Wednesday, October 13, 2010
PO Box 438
This zine was sent to me by Zinemonger Distro, a distro that distributes free zines. Awesome! Go check out the site to find out how you can get some!
I have no idea what the Manic Street Preachers sound like. I’m sure I’ve heard some of their music at some point, but don’t ask me to pick it out of a crowd (of sound?). Do they play guitars? I believe so, but I couldn’t guarantee that (perhaps they just play multiple bass or something).
This zine, inspired by the Manics, is printed on a big (UK equivalent of 11 x 17, someday I will learn the proper terminology) piece of paper, and then folded down to quarter size. Inside there are drawings and collages presumably somehow related to the Manics. One of them has David Bowie in it I think.
There’s also a memorial piece about Steven Wells which made me curious about his writing and whether anyone still reads NME. Unfortunately this, and the brief piece below it, are rendered partially unreadable by the giant “Manic Street Preachers” printed over top of it. I can only assume that it looked good on the computer.
There are also the album and show reviews you no doubt expected from a fanzine about a band. However there are reviews of more than just the Manics, and I even looked up one of the bands reviewed! (I didn’t really care for them, but nonetheless amazing!)