -- why not?... ADA 
CIGANLIJA and we expect to see in the end 
of June TONY MONTANO AND HIS BLACK 
JACKETS (a rock’n'roll/punk band) live 
together with CRIST at open place of a bas- 
ketball club in a green part of Beograd called 
Kalemegdan. In the south of the country, 
KBO and INCEST played together in Rra- 
gujevac, and they plan to do gigs together in 
Hungary, IDIOTI played with I%YCHO- 
MODO POP in Zagreb, and VRISAK GEN- 
ERACIJE (A Scream of Generation) are plan- 
ning to play in Novisad soon. 

The scene in the north is also good, 
INCEST and PROCESS played twice to- 
other, 1st time in Backa Topola at a local 
lisco-club and 2nd at open place near the 
local church - have a look at the photo. Now 
let’s have a look at the bands. Hy David’s 
words, 2227 are searching for amps but 
found at last the room for practice. David is 
still doing his fanzine Vrnitev Odpisanih and 
the next issue will probably come out in 
July. FV Records and Hardcore Collective 
spent all their money on Fang's gig so they 
won’t do new gigs til September except doing 
gigs at open place called Metalka in the 
centre of Ljubljana for local bands. A few 
months ago I heard that Marian stopped 
dong his radio show on Radio Student which 
is a pity but there are still a lot of people like 
Gregor (remember Gregor, ex-singer of 
UBR? I hope you do), Igor and others who 
help put on good radio snows. Talking about 
new video tapes. FV records is doing well 
with that, so I think it’s better to write to 
them and ask for info. 

QUOD MASSACRE, to my disappoint- 
ment, decided not to play this summer, and 
I immediately decided to do a tour with 
IDIOTI. IDIOTI were very busy in May and 
June, playing a lot or putting on gigs for 
other bands, in Pula. Of course soon they’ll 
have their 1st EP out on Did Records and 
vou'11 be able to get it either from them or me. 
If you're into fast old punk, that is the EP 
you’ll have to check out. IDIOTI will have a 
Tew gigs this summer in Germany and Italy 
so lTl>ring their EP’s to sell at their gigs, 
OK... CRIST is doing well, they plan more 
gigs soon, and they sound I'd say as a classic 
American HC band, lots of power melody, 
they'll record a live demo probably. Sad news 
come from PROCESS as Mircez will probably 
go to the army in September, and Sudar, the 
drummer, is getting married... god knows 
what’ll happen with them. 

Pad Home Production will put out a new 
demo tape from KBO soon, so it’ll be good 
when KBO/INCEST go to Hungary to play, to 
bring KBO s tapes to sell at gigs, what hap- 

E ened with Independence Radio show run 
y Alpi? In May, Alpi had his last radio show 
because he wasn t allowed by the people 
from radio to do it anymore for various 
reasons, but he’ll continue with it in Septem- 
ber. We all hope in that. Again I advise you 
to write to Alpi and send your demos/rec- 
ords - he’ll find a way to play it either on 
radio or at local clubs in Zagreb. 

On to the fanzine scene, Mircez will 
soon finish his next issue of Zasto Bas Mi?, 
Vrnitev Odpisanih will be also out soon (as I 
already mentioned before this), Na Pragu 2 1 . 
Stoljeca (In the Threshold ol 21st Century) 
is the news on the fanzine scene and you can 
get it in trade from INCEST singer Rudolf, 
and finally Dvadeset 4 Casa -- still an inter- 
national hardcore thrash fanzine (written 
half in English) which you can get from me. 
# 1 5 is already out and the next issue is 
coming soon. 

Tnat'll be all except I've to ask gently the 
following people to write me and tell what's 
been going on of putting QUOD MASSACRE 
on their records: Clorox, Russ (IC), Ax/ction 
Records, Double A Records, Fartblossom 
Ent. for some of you I've been waiting 9 
months already now -- write back damn it! 






RUMOURS {formerly Indecent 


-,... 

Exposure). The whole tour was filled with 
fun and frivolity and apart from a Few hassles 
involving underage drinkers, it was a lota 
success. Police involvement resulted in all 
bands being hanned from Whyalla, however 
this won’t stop us and another tour is 
planned for later Jn the year, 

Speaking ^ of : tours, : WHERE S THE 


PUNCH & JUDY 


my situation. So anyway, my new address 
is: Simon Butcher/ P.O. Box I2o/Oaklands 
Park, S<A,« 5046/ Australia. 

Pm now living down m Adelaide and the 
scene here is excellent! On the band scene 
FI LTHY SCUMBAGS have called it a day and 
will be sadly missed. PERU l l ION willonly be 
playing another couple of shows before they 


split: tip :: 

Bands still playing around town at the 

TOXIC: AVENGERS. WHERE'S THE POPE; 
DOOMSDAY: HOU^, PUNCH AND JUDY; 
and SEPTIC SAWBLADES. There are also a 


called The Royal Oak Hotel. Through Janu 




VICIOUS RUMOURS 


and the whole story wa$ obviously written by 
someone who wasnTevcn there. if anyone is 
interested in reading the article, drop us a 


line and we will send you a copy. 

Over Easter we organised a tour to 
Why alia and took up four bands ana a crowd 
of people in a 45- seat bus for 2 hall shows. 

XOXfC AVENuERS/::fX)OMSDAY 1I0UR 


L 


FILTHY SCUMBAGS 


Greeting, to Chris of BC Tapes! Till next time, 
stay wild, yours, Gvido Obradovic/ Strah- 
iniica Bana 43/ 1 1000 Beograd, Yugoslavia. 

P.S. No Profit Tapes is putting out an 
international comp tape -- are bands like 
Final Conflict, Insanity Defence, Clown Al- 
ley, Shades of Grey ana similar bands inter- 
ested in sending their demos /info to me? (All 
other good Californian HC thrash bands are 
welcome, OK) Plz. write. 


South Australia- Well, first of all, I have 
moved, so anyone who wrote to me at my 


a reply, Please be patient, as all letters will 
be replied to. It’s taking a while to. get 
everything sorted out. Those of you who 
have moved before can probably appreciate 


DOOMSDAY HOUR 


LIZARD TRAIN. THE WEIRDOS, FEAR AND 
LOATHING, and several more which have 

^^^1987^ started olT very well and shows 
have been held regularly at a local hote: 


had by all 


S.A. : , 5043/ Australia. They are also record- 
ing for a forthcoming vinyl release, so look 
out for it! 

Contact Tor toxic avengers can be 
jmade by writing to; Craig Avenger/ Unit 45, 
50: August St./ Glevelg Ensl, S.A. 5045yf 
Australia. (Tape out soon!). 

FESTERED VESTQONS have just had 

headdress 


some great t-shirts made up, so the 
to get in touch with them is: Lusty Justy/ 38 
Sargent Parade/ Bellvue Heights, mm 
5050/ Australia. 

Adelaide has two thrash -oriented radio 
shows that are always on the lookout for 

>4 ><.>v X • i** ! X • ! • ! T iT - Ui • «< - vi ■ • V* vtr-: 


Radio Show/ 5 Triple M.F.M./ 56 M 
Road/ Norwood* S.A:, 5067/ Australia, ana* 
“Overseas, Underground* Radio Show/ c/o 
Simon Butcher/ P.O. Box 126/ Oaklands 
Park, S.A, 5046/ Australia. 

There are 3 fanzines still in operation at 
the moment, and the addresses are as 
follows: DNA c/o Harry Butler/ P.O, Box 
136, RundIc~Mafl/ Adelaide, 5*A*. 5000/ 
Australia: Smash It Up Fanzine e/o same 
address as l^adio Show: and Communica- 
tion Newsletter e/o Simon Butcher, same 
address as above, 

DNA is Australia's longest-running 
fanzine and covers a wide variety of news, 
reviews and gossip. Smash It Up covers & 
wide range ol information, and usually has 
some good photos in it, and Communica- 
tions is really only a newsletter, but makes 
interesting reading curd features forthcom- 
ing events, i.e. f shows, tours, etc. 

Up in Whyalla, Music Not Money Tapes 
have released several compilations and the 


Whvalla band 'VlClQUS RUMOURS can be 


Well, that just about finishes the local 


gether. Finance was raised by doing a scries 
of benefit shows under the name of the 


Corpse Club. All persons involved have done 
a fine job, so stay tuned. Thanks, ana 
remember communication equals unilica- 
tion. Peace through thrash, Simon, 






Sydney There's tons happening i n the 
$cene over here sol thought fmighnill you 
in, J here arc lots ofbandslhothola and new) 



Meanwhile, the poor old SPUNKBUBBLES 
are getting banned from venue after venue 
lor.no apparent reason. Maybe it has some- 
thing to do with their theme song “Suck Me 
Off and Gargle It\ 

, Brisbane punks CRUCIFIED TRUTH 
have an EP out called Communication re- 
leased by themeeivos and very good. The 
hand are having trouble keeping drummers 
but plan to go into the studi > soon. You can 


DEATH; SENTEN^ 


bangers slamming 
gether and getting c 
where it’s at - unity within the scene. 

And speaking ot unity, or lack of it, the 
big problem with the Sydney scene is the way 
the older punks or real hardcore dudes 
(studs, bools, radical hair) act like a stupid 
lucken tribe and won't tolerate any bands or 

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but because „ 

fheiu iclpthes mmm iitrtoaiiSlie ^punKs: xpiss 
them off without even havingalisten to what 
they, have to say. ( think this sucks big eggs. 

Anyway, a nasty . incident happened 
this month with Sydney's best hardcore 
unit, MASS APPEAL. They were playing at a 
suburban pub and during their set the local 
bikies and rednecks kept chucking beers on 
them, one of which: landed in guitarist 
Brett's amp and blew it up, after 6 songs. 


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CONDEMNED; 1 

• ■■■ - There are heaps of fanzines to buy the 
best ones being; Rise Above c/o Waterfront 
Rccords:L: :P^fat jyc "Treatment/ P.O. Box 

■ 1216/ Windsor did] / ViC„7 shH On Bris- 
/ F<0. Box 5o8/ Hamilton 4007/ 
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lodTTO/U/ VIC,: : One World / P.O: Box 
8809/ Symonds St/ New Zealand, 

: : Hope you found this of interest Unite 
and keep the scene strong. 

Craig e/o Waterfront Records/ 1 1 9 York St/ 
Sydney 2000/ Australia 


With over 200 mean punks at the gig,: things 
got tough for the rednecks* Perhaps these 
dicks won't cause any more trouble. 

Melodic punk band THE VULTEES 
have just released a hew sirigle/“Kick It OuU 
on Waterfront Records. They draw heavily 
on early English punk fS.L.JF,, Clash) and 
sound like the Clash meets a later 7 Sec- 


onds. They toured Melbourne recently and 
did shows with VICIOUS CIRCLE, with new 
bass player G&ty Phillips (not in photo).., 
Popukir punks THE HARD-ONS are gradu- 


S&S& m i m p 

‘All Set to Go’’ on Waterfront (see address). 
They have a video getting played on all the 
stations and their Smell Mv Fing er mini 
album has just been released in America. 

„ _ Also recently signed to Waterfront are 
at hardcore- Bird- 

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black leather and studded bracelets mocked 
some of the Soviet groups’ music with stum- 
bling versions of Russian folk dancing. Gans, 
25, who sported a Mohawk, and his girlfriend. 
Witch, 16, said they didn’t like these “official 
Soviet groups. They liked the Sex Pistols. 
Meanw K;1 e one person who was essential ffX 
- 1 - went unnoticed 


IAN PUNKS ON ^^other guys are Venna 
I “My name tsTarvo, a k ban ds in Tallinn. 

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PUNKS. 
YUPPIES 
AND 

LOTS OF 
■OCX 
AND Mill 


I T’S not certain what the 1 
Russian word for Yah Is— j 
but there has to be one. 

For, alon* with Western pop I 
music. Soviet youth have ac- I 

S uired a taste for aping other 
Western ways— like punks and | 
yuppies, and rock and roll. 

Punk is considered "absolutely I 
brilliant” and there are 10 punk 
bands in Tallinn on the Baltic 
coast. 

Three lads called Tarvo, Vcnno 
and Villu make up one of them 
and they reckon punk has “the 

K ower to overcome something 1 
y breaking with traditions. 

But Tarvo believes the only I 
real star in the Soviet Union is 
Gorbachov, who is already bet- 
ter than the people before him. 

Punk used to be a bad word in I 
Russia. Now the groups are 
largely left alone by the police. 
They aren’t hauled In so often, 
and can even perform in public. 

Gorbachov explained the new I 
liberalism by saying: “We have | 
irrevocably begun the transfor- 
matlon. We cannot go back." 


I Rock Addicts Said 
To Need Music 'Fix' | 

I Moscow 

. Rock fans who do not get a I 
I regular "fix” of music develop 
1 trembling hands and an unstable 
I pulse as if they were drug addicts, 

| according to a Soviet psychologist 

“If you completely isolate them I 
for a week from such music, they I 
feel worse, their irritability rises, I 
| their hands start to tremble and I 
their pulse Is unstable," said G. Al 
Aminev, a staff member of Bashkir- 1 
la University in the Volga region. 

Some rock fans who took parti 
in an experiment to see how long I 
they could go without music could I 
not last even three days, he said. 

"Reproducing music at a cer-l 
tain sound level has a very strong | 
narcotic effect,” he said. 


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Baby's Got a Gun formed in 1985. Their line up 
includes Garry Borland (vocals), Jacqui Crane 
(bass), Richard Simpson (guitar), Murray Dalgleish 
(drums). Their drummer, Murray, left the Jesus and 
Mary Chain because they weren't manic enough. 
Baby's Got a Gun are well-known in Scotland for 
causing disturbances everywhere they go. 
Basically, they're a rock'n'roll band who are out for a 
good time, but some people don't see it tike that. 
Recently gigs have been banned, the nafionat 
newspapers have been writing shock stories and 
Baby's Got a Gun haven't been asked therr opinion, 
so I thought I would give them the chance to explain 
why they put out promotional posters with the 
Buckingham Palace phone number on ft, why it abo 
included four-letter slogans, was it aff hype for their 
debut 12' Suicide Girl , what's their link wtih the Sex 
Pistols, why did they smash up the town hctff in 
Belgium during a recent European gig and make the 
front pages of the Belgian National Press, why. why, 
why. . . 

MRR: Why did Baby** Got a Gun get together? 

J: We set out to annoy as many people as we could 
and make as much money as possible, and it s 
working, ha! 

MRR: What did you think about all the press 
surrounding your promotional posters? 

G: The press we got in the national papers said that 
we were perverted punks. Who are they to call us 
perverted'? It's them that print racist and sexist stories 
to try and start trouble In the inner cities. There's 
nothing perverse about us, we re just the most 
honest band around in the UK at this moment in time 
and the authorities can't handle the truth. 

MRR: What do you tttfnk about the queen and the 
monarchy? 

G: The whole idea of the Buckingham Palace phone 
number on the posters was to show how easy it is to 
irritate the narrow-minded people in authority. We 
hate everything the royal family stands for. We're 
not anatchists, we just cc&Yt stand the fuckin' dated 
British mentality, there's no need for a royal family, 
they suck. 

MRR: Does politics influence you music? 

R: Does it fuck, our music is influenced by Budweiser. 
MRR: What's the music scene in the UK like? 

R: The music scene over here is at an all-time low. 
The few good bands that do exist don't get the 
coverage they deserve. The British music press are 
only good at putting things down, they can fuck off. 
We can't be bothered with all their bullshit. You get 
one or two good writers with a bit of suss, but that s 
not enough. A good example of the UK press is the 
way they handled the Beastie Boys, they tried to 
brainwash the British youth into thinking the Beastie 
Boys were something anarchic and exciting, when 
all they really were was a bunch of rich little wankers 
out to make a fast buck. 

MRR: Do you consider yourselves a punk band? 

G: Punk rock means absolutely nothing to us. We 
hate the word punk. It just seems like a convenient 
label for the press to use. Why should we be lumped 


in with something that happened ten years ago? If 1 
anyone puts a label on us, they must have shit for| 
brains. 

MRR: What makes Baby's Got a Gun stand out from| 
other UK bands? 

J: Were young, fresh, exciting, honest and fun.| 
That's what separates us from everyone else. 

MRR: You seem to cause o disturbance everywhere! 
you go. H this Intentional? 

G: Of course * is. The whole idea of t he bond is to I 
annoy, and annoy we do We re not annoying the 
kids, it's older people that can't handle the honesty, 
It's older people who re causing the upset, it's them 
who write the stories and ban the gigs. They're j 
scared , and It's amusing. 

Influences? 

R: We don't really hear the Influences coming I 
through in our music, other people outside the band 
do. We have favorites though. Slayer, the old TV | 
series The Avengers, Batman, Stupids. Perfect Daze, 
Anthrax, Zodiac Mfndwarp and the Love Reaction. 
American TV comedies, Ramones, The Dolls. 

MRR: Ambitions? 

J: To make as much money as Bruce Springsteen, to 
buy our own flats and to enjoy life before we re too 
old, 

MRR: What happened in Belgium? 

R: We played in a massive town hall, marble 
staircase, etc. We got loads of free drink. When we 
went on we were pissed and just having a laugh with 
the audience when some little cunt started throwing j 
drink over Jacqui and Garry, so Garry hit him over the 
head with a bottle. After the gig someone was 
hassling me, so really everyone was bugging us. 


I Even our manager, Jock, punched the souna| 
I engineer. So after another crate of beer we had a I 
| bottle fight back stage, the whole back area was I 
| covered in food and broken glass. It was a giggle, I 
| that's the way we are, a bit of fun, but like we've I 
| already said, some people are easily offended. 

| They stopped all the expenses, not just ours I 
| Nobody got any money. Next thing we were [ 
| headline material in the w Beigkan press. 

| MRR: Hew did you menage to gel an the Sex Pistols | 
j label, MBC? 

I G: M9C Records fe owned by Jock McDonald. He I 
1 used to be in a band with Johnny Rotten's brother. [ 
I He also used to be Public Image's promoter. He's I 
I now In the Bollock Brothers. We sent him a demo| 
| and he loved it so much he came up to Scotland to [ 
I see us in action. We blew his mind and he signed us | 
■ that night. He took us over to Europe a couple of | 
1 times for some showcase gigs. Now he's just | 
I released our debut 12", Suicide Girl . We re the first [ 
I band MBC have signed. The only other stuff on the | 
| label is by the Sex Pistols and Generation X. 

Contact Baby's Got a Gun at the following I 
I address: 7, Cathcart Place/ Hay market/ Edinburgh | 
JEHII 2HD/ Scotland. UK 

THING S , W E1 Q -VE 

| Richard Simpson (Guitar): Ramones, New York Dolls, | 
| Johnny Thunders, Stupids, beer. Emma Sams, 

| American hard core, guitars. 

| Jacqui Crane (Bass): The Ripchords, The Cichlids, | 
| M.O.T.O., Moral Crux, Ramones. 

[Garry Borland (Vocals): Slayer. SOD, Stupids. | 
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FRATRICIDE... a new band emerges. Largely unknown outside 
of their Vancouver home, this band combines the better aspects of 
thrash metal's Intensity, hardcore's aggression, and Its biting social 
relevance. 

The band has been together Just over a year, forming In 
February of '86. So as not to be heaped with the current crop of •metal- 
core" or "speed- core* bands, the band layed low for their first five 
months of existence, developing their Intense sound. When the band 
finally surfaced to the public, the rigorous practicing paid off. They 
played with such tightness and ferocity that a large local following of 
punks, skaters, and metallers emerged. 

During June of '86 they entered the studio to record a solid 
seven song demo. A rough mlxof these seven songs was sent to Pyshead. 
who was so Impressed upon hearing It, offered them one side of a split 
LP with Holland's Neuroot. 

Comprised of: John (19) - vocals. Eric (22) - guitar, Dan (19) ■» 
bass, and Eugene (17)- drums, the music they create Is fast-paced and 


aggressive hardcore with a metal edge. Fratricide cites such 
bands as Crucifix. Metalllca and the positivo spirit ombraced by 
7 Seconds and Mllnor Threat as Influences. Besides spending 
countless hours practicing and writing new matorial, the band 
spends a lot of their time skating together, and drinking large 
quantities of Jolt cola. Dan and Eric both hold full time employ- 
ment. while John and Eugene both continue their final high 
school years. 

Since their first show Fratricide has played a number of 
shows In the Vancouver area, and out of town with such bands 
as D.R.I., Death Sentence. Nomeansno, Dehumantzers and 
Beyond Possession. 

The band's split LP with Neuroot Is available now on 
Pusmort records, and if taking a listen to that doesn't satisfy your 

curlosity.thenthosolntorostodlnloamlngmoroaboutthlsyoung. 

fast rising band should writo: Fratricide c/o 11067 146 *A" St/ 
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ILLINOIS 


CALIFORNIA 



An interview with Barry Stepe. guitarist with 
the group Naked Hippy. Barry is no stranger to the punk 
scene as he s been in other groups both in the subur- 
ban Chicago area: Negative Element ( x) and in 
downstate Illinois: Electric Cool- Aid, Chips Patrol . 
Caustic Defiance, Constant Vomit and now Naked 
Hippy. This interview took place through the mail in 
June 1987. Interview by Tom " almost the ' Best, Chi- 
cago. 

MRR: Why the name NAKED HIPPY? Does it mean 
anything? 

B: It doesn't mean anything. It's an old private joke. My 
brother. Chopper, and me were watching the Charles 
Manson movie and we saw the family swimming in a 
waterfall. nudelChoppersays. ’Oh no! There's nothing 
worse than Naked Hippies!' We kind of took it from 
there. 

MRR: Where do you usually play? And how recep- 
tive is you audience towards your material? 

B: We play all around Peoria. Illinois which looks like a 
giant zit on the map. We've played in Chicago. 
Champiagn. and Decatur but haven't made it out of 
state yet. People dig us but the metal kids seem to like 
us the most but it's strange cuz we' re not heavy metal 
at all. 

MRR: How long have you been together? How did 
the group form? 

B. We formed about a year ago from the dreaded 
disease called boredom. We're not looking to hook up 
to Enigma to release a compact disc, we just enjoy 
playing — period. 

MRR: What are some of your songs? 

B: Our songs vary in lyric topics but none of them are too 
serious. Some include ’Fast Food Pigout*. "Naked 
Hippy for President' and ‘TV Set'. We have about 20 
originals but we can be temptedto jam "Purple Haze' 
and "Interstellar Overdrive' if we're feeling psyche- 
delic. 

MRR: Any tape or record coming out in the near 
future? 

B: A demo tape should be out soon but we don't have 
any plans for records yet. You can write for details. 

MRR: What or who are some of your influences, 
musical and non-musical? 

B: The Fugs. 10-96, Ramones, Beefeater. Bow Wow 
Wow. Slayer. Raw Power. Gravedigger. MC5. Beatles 
and everything else in between. 

MRR: Do you have any political philosophy? 

B. Heck. I just follow the basic Yippie philosophy that 
politics should be fun and that we are all leaders. I 
don't have any specific politics yet (I* m too young) but 
I do see the need for change and reform. I'm far from 
being a republican but also far from being communist. 


MRR: Or all the groups you were in In the past, which 
was your favorite or most rewarding? 

B: Negative Element was the most fun and received 
the most attention, so that has to be my favorite. My 
alter ego as drummer for Constant Vomit is also fun 
because nobody seems to quite understand where 
we're coming from. 

MRR: What do you think of “straight-edge" espe- 
cially in light of all this “Say No to Drugs” advertising? 

B: "Just say Maybe.' 

MRR: How's Sparky? (Sparky was Negative 
Element’s first vocalist) 

B: I got a letter from him yesterday. His bald head Is 
doing fine in the mountains of Louisiana. 

MRR: Closing comments? 

B: We desperately need a change In punk rock. Get 
out your thinking caps and make It fun and exciting 
again. 

NAKED HIPPY is Shayson - vocals; Barry - gui- 
tar; Jeff - bass; Dan - drums. Contact address: 104 
Greenbriar Court/ East Peoria, Illinois 61611/ USA 



We are the SINS. Started in 1981 in Detroit, 
Michigan -- currently residing in Southern California. 

A lot of people say we sound like the early 
Saints. Some say the Dead Boys, the MC5, a jazzy 
Sex Pistols, a punk Yardbirds. Some of our music is 
extremely chaotic, some is more subdued. We take 
a lot of chances live. People say our music is 
negative, withdrawn, blue. So be it. 

Our lyrics are personal, with an abstract 
approach befitting our musical approach. We don’t 
sing about animals, vegetables, minerals. Contras, 
anarchy or skateboards. We are not into "unity” of 
"the scene". We see ourselves and punk rock as 
part of the larger musical continuum. Whether it's 
Discharge or Duke Ellington, it's all music. Punk rock 
didn't appear out of nowhere. 

We are: Shaman - voice; Randy Stain - drums; 
Daniel Simpson Day - bass; Tony Fate - guitar. 

We don't merchandise anything except 
records. Which means, if you want a SINS t-shirt, 
make it yourself. Our latest record is a 16 song LP 
called Beginning From The End on Squirtdown 
records. $6 postpaid. 

Other recordings: Mood Music 8 song 7" (Black 
Noise) $2.50; Message from the Underground 18 song 
cassette album (Black Noise)... Plus cuts on Another 
Shot for Bracken compilation LP (Positive Force) and 
Sudden Death compilation LP (Smoke Seven) plus 
assorted tape compilations. 

Address for correspondence: THE SINS c/o 
Squirtdown records/ P.O. Box 7761/ San Diego, CA 
92107. 

P.S. Bikers are starting to come to our shows, so 
watch who you slam with. 





FRANCE 




WE , KRULL , are a three piece band, 
which ,Toy~TKe time you lead thiA,can 
be heard on the third international 
compilation Lp "1984" [on the trench 
label NE W O/AUE )" 

THE name of our band may Aound a 
bit "metaliAh" , and the muAic we play 
AometimeA too , ok, it 1 A a bit of a hard 
to deAcribe that Atuff . . .let 1 a Aay 
KRULL playA faAt Apeedcore , but , after 
having heard ua you're allowed to 
find other wordA (Write to ua to tell 
them ! ) . 


OUR muAical taAteA include a large 
amount of thraAh t core bandA [MINOR 
THREAT ;D . R . I . fVEAV KENNEDVS ; STUP1VS ; 
VICIOUS CIRCLE; POWE RAGE ; HEI MAT- LOS ; 
C.O.C; . . . f ,but alAo Aome heavy metal 
bandA [IRON MA I PEN; ANTHRAX ; ...). It’ A 
really too bad Auch talentuouA muAici ■ 
anA toAe their time by too often 
promoting a AexiAtf faAciAt or Aatanic 
hype and gain a large popularity and 
even a blind acceptance and a Atupid 
worAhip among unaware kidA . 

IN our AongA , we are not pretending 
we can change or improve Aomething 
enormouA in our contemporary world, 
but,aA o^ten aA we can, we try to be 
optimiAt^c l poAitive while never - 
theleAA Ataying realiAtic. 

In our AenAe,no one haA got the right 
to preach or to devellop theorieA 
becauAe it’ A obviouA no one poaacaa ca 
the very truth. So , if the kidA are 
JuAt AtnAible to our lyricA .and then 
uAe their own brain to do what they 
perAonnaly think active C poAitive 
without blindly obeying to a perAon 
behind their back, it’ a ok. 


tue (me you ! 


IN ” VIOLENCE IN THE SHOWS", we uAe 
a direct Apeech adreAAed to the peo- 
ple who at any time can meAA up our 
gigA when we juAt wan* <un and need 
communication . it' * important for uA 
to Aay: "So pleat*-! M # becauAe we are no 
copA and we do ft 0 * *° become 

copA.We let the redneckA become con - 
AciouA of their stupidity and react 
in conAequence. We do hope fightA C 
brutality will one dau entirely end 
in the concert hallA between 
SELVES, then, we can expect everyone 
to adopt a peaceful behaviour -cn 
hiA everyday life. 


OUR mid-term projectA are a video 
clip and probably a Aplit vynil with 
TRASHMEN POGO or PAR K AGE [they both 
are ao greatl) . 

BESIDES rocking our reApective 
inAtrument, our parallel activitieA 
are fort 

ARNAUV : work A for the label JUNGLE 
HdP INTERNATIONAL (whoAe UaI pro- 
duction il a Elicit GEEZ- from Japan- 
ep) ,A.nd,aA a photo-compoAer,makeA 
filmA for record Jacket printingA 
[extthe jacket for the laAt 
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our international friendA .We would be 
glad to Aend you AtickerA by mail re- 
turn. [PleaAe, don' t forget to encloAe 
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poAtage,thankA . ) 

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SWEDEN 




FILTHY CHRISTIANS probably donl belong to 
the best known Swedish bands but are interesting as 
they are one of the bands In the forefront of a new 
wave of Swedish hardcore. This time the Influence Is 
not DISCHARGE, a main influence for severed years, 
but fast noisy thrash Le. HERESY, NAPALM DEATH, 
LARM etc. The band formed Feb 85 with a different 
name and another bass player. Today the band 
consists of Pdr ThuneH - vocals; Daniel - guitar; 
backing vox; Ola * drums; Gregory - bass, So far this 
band has no releases to their credit but a $p» 7* with 
J6nk$ ping's GANX has been recorded and wffl 
probably hit the lights In May/June. Over to the 
Interview* 


MRR: What’s the meaning of your name? Why did 
you choose it? Tell us what your lyrics and 
statements deal with? Are they of a more personal 
nature than political?? 

FC: We don't like Christian people very much so 
that's the reason we chose the name. Organized 
religion is crap but we suppose it's OK if you have a 
more personal belief. As long as you don't harm 
anyone you can believe in what you want. You can 
also see us as FILTHY CHRISTIANS cos in Sweden 
you're a member of the state church from the day 
you're baptised. And as we are 4 blasphemys we 
are FILTHY CHRISTIANS. 

As a whole our lyrics deal with trying to live in 
harmony with humans, animals and nature, but we 
also have some more personal lyrics that deal with 
what we think about HC bands that turn macho metal 
and change their attitudes just to earn some money. 
MRR: What do you think about the communication 
between Swedish bands, zines, etc.? 

FC: We don't think it's as good as it should be. The 
fact is that we have better contact with foreign 
bands and people, but maybe that is because the 
music we play, ultra fast hardcore, never has been 
popular in Sweden. 

MRR: So how come you play so fast and extreme? 

That's a funny question. We started to play fast 
because there were not any fast bands around and 
we decided to change that. Also we are very 
influenced by fast bands like LARM, HERESY, CRYPTIC 
SLAUGHTER (by the way please answer our interview. 
If you're not in our zine it will be worthless). As we like 
HC it was quite natural to start a band of the same 
kind and not a pop-band. And our beliefs are the 
same as punk/hardcore. 

MRR: What can be done about generic lyrics? Do 
you think lyrics still gain or hove ever gained any 
effect? 

FC: Well you could write the lyrics with some more 
fantasy and not fucking 4 line lyrics like DISCHARGE 
etc. Maybe the lyrics had more effect earlier. Now 
we think it has a moro personal effect. What we 
mean is that if you sing “stop all wars" the wars won't 


stop anyway, but for an example two of us have 
become vegetarians and that's because of lyrics 
from certain bands (thanks CRASS, CONFLICT, etc. for 
making us aware). 

Punk is a threat toward the commercial music, 
HC/punk bands for example, make cheap records 
and do gigs just for travel expenses. If more people 
discover this it would be a bigger threat than it is 
today against commercial music, etc. 

MRR: As I see it there are a hell of a lot of (good) 
bands In Sweden, but not enough audience, or 
places to play. Why do you think that is? 

FC: The reason why there is not much audience is 
probably due to the fact that Sweden is so big and 
places to play are spread over the whole country 
and people are so lazy and poor. The solution is to 
show how easy it is to set up gigs. In fact there are 
many bands, but unfortunately they don't get 
appreciated if they have not released records. 

MRR: What is it like living in a town like Falun with 
almost no other punks around except for the FC 
members? And what do you do apart from playing? 
FC: It's really boring but on the other hand it is good 
because we have to do things ourselves and not rely 
on others. When we are not working with the band 
we are involved with activities like zines, compiling 
tapes, skate, drink etc. We also try to put on some 
gigs now and then. Besides we ll build a half pipe this 
spring. 

MRR: As for gigs I know you've not played out much 
earlier, but there are plans for some kind of a 
European tour this summer. Tell us about it. 

FC: Yes, we have plans for a so-called "inter rail tour" 
in Europe this summer. That means that we are going 
by train because it is a pretty cheap and good way 
of traveling. Hopefully GANX from Husqvarna will 
come with us. We are probably gonna visit West 
Germany, Holland. England, and Italy. We will be 
leaving in the end of June and will be out a month. 
We have made the tour with help from bands and 
people that we know in these countries. 

It will really be a low budget tour. We re only 
asking for $50 and food and a place to sleep each 
gig. With these prices we will hopefully cover the 
ticket prices. 

MRR: What are your opinions about the core of 
Sweden compared to other countries? As a 
difference toward many Swedish punks you seem to 
care and listen to a lot of foreign hardcore?? 

FC: There aren’t many new bands in Sweden but 
those who form are usually good. When you 
compare Sweden to other countries it seems like 
there's more protest marches and things like that in 
other countries. When I (Per) have been abroad at 
gigs I've seen a lot more people at gigs, a lot more 
slamming, moshing and stage diving and people in 
general seem to appreciate the bands more. Of 
course we care about foreign HC and listen to it, but 
the new Swedish bands dare to do something new 
instead of the usual boring DISCHARGE hardcore that 
has been so popular over here. So nowadays we 
also listen to a lot of Swedish hardcore like RAPED 
TEENAGERS, GANX, ROVSVETT. DTR. NO IDEA. 
HERRAIS, etc. We like to think that the Swedish scene 


is in a positive direction right now as a lot of good 
bands are forming. The negative aspects are too 
much drugs and mindless people destroying gigs. 

MRR: What do you think about the recent metal 
influence in punk/HC? Can something good come 
out of that? 

FC: About the metal thing, we see that there's two 
sides to metal. One positive and one negative. The 
positive thing is that a few of the bands actually have 
good lyrics and attitudes cos we don't think their 
music is most important. Bands like COC, SACRILEGE, 
etc. can play whatever they want as long as they 
keep their old beliefs. Metal also brings some 
variation to hardcore. The negative stuff is that some 
bands are sexist, violence-inspired, fascist and have 
disgusting attitudes in general. This is something we 
don t need in hardcore. One of the worst things a 
hardcore band can do is to change their earlier so 
good attitudes and lyrics to ridiculous black metal 
stuff. 

MRR: You've plans to put an EP with J6nk6ping's 
GNAX? Can you tell us about it, songs etc. How 
come you decided to share it? 

FC: We re going into the studio the 4-5th of April 
because we are not at all satisfied with the demo we 
made. FILTHY will probably have 6-8 songs on their 
side and we II see about GANX. The reason why we 
decided to do a joint EP is that we didn’t want to do 
one of our own at once, but instead share it with 
some other Swedish thrash band. The choice fell 
opon GANX -- a band we really like and respect. 
They were also the only ones we could find without 
any records out. 

MRR: You seem to be involved with a lot of other 
projects. As for instance, some of you were in 
PROTES BENGT and some play in an industrial band. 

FC: Yeah you're right. PROTES BENGT is only a joke 
band that some of the members have besides 
FILTHY CHRISTIANS. We have released a 32 song EP 
that sold out a long time ago but there are plans for a 
new EP called Babs Is Dead (Interviewer's note... for 
those who didn't know. Babs is my nick-name... At 
war with Protes Bengt)! We also have an industrial 
band and this nice (???) band call themselves 
BLOODSHAME. Arvid Tuba, a local cult figure, is 
involved and he's a real maniac. It can be really 
really fun to make some industrial noise between F.C. 
rehearsals. 

MRR: Any final words? 

FC: Yeah, thanks to all the people that have helped 
with gigs for the tour and to you Babs for the interview, 
Karl “Over the Top" and to all people we 
communicate with. Without you we'd be nothing. I 
(Per) have lost the addresses of Vernon Blake 
(Tampa, Florida) and Frank Pearn so if you read this 
please drop me a line. OK. Please feel free to write of 
any cause. If anyone wants the demo or buy our 
comp tape ($3) write. For demo send blank tape & 
postage. I. Per, would also like to trade splatter 
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EUTHANASIA interview by His to Eronon, logo by F. 

Waarakangas ; photo by M. Koivuluoma 
MRR: Why the name EUTHANASIA? 

E: We chose that name, though we aren't supporters ot 
euthanasia... 

MRR: What is the current line-up and tell something 
about the guys? 

E: Line-up is Martikainen - screaming; Keijo - bass; Myky 
- drums and Timo - guitar. Keijo and Myky are working 
at central hospital in Kajaani (our hometown). Martika- 
inen is at school and Timo at home. We three are not 
punx according to the general view, only Martikainen 
is a punk. We don't play our music with studs and 
mohawks, do we? 

MRR: You are one of the only fun-bands here in 
Finland. Are you totally bored with these "preach- 
ing" bands? 

E: We’re fucking bored of the bands who are singing 
about the same subjects. You can take a point of 
view on other subjects, not only war/ cops/ society- 
standards. Example alcohol — using and sociality 
of punx could be taken as a point of view just as so 
many other subjects. Only the imagination and 
examining of the things that happen around you is 
needed. 

MRR: Something about songs? 

E: Timo makes the music and Martikainen makes the 
words. Also Myky has done one song. 

MRR: Have you any musical influences and favorite 
bands? 

E: We've only one common Influence, that is Dead 
Kennedy* (R.I.P.). Markku's favorite band is Peer Gynt. 
Keijo listens to all kinds of music. Timo listens to thrash 
and speedcore bands and Martikainen is crazy for 
domestic bands like Radio-Puhelimet and KTMK. 

MRR: Your home town Kajaani, what kind of place 
is it and what are the people's attitudes about you? 
E: Our hometown is peaceful and the attitude has 
been very favorable. In this town, unemployment is 
very bad. 

MRR: Any plans for the future? 

E: We are going to do a studio-demo soon. Also we 
must do new songs. If there are people who want to 
write us. the address is: EUTHANASIA c/o Jarkko Marti- 
kainen/ Vdindmoisenk. 24 A 12/ 87100 Kajaani/ Fin- 
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the UK HC scene and are one of the UK’s best kept 
secrets. Musically, they delve heavily in a melodic 
approach, influenced by the likes of groups such as 
Dag Nasty. Descendents. etc. This interview took 
place with Ed Shred (guitar) and Nick Shnozza 
(vocals) in Ed's kitchen. London, in April '87. Absent 
members were Jason Twitch (drums) and Pauly Pizza 
(bass). Interview by Dave Ross. 

MRR: OK, what’s some background stuff on the band 
and what are you about? 

Ed: Well, there's 4 of us, and we fall out a lot! 

MRR: How do people accept you, as far as having a 
different approach to music and lyrics than most of 
the current gang of UK HC groups? 


Ed: OK, Daves now returned from making a cup of 
tea -- scamming as usual!! 

MRR: You're one of the few groups here looking for 
musical inspiration in anything other than metal. To 
me, it reminds me of reverting back to the roots of 
punk music... 

Ed: The reason about metal is that I just don't like it at 
all, and I can't play lead breaks!! I like bands like The 
Ruts. Bands like Dag Nasty are completely inspired 
by The Ruts - you can just tell! Also Mike Hampton 
(Embrace/Faith) told me! (Top groupie, this guy!!). 
Yeah, melody is very important in our songs. It's very 
hard to find good thrash bands around these days, i 
mean that band you played me today -- The Worst 
C82 New York HC) - just totally blew my head off - it's 


politics and war when you're not going to change 
any of that anyway. You'll never in a million years 
change it. You're just gonna change the view of a 
few punks. I mean anyone who is clever enough will 
see that it's not cool to have atomic bombs or eat 
meat, so there's not much point singing about it. 

Nick: Also we're a lot more sincere than most bands. 
Ed: Yeah, I'm not doing it for other people. I'm doing it 
for me - it's just observations. 

MRR: OK, give examples of how you incorporate 
that into your songs. 

Ed: "Cynical Smile" is a song about how people fuck 
up with each other cos they don't say what they 
mean. If you say what you mean, you can 
sometimes help the situation so much more than if 



Ed: I dunno. Since we evolved our "new* style, we 
haven't really played that many shows outside 
London. Before we were pretty much "hardcorish" 
like the Stupids or Depraved, and people liked us 
quite a tot. 

Nick: People still think of us as what we were formerly. 
People who've heard the Peel Session like us a lot, so 
we're much more subtle in our approach... 

Ed: ..And accepted by the masses!! 

MRR: Do you ever get grouped with the Stupids, and 
does that worry you? 

Ed: Yes we do, and I personally like it. 

Nick: I'm not against it, cos it generates us publicity. 
Alright, so we're a bit like the Stupids due to Edward, 
but it's not like we re an out and out copy band and 
we sound bugger all like them. People now accept 
that we're different, but we re friends with them... 

Ed: Yeah ~ if it wasn't for the Stupids we wouldn't be 
together as a band, so there's them to thank for it, 
cos Tom got me into it all. 

MRR: You've been together only a year, and 
already you've done a studio session with John Peel 
on BBC Radio 1 , along with the likes of Jimi Hendrix, 
The Smiths, The Damned, The Cure and a lot of 
famous bands. Which tongue went down whose 
pair of trousers??! 

Ed: John Peel fancies me! Acutally Peel is really 
bored with a lot of the music that is going on at the 
moment, or the Indy scene here at the moment. So 
he's actually starting to play a bit more American 
stuff and now he's starting to go a bit bonkers about 
the Stupids and us. and bands like us, 'cos we are 
different to the independent shitty scene. He's into 
getting stuff for airplay, so bands can send stuff to 
Radio 1 . 

MRR: Has MRR attributed to his realisation of 
Hardcore? 

Nick: Yeah, it is to the Peel show. Kent got us a bit 
more recognised here. Also... 

MRR: ... And enabled you to get into Possessed/ Voi 
Vod gigs on the music press guest list!! How do you 
set yourselves apart from other UK HC bands? 

Ed: We don't have to, we are!! 

Bobby (DC Groupie!!): I don't htink you guys even 
sound that "hardcore*. 

MRR: Do you think HC is a necessary label then? 

Nick: Yeah, cos if you didn't have HC. you'd just be 
labelled 'punk* and you'd be grouped in with a toad 
of shit. 

MRR: Do you think that's bad that if you're 
immediately labelled "punk", that it has a real 
negative connotation on you? 

Ed: Yeah -- 1 think it s pretty boring to say I don't like 
labels, I mean HC to me isn't ANTI CIMEX or bands like 
that, or DISORDER. It's just tuneful melodic bands, like 
BAD BRAINS, ADOLESCENTS, EARLY DK's. Punk in 
England, to me is nothing but a bunch of shithead 
dicks, hanging around getting drunk and trying to get 
into gigs without paying, and then totally destroying 
them once they get in!! 

MRR: Now I get the impression that it's happened!... 

Ed: Yeah! 

MRR: Do you have any aspirations with the band? 

Ed: Yeah, I want to get a whole lot of records out, so 
when I die I can say that I did something in life! 

Bobby: So when you have kids they can say ’Oh 
Jisten to what Dad did: Dad you were shit!!! That shit's 
realty lame!!!* 


intense thrash. It's early stuff, and you can tell. Early 
Gang Green, Jerry's Kids - It’s just better than the shit 
that's around now. 

MRR: So what do you think has gone wrong? 

Ed: Just more unintelligent people getting involved in 
it I guess... 

MRR: So what do you reckon it'll lead to? 

Ed: Well, It's already led to it - just a bunch of shit 
bands! 

MRR: Do you think the scene has much hope in the 
future?!! (Sounds drastic, huh?!!) 

Ed: There's always gonna be enough bands around 
to please. There's always gonna be shit bands and 
good bands, as long as I can listen to the good 
bands. As tong as the vital things stay alive, like the 
fact that you can come over and live off me for a 
few months!! (Which is about as true as Ed is good 
looking!!) As tong as the INTERNATIONAL SUPER BAND 
can play with Gl in Birmingham!! 

MRR: Do you get criticism for having an "American 
Sound” (Please note that this phrase is applied rather 
loosely.) 

Ed: Yeah, but I don't give a shit, 'cause I prefer 
American music anyway. 

MRR: What sort of things are you trying to get across 
lyrically? You are definitely in favor of personal stuff 
than a political attack... 

Ed: The thing that affects most people is the way they 
react to other people, right? The way they treat each 
other. I think that's far more important and more 
instant as far as changing things. So many people go 
to punk gigs and they're like "Oh you're not an 
anarchist band, so you must be shit." Then they go 
and see CHUMBAWUMBA or something who are 
obviously a good band, with good intentions, and 
then they go out and fuck one of their friends over, 
and people do it all the time. It's just like not having 
respect for shit. It’s not worth singing about Anarchy, 


you keep things hidden. "Life's Demand" is about an 
incident where a friend of my sister’s died when she 
was 17. and she lived her life well, and there's just so 
many people who waste their lives while they've got 
it. The only thing life demands of you is that you live it, 
and so while you're alive you might as well do that, 
instead of wasting it. 

MRR: What sort of things give you the most 
inspiration in general life? Is it things that have 
happened in the past, or things you look forward to? 

Ed: Yeah, like the tour in America with the Stupids was 
really cool and when I got back to Washington DC I 
wrote about 4 songs, 'cos it was just like 4 weeks of 
the best feelings, it was really great. Just like 
experiences really get you going to write songs. 

MRR: Nick, because Ed writes almost all the lyrics, do 
you have much of a problem trying to express his 
viewpoint? 

Nick: Not necessarily. Now I know him better than I did 
originally, and I know what he's on about. He more or 
less tells me what it's about, and I'm getting more into 
it. The more I think about it, the more his songs affect 
me. 

Ed: I can sing a song how I know it's written, and he 
can interpret it as someone reading the lyrics would 
interpret it. So it's good, cos it’s interpreted before 
anyone actually listens to it. 

MRR: So what have you got out of being in the band? 

Ed: A car aeriel in the head! ! 

Nick: Travelling around England with the lads, being 
stuck in service stations til 6 am, breaking down in 
snow, etc.!! It's down to experience isn't it? No matter 
what. Living life in the fast lane!! 

MRR: OK, tell us about the Bangles!!! 

Ed: Well it happened a while ago, I was jamming in 
my room, and Vicki strolls in and she goes "Hey 
dude, what's up? You should maybe play C minor 



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instead of B." And I'm Ike "Yeah, that's cool!!" so we 
wrote "Walk Like An Egyptian" together!! (Suuuure!!) 
You know, they come round and sleep in my bed 
sometimes!!... 

MRR: And they kick you out and you sleep in the 
kitchen!! 

Ed: Yeah, that’s right -- with Susanne!! 

Nick: I'll have Michael!! 

Ed: The Bangles are rad, they're just the best. (True, 
true!!) 

MRR: Have they had an influence on BDS in any 
way? 

Ed: Well, there was one song called "Standing in the 
Shadows" before Nick was in the band, inspired by 
"I'm in Line." 



MRR: What effect do you think having U.S. bands 
touring here had on the UK scene? 

Ed: It gives everyone a chance to be cool and 
pose!!... 

Nick: Hang out with the bands!! 

Ed: It's good, we just get to see some good bands for 
a change, bands who have been around for a long 
time. It just revitalizes everything for a couple of 
months. 

MRR: Do you think local bands write better songs 
because of it? 

Ed: I dunno -- they probably start playing a lot better. 
In England tho’, people are more into copying what 
English bands do. rather than what bands like 
Scream do. 

Nick: The U.S. bands are a lot more into It. They're 
more into the crowd also than U.K. bands. 

MRR: So there's a lot more spirit in their set? 

Ed: Yeah. 

MRR: OK, any cheerio's? 

Ed: Wei first we have a 12" out with 7 tracks on it ($7/ 
£5ppd) and we'd like to thank Vinyl Solution for doing 
the record, and we'd like to thank Shane from Manic 
Ears for not beating us up and we ll do a record with 
you soon oh little man!! Thanks to Kent Jolly, the 
Stupids and anyone who has helped us and likes us. 
MRR: And every DC band for ever existing!! 

Ed: Yeah!! And thanks to Tim... 

All: Yo!!... 

Ed: HANNON!! Oh yeah - 1 want to ask Martin Sprouse 
publicly why he has put that picture of him in "Easily 
Amused" when it's not him -- he's just a tall skinny 
wimp!! 

MRR: According to Tommy Stupid!! 

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ING STONE TOOK THE AP- 
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QUIT THE BUSINESS. THEY 
ASKED ME TO COME ABOARD 
AND BE A PART OF IT, AND I 
SAID u THIS IS ALL WRONG AND 
J'M GETTING OUT OF THIS! 1 '— 


MRR; Grog, whon I first mot you it was in tho lato 60’«. and 
I wont over to your house in Fairfax with Lenny Kaye (of 
the Patti Smith Group) and saw your Insanely massive 
record collection. You had Just about every obscure 
record from that period.... 

Grog: I might have thought I did, but I've added a couple 
of hundred thousand since then and the want list is still 
growing. 

MRR: That’* an Interesting thlng-that back in the late 
60’«, a lot of us thought we knew most of what had come 
out... 

Greg: We were naive Idiots, 

MRR: At that point, I knew you through a fanzine you did 
called Molo Navigator , which has gotta be one of the 
first 2 fanzines ever, right? 

Greg: Right. It started around the same time as Crawdaddy, 
who were on the East Coast and we were out here... about 
a year-and-a-half before Rolling Stone started. Up to the 
point Rolling Stone started, there was a kind of rock'n'roll 
underground fanzine press, but after they came along 
there were only theso big moga-tablolds. Tho fanzines then 
reappeared a few years later. In the beginning I was so 
Idealistic. I was Insulted that Rolling Stone took the ap- 
proach they did. and so I quit the buslnesi They asked me 
to come aboard and be a part of it, and I said “This Is all 
wrong - and I'm getting out of this. 

MRR: When did you start Bomp fanzine? 

Greg: 1969 or 70. 1 put it out for a couple of years up here, 
and mostly it was Just distributed among rock critics ( 1 00 or 
so copies) who worked for Creem or Rolling Stone and 
didn't feel they could air ail of the things they thought in the 
format of those magazines. So Bomp was a forum where 
people like Charlie Gillett, Grlel Marcus. Dave Marsh. Lester 
Bangs— all those klnda guys who came along and started 
writing about music In those days-could talk about the 
things they really cared about and argued about— where 
the rock press was going, where the music was going, why 
things were getting so lame in the 70's. Ed Ward, who was 
the music editor at Rolling Stone at that time, thought what 
we were doing was really important, so they sent Annie 
Liebowitz out to take pictures, and did a big thing on rock 
fanzines at that point. Bomp wasn't the only one at that 
time, maybe a dozenorso were coming out— but this piece 
really brought me a lot of attention and got me a Job offer 
to move to LA and work for United Artists, editing their In- 
house magazine and doing other shit. That was the end of 
' 72. and Bomp was already established as a magazine, and 
continued as such for another couple of years before I got 
the Idea of turning It into a record label. 

MRR: And whon did your store in North Hollywood begin? 
Greg: Much later. Bomp was a magazine, and I worked 
other Jobs which I then quit to concentrate on Bomp. I 
started the label In late 74 tt was meant to be Just a 
collectors label, where we'd Just sell records to subscribers. 
I had no Idea that could ever become an alternative 
distribution network or anything at all like what we have 



now. Over the course of tho next sevoral yoars I got involvod 
with the Flamin' Groovles and went on tour with thorn all 
around Europe and got to meet a lot of the people who In 
the very near future would go on to start things like Stiff 
Records. These wore the pooplo I was tatking with, sharing 
Ideas, and wo all felt tho samo way— that something 
neodod to happon. So I felt very encouraged about mak- 
ing records, and spent a lot of time in NY working wit h bands 
that were starting the scene at CBGB's. I workedont ho label 
for a couple of years, strictly underground, and then whon 
the New Wave thing explodod. and tho Sox Pistols hap- 
pened and all of that, it soomod to mo that I wanted to try 
doing what my friends at Rough Trade In England were 
doing— to make the records available to people who 
wanted them. The major record outlets weren't doing that. 
We had a mail order business through the magazine for 
yoars, but wo expanded that by gotting In records from 
England and indies from America, and tried to distribute 
those to stores. And because we needed a larger area to 
operate this from, we got a little storefront In North Holly* 
wood and had a shop In tho front and warehouse In tho 
back, and put out the magazine there— and it was really 
great. Every weekend we'd have whoever was In town— 
Blondie. Sex Pistols. Damned-come out and do an auto- 
graph party at the store and thousands of people would 
come and it was agas. That was 77-78. Afterthat we closed 
the store and moved to a larger location In Glondale. There 
was no more point In the store, as Jem and people like that 
were getting the records into the major storos and people 
weren't coming. Actually, all throughout the history of the 
store, it was a failure to get poople to experiment with new 
artists. They wanted the now EMs Costello or now Damnod 
or the new Clash record, and we'd say ‘Well if you like this, 
check out the new Lurkers'. but thoy didn't want to know. 
So why carry a thousand difforont onos that no ono will buy. 
so we c iosed down that experiment. Then wo got out of the 
distribution business. I've been In and out of a lot of different 
businesses, trying to feel my way Into vehicles that would let 
me accomplish things that I thought were necessary. 

MRR: Recently you did a club, right? 

Greg. Right, the same sort of thing as what you're trying. It 
gives you a whole new perspective on what can be done, 
a whole new Involvement with bands and to understand 
their problems better. You get to watch and encourage 
upcoming bands and even nurture them by putting to- 
gether the right kind of bills. So all of that was a creative 
experience, and I discovered afew bands that I've gone on 
to make albums with. I also ’learned that having a club Is a 
good way of gotting media attention, getting visibility for 
something way out of proportion to what it really is. The club 
was the size of this little room, and we'd cram 100 people 
Into It. yet we got a full page picture In People magazine, 
and magazines ail over the world were sending reporters— 
I saw pictures of the club In Spain and ttaty—completety out 
of proportion. 

MRR. tot'* go back a little. Fanilne-wUo, Bomp had a big 
Influence on mo, for a couple of reasons. One, because 
of lt« (especially atthetlme)amazingcoverage of things 
that were going on or had gono on, and because It wai 

acommunlcatlonvehIcte.lt came along at a time when 

rock'n'roll wai really hurting, and bridged a gap and 
helped us through— kept a lot of us who still believed in 
tomethlng connected. Don't you mlsi doing that today, 
or it It something you got out of your »y*tem? 

Greg: What I miss Is that sense of a community that I was at 
thecenterof and was able to help focus, what you'redolng 
with MRR now. I can't dot hak-ySiyre doing it. tt was the right 





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fed up with how stupid things were getting, and there was 
no way to know how many of us were out there or to share 
energy. That mag was able to get all those people together, 
create a market of a couple of thousand people so inde- 
pendent records could start to come out, all of that hap- 
pened during that unique time and I was realty privileged to 
be there and to visualize some of the possibilities and make 
some of it happen. But that was then, and I don't realty see 
an opening for myself in that arena today as a writer. I find 
myself very frustrated when I try to articulate how I feel 
about things, I just start spewing out negativity. I want to 
believe in something, but when I look at MTV or anything 
that's happening out there, it makes me ill. So I find solace 
in just making music that I think is really good and stands on 
its own. 

MRR: When you began your label, you did a lot of power 
pop, and then some early punk stuff like the Zeros and 
Weirdos, and then eventually did bands with a more 60’s 
Influence, but now lately you've started again with stuff 
in a more modern punk vein. Where do you individual 
tastes lie? 


— I DON’T WANT TO WORK 
WITHARROGANT, EGOTISTICAL 
PEOPLE WHO WANT ME TO 
MAKE THEM STARS. I JUST 
WANT TO DO MUSIC FOR 
PEOPLE WHO BELIEVE IN WHAT 
THEY'RE DOING 'CAUSE IT’S 
THE RIGHT THING TO DO.- 


Greg: That's a good question, because you have to assume 
that anybody who has an independent label is using his 
tastes as a guideline. But you can't really get away wtoth 
doing that. My tastes are very broad. I like a lot of really 
wimpy pop stuff that I would never put out but like hearing 
on the radio. I like a lot of really weird stuff, a lot of hardcore 
punk stuff. 4Q's jazz, a lot of stuff that isn't really the most 
appropriate things for me to be professionally involved with. 
But as a label, Bomp was much broader than it should've 
been, because I'd have a punk record next to an Iggy Pop 
record next to a 20/20 record, and I really didn't have the 
resources to market all these types of music, so the label 
kinda collapsed around 1980. 

MRR: Why? 

Greg: Actually, what killed it was the first real success we 
had, a record by the Plimsouls and Unknowns and Josie 
Cotton, all of which got picked up by major labels and sold 
really well and I lost money on all of them. I began to see how 
much money you have to lose to make a hit. We could really 
go into the economics of this forever and really open some 
eyeballs on what happens when you work with the major 
labels and the actual flow of the money and who gets it and 
who gets fucked. I found out by getting fucked, and I said 
I don't want to do this any more. I don't want to work with 
arrogant, egotistical people who want me to make them 
stars. I just want to do music for people who believe in what 
they're doing ‘cause it's the right thing to do. I was getting 
all these phony Hollywood bands who wanted to be the 
next Plimsouls, and they didn't understand that the Plimsouls 
had heart and they didn't coming along with their stupid 
haircuts. So I just decided that I going to redefine myself as 
a record executive and have a label that specializes from 
nowon. I wanted to find an area that was pure, that hadn't 
been corrupted, and also where I felt I had some expertise, 
so I went to the 60' s punk thing -I'd been doing the Pebbles 
and High Times compilations for some time-and started to 
find a few bands were trying to do this kind of music, so I 
thought, going back to the spirit of the old Bomp, let's 
create a movement, let's create a scene, let's give all these 
people some encouragement and see what happens. I 
really thought that the honesty and idealism of 60's music, 
given a focus and outlet, could grve rise to some of those 
attitudes in the young people out there. 

MRR: Doesn't hardcore fit that description? 

Greg: Granted the hardcore people were trying to do a 
similar thing at the same time, but that wasn't for everybody 
and that there were a lot of people who didn't want to slam 
or beat each other up and wanted something else to 
believe in and that the 60's music could offer that. So I 
started the Voxx label, and at first I wanted to be so purist 


$4 a record, mono or stereo, black & white covers. That 
quickly went by the wayside, but all along I've kept the 
intent pure— bands who are doing it for the wrong reasons. 

I won't work with them- if they aren't doing it because they 
love it. because they have to do it whether they get heard 
or not. It was exciting for me— if you want to stay in business 
year after year and have the resources to still do things, you 
have to put out stuff that sells, but if you're an individualist 
you have to put out stuff that pleases you and keeps your 
enthusiasm up. The 60' s thing was great for a few years 
there— it was fresh. But now it's getting kinda old hat and 
although there are a few still interesting bands (especially 
out of Europe), I think that as a movement it's proven to be 
a blind alley, the kind of people who took it over are so 
fashion-conscious, are so intent on projecting a certain 
stylized idea of what the 60' s were, rather than picking up 
the spirit of creativity that I don't want to be associated with 
it. and wash my hands of all the conformism, the ’Let's look 
like primitive cavemen and hold up our Voxx guitars'. That 
is not the 60's... 

MRR: Having gone through all of that, do you now feel 
lost and disillusioned? 

Greg: No. not at all, because while the creativity of that 
movement was fading, another movement was taking 
shape. I don't know how you define it, there are no 
buzzwords yet. but bands like the Lazy Cowgirls really ap- 
pealed to me from the first time I saw them. They have 
everything that's essential in rock'n'roll— 60's, 70's. 80'$. 
even 50's-timeless rock'n'roll. It works. There are plenty of 
bands like that around the country, there are plenty in L.A. 
right now. It's kind of an underground scene right now, it's 
not trendy, they don't have large followings right now. but 
they all are in the best spirit of what I've always liked, so I 
thought let's bring back the Bomp label for these kind of 
bands and keep the Voxx label pure. I'm open to any kind 
of music for Bomp. and what I'm looking for is the essense of 
that act— are they doing something exciting to me. It's a 
chemistry that you feel, like when you meet a girl. You can't 
really reduce it to a formula. 

MRR: You've alluded to being able to “create a scene". .. 
Greg: You can. you know that. Guys like us have proven it. 
Those of us who have survived one or two or three genera- 
tions of rock and roll have learned a few lessons from it. 
Scenes always start with what I call the vanguard audience , 
the handfui of people out there who are never satisfied with 
what's going on and are always looking for something 
better. So a new idea comes along and those people seize 
upon it and play around with it and mold it into something 
that takes shape. Then more people are attracted to it. and 
pretty soon it's a whole scene, but then those people move 
onto something else. 


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DOUS ALTERNATIVE INDUSTRY 
THAT WE DIDN'T HAVE 10 
YEARS AGO. IF THIS NETWORK 
HAD BEEN IN PLACE IN 77, 
MAYBE THE CLASH WOULDN'T 
HAVE SIGNED TO CBS, MAYBE A 
LOT OF THE ORIGINAL HYPOC- 
RISY WOULDN'T HAVE BEEN 
ROOTED INTO THAT SCENE.— 


MR^Dont yo u e v c» r f «» e I th ato n c 

degenerate, that everything revolutionary eventually 
becomes what it originally opposed? 

Greg: Worse than ever. That makes me want to kill. The only 
way out of this trap is for people to take control of the scene 
themselves and not give in to the first impulse to sell out to 
money. Each generation has the chance, they create 
something new and revolutionary, the big corporations 
come along and offer them money. It takes a little longer to 
sell out each time, and there's always a few more who 
don't. Now. we have a tremendous alternative industry that 
we didn't have 10 years ago. If this network had been in 
place in '77. maybe the Clash wouldn't have signed to CBS. 
maybe a lot of the original hypocrisy wouldn't have been 
rooted into that scene, maybe all the punks wouldn't have 
gone disco dance-ortented 2 years later. That was a really 
big blow to me. I believed what was happening in the 70's 



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glam stars from a couple of loser punk bands as everybody 
now looks back on it as. I think that it' s our job to be in control 
of these movements, because if we don't have some kind 
of understanding of what's happening around us. some- 
body else who undrestands things very well in economic 
terms will come in and set things up so that by the time we 
wake up it's too late. 

MRR: That’s an important and painful lesson to under- 
stand, but unfortunately it seems that every generation 
has to go through the same trial and error routine, even 
if there are people who’ve gone through it before and 
are trying to point out the pitfalls... 

Greg: I'm an idealist, and don't believe that we're just 
blindly repeating cycles. I think that every individual has to 
go through a period of maturation. You start with naivete 
and idealism and work your way through all the bullshit and 
get tempered by experience, but as a society we can pass 
along lesons we've learned. We have a hip power structure 
in control of the alternative music scene now, very dedi- 
cated people. So a band coming along today doesn't 
have to break all the ground that was broken 1 0 years ago. 
They can read MRR. go to some of the labels. If a band 
co mes to me they don't have to learn a lot of lessons. I g uide 
them. I see getting older as a kind of opportunity.. ..with 
each generation that comes along. I have a chance to 
apply things I've teamed in a slightly different way at a 
slightly different position in life, like coming around in aspiral. 
It's doing the same things, hanging around with bands in 
clubs, but 20 years ago sitting here with you I'd go ‘Wow, I'd 
like to start a fanzine. * Now I can maybe help people to do 
what they need to do better. This is happening on a very 
broad scale, there are people everywhere who' ve teamed 
these lessons, and I think we're getting better all the time at 
whatever this thing is. this revolutionary thing. It's only 
changing people, it's getting people to take responsibility 
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taken away from them. 

MRR: About record collecting. ..are you still a fanatic? 
Greg: Well. no. I've got enough. I was never a record 
collector like some of these guys who, once they have a 
record will never let it out of their hands or gotta have 2 
copies— one to play and one to look at. That's not in my 
mentality; I want to hear the stuff. There were many, many 
years there when there was very little good new music beng 
made, so feft you could go back in the past and find great 
exciting stuff, and now there's a whole industry in finding 
stuff in the past in any form of music. There's more 50's music 
coming out nowthan there ever was then. So. I'm collecting 
tapes, swapping tapes with people, getting the records I 
don't have. I'm selling off some of my records that don't 
mean anything to me. They mean a lot to some people— 
the prices on some of them are absurd. I find that a record 
collection is very time consuming, but worse than that, it 
takes up so much space that you can't move, you can't 
have a life. I have to spend so many hours updating my 
collection, reading all the lists, putting down what I have 
and don't have— I still haven't listened to 99% of the records 
I have. I'm still not done indexing the ones I got in the 60's. 
It's ridiculous. But having the collection has allowed me to 
go back and find a tot of these great songs that nobody 
knew about and put together compilations, and this is a 
whole field that I helped create too, visualize out of noth- 
ing— why can't we do this ourselves? If we waited around 
for the big companies to reissue that, we'd never know 
about this vast punk legacy we have from the 60's. 

MRR: In the next couple of years are you gonna start 
chronicling 70’s punk the same way? 

Greg: No, I don't think so. Those people are all still around 
and are doing a pretty good job of reissuing their own stuff. 
It's down to you in the 90's to put out all these obscure one- 
shot bands. 


MRR: You did the distribution thing for quite a while. Are 
you still a* it? 

Greg: We haven't been a real distributor since about 1981. 
It's a tricky business. I was only ever in it because no other 
distributors were interested in this type of music, but there's 
a good network of people out there now. Getting them to 
pay you is something else again. I could get into the horrors 
of what you have to do to get paid in this business, but it's 
still easier than trying to do it yourself. 

MRR: But you do still do a mailorder? 

Greg: Yeah, but that's kinda dying down, mostly people in 
Europe. It's weird— our audience..we sell 60's reissues, neo- 
n's bands, and hardcore. ..that's all those people want. 
They would not buy a Stones reissue, it has to be an obscure 
band like the Swamp Rats or Reagan Youth, but nothing 
else. 

MRR: Coming into the present now, you're dealing with 
bands like the Raunchettes.... 

Greg: The Bomp label reopened this year with a new roster, 
including one by Stiv Bators. He kind of inspired me to get It 
going again. He came back out of nowhere and said “Let's 
do a record. ' I've got to give him credit. Whenever he's had 
a major label deal, he's always said, behind their backs. 
“Let's fuck these guys. I'll make records on the side' or “As 
soon as I can get out of my deal. . . ' He always believed in the 
independents. Hejust made a record withthe DeadBoysfor 
a guy back in Ohio who was their road manager. He's 
always given back to the people that have helped him. So 
he came backand we did a record, the Raunchettes came 
along, the Lazy Cowgirls, The Holy Sisters. I've got a band 
back east called Lord John who are kinda more 60's. And 
I'm looking from there to go further. If I can find bands in any 
genre that have heart and good music, I'm open to It. I'm 
a little hesitant on how to approach hardcore because 
obviously I'm from a different era and it's not my scene. I 
can't be a pioneer in that field, and can't even take a 
leadership role, but I do have a labelwithagood reputation 
and the marketing and distribution skills to get a record out. 
so I'm looking for bands that want to be with a label that 
believes in rock'n'roll. 

MRR: How old are you now, Greg? 

Greg: Thirty eight. 

MRR: And you’d still call yourself idealistic? 

Greg: Oh yeah. It's something you can't get out of your 
system. 

MRR: You’ve written a lot of tracts In Bomp and other 
places where you still believe in the possibilities of youth 
counter-culture effecting change. Actually, this is an 


-THERE ARE PEOPLE EVE - 
RYWHERE WHO'VE LEARNED 
THESE LESSONS, AND I THINK 
WE'RE GETTING BETTER ALL 
THE TIME AT WHATEVER THIS 
THING IS, THIS REVOLUTION V. 
ARY THING , IT'S ONLY CHANG- 
ING PEOPLE. IT'S GETTING 
PEOPLE TO TAKE RESPONSIBIL- 
ITY FOR MAINTAINING THE 
SCENE OR CULTURE OR WHAT- 
EVER GIVES THEM SATISFAC- 
TION— NOT TAKING IT FOR 
GRANTED OR LETTING IT BE 
AKEN AWAY FROM THEM.— 


aside, but are back issues of Bomp still available? 

Greg: Yes, the later ones, the more substantial ones run 
around $3. The early ones are really pointless to have unless 
you're a collector. If people are interested, they should just 
send in for our mail order list. 

MRR: I hope people will do that, to get a historical 
perspective... 

Greg: I think it was the prototype for the kind of magazine 
that MRR has become, but the type of stuff you're talking 
about is generations apart. 

MRR: We’ve covered 60’s punk in a minor way, but we do 
refer to it a lot in a minor way as a reference point. 
Greg: You do, you have been very supportive. Even though 
it's not your primary thing, you have reviewers who can 
evaluate it in its own terms, which I can appreciate. 


MRR: And also show an historical connection, which is 
both good and bad. It’s good for people to know roots 
and go back, but at the same time they become self* 
conscious and imitative. 

Greg: Yeah, that's the pitfall, but I've always believed that 
without knowing the roots you can't go forward. I don't 
know why, but it's just been an article of faith for me. You 
don't have enough information if you're left on your own. 
There's really no substitute forthat naive innocence that kids 
come along with. 

MRR: Do you go out to shows much? 

Greg: Very rarely. There isn't really much happening. If there 
was a c lub like Gilman St in L. A. . I'd hang out there. I like clubs 
where there's a see ne. I don't like clubs where you dress up. 
parkyourcar. pay $5, stand in line to buy $3 drinks, and hang 
out with a bunch of idiots watching horrible bands. It just 
doesn't appeal to me. I don't like most of the bands in 
Hollywood. It so showbiz, and everybody's trying to get a 
record deal, and it's not my kind of thing. 

MRR: We’ve been working on a list of all the local punk 


—IF THERE WAS ACLUB LIKE 
GILMAN ST. IN LA., I'D HANG OUT 
THERE. I LIKE CLUBS WHERE 
THERE'S A SCENE. I DON'T LIKE 
CLUBS WHERE YOU DRESS UP, 
PARK YOUR CAR, PAY $5, STAND 
IN LINE TO BUY $3 DRINKS, AND 
HANG OUT WITH A BUNCH OF 
IDIOTS WATCHING HORRIBLE 
BANDS.— 


bands, and have found that there’s about 200 of them, 
which is pretty amazing. Even though there’s hardly 
anywhere for them to play, they're out there. 

Greg: They're everywhere. I was in Holland recently and 
staying in this tiny little town 50 miles outside of Amster- 
dam with a population of 1000 people— and there was 
a punk club there with 5 bands playing. It was great. 
MRR: So where does it all go from here, Greg? 

Greg: I don't know. I've stepped down from... I've become 
a 60' s kind of guy, I live for the moment, (think it kind of makes 
sense to do what's right for now and let the future take care 
of itself. You can get too into trying to force things to 
happen, and then become unresponsive to changing situ- 
ations. I spent years trying to force certain scenarios... 
MRR: But you were just advocating that before... 

Greg: It all depends on how you apply it. You can help a 
movement happen, but you don't help it happen by visual- 
izing it down to the last detail before it's even started, and 
then refuse to accept antthing that doesn't conform with 
that. There's a tot more energy in something that's happen- 
ing . and you beco me a part of t hat and then know when to 
become assertive and when to go with the flow. So I'm 
going with the flow now. but I'm not just accepting what- 
ever comes along. It's hard to put into words. This is philoso- 
phy now. this is how your mind works, how you make 
decisions in your life, and I try to hone my instincts so the 
things I do are right in themselves and that the rest will take 
care of itself. Twenty years from now there could be some 
completely incomprehensible type of scene going on, but 
if it's cool I want to be a part of it. Getting from here to there 
will take care of itself. Now I'd like to know where you think 
it's all going. 

MRR: I don’t know, but I do know I always see warning 
signs. Having gone through the 60’s, I know where some 
things lead, and that especially applies when money 
moves into the scene and how cooptation and exploita- 
tion takes place, how that affects the labels, the bands, 
the zines, the clubs, every aspect of independence. So 
when I see these warning lights 

I go crazy. I wish I could say that through MRR we could 
counteract those things, but we aren't. There were a lot 
of warning signs about the fascist aspects that would 
grow in the punk scene a long time ago, and unfortu- 
nately most of those things came true. Just because we 
recognize it, write about it, and try to make people 
aware doesn't mean we actually have the power to do 
anything about it. 

Greg: That must be very frustrating. You want to believe that 




if people are shown the choices they can make tho right 
one. 

MRR: At the same time though, the punk scene is more 
real now than it's ever been because it's got all these 
problems. Rather than being an elitist thing set aside 
from mainstream society, It's a microcosm of all the 
problems within mainstream society. It's challenging, 
and I feed on that. But where it goes, I don't know. I do 
know that every time I've become really disillusioned 
about things, something has come along that's really 
relnspired and reenergized me. 


— OUR GENERATION HAS 

g ALLY COPPED OUT, IS OUT 
ERE MAKING MONEY, BE- 
AMING BOURGEOIS 

SHOLES.— 


Greg: Isn't that what keeps the democratic process alive, 
by being threatened, by people working out for themselves 
tho moral Issuos and making tho right cholcos 

MRR: Forlnstance, with this clubhere It's a whole new ball 
of wax. There's a lot of attitudes that both bands and 
people who come here display that really make me 
want to kill, and yet the process of trying to get people 
to take responsibility for themselves Is a challenge that 
when It does pay off makes it all worthwhile. A lot of 
people Involved here are great. They're growing, they 
give a shit, and hopefully this'll be something we can 
hold up as an example. We can't say "This is haw it's 
gonna be", but what we can say Is "Here's something 
we're trying and It’d be great If people in every commu- 
nity could try It, which would lead to a whole new 
resurgance. If there's a good club, then the bands form 
and last. 

Greg: I learned that same thing with tho cavern. Just having 
a club creates bands. There were about 100 bands that just 
came Into being to play my club. And they disappeared as 


soon as tho club closed. Don't youthlnk it's Important to got 
pooplo Involvod In the process of living out the attitudos that 
are Implicit In whatever. . . you neod to work things out In life, 
and you loam by going through tho problems. 

MRR; Allhough It’s helpfulto deal with it on this scale, but 
the problems are not Insurmountable and people can 
find out that they can bo passionate, they can create, 
and have victories. That's roally important. 

Greg; This is what they should be learning In high school- 
how to run a society. But what about musically, there 
doesn't seem to be any one dlroctlon.ovon In tho hardcore 
scene— they’ro doing everything from motal to punk to... 
MRR: Well, my musical biases aside, I Just want to see it 
grow qualitatively as well as quantatively. But when the 
mentality gets stup!d...and the style takes precedence 
over values.. .We have to keep reiterating the Initial 
values, of why things happenod before, how can we 
prevent that from happening again. What do thoy have 
to fight to protect. 


-•I DON'T KNOW WHAT VAL- 
UES THE PEOPLE FROM THE 
7 0'S HAVE BROUGHT INTO 
BEING, THEY DIDN'T HAVE 
MUCH TO BEGIN WITH-NO 
PAST, NO FUTURE, DESTROY. 
WHOOPEE.- 


Grog: Their right to party. 

MRR: My biggest disappointments come when the 
"older" punks give up the fight, cease tasking responsi- 
bility for what they started. 

Grog: That was ono roason why l had such troublo keoplng 
tho magazine going. As a ono man job it was Impossible, 
and I couldn't find the people who were willing to put In the 
work. Guys liko us from our genoratlon have help bring a lot 
into being, but if there wore moro of us... Our generation has 
realty copped out, is out there making monoy. bocomlng 


bourgoois assholes. 

MRR: Same as the 77 punks, who did the very same 
bullshit. 

Grog; In dofonso of tho 60's. I think a lot of pooplo did koop 
thoir values. There are institutions coming into being, espe- 
cially hero In northom California, whore some kind of a 
working socialism Is vlsiblo I don't know what valuos tho 
pooplo from tho 70's havo brought into being Thoy didn't 
have much to begin with— no past, no future, destroy. 
Whoopee. 

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Peaceful Coexistence . A fanzine, political zine. 
or any zine. is a hell of a lot of work. When I pick up a 
completed issue of my zine. I ask myself. "How did it 
take so long to do this?" But it always manages to 
take me 2 months longer than expected to put an 
issue together. This only heightens my respect for 
those who put together zines that come out on a 
regular basis, such as MRR. If you think doing a zine is 
easy, do it! And when I complete an issue, I wonder, 
"Will people like it? Will they buy it? Will I be able to 
pay the bills that have come from it?" I only sell my 
zine for 25 cents, so I have to expect to lose money, 
but how much will I lose this issue? So you may ask, 
"If putting out your zine is so troublesome, and you 
have so much to bitch about, and you lose money, 
why do you continue to do it?" Well, I’m glad you 
asked that question. Because a few people enjoy 
my zine. Yes, a few. How do I know? They tell me so, 
they write me letters, and some even, yes, gasp, 
donate money. 

In my city, my zine would seemingly appeal to a 
large and wide variety of folks. Yes, lots buy it out of 
curiosity, that's fine, but our scene alone numbers 
125-150 loose-knit people, maybe even 200. And it 
seems that they all would climb over one another to 
support the only zine in this scene. I mean, it's only 25 
cents, lots of interesitng reading, what more would 
you ask? If I was in the position of a zine reader or 
"punk scenester," rather than a zine editor, I know I'd 
support the only zine in town. Yet, some of these 
people who can buy a 12-pack every night and all 
the dope they want, can't even come up with one 
thin quarter to help out the "scene." But many do - 
and that’s why I do it. 

I enjoy the communication with people. I enjoy 
meeting people through the mail. I enjoy talking to 
bands and organizations, and I enjoy expressing 
myself. These are all things that happen when you 
do a zine. So that's the story. Specifically, Peaceful 
Coexistence is about social life, musb life, political 
life, and of course, life life. It is available for 25 cents 
and 1 stamp (and any other donations you'd like to 
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Still, I do want people to know that Subculture exists.. .I’d like even 
more to give people an idea of why it exists. So try to bear with 
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I think that if you do something with honesty and without mitigation, 
you’ll end up with something that you yourself feel good about, and 
something that will inspire honesty in others as well. That's what 
Subculture is for us. We try to empty as much of ourselves onto its 
pages as we possibly can. This isn't always easy. Saying and doing 
what you feel isn't exactly something that’s encouraged in 
$§ contemporary American culture. ..or any other culture for that matter, 
jjijii: You’ve probably noticed. 

’Fanzine’ probably isn’t the right word for this project, but then words 
jig like that don't go very far. There are interviews and reviews and 
things of the fanzine nature, but I really don’t feel like a Ian*. I like to 
think of Subculture as being on a different level; not a political level, a 
human level. I say this because I think that when people put 
themselves on a political level they tend to put themselves on a 
pedestal above others. To me, this is the same thing as looking down 
on someone because of their race or sex. It would be nice to see 
people start thinking of other people in terms of humanity and not in 
terms of isms and institutions. 

Subculture publishes sporadically, mostly because of the lack of 
money and labor. I don’t know if Subculture will ever be a regular 
|| publication. ..to be honest I'm not so hot with deadlines. We’ll see. 

Distribution around here is mainly mail order, though there are a few 
places it can be bought from people I trade with (Another area I’m not 
so hot in.). Post paid prices are: Subculture no. 1 (Blood Lake, 
Diatribe, the Committee Opposed to Militarism and the Draft, 76% 
Uncertain, etc.) 2 dollars post paid in North America, 4 dollars 
elsewhere. Subculture no. 2 (Beefeater, Dick ( ex- Subhumans, now 
Culture Shock), Final Conflict, etc.) 1 dollar and fifty cents post paid in 
N. America, 3 dollars post paid elsewhere. Both issues are on gloss 
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ran thefollowing program. The show originally was produced antjl aired 
on CBC in Toronto, Canada. The core of the information summarized 
here has been accumulated by the Christie Institute in Washington, DC, 
as part of their ongoing watchdog effort and law suit against the “secret 
government ”, the shadow government that appears to be running the 
foreign policy of the United States outside the control of both the people 
and their elected representatives. For more information on the Christie 
Institute’s work, we strongly suggest you write to them and help finan- 
cially support their investigations. The organized Right has most of the 
money and connections these days, and it’s rare ana wonderful when 
small voices of reason and sanity dare speak up for all of us. Their address 
is: Christie Institute 1 1 324 North Capitol St NW / Washington, DC 20002. 
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Recently, the top leader of the Contras came to Washington. 
Adolfo Calero is a former Coca-Cola bottler turned guerilla, campaigning 
to overthrow the government of Nicaragua. This week he sat before the 
television lights and cameras and answered questions from Senators and 
Congressman as Robert Owen andRichardSecordhad beforehim. There 
will be new faces before the camera this week, and likely more informa- 
tion confirming that the White House itself was running guns to the 
Contras against the wishes of Congress. But as the Iran-Contra scandal 
draws closer to the President, as prosecutors get ready to lay criminal 
charges, are the investigations really getting to the bottom of the affair? 
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people support it. But they have been existing as a group, as an 
enterprise, now, basically for over twenty-five years, and no one has yet 
stopped them. 

Daniel Sheehan has been invetigating the secret team for 
the last three years. He is the attorney for a Washington-based 



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even bigger picture of intrigue going back almost thirty years, that 
behind the secret activities of Oliver North was a secret team, a small. 


wing goals and for personal gain.~ Sunday Morning producer 
Wattoms presents the bizarre story of the Secret Team. 

Many people in Washington are watching these televised 
hearings, not so much with wonder and amazement at their revela- 
tions, but more as a harmless soap opera. Take Jack Terrell, for 
example. I sat with with him on Wednesday morning as Contra 
leader Adolf a Calero gave his testimony. Jack Terrell was sometimes 
laughing, sometimes angry, pointing out to me where Mr. Calero was 
faking or fudging his answers. Jack Terrell knows the Contras very 
well. Until about a year ago he was a mercenary, training them to 
fight against the Sandinista government of Nicaragua. JackTerrell 
is no bleeding-heart liberal. He describes his politics as two steps to 
the right of Attila the Hun. He says there’s much more to the Iran- 
Contra affair than the American public is likely to see on television. 
TERRELL: It’s not the questions they’re asking of the witnesses, it’s 
the questions they’re not askingof the witnesses that get into the real 
meat of the issues. What is the reason why a shadow government and 
private-sector initiative got involved? Because in the basement of 
the White House you have people that were contracting people to 
basically run our foreign policy — retired Air Force and army, 
military. Marine people, former Generals, former CIA operatives. 


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than either of the government inquiries. Sheehan lias a first-rate 
track record. It was the Christie Institute which took on the Karen 
Silkwood case some years ago and won. It also won a case forcing an 
environmental clean-up after the Three-Mile Island nuclear acci- 
dent. And Daniel Sheehan has good contacts from his days with 
investigative lawyer F. Lee Bailey. Daniel Sheehan has found that 
probing the Secret Team has eerie parallels with W aterga te because 
already he has been guided, and helped, by high-placed informants. 
SHEEHAN: Actually, there are a small handful. Some inside the CIA 
who have seen this operation functioning now for many years. They have 
become convinced that it is out of control, that it has actually undertaken 
to perform assassinations of officials who have undertaken to investigate 
them. They’ve undertaken assassinations of American citizens who have 
come to learn about that, and who are attempting to expose them. This 
is what bothers a number of the people who are so-called “deep throats.” 
There’s a dozen people who most folks would assume would never talk 
about this stuff. But they’ve seen it happen, they’ve concluded that it’s 
out of control, that it’s got to be stopped. They’ve been trying to figure out 
how to do it without, wnat in their view, without damaging the national 
security apparatus. That’s their objective. And they know, if they don’t 
come forward, that there’s a danger that the whole national security 
apparatus is going to be wrecked by this type of scandal. 

The Christie Institute’s allegations against the Secret Team 
are contained in a 45-page affidavit. When Iread it, my jaw hit my 
chest. Bits and pieces of information about members of tins shadowy 
group have filtered out in America’s major dailies and investigate 
journals. But the Christie Institute seems to haveput it all together. 
The broad spread of the story is breath-tal 


On May 30, 1984, a terrorist bomb exploded during a press 
conference at a contra hideout in La Penca, Nicaragua. Eight 
people — including a 11 S. journalist — were killed lUenty eight 
were seriously' wounded 

ABC cameraman Tony Avirgan was evacuated to a hospital in 
the United States, with a gash in his side the size ofa tennis ball 
and covered with shrapnel wounds. After his recovery, Avirgan 
rejoined his wife Martha Honey, in Costa Rica. Tbgethei; they 
investigated tlie fences behind the La Penca bombing, and dis- 
covered a shadowy network of C I. A. operatives, contra leaders, 
Cuban American terrorists, and right-wing mercenaries. 

"ily any definition, t/x'se Defendants, 
alleged menixmls oj drugs mid terror- 
isni. represent t!x‘ very epitome of 
organized (rime, bid on a glolxd scale.” 

Daniel Sheehan 

Ucner.il Counsel, Christie Institute 



ve put it ail togethe: 
iking. Daniel Sheehan is 
basically arguing that America’s foreign policy has, for the last 
quarter of a century, been effectively run by ultra-right wing men 
inside and outside th e Central Intelligence Agency, together wi th a 


The resulting lawsuit by' the Christie Institute exposes the men 
behind the contras — m<*n such as Ridvard Secord, Tlveodore 
Sliaddey, Albert llakim John SLnglaub, and John Hull, all 
specialists in “dirty wars.” These men were the “Secret lam" 
behind the Reagan Admiiustratioris illegal deals with Iran and 
with the contras. 

Ihe Institutes charges are currently being heard in a US. 
District Court in Miami, and arc* contained in a lengthy affidavit 
filed in tlie case. The affidavit reveals that the La Penca bombing 
is merely one incident in a long history of worldwide criminal 
activity by these defendants, activity that includes thousands 
of assassinations worldwide, massive drug smuggling and illegal 
arms shipments. 

The Institute has been granted broad legal authority under 
tough federal anti-crime statutes to subpeona documents and 
witnesses to prove an “enterprise of racketeering activity" reach- 
ing back 25 years. Moreover; the suit implicates high-ranking 
Reagan Administration officials in ilfegal actions. 


Ihc Christie Institute, free from the political pressures on the 
Special Prosecutor and Congressional Select Committees, is pur- 
suing the kill truth behind the Iran/Contra scandal. This indudes 
criminal activity by the Secret Tfcam in Cuba, Southeast Asia, 
Vietnam, Chile, Iran, Libya, and currently in Central America. 

The Institute's legal, investigative, and public education strat- 
egies have five common goals: ( I ) justice for the La Penca victims; 
(2) impeachment of culpable government officials; (3) dis- 
mantlement of the Secret TPam; (4) the end of the contra war; 
and ( 5) restore our G institution by creation of an enlightened 
United States foreign policy based on law and morality 
lb succeed, a national consensus must be forged: A strategic 
consensus that "dirty wars" must stop. A moral consensus that 
terror; drug trafficking, and assassination can never serve the 
cause of democracy 

For a copy of the Christie Institute affidavit outlining the 
history of the Secret Tfcam, send $10 to Christie Institute. 


ow government.” They call 
Ha ^ 


Now the same names keep popping up. 

Some people call them a “shad< 
themselves ‘The Enterprise.’’ Washington lawyer Daniel Sheehan 
calls them “The Secret Team.” 

SHEEHAN : The Secret Team is a kabal, or tight-knit enterprise of men, 
former high-ranking people in the CLA covert operations, weapons 
experts in the Pentagon and others who have found that they share an 
ultra-right wing political perspective. Rabid anti-Communist political 
perspective which they have carried into their public and private lives in 
a way that they function independent of our government now and will 
carry out this secret war against socialism anywhere in the world 
whether or not Congress supports it or whether or not the American 


began because, in May 1984, one of the Contra leaders held a press 


; filming 


flash, uh, hearing 


ing an echo in my ears 

that went on for quite some time, that sounded like the echo of the single 
clang ofa bell. I felt that my hair and skin were burning. I tried to make 


my way to the door, which, the moonlight coming in from the door was the 
only light, and the floor was slippery with blood and parts of peoples’ 
bodies, and it was just absolutely horrible groping through that darkness 
and the smell of burning flesh. 

Tony Avirgan survived, but eight people were killed that 
night. American reporter Linda Frazier was one of them. The bomb 
blew both her legs off, and she died in the dug-out canoe which was 
slowly taking her to the nearest town, and the nearest hospital. Tony 
Avegon, maybe to avenge the deaths of his colleagues, decided he had 
to find out who was responsible for the atrocity. Daniel Sheehan, at 
the Christie Institute in Washington, took the case on. At first, the 
law suit was considered frivolous, a light-weight challenge. In 
January this year, it became a heavy hitter, because a U.S. District 
Court, under the Racketeering Act, gave Daniel Sheehan subpeona 
powers, almost like a mini Grand Jury. A few weeks ago, Daniel 
Sheehan began taking depositions in San Jose, Costa Rica. One of 
the first to give testimony was the Contra leader whose press 
conference was bombed in 1984, Eden Pastora. Since that bombing, 
he’s gone back to being a small businessman. Tony Avirgan, and his 
wifeMartha Honey, found that Eden Pastora’s statements confirmed 
their suspicions about who was behind the bombing. 

HONEY: For the first time, he came out, absolutely crystal-clear, that 
he’s totally convinced it was done bv a combination of CIA and N.S.C. 


it, and he finally said, George Bush. 

Eden Pastora believes he became a target because he refused to 
go along with the CIA’s plans, he wouldn’t do what he was told. Three 
months before the bombing, he’d gone to Washington and had some very 
tense meetings with high officials. 

PASTORA: We went to speak to Oliver North, McFarlane, and other 
functionaries of the National Security Council. It was very interesting. 
I think it was there that my death sentence was signed, when McF arlane 
knew we weren’t going to be easy to reign in. It was in the White House. 
McFarlane had an imperi al attitude. I felt that I was talking with the 
representative of an 
Empire. Later we were 
told that Oliver North 
had said they were sick 
and tired of us, annoyed 
with us, and we know 
what Empires do with 
annoying people. 


Theodore Shackley was once the CIA’s head of covert 
operations, and he doesn’t talk to reporters. He did, however, write 
a short letter to the New Y ork Times in March. He denied he was a 
participant in the Iran-Contra activities, but he did admit passing 
on, in 1984, a message from Iran4o the State Department that the 
American hostages in Lebanon were alive and could perhaps be 
ransomed for money. This was the message that started the whole 
Iran-Contra affair. As for Mr. Shackley ’s basic attitudes towards 
covert operations, it’s interesting to read the report of a 1984 


government 


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rila warfare, and anti-terrorist operations,” which coi 
to “apparent opportunities in Mozambique, Angola, Afghanistan, 
Ethiopia, El Salvador and Nicaragua.” 

In the last several weeks of Congressional testimony on the 
Iran-Contra affair, Theodore Shackley has been directly linked to 
people, and companies, who helped sell arms to Iran and to the 
Contras. One man who has watched that part of the hearings with 
special interest is a man who spent twenty-five years in the CIA, a 
man who worked for Theodore Shackley in Viet Nam. His name is 
Ralph McGeehy. 

MCGEEHY: Physi 
sort of a medium b 

it was in part because of tl 

lot of time in the offices, he never got out in the sun. I feel he’s a very cold 
individual. His one interest in life is what is good for Ted Shackley. 

Ralph McGeehy says in those Viet Nam days, he and Theodore 
Shackley, and the other ClA men, were brainwashed, and dangerous, 
zealots. 

MCGEEHY: The world was presented in direct black and whites, that 
we’re the good guys and theyVe the bad guys, and we have to do every- 
thing possible to destroy the bad guys who were destroying religion, 
democracy, justice, liberty and freedom around the world, and therefore, 
anything we do is justifiable, be it working with assassination squads in 

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oying people. 

Lawyer Daniel 
Sheehan started with a 
simple question: “Who 
bombed Eden Pastora’s 
press conference?,” and 
three years later he 
ended up with a lawsuit 
against almost the en- 
tire Secret Team. There 
are twenty-nine names 
on the cover of the com- 
plaint. Daniel Sheehan 
went through some of 
the names with me, and 
their alleged crimes. 

SHEEHAN: Amac Galil 
is an anti-Kadaffi Libyan 
terrorist. He’s a profes- 
sional assassin, that not 
only blew up all the jour- 
nalists at La Penca, but is 
known for working with 
the Secret Police in Chile 
assassinating opponents 
to that regime. 

John Hull is the 

millionaire American — — — — _ . 

rancher who, for some twenty-five years, has lived in Costa Kica having 
a huge ranch of some eight thousand acres. He’s the power in northern 
Costa Rica, he was the main liason from the CIA to the Contra forces on 
the Southern front. , _ __ _ . 

John Singlaub, Ronald Joseph Martin, Sr., James McCoy, are the 
individuals who are engaged in the direct provision of arms to the 
Contras, these are gun-runners and smugglers. John Singlaub, more 
important than the rest of them, is also the president of the World Anti- 
Communist League. 

Thomas Posey, Rafael Chichi Quintero. Quintero is a man of 
many hats. He’s primarily a professional assassin. He may be the actual 
main assassin for the Secret Team that runs the teams of assassins. 

Thomas Clines, Theodore Shackley. Thomas Clines is the Dep- 
uty, actually, to Theodore Shackley. Theodore Shackley is the man, the 
Major. He is the man who runs the Secret Team in the field. He is the 
man in the shadows, Theodore Shackley. # 

Is Shackley involved at all, in your view, m the present 
Contragate scandal? , . . _ . . 

SHEEHAN: Well actually, in the cpmplaint, he is set forth as the major 
ramrod of the whole operation. He is the boss of this criminal syndicate, 
that actually coordinates the gun-running, the purchasing of all these 
materials. He has kept himself in the shadows, but the fact of the matter 
is that he will be revealed as having been the major boss running Clines 
and Secord. He’s run them for many, many years. These guys don t have 
the wherewithall to run an operation, basically, without the genius ot 
Theodore Shackley. * 








to 

Congress, spending 
“watch lists,” virtual 
lists for death squads 
to the people we 
worked with in other 
countries, anything. . . 

did those 

thin 


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things.' 

MCGEEHY: Oh yeah. 

You did? 

MCGEEHY: Yeah. I 
supervised, in Viet 
Nam, the “preventual 
reconnaissance” 
units, which were as- 
sassination teams. 

When he 
speaks in public 
about the Secret 
Team, lawyer Daniel 
Sheehan doesn’t pull 
any punches. He 
labels them “mer- 
chants of terrorism,” 
organized criminals 
on a scale larger than 
life, dealing whole- 
sale in narcotic 
drugs, illegal weap- 
ons and violence. Mr. 
Sheehan says senior 
members of Amer- 
ica’s intelligence es- 
tablishment agree 


with him, because early on in his investigation, one of them came to 
him to pinpoint the guiding members of the Secret Team. 
SHEEHAN: We had a fortuitous visit from a former military intelligence 
agent, who came to us and he said “Don’t you realize who the people are 
that you’re dealing with here?” But we didn’t know whether to pretend 
to be very knowledgeable, and therefore very stupid, or to say, like we 
always ao, “No, we don’t know much more than the American people 
know. What’s the facts?” And he said, “I will tellyou who they are, and 
when you undertake your investigation, you will discover what they are. 
The people you want,” he said, “are Theodore Shackley, Thomas Clines, 
Richard Secord, Albert Hakim. Rafael Chichi Quintero, and a man by the 
name of Eric Von Marbod. What you have here, is an ongoing criminal 
enterprise which has gone on since 1960.” 

The Secret Team was born at the time of Cuba, when Ameri- 
cans woke up to find that a Marxist government had sprung up on 
their doorstep. Washington’s response was the failed invasion of the 
Bay of Pigs, and “shooter teams”, making murderous attempts to get 
rid of Fidel Castro. In his speeches and interviews, lawyer Daniel 
Sheehan’s long list of allegations against the Secret Team tracks a 
quarter of a century of murder and mayhem. But it beginshere, with 
Castro’s Cuba. Sheehan’s fellow investigator is a Jesuit priest, Bill 

DAVIS: Theodore Shackley and Thomas Clines, who at that time were 
in the CIA, began to set up programs that would harass Fidel Castro. In 
the process, they accepted certain criminal activities, even setting up an 
assassination team. 



The Defendants: 

The Dirty Dozen and More 



SHEEHAN: This particular group had the extraordinary authority, 
given to them by this Secret Group of National Security Council people, 
headed up by the Vice President of the United 
States, to carry out the slaughter, murder, of the 
political leadership of the Cuban government. 

DAVIS: Their program, which was known as 
“Operation Mongoose,” run out of southern Flor- 
ida, was eventually shut down because they were 
found to be bringing drugs back in . But rather than 
being prosecuted, some of these folks were simply 
shifted to other parts of the world, and specifically 
with Shackley and Clines, they went to Laos. 

SHEEHAN: By 1966, Theodore Shackley and Tom 
Clines were peculiarly supplying air power to a 
man by the name of Vang Pao, a major opium 
trafficker in Laos, who was engaged in a three-way 
war with two other men for control of the opium 
trade in Laos. Tom Clines supervised the air war. 
gave air power to Vang Pao. They actually figured 
out a way of dropping bombs on these drug dealers, 
for Vang Pao. The man who ran the air operation 
for Vang Pao, under Tom Clines, was ayoungMajor 

in the Air Force by the name of Richard Secord. 

DAVIS: All of Vang Pao’s rivals got assassinated, their rival gangs got 
put down, and the opium trade was more or less 
monopolized. Then some of the profits from that 
opium trade were used to set up assassination 
teams and to do assassination training in Laos, of 
the Meo tribesmen, the Hmong tribesmen. They 
were trained in assassination techniques, again of 
course, with the rationale that we are stopping the 
communists, the Pathet Lao. 

SHEEHAN: Well, the next step was actually a 
more expansive operation outside of Laos. They 
established a thing called MAG V SOG, or the 
Special Operations Group which was set up in 
Vien Tien, Laos, and this was under the supervi- 
sion of General John K. Singlaub. But in fact, 

Theodore Shackley and Clines ran the operation, 
and they expanded the secret assassination 
operation, the secret war that had been in Laos, 
into Thailand and Cambodia. That went from 
1966 to 1968. 

In the end of December, 1968, a young 
Marine Corps recent graduate of the Naval Acad- 
emy, joined the Special Operation Group in Vien 
Tien, a man by the name of Oliver North. In 1969, Theodore Shackley 
was transfered to become the Chief of Station in Viet Nam. They 
established the now-infamous Phoenix Program. 

They carried out the political assassination ofsome 
additional sixty thousand, non-combatant civil- 
ians . 

DAVIS: The next step for some of these people, 
briefly, they came back to the United States in 1972 
and 1973 to be head of Western Hemispheric affairs 
and of course that was during the time when there 
was a program to stop Allenae in Chile. In 1975, 
these folks then went to Iran. That’s why this new 
escapade in Iran, of selling arms and so on, did not 
simply start with some of our people dropping in 
out of the blue, with their cake and their bible. 

They went back to part of an infra-structure that 
they were well aware of because it had been set up 
some years before. 

SHEEHAN: The man who was the director of their 
operations in Iran was a man by the name of E dwin 
P. Wilson. His assistant was Frank Terpel. These 


Major General John SingLiub (Ret.): Openly 
the contra's chief fundraiser Extreme rightist 
head of the Vforid Anti-Communist League 
(VtACL) In late 1960’s, worked with Secord, 
Shackley, and Clines as Commander of Special 
Operations Group that conducted political 
assassinations in Southeast Asia. 


Thomas Clines: .Major contra arms supplier Former CIA official 
who served with Shackley during Cuba and Laos operations. 

Was Edwin Wilson’s CIA case officer In 1984, as head of EARCO. 
pleaded guilty to filing QLse invokes in scheme to overcharge 
the IVntagon. 


Albert Hakim: lranian-bom US. citizen. Arms dealer and con- 
sultant to KATSCO. Partner with Secord In Stanford TWinology 
a breker in weapons sold to Iran and the contras. 



Maj. (Jen. Riduird Secord (Ret. ): Key figure 
behind secret Iran and contra operations, Fkw 
missions under Singlaub during CIA's covert 
air war in Laos In 1960's. Embezzled millions 
of dollars as a top Pentagon official overseeing jj 
Middle East arms sales in late 1970’s. Partner 
i with Shaddcy Clines. Hakim, and convicted terrorist supplier 
Edwin Wilson In EflSCO, Egyptian Air Thnsport and Service 
j:j: Corporation, an arms Sides company Photo: US. Air Force 

Robert Owen: Private liaison for Oliver North to the contra 
resupply network. Helped plan assassination attempt against 
Eden Pastora. While running guns to the contras, he received 
a 550,000 State Department grant to distribute “humanitarian’’ 
aid to the contras. 


countries, Saudi Arabia or other places, for $30 million dollars, its “re- 
placement” value. And then all they had to do was give the $20 million 
dollars of the original manufacture cost back to the 
Pentagon, they were satisfied. And it was this 
incredible source of $10 million dollars per plane of 
excess black funds, that they could use for a secret 
black operation. They made millions of dollars on 
that and used that EATSCO operation as a front for 
smuggling weapons, for examine, to Samoza in Nica- 
ragua. And even when Samoza fled, in July 1979, 
ana went to a place called North Key in the Baha- 
mas, Shackley and Clines sent their people to visit 
with him again, and re-establish the contract, now to 
continue to sell them the military equipment in their 
new incarnation as the Contras. 

Chichi Quintero was the supply officer, 
Shackley, Clines, Secord and Hakim supplied the 
weapons to the Contras. This phase went from July 
1979 all the way to June 1981. In June 1981, of 
course, is when Ronald Reagan authorized the 
Central Intelligence Agency, under his new Admini- 
stration, to fund and support the Contras directly. 
That went on from June 1981 all the way to the end 
of 1983, when they were caught mining the harbors. In fact, it was 
Theodore Shackley’s operation to mine the harbors, 
physically, in Nicaragua, and there’s a Seal Team 
Six that he runs, a secret covert operation, of assas-’ 
sins, actually. They mine the harbors. When the 
CIA was ordered to get out of the operation, the CIA, 


people carried out the assassination of man^ ogpo- 


Thcodorc Shackley: Key supplier of weapons 
to Nicaraguan dictator Somoza after U S. aid 
cut-off in late 1978. Since 1961, directed OAs 
secret wars and assasslnatkm programs against 
Cuba, Law, Metnam, Chile, and Iran. Former 
OA Deputy Director of covert operations world- 
wide under George Bush. 




Adolfo Caloro: Nicaraguan Head of the FDN, the largest contra 
gnxiping. Helped created illegal amis pipeline to John Huffs 
Costa Rican ranch. Helped plan La FPnca bombing and assassina- 
tion attempt against Pastora. Frequent guest of Pres idem Reagan. 



nents of the Shah of Iran between 1976 ana 

That operation generated a peculiar resistance on 

the part of the Central Intelligence Agency that had not authorized it, 
was not supervising it, and they began to dismiss 
people from the CIA who were in covert operations. 

You recall that history with President Carter 
moving the people out of the covert ops in CIA. 

They began to put pressure on Theodore Shackley 
to get him to stop some of his operations. The fact 
is tnat they did not stop him; that what he did was 
he formed a private company, in which he joined his 
partners with Edwin Wilson, Richard Secord and 
Eric Von Marbod. They formed a company origi- 
nally known as the International Research and 
Trade Corporation, which later became EATSCO, 
the Egyptian -American Transport and Service 
Company. This Company, through the good offices 
of Eric Von Marbod, who had been the Assistant 
Secretary of Defense ? filtered to that Company all 
of the contracts to ship all of the weapons to Egypt 
in the Camp David accords. 

DAVIS: With millions of dollars being raked off in 
a variety of ways, and the most common way was 
that they would buy materials from the Pentagon 
at their original cost and then sell them abroad at 
replacement cost. 

SHEEHAN: You purchase an F-14, for example, from the United States 
Pentagon for $20 million dollars. But you could sell it to one of the oil-rich 


Bill Casey, simply went back to Shackley and Clines 
and the Secret Team, and said, “Look, you used to 
supply the Contras before we came in, just continue 
doing it again.” And they did. And the Secret Team, 
along with Oliver North and Rob Owen, continued 
to supply the military equipment, weapons, etc., for 
the Contras. 

And so they would move the planes and the 
military equipment down through LaPongo. into the 
Costa Rican ranch, and load up with 600 thousand 
pound loads of cocaine, and fly back into the United 
States, coming right back up the same channels that 
they had cleared through the radar, to allow them to 
bring these guns to those who were the “moral 
equivalent ofour founding fathers”. 

DAVIS: These folks are on a very heady trip because 
they see themselves as the saviors of Western Civi- 
lization, and of course, when patriotism and profit mix, that’s a very 
heady combination indeed. What we feel has been going on was that the 
1 1 ' 1 * ' 1 ' 1 1 ' " 111 .'j"" " privatization, the gradual privatization of U.S. for- 
eign policy, to the point where now it has become a 
major criminal enterprise. 

This avalanche of facts and allegations is 
a stunning indictment of the Secret Team and the 
politicians who either condoned it, or let it run 
amok. But, is it just too good of a story to be true, 
too cut and dried, too neat? Daniel Sheehan is 
used to people being almost overwhelmed by the 
story or America’s ‘Shadow Government.” 
SHEEHAN: The fact is that 75% of this is a matter 
of public record. There are hearings that have been 
held by Congress. Once you talk to people that work 
for Congressional subcommittees that have looked 
into this, that have done confidential investigations 
to ascertain what is going on, there is documented 
evidence of about 75% of these types of operations. 
The remainder of them, we have direct eye-wit- 
nesses to some of them, who participated, who are 
attempting to obtain immunity now. 

But why would you believe this informa- 
tion, since we all know, in this business informa- 


John Hull: US. and Costa Rican citizen. Central 
figure in plots to kill Pastora. CIA contract opera- 
tive. Manages contra training base and airstrip 
in northern Costa Rica, a transfer point for 
% weapons and cocaine smuggled between the US. 
" and Centra) America. Photo Julio E. lainez 


tion is generally dis-information? 
SHEEHAN: Well 


Thin Posey: Director of ultra-right. Alabama- 
based organization named Civilian Military 
Assistance ( now Civilian Materiel Assistance), 
a group that openly recruits mercenaries and 
ships weapons and cxpfoslvcs to the contras. 
Helped plan assassination attempt on Pastora 


Rafael “Chi Chi’’ Quintero: Supply officer fi»r weapons provided 
to the contras by La IVnca defendants waking with Shaddcy. 
Clines, Secord, and Hakim. Professional ritfu-wing assassin 
and member of original “Shooter Tbim” to assassinate Fidci 
Castro. Helped coordinate contra resupply fiijdils to Nicaragua. 


Pablo Escobar: Cokwnhian drug ford. Major 
source of cocaine shipped through John Hull’s 
ranch. Sponsored a $1 mlllkai contract on the 
life of former U S. Ambassador to Cokwnbia, 
Lewis 1km hs. Photo: fl Dempo/Sigma 



, the fact of the matter is, the 
information we’ve gotten, we’ve had to undertake to 
confirm it, we’ve had to go to other sources, and we’ve 
gone to some of the individuals themselves, who are 
astonished that we know the information. For ex- 
ample, in finding out who some of the pilots were 
who were flying the narcotics and the weapons, 
when we’ve confronted them, they’ve said “How in 
the world did you know who I was?” 

Daniel Sheehan talks of the “dark history” of 
the Secret Team. In recent times there has been one 
dark incident that has been explained — Water- 
gate — and one veiy dark incident that hasn’t — the 
assassination of President Kennedy. When he 
speaks in public, Daniel Sheehan sometimes gets 
asked if there is anything to link these haunting 
events with the Secret Team. 

SHEEHAN: Let me give you one very special ex- 
ample of an issue that arose during the Watergate 
investigation. You all remember that very 
extraordinary conversation of March 21st, where 
President Nixon was discussing the Watergate in- 
vestigation with John Dean. Nixon said to John 
Dean, “John, I want you to go to the CIA and have them tell the FBI to 
get out of this investigation. John Dean said “Mr. President, what am 


I going to tell them?,” and he said “Tell them, all the Mexican stuff will 
come out.” 

John Dean didn’t know what that meant. He later was asked 
what that meant, and they asked this question of a number of people 
during the W atergate hearing. One of the people they asked this question 
ofwasMr. Halderman. They said “Mr. Hal derman, what was ittnatMr. 
Nixon was talking about when he said that ‘all the Mexican stuff would 
come out?”, and Mr. Halderman said “Oh, they were talking about the 
assassination of President John Kennedy.” At which point, everyone 
looked at each other in the room and said “What the hell was that? and 
went on to another subject. 

One inquiry into the Kennedy assassination concluded that 
there was some evidence to suspect a conspiracy group of organized 
crime and Cubans, but it didn’t say that these were the same Cubans 
the Secret Team had used as a “shooter team” against Castro a few 
years before. So much for the past. What about the future? 

Former CIA Agent Ralph McGeehy believes the Secret Team 
is alive and well and heading for a new sphere of operations — the 
Philippines. 

MCGEEHY: Yes, very definitely. You already have Singlaub out there 
with private offices, working for the World Anti-Communist League. You 
have the Reagan Administration approving in a Presidential finding, $1 1 
million dollars I believe, for CIA operations. You have, for the last couple 
of years, the alerts going out to the U.S. media of the dangers to our bases 
in the Philippines because of the successes of the New People’s Army. 
Now you have occurring in the Philippines the death squads, they are 
receiving virtually official sanction. I think President Aquino has given 
one of the groups official sanction. All of this reinvigorates, or re-ener- 
gizes, re-groups, the Secret Team back into their positions of either pri- 
vate or governmental roles. 

Then 
there’s 
the ques- 
t i o n , 
does the 
United 
States 
have a le- 
gitimate 
mtelli- 
g e n c e 
service 
a n y - 
more, or 
does it 
just have 
a Secret 
Team of 


“Ram- 
bos”? 
who an- 
s w e r 
only to 
them- 
sel v e s 
and jus- 
tify their 
actions 
by invok- 
ing the 
magic 
word, of 
“patriot- 
ism”? 


Cowboys 
a n d 



This is a question which really bothers another former CIA man. 
Senior Analyst David McMichael. 

MCMICHAEL: Well, the whole notion of who is a patriot is a very 
vexed one. We find tnat Dr. Johnson’s famous phrase “Patriotism is 
the last resort of the scoundrel,” in the case of this Contra affair, 
Oliver North has made it the first resort. This gets down to the heart 
of the question in the national interest — who defines the “national 
interest”, what is the “national interest?” In the case of Nicaragua, 
for example, what pledges are guarantees against the creation of 
Soviet bases in Central America and so forth, that one needs to get 
from a country like Nicaragua? I personally believe that these 
guarantees are easily achieved, there’s no real problem with it. 

We then take a look at the means employed to pursue the national 
interest, and in the case of Nicaragua, no reasonable person can argue 
that the employment of state terror, atrocity, murder, piracy, arson, all 
of these things which have occurred, none of these are at all necessary. 
The national interest of the United States can best be served by adher- 
ence to international law, and for that matter, by obeying our own 
domestic laws. . _ _ _ 

In the Congressional hearings, Richard Secord said that the 
Christie Institute lawsuit, which names him as one of the 29 
defendants, was the most outrageous faiiy-tale he had ever read. 
Robert Owen, on the last day of his testimony, condemned it as 
scurrilous. To Daniel Sheehan, this simply means that his quarry is 
on the run, and running scared, and he intends to chase them with 
all the power his federal subpeona will give him. The leaders of the 
Secret Team are on a crusade against Communism. Daniel Sheehan 
is on a crusade too, to open up the history of the Secret Team, to root 
it out, destroy it, and put control of national security back into the 
hands of elec ted officials. His stickers and his buttons say “Save the 


Constitution, Stop the Secret Team,” and he’s serious. 

SHEEHAN: The fact of the matter is, that because of this Secret Team, 
which has been functioning in the bowels of our government for twenty- 
five years, the United States has not been humiliated, we have been 
blackmailed. And who is it that doesn’t know what we have been doing? 
Is it the Russians? Do you think it’s the Cubans? Is it the Nicaraguans? 
It is you, and it is me. 


What is crucial in all of this is whether the Congress of the United 


conspired with current and ex-C.IA. officers , ex-military personnel , 
right wing Cuban exiles and drug smugglers, and “ultra patriotic 
fanatics who are really calling the shots. The fact is, the Constitution 
is being systematically violated by those who are sworn to uphold it, 
and their cohorts — all in the name of fighting for what America stands 
for. If these people are allowed to continue their activities, and only a 
few of them get their wrists slapped, then, in effect, there will have 
been a coup aetat within the United States, and Congress will have 
been a party to that subversion. Like it or not, a military dictatorship 
{ see article from the S an Jose Mercury News below) was even part of 


this conspiracy, along with assassinations, drug smuggling, ana 
countless other illegal activities, all done with the knowledge of the 
highest officials in the country. Can it happen here ? 


INo rth and the 

’secret government’ I 


I Martial law plan 
I among work of 
Reagan advisers 


J By AJfonso Chardy 

I Mercury New* Washington Bureau 

WASHINGTON — Marine Lt Col. Oli - 1 
yer North helped draft a plan in 1984 to I 
I impose martial law in the United States in I 
I event of an emergency, inspiring a sharp I 
Protest by then-Attorney General William! 
French Smith, according to government I 
I officials. 1 


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Constiuiuon turning contro oj 

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I evidence that he was in^i ? f - cnsis “ 

I range of secret activiti^ # ^ 10 a wide 

J m estic, farbwoSdS ?’ ? lgn and d<> 

| accordingtoaf^t.i^* *-**■•» ' 


ie chief counsel of the Senate Iran- ] 
ra committee has declared in an uv 
ased memo that North was at^hej 
er of what amounted to a se- 
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I ‘Emergency czar* 

J North helped draft ♦», 

I irn P°se martial law plan to 

l as the National sfe eu ![i uj ® ' serving J 
I Raison to the p^T Fm UnciJ ’ s 
J Management Agenev , mergenc y / 

I a Soncy with refine Y , exec utive I 
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. Alarmed at the plan, SmitlHE™ 

I patched a letter to Robert McFar- 
I lane, North’s National Security j 
I Council boss at the time. The Aug. 

I 2, 1984, letter expressed fear that 
Ithe Federal Emergency Manage- f 
■ ment Agency was establishing it- 1 
isel^^r^emergency czar.” 

[The contingency executive 
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I structure a , n formal - 
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‘Secret government’ 

I ^° IT i e of ^ ea 8 ans closest friends 
I ap ;; advisers . .including former na- 
I security adviser William 

I S k n thC atG CIA ^rootor Wil- 
I and Attor ney General 

I ^eese, were Part of that 

I ’nlT 13 SeCi : et stru cture, accord- 
I ng to several congressional inves- 
^^^J^n^overnrnentofficials. 

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BREAKDOWN - cassette 

Fucking brutal! Totally aggro cutthroat NYHC with I 
some metallic licks thrown in. Lyrics are in the pissed 
.off/fed up vein. Ferocious shit! (WG) 

($4 to Carl Porcard, 23 Mohawk Rd., Yonkers, NY 
110710) 


REVIEWERS 

(JB) Jeff Bale 
(Dog) Dogtowne 
(RG) Rob Glaser 
(WG) Walter Glaser 
(DH) David Hayes 
(RS) Ruth Schwartz 
(SS) Steve Spinal! 
(MS) Martin Sprouse 
(TV) Tim Yohannan 


I Send MRR your record or tape for review. 
Ilf possible, send*2 copies of records (one I 
■ for review, one for radio airplay). With 
[tapes, only one copy is necessary, but it 
(must be a "for sale" tape to be reviewed. [ 
[The address is: Maximum Rock'n'Roll 
P.O. Box 288 
Berkeley, CA 94701 


I Mixed with the gore tunes, there’s a surprising 
ffiSK sensitivity?*" sLbjSs 

Kii'mfrw' aSffrrskEf. - Air asss 

I speedmetal. (TY) 

I ( Combat Records) — — 

I ARTLESS - "Boy With A Cunt” 12" 

I don’t know if it’s due to premature senility, living in j 

■ Berkeley, or just plain spitefulness, but the older I get 
Ithe more I find myself agreeing with Mykel Board’s 

■ views. Maybe it's because the world sucks, and nothing] 

■ the namby pamby peace punks do is going to change it. 

■ Anyway, here we have 6 raunchy, bui structurally 

■ diverse punkers and thrashers dealing with some of 
iMykei's favorite themes, including self-righteous 
I vegetarians and radfemme thought police. I almost died 
I laughing when I first heard "Sisterhood is Powerful" so 
[I'd have to say this is a great mean-spirited record. (JB) 

Starving Missile c/o M. Just, Therese Giehse-Allee 
*0 r VI r 8000 Alunich„ 83, W . GERMANY) 

[berry pickers-Tp 

A bit disappointing. The singer has Jagger down to I 
| a tee, and the band has a mellow STONES Jduesy sound' 
Hike outtakes from the Rolling Stones Now LP. Live. 

I they really rave, but here's it's pretty laid back. Roll 
over CHUCK BE!RRY. (TY) 

I (Dionys ius, P. O. Box 1975, Burbank CA 91507) 

| BLAST! - "It's In My Blood" LP 

I A pretty bleak picture painted here. On one hand. 
BLAST! demands we not be led, that we awaken and 
fight, yet on the other hand they inform us they're 
| withdrawing into solely self-oriented gratification. 
lHmmm. Trie music is in the FLAG-rhythm hardcore 
I we've come to know, tight and powerful lurching stuff. 

[ss9 Records, P. O. Box 1, Lawndale, CA 90260) 

BOOM & THE LEGION OF DOOM - "Skate Thrash | 

Grind/Detroit" 

Side A is a quick, short thrasher with 
undecipherable screaming, while side B is an enjoyable 
mid-tempo basher. Not bad, but nothing overwhelming. 

[D egres sion Records, P. O. Box 19, Battle Creek, MI | 

I BOOM BOOM BAND - "I Want to Live" 45 

A one sided single, this track is sort of a mid-tempo 
garagy rock tune, sounding like how a 1976 midwest 
pre-punk might do it, but it's new and a rarity. (TY) 

[Bob Gold, 1101 Marseille Dr. #102, Miami Beach, FL 
33141) 

BRAIN DEAD - "The Brain that Wouldn’t Die" LP 

Their second LP, this one moving away from more 
generic hardcore into experimentation with funk, rock, 
pop, but all with an edge, as well as more standard punk 
fare. Lyrics are again above average, a good effort. 


(BROKEN TALENT - cassette 

, Trash-a-mundo punk from CN. 23 tunes of good 
sound quality include "San Diego McMassacre, Shemp 
Conquered the World, and "Get off the Stage. (RG) 

1 ($4 to TPOS, 20 Station Rd., Brookfield, CT 06804) 


[CAPITALIST ALIENATION - LP 

DRI-ish approach, though sloppier and with trashier I 
[production. Little in the way of melody, long on raging | 
I noise and bitter political lyrics. French speakers by 
birth, the lyrics are in English. From Montreal, Canada.] 

1 [no ^ addresss) 

[ciIAIlT'GANl^^Mondo Manhattan" LP 

Weird. After four obscure garage singles in the late 
I ’70s, these guys resurface with a video movie soundtrack 
I LP. They ao punk, garage, funk, blues, disco — one of 
those wonderful mysteries. (TY) 

I (Lost Records, 361 Canal St., New York, NY 10013)__ 

With their scary/humorous moniker. I was expecting 
metal, but these dudes play some cool straightforward 
mid-tempo to slow punk tunes. Strong material. (WG) 
J81£.NJE ; J70th_St., Seattle, WA 9811%) 

[ CONTRAS - "Cyphers in the Snow" LP 

Their name is meant to reflect their musical (not I 
their political) views, meaning a basic guitar rock band.| 
The tempo is mid, a bit of pop and country meets an | 
early punk sound. More often than not, they sound too 
M ' ... t h e y’d be 

. (TY) 

4 , Minneapolis, MN | 


eariy punK sound, more onen tnan not, tney < 
clean for me. If they were really contra, t 
todav's RAMONES, not the REPLACEMENTS. 
(Whittier Records, 5301 3rd Ave. So., Minneaj 


[CRINGER - "The Vinegar Tasters" cassette 

Some pretty hot stuff here, about half thrash, half 
slower melodic punk with rich guitarwork. Lyrical 
sentiments are mostlv in the "peace and freedom" 
category. This is AOK! (WG) 

320_Arboi^Vitae, Apt. 4, Los Angeles, CA 90045) 

fDAVI^NUDLEME^^raEWILD BREED - EP 

From the same folks that released the insane 
I MPYimn Rumble compilation, a collection of all-Mexican 
1 60 V garage baans. Now this slice of life — basically 
I Nudlemen is touted as a genius or a madman, probably a 
combination of the two. and has this suburban garage 
band backing his ranting. Try imagining WILDMAN 
FISHER trying to front the LYRES while both parties are 
out of their skulls on PCP. A stone gas. (DOG) 
j (Dennis Hopper Records, no address) 

[mL^^Uve^P 

r fVipv evolved into RANK AND 

tan, sbj enure atf . 

nircTT&TaS ffsra: 

ksBSlS;? ‘S' ! »'5”S ! rovrB r ,a 8 .on Hall, and .* | 

itriple Tr V° R e n c d o^s, Sm ^ 15 plywood Blvd. #282, 
a CA 90028) — 


I ED GEIN’S CAR - "You Light Up My Liver" LP 

This live at CBGB's album will appeal to MISFITS 
fans, fans of melodic punk, and malevolent folks 
everywhere. Non-stop power, lots of tunes, and sarcasm 
galore. VERBAL ABUSE, move over. (TY) 

[QCelluloid^330 Hudson St., New York NY 10013) 

I Rockabilly meets the RAMONES, meaning ultra-fast 
rockabilly with powerful as hell drive and retardo lyrics. 

I Fnrt nr ^ U t*nr L rtnr r ♦ 1 1 f f 4 1% 4- nnlir n n 1 i Ir n 17 lirir 


war, 


FALSE PROPHETS - "Implosion" LP 

Produced by Giorgio Gomelsky (of YARDBIRDS 
fame), and "produced" it is. Horns, lots of very laid back 
instrumentation that serves as a backdrop for Stephan's 
ravings, as well as lots of musical styles running into 
each other, lurching into punk and back out. I think too 
much of the power is sacrificed in the name of variety, 1 
but other's less influenced by stylistic purity might buy it. 

(Alternative Tentacles, P. O. Box 11458, San Francisco, 
CA 94101) 

fLECK^O^DROO^^assette 

Pretty good garagy punk but what rules here are the I 
straightforward thoughtful lyrics which conquer 
religion, homophobia, and more. Good sentiments. 

($1 to box 1403, Meaford, Ontario, NOH 1Y0, CA> 

GRAVE-DIGGER FIVE - "The Mirror Cracked" LP 

. °J? e Jive side, one studio that is mainly outtakes from I 
their first LP of years ago, as well as a cut wUh Paula 

The ^MO R LOT H q r a h ail H ^ * c 2 ans who went on to be [ 
ine lvlUKLOCHS, and they do your basic 60's nunk stuff I 

all^narly and uitra-cool/OK Vusic,vcry sh^rp cover! I 
j^Jccoi^s^O Box 7112, Burbank. CA 91505) 

God these guys are great. After two 7"’s and this, 
their second album, they've moved from blissed-out 
thrashers into a harder, less definable full bodied sound. 
Some of the structures here remind me an awful lot like 
some SST or Touch and Go band like KILLDOZER, 
SCRATCH ACID or DINOSAUR. (DOG) 
[(Rabid_Cat_Records, P.O. Box 49263, Austin, TX 78765) 

BRICATED LOVE BAGS - cassette 

I ^ songs were sentences, these guys are 

I spitting out fragments because their short electronic 

ItV/ordinTry.fwGj ** unfinishcd - Not bad, just out of | 
|_($2_to Box 4024, Bayonne, NJ 07002) 

INOONE'SALLIE^^cassett^ 1 

- Clean powerful thrash from this new Bay Area band. 
ICan't comment on the lyrics (none provided) but they do 
I rip, shred, and all that. (WG) 1 

OFFSPRING - "I'll Be Waiting/Blackball" 

What a pleasant surprise! Instrumentally varied, 
kick-ass punk with personal lyrics, both tracks camping 
out in the same area as early material by the LEFT . 
What's more, there are hooks, nifty guitar breaks, and 
more than a little arranging skill. Highly enjoyable, and 
recommended. (SS) 

(5544 Apia Drive, Cypress, CA 90630) 


PREMATURE BABYS - "Lie, Cheat, and Steal" EP 

Some basic garage thrash with socially relevant 
lyrics here. Punk "musicians" won't be blown away by 
the talent and originality, but this is very energetic and 
fun. (WG) 

1 490?6) SSi ° n ReC ° rds ’ P ' °* Box 19, Battle Creek > MI I 

PSYCHO SIN - "You Axed for It" EP 

I Primitive production and an almost terrifying 
rawness make the highly distorted thrash on this one 
actually connect in a distinctive way - much in the way 
that TERVEET KADET did it years ago. The more i 
experimental tracks, with lyrics over arums, are less 
effective, but this is one unusual, interesting record. 1 1 
like it. (SS) * 1 

|_(j_7j__3rd_Street, Jersey City, NJ 07302) 



| RANCID DECAY/MRTBUpJGL^^pmTassettr 

■ RANCID DECAY plays tight, raging speedcore with 
I power and complex structures, while MR. BUNGLE 
I serves a buffet of sounds from reggae to metal to funk, 

I ^c.. which totally rocks. Cool stuff here. (WG) 

I $2683)* Pb Riola> 15641 Pensacola St., Westminster, CA 

REST IN PIECES - 

. . These New Yorkers sound like New Yorkers - a I 

nn" 0 w’ Hc gry <J aggressive powerful HC assault with "fed 
fcrrceM NYHC?™WG) C bUt " 0t overbeari "g> J^t 

|^a n ncis S co, P CA h 94li2) 1716 ° Cean AVe " Box 5L > Sa n 

| ROTTIN^^IUMANS ,,l ^TuckedPlJ^Tarr^Triv^ 

cassette 

T„.,.5 listerin 8 innovative metal punk from San Jose. I 
ifikelf. (DH) C ° Ver ° f 3 C ° Ver ( " Psycho Chicken") and l| 
l($ 2 t0 _ 575 s - Market St., San Jose, CA 95113) 


[ m „o.^ hes ® J g . uys claim to be inspired by DRI, but this is I 
mostly mid-tempo metalpunk with so-so lyrics and lotsa I 
guitar tweedling. Yeah, IPs powerful, but they should! 
spark. 15 (W(;f erossover and put on early DRI for somef 

^MrJful^RecordsJ*. O- Box 66682, Houston, T X 77006) 

SINATRAS - "Tater Tots Again?" cassette 

,. Kicking off with a rad cover of the Sesame Strppfl 
I these guys blaze out some driving melodic Dunkl 

with buckets olr energy present. Rad shit.SwG) P ! 
(Degression Records, O. 6ox 19, Battle Creek, Ml[ 


■ Full-on, straightforward powerchord punk very 
Isimilar to the RAMONES, who seem to be a big 
I influence. Catchy and driving stuff, so pinheads (ana 
I Steve Spinali) should take note. [I did. It's on my Top 15 
I- Ed.] (WG) F 

| ($4 t° P. Q, Box 234 Livingston, NJ 07039) 


mcJcord 6 S »;S5« P S , “- l i ;S™ a s te ?. n<l 'r pounding 

J^£2-i2_^_^lr713 Glacier Pass, De lafield WI 53018) 
[SOMETHING REALL^OFfSsIVE - cassette 

Fast energetic tuneful punk from the Aloha State.l 
reminds me a bit of the FREEZE. Not sure about thel 
| WG*’ ,ncludes a tune called "Pussywhipped." Hmmm.l 

106815) SC0 “ MacKenzie > 234 0hua #340, Honolulu, Hl| 

I STIKKY - "3 and a Half" cassette 

Insanity. 39 loony thrash tunes which would make 

I the most serious hardass punker crack a smile, and at 
15.10256410 a song, it's a real bargain. Song title of the 
I month: "Skinheads Move to Hungary." (WG) 

| ($1.99 to 637 Hubbard Ave., Santa Clara, CA 95051) 1 



SONS OF ISHMAEL - "P.M.D.A.S 




Two years after the "Hayseed Hardcore" EP and 
some lineup changes, the Canadians SONS return. This 
is a great album of sociopolitical thrash and the lyrics are 
right on target. And ves, the cover of "Stairway to 
Heaven" is priceless. (DU) 

(Over the Top, P. O. Box 99, Guilford, CT 06437) 


SUBURBAN DEATH TRIP - cassette 

Great creative punk with loans of \ nn “ v . ati n °J' Ut ?" < i 
»Ub &“*in.tSSS»K3SS?“ No. generic b, 

?jg»T "sc.g CU,, IA 52240) 

SUDDEN IMPACT - "No Rest From the Wicked" LP 

Metal damage, leads, and metal structures 
overwhelm whatever non-cliche aspects remaining. 
Pretty driving, but hard to take or sift through to get any 

(Diaboi ic f Force . 3 Stuart Ave., Willowdale, Ont. M2N 
1A9, CANADA) 



^/^^•Ne^^orkCity Hardcore 1987" EP 

Seven highly moshable tunes here, all showing some 

k f n the°NY e "h C ard^ attutudef’the^s muc^more 6 of a human 

quality that's replacing the naive "unit^Rjr iHiitl ^^a e 

f£pr»»f|l- B !ide" ,C 1)V S?DE, BOLD. w’aRZONE, 

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06506) ' 

V/A - "Step Forward #1” cassette 

Three bands share this tape: L 

"^TSkln^fh^ShiUUd^^inr^assette 

I SQUAT, and more. Another righteous rad tape from this 

($4*to a *Flush Production, P. O. Box 1050, Richmond, CA 
94802) _ 


THC - "Christian Brainwash" cassette 


Crossover stuff which leans a little more to the 
metal side. Powerful, hoarse vocals, can’t decypher the 
words, but "Punk Virgin" sounds a bit suspicious....(WG) I 
($3 to Lance, 5320 Arbor Viate St. #4, Los Angeles, CA 
90045) 

I V/A - "Cryptic Compost" cassette 

wl,h\?n “ SOTv&lfsI/VE*!™ “"sEN'TENcf' 

FRATRICIDE, and a slew or Canadian bands. Worth] 
($3 eC t k o n |inakin, ( 'pP ) 0. Box 2633, New Westminster, B.C. 

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V/A - "Head on Straight" cassette 

Don't let the posi-punk title scar « y ou v^ u I ? n ^ * l E s 
fucker rocks hard with acts like PLEDGE 
ALLEGIANCE, HALF OIF. and FALSE LIBER 1Y. 

^ 4*^0 PY S A y Records 2 , 3 * 900 Azalea St., Oxnard, CA_93030)_ 


I VERMIN FROM VENUS - "Attack of the Killer Virgin 

Prom Queen LP 

Old fashioned punk both in musical style and lyrical 
I content, mainly dealing with getting fucked (take that any 

H^rea"k )U Records,^L^00 Rosanna Cir., Las Vegas NV 

89117) 

I VICTIMZ OF SOCIETY - LP 

VICTIMZ pride themselves on their highly sarcastic, 
r'fuck-vou" lyrics and high-velocity thrash attack. A 
lvarietv of topics, from abortion and nuclear war to 
Imartians, is covered with adequate musical, punch and 
I fair production — but the attitude is the mam attraction 

(Drain* Bm Records, 2109 N Narragansett Ave, Chicago, 

I lL 60631) 

VILLAINS - cassette 

Totallv enjoyable^ stuff from the ^crooks^^ catchy 
lia-t _ '““ L ‘ 11 ~~ t * ,vo 


[ V/A - "I'll See You In the Pit" cassette 


rockin’ m 
Way I ‘ 
(Scott 


IDltuiY tui u T, * 

n* mid-tempo punk with oodles of energy 
Martin/ ll^i Mitchell #6, Tustin, CA 9: 


and drive. 
92680) 


What a wicked co°tcon^ featuring the 
DESECRATION, SONS OF ISHMAEL, Llr L 
SENTENCE, antf many more. Pnme cholce No 

tWtowVld%n dT k Ho ? ri44 e Forest A ill Road, Toronto, 
Ontario. M4V 2L9 CANAD A) 

| V/A - "Live at the CAB" cassette 

First off, you get 7® ke l? l ^ , sh Sw. M They've T bcenl 
BIRTH recordedt live at Jakes last ^stiow \v h o they! 

around forever and yet no one seems io * even a uttrel 

si.. sU Ro S a,| 


^ISUAl^IFFERENCE - "This is the Time" cassette 

i Some good original singalong straightedge thrash 

from AZ. Ihey mix it up well, plenty ^ke^STALAG 
I nositive lyrics you can relate to. If you like 
I UNIFORM CHOICE, etc. check em out! (RG) at 
($ i. 50 c/o Steve Toledo, 1917 W. 2nd St., Mesa, AZ 
S 5201) 

f\VHE>T" PEOPLE WERE SHORTER AND LIVED NEAR 
1 WATER - EP 

. Great thrash cover of the KINKS’ "Dandy", a couple 
I of slower tunes with a good snotty-sounding vocalist, and 
a recitation of the Gettysburg Address set to ominous 

I sounds. Enjoyable. (T* 7 ' 

[(Trace Elements, 172 

10009) 


I a i ttuauun ui tuv ^ 

I sounds. Enjoyable. (TY) 

1 " 172 E 4th St. #11D, New York, NY 


[nternational/ International/ International/ International/ International/ International/ International/ 


ACTIVE MINDS - "You Cun. Clop R Your Ep » 

x«'<iD'K b ;«!i'"L'bS s ; c roS «§§ 

ana mcownFR and DRI. Side one consists of 

abmit a half-dozen rippers and rants, while the flip is one 

gEAa » 8 * i ? ™sss’«. 


[active RESPONSE - cassette 


Yet another positive/straight-edge act from the 

SoCal area. You've probably heard something like this I 

before, but it still sounds darn good, even to jaded ol me. 

WG) 

'~2 to 23704 President Ave., Harbor City, CA 907 


III 


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AGEN - EP 

Around since '82, this is AGEN's first solo vinyl, and I 
their sound harkens back to pre-hardcore days while 
there’s plenty of power here, there are plenty of tempo 
changes, hard postpunk sounds interspersed between tne 
punkier parts. 

(53 Records, Stortebekerstr 15, D-2810 Verden, W. 
GERMANY) 

I ARM THE INSANE - ” Virus” EP 

Fairly decent thrash, though a bit herky jerky at I 
times. It's tight, but the construction and lack of 
tunefulness make it seem fairly generic. One tune, 
though. ’’Self Destruct," does stand out in its 
forceTuIness. (TY) 

(Reactor Records, P. O. Box 623, Cumberwell 3124 Vic., I 
AUSTRALIA) 1 


| DRAGSTERS - ”I’m Not an American/Land of the 

Giants” 

. Highly produced power pop that’s got a good beat, 
interesting lyrics^ and a homogenized sound that removes 


interesting lyrics, an 
any real guts. /TY) 

I (Union City, ENGL 


AND) 


BOSOS - ”Dar Tiden Inte Stammer/Lurad Ingen...” 

The pop-punk on this 45 shows more of a vocal 
orientation in the melodies and background choruses, but 
the guitar sound is sharp and interesting. ”Dar Xiden 
Inte Stammer", a commentary on South Africa,” is 
especially bracing. Fine record. (SS) 

(c/o Stefan Gustafsson, Hedvagen 8, 352 8, 352 49 
IVaxio, SWE DEN) 

^ROKE^BONE^^nTradeMnTDeatin?^" 

A seven song slab, very powerful sound, metalcore, 
etc. Can't tell wnat they're singing about and no lyric I 
. sheet. Professional hardcore, leaving little room for fun 
or humanity. (TY) 

I (RFB, ENGLAND) 

CHICKEN BOWELS - ’’Keep Our Fire Burning" EP 

The fast HC on this six track EP has all the energy, 
gruff vocals, and power you'd want. It's also very I 
repetitive and just on the verge of genericenss* -- 1 
especially when those guitar leads kick in. "Lie & 
Truth” is hot, though. (SS) 

(No address, JAPAN) 


CHUDOKU - flexi 

A very bassy instrumental sound with the occasional I 
intrusion of synth underpins melodic female vocals on 
this three track flexi. One song: is slow, moody, and long; | 
the others completely forgettable. (SS) 

(No address, JAPAN) 


^OMPOS MENTIS/POWER AGE - split EP 

1 C.M. are from New Zealand, play fast punk a la '78 
on three tunes, all of which are socio-political attacks. 
You probably are aware that POWER AGE come from 
South Africa (4 EPs out), and play highly political punk. 
The new drummer here wasn't broken in when the 
I recording took place, and it shows painfully. (TY) 

1 'Out of Order Records) 


COSMIC PSYCHOS - "Lead Me Astray/No Money" 

A really powerful mid-tempo cruncher on the 
A-side, heavy on guitar and bass, a no-ietup job. The 
flip is a slow droner that failed to hold my attention 
despite its occasional outbursts. (TY) 

(Mr. Spaceman, P. O. Box 548, Pasene Vale, 30494 
Victoria, AUSTRALIA) | 

I COWBO^OLLER^^assett? 

Four rather ferocious tunes here, fast angry punk I 
with spastic high pitched vocals. Pretty hot twisted 
material. (WG) 1 

{$3_to_80_Brynglas, Newport, Gwen t, S. WALES, UK) 

Distortion x - "ei Topo" lp 

1 This album of gruff, terse hardcore contains morel 
than a few moments of gritty diversity where 
DISTORTION X has a chance to demonstrate its 
wrenching, dischordant style. Compositionally, this 
record lacks the good cuts it needs, but there s good 
power and aggression here. (SS) . , . 

(Sonic, Georg Treber Strasse 58, 6090 Russelsheim, W. 

I GERMANY) 1 


|EXPLOITED - " Deatl^Befor^Diniionor^lUP^ 

■foi^ Yo c gotta ,!? a P d t0 Wattie and co., they do keep the I 
J a ,h- Same old hooks, still pissed-off political lyrics, P and 

lr,niHH^ Vin K g , P T k tun ? s * Lotsa thrash, some pretty 
■ repetitive, but they continue to add some varietv as thev 1 
lhave over the las/ several releases. On thf otficr hancM 

lfe s ... gott ? kee P doin g this - I mean, can vou VaS 
IWattie with a skate punk look? (TY) " y imagine | 

|^Rou£h__Justice, ENGLAND) 

EXTREMES - "From Both Sides" LP 

1 . 77 style punk that only on two or three songs rises! 

into a musically inspiring pitch. Lyrically caustic 
appraisals of Both world politics and poser-punk 

a^eaf^ent^TY) 3 m ° rC CUt * ing ,oose ’ this would make| 
[(Cleopatra Records, AUSTRALIA) 

|GBI^^^No , ^ee^ > t^Panicr^TF , "^™^^^™ * l "™™ B “ l 

Lots more variety than usual on this release. There 
[are some songs reminiscent of the GBH of yore, but 
[they've slowed down their thrash on others, added a lot 
Imore melody, and even have a couple of non-thrash 
tunes. Can't say if it makes for a better overall record, 
but they're at least opening up. (TY) 1 

I (Rough Justice, ENGLANl)) 

| GARLIC BOYS - flexi 

Despite their hilarious name, this one is justl 
mid-tempo pop : punk served up with solid guitars and! 
rockish edges in the occasional lead breaks. "Cocky| 
Rock Boys", with its catchy vocal chorus, is the| 
standout; the other two songs just sit there. Okay, but| 
not mandatory. (SS) 1 

^ No^addres^jAPAN) 

GOOGOL PLEX - "Nail a Lie to the Counter" EP 

Messy, fast, gruff, loose, riffy HC thrash abounds on 
I this hignt energetic EP — it's really a non-stop, 
high-velocity assault with gritty instrumentals and raw 
vocals. It's also quite distinctive and very, very hot. (SS) 

I (No address, JAPAN) 

[heIMATLOs7kROMOZO>^ 4 - split LP 

I HEIMATLOS delivers in many punk styles, all of I 
Iwhich are done with a special ^'cut above feel ~ 

I whether thrash, classic, snort or long, they attack. 
IKROMOZOM 4 are also a tight, aggressive unit whose 
I combination of wicked thrash and goofy stuff between 

I tracks gives them a TOY DOLLS feeL Hot record! (TY) 

| (Reseau Alternatif, Nounours Roizes, 23 Rue du 
IMarecha, Joffre, 92/00 Colombes, FRANCE) 

|HEMMUNGSLOSE EROTIK - "Nackt Im Wind" EP 

Sounding like COCKNEY REJECTS to some extent, 
this band's 2nd EP delivers '79-type UK punk with 
spirited beat, choruses, and lots of spunk. Above par. 

[|R^llaar, Vossacker 2, 6800 Hagen, W. GERMANY)_ 

[IDIOTI - EP 

A varied EP with four songs on the pop-punk side. 
Three are pretty decent '77-pop style, ana one is a bit 
hike a folk tune set to a beat. Not exhilirating, but okay. 
(TY) J 

(G. Obradovic, Strahingsen Bana 43, 11106 Beograd, 
YUGOSLAVIA) 


[JIVE TURKEY - "Goodbye Johnny Ray" 

Rockin’ pop in an English mode, but made palatable] 
bv the guitar predominance and a novel sense of melody. | 
The chorus on "True Blue" is wonderfully catchy, and 
the other two tracks hold their own with a mid-tempo, 
bouncy style; an obscure comparison, but the sound is 
I very much like Australia's KELPIES. Good. (SS) 

(Fair Oak Farm, Huntshaw, Tornngton, Devon 
1 ENGLAND) I 



TSws^An^^icnTKisscd Her"/ "Rockawav Beach"/ ^■POLITICAL ASYLUM - "Someday" 12" 
J Let s Dance 


I admit the thought of a RAMONES cover/tribute 
* j c mi n H c like a cood idea, but this Australian 
conficuraTiotf S made up of some bigger bands there like 
the Faints aSd PAUL KELLY, doesn't kick as hard as 
it should -- so vou end up with a limp shadow of the 
RAMONES. (DOfO 

(Big Time, AU^STRALIA)____^__ m __ mi[| ^^^^^ m 

JOKERS - flexi 

A two song, one-sided flexi that mysteriously 
appeared in a NEW ROTEEKA EP. Pretty much rock 
punk, and not too exciting, folks. (TY) 
(Ne^ B—| 

rKYOAKUKYOJINDA^^Kill^in^ilP^El^^^ 

I A five pointed star on the front cover, costs ¥666. 

I released June 6 - hey wait! - this must be satanic rock! 

I This is one of those cases when I’m glad I dont 
I understand Japanese; one side is a godawful drone with 
I some woman screaming, the other side has three tracks 
I in HC, pop-punk, and post-punk styles respectively. Poo] 

I poo. (Ss) 

I (No address, JAPAN) 


Very calm peace punk sounds, to the poi 
sounding like the CArTAIN AND TENNIELE 
SECONDS (slight exaggeration, Kevin). A cou] 

4 Kilt nVOfall tHlC 1C < 


point ofl 
E or 7 

_ _~uple of 

tunes have' some verve, but overall this is snooze 
material. From Scotland. (TY) 

(We Bite Records, Moltkestr 15, 7400 Tubingen, W. 

| PRIME VIL^^Xhicken Factory"LI^^^^^^^^ 

After releasing one of the neatest garage singles ofl 
hast year, "Saw My Name Written on a Tombstone" I 
l(included here), the Primevils went on to record this 
lalbum which showcases both sides of their musical | 
[styles. You get some fantastic, catchy 
linstant-garage-classic songs as well as some slower, 
[dirge-y drone songs. Great record. (DOG) 

(Greasy Pop Records. PO Box 136 Rundle Mall, Adelaide 
IsOOO So_uth_AUSTRALIA) 1 

[FUR^lANlS^^On^te^he^dMEP™™" 

Like their last EP, this one is not manic at all. One j 
|punk tune, one pop tune, and a disco tune. Maybe this is 
wacky in Sweden, out I don’t get it. (TY) 

1 (PM Records, SWEDEN) 


mjBRICATE^GOAT - "Plays the Devil's Music" LP ■REJECTED - "Final Offence" LP 


The best of the lot - the best name and the best 
I music. The "Goat" manages to make a hideous, noisy 
rumble that can make you hum i along. ^Rcahv weird, very 
I much inspired by the BUTT HOLE SURFERS and the I 
RESIDENTS. They go from harsh and painful to strange 
land fun but it keeps you listening throughout. (DOG) 
(Black Eye Records, GPO Box 211, Sydney| 
1 AUSTRALIA 2001) 

MESCALEROS - "She Hits Me/I've Been a Fool" 

50’s and '60s influences here ranging from rockabilly 
and R’n’B. but with a '70s rock'n’roll delivery like 
LITTLE B6B STORY or something. Dated, but it raves. 

[Gymnote Mission c/o Didier, 7 Ave Royale, 69001 Lyon, 
ANCE) . 


1 


MY BLOODY VALENTINE - "The New 


Record by., 
EP 


Pop-punk with good drums and guitars, sappy vocals 
I that detract quite a bit. Add a different vocal track and 
you'd have the strength of a good JESUS AND 
MARYCHAIN release. (TY) 

j (Kaleidoscope Sound, ENGLAND)^__ m __ i 

MURDER MURDER SUICIDE - "Christians" 12" 

An anti-Christian rage here, sort of like the first I 
CRASS 7" but set to a more post-punk mood.! 
Nevertheless, it's as biting and pointed. Both male and I 
female vocals, nice harmonies on the flipside, though the I 
dance beat on one cut and the "prettiness" on another! 
make them difficult to handle until the guitar and drums | 
kick in. (TY) 

(Major Records, P. O. Box 236, Pt. Melbourne, Vic 3207,1 
AUSTRALIA) 1 

iNAnTA^EATI^^ScunrnLP 

Hey, if you absolutely hate tunes in your music and 
I vocals you can't understand at all, this album s for you. 

I Verv fast, very metal-influenced, very gruff and very 
political. Sorta like old DISCHARGE meets every 
modern speedmetal band. (TY) 

(Earache Records, P. O. Box 144, Nottingham N63 4GE, 
[ENGLAND^ — ^ 

[NE\^CHRISTS - "The Black Hole"/" Addiction" 

Not quite as hard and loud as their other releases 
Ibut because they've shifted their gears a little the sound 
Ihere is less Detroit-stvled rock and ^J^^e slower, 
moodier that resembles the best of the FLESHEATLRS 
and the GUN CLUB. (DOG) ^ _ 1# . . 

(Citadel Records, P.O. Box 316, Darlinghurst, 
AUSTRALIA 2010) 


For the most part, this is mid-tempo English type 
Ipunk, though every now and then a bit of thrash creeps 
|in to remind you ft's not 1979. Decent, but not powerful 
lor catchy enough to be really memorable. (TY) 

|(Spew Records, Sydney AUSTRALIA) 

^^EPTILE^A^DAW^^^AfterTheTlagiie^doubl^^S 

Their sound lurks somewhere near the STOOGES 
with a dash of early SAINTS to spice it up. Songs do go 
on^nd on^ but I guess on the right drugs you can hang 

SM-70 - "Uber Dem Fensiets" EP 

SM-70, hailing from W. Germany, opt for short, fast 
songs in a messy inrash mode. It's a style that s familiar, 
and you can bet there's loads of aggro and a pummelling 
sound from track to track - it's also, t despite its 
effectiveness, a trifle too common 
impression. Still, it's^ good.^ (SS) 


(Je‘ns Walter, 
GERMANY) 


to make a major 
dralslourgsteig 45, 1000 Berlin 28, W. 


| SAD SOCIETY - "Contaminate/ Ambition" 

This band’s sound here is rockin’, but their punk 
sound is pretty muted by smooth production, which limits 
the power ana accents the pop. A bit too polished. (1 Y) 
(X-Cert, 29 Durar Dr., Clermiston, Edinburgh EH4 7HW, 
SCOTLAND) 

SCREAMING FOETUS - "Protest from the Womb" EP 

A hilarious sleeve introduces four HC numbers along I 
I fairly predictible lines: mid- to -fast tempo, shouted 
vocals, messy guitars, mosh intros, and no melody 
whatsoever. The energy's cool, but more originality is 
needed here. From South Africa. (SS) 1 

(Common Ground, P. O. Box 490, Laguna Beach, CA| 
92652) 


ISHALA - "Hard and Loose" flexi 

A four-song rlease. doing very bouncy and 
'77 punk. Distinguishing features are a really 
guitar and good snarly vocals. Cool. (TY) 
fGreat Junk Records, JAPAN) 


catchy 

fuzzed 


| SHELL SHOCK - "Self Defence" EP 

Terse, speedcore riffing energizes this fast, 
to-the-point trio of songs. The abrasive vocals are quite 
good, and the guitarwork aims for original reworkings of 
the basic 'core figures we've come to expect from this 
genre. Verdict: a top-notch example of the style, though 
not exactly my cup of tea. (SS) 

1 (Explosion, JAPAN) 





| SOUP DRAGONS - "Can’t Take It No More" 12" 

More of their BUZZCOCKS imitations, though it'sl 
I not any more rockin' on this live recording than their I 
studio material. They do indulge in a cover of "Purple 
Haze", which is HENDRIX on white bread. (TY) 

I (Raw TV, ENGLAND) 1 

SPUNKY BOYS - "Kids are Alright" EP 

The rambunctious pop-punk on this record has a 
pleasantly tough powerchord instrumental sound (abetted 
By sloppy, but good arrangements), and screamed vocals 
over the whole tiling. The two songs on the A-side rock, 
while the one on the flip is less special. (SS) 

(Strawberry Records, JAPAN) 

STREBERS *- "Oga for Oga" 12" 


V/A- "Future Now" flexi 


This flexi comes with the first issue of Future Now 
UK zine and features one song each by HERESY, 
STUPIDS, and DEPRAVED (now called VISIONS OF* 
CHANGE). All thr je songs are great, each with its own 
style of thrash, all backed by high energy and good 
intentions. (MSV 

(Future Now, Flat 2, 10 Beech Ave., Sherwood Rise, 
Nottingham, NG7 7LL, ENGLAND) 


Echoes of ASTA KASK and 6-10 REDLOS 
reverberate through the eight tracks on this fourth I 
release from this Swedish band. Melodic, driving! 
pop-punk is the order of the day, and it’s handled with! 
style and verve. Nice choruses, powerful instrumentals! 

- a good showing. (SS) _ 4 , . I 

XhicKen Brain Records, Box 3016, 125 03 Alvsjo,| 
WEDEN) 

| THUG - "Dad"/'’Thug" 

A noisy and confusing blast of electrical air that I 
throbs and throbs like a bad toothache, the only thing I 
.could come close to comparing it to would be CABARET 
VOLTAIRE'S "Nag Nag lVag' p era. Great. (DOG) 

(Black Eye Records, GPO Box 211, Sydney, 

1 AUSTRALIA 2001) 

TOTALITAR - "Multinationella Mordare" EP. 

TOTALITAR, with a grinding HC guitar approach I 
and a tasteful speedcore edge, pummel out five tracks on 
this one. The closest comparison I can think of is 
ANTI-CIMEX, and the vocals on this one manage to ! 
convey a real sense of urgency and power. Very strong 
release. (SS) 

(Andreas Lonnvquist, Jarnvagsgatan 4, S-824 00 

Hudiksvall, SWEDEN) 


| V/A - "Not the Comfy Chair" cassette 

A six band comp which features the catchy punk of 
ALLIGATOR PARADE, HALF OFF's powerhouse 
thrash, and GOV’T THRASHER'S hot noise. A hot 
consistent tape. (WG) _ _ „ T1 „ 

($5 to Andrew Heppinstall, P. O. Box 110, Whyalla 5600, 
^ ia, AUSTRALIA) 


1 South Australia 
I V/A - Omunibus Vol.2" 8" flexi 


NEW DRUGS, the 5678's, SHUFFLE, and another 
I band whose name is in Japanese present cowpunk,| 
SHIRELLES/DOLLS-style early '60's stuff, and '77 punk. 
Weird mix to say the least, though the SHUFFLES'sl 
"Working Class" has SHAM catchinlss. (TY) 1 

I (Shinkankakuha, JAPAN) 

| V/A - "Raw Cuts Vol. 3" LP 

!« This selection of neo-'60's bands covers Germany. 
I Bands like LEGENDARY GOLDEN VAMPIRES the 
I CHUD, BEATITUDES. SHINY GNOMES, and more 5 drop 
all over the turntable for your delight. Nothing too raving 

I here, lust fifty mike doses. (TY) s 

(Satellite Records, ENGLAND) 


V/A - "Snarl" cassette 


Really powerful garage rock n roll with lyrics that 
unpretentious but not dumb. Sound like '76 era pub 
I rock n roll with some '77 hindsight. Title track is an apt 
anthem. 

|i^Fnnge, Box 670 Station A, Toronto, Ont. Canada M5W | 

ULTIMO GUBIERNO/RUIDO DE RABIA - split LP 

. .. Th .i s < J U0 T P. f Spanish bands demonstrate a remarkable I 
similarity to Finnish bands from '82 or so. U.G., with ' 
their ultra-fast, messy thrash sound, is reminiscent of i 
that first BAStARDSf EP; R.D.R, with more extended 

firsf ri> riJ hv U R IKTI U TVT C S aV,'u 8°" eral *tvle, recalls the 
first LI by RIISTETYT. Althogether, rather like a blast 

J? e P 3 ^’ al ? d recommendable for the U.G. side. (SS) 

^PAIN)^ Garcia L °P ez > A P d - 2163, 09080 Burgos, 

UP FUXX - "Play the Wanton Punk Rock" EP 

This is simple, three-chord punk with basic 
production and messy vocals - all played in a moderate i 
tempo. The four songs here sound uninspired and rather 
monochromatic, though I did like the harmonica break in 
"Control U." (SS) * 1 

I (No address, JAPAN) 

[y^AMPIRETLGVERS^ 

Three songs, all good garage/'77 punk with good 
■production. Pretty decent lyrics, too, highly caustic 
■towards retardo-punk attitudes. Cool. (TY) 

|(A. Conrad, P. O., Sunnybrook, Brisbane 4109, 
l AUSTRALIA) 

[v/A^^Attaque" EP 

An all-Japanese release for those who can't locate | 

Musfso ^'rkTOa'-f, «°» r d Kc r rsEgf* D S 

I thrash’ material, nothing lame but little awesome from the 

(jTngTe "Hop © 1, BP 136, 94733 Nogents, Mazne, 
IFRANCE) 


c»-o A.f amn § ood comp of Icelandic acts ranging from I 
SOcftVFTTTtt A 11 ; 1 ? t t ?M m Jvt. A C NT nvcnt j onal £ oc * sounds.l 

pitbdv PADifr ? U ^ T AD inn AN, and the DAISY HILL| 
stand out as the best.. (WG) 1 

lc 5 EL 0 AND) danUmUS k ’ Alfholsve 8 ur 3° a > 200 Kopavogur, 

^V/^^^WasteSausagn^^" l ™™ l, ^^™ l ™ , ™" — 

A grand collection of Australian sludge/noise bands. 
Great names too - BUSH OYSTERS. PURPLE 
VULTURE SHIT, LUBRICATED GOAT. Aiso includes 
the last track ever by the now defunct GRONG GRONG. 


(Black Eye Records, GPO Box 211, Sydney, 
lAUSTRALIA 2001) J J 

[V/A - "Where Birdmen Flew" LP 

criminal!, SaENTisTs5 F Xd V mor S e. *As ^ny ^S 
bootlegs claim Austrohan addresses, this release claims 
rr i\ b ¥. t *J on * he surprised if no one’s home. (TY) I 

LjTa zDevil Records, 18 Taylor PI., Fitzroy GA 303 06) 1 

|VULTCE^^Kkk It Out"/"Live or Die" 

I °f m y ^ av orite young, unknown Australian 

I bands. They have the same Kick and drive of a group like ■ 
I the HARD-ONS but they're not as goofy. More somber in 
I the sty ie of the GUN CLUB or DREAM SYNDICATE.! 
I(DOG) 

Yy^' n^^T R, ecords . P.O. Box A517, Sydney South 2000 
IALS1RAL1A) 

| WARNERS/BYGONE ERA - split EP 

The BYGONE ERA sound is just that, '78 all the 
way, relying on a steady and fast punk beat. WARNERS 
too are a blast from the past, with gruffer vocals and 
more rock-type guitars. Two songs each. (TY) 

(Onslaught Records, P. O. Box 35-469, Browns Bav, 

| Auckland, NEW ZEALAND) ’ 

I WYL DE MAMMOHI^^G^^b^^rTr 1 

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