Noise in My Head: Voices from the Ugly Australian Underground by Jimi Kritzler (Hozac Books) $55.95 - The Ugly Australian Underground documents the music, songwriting, aesthetics and struggles of fifty of Australia’s most innovative and significant bands and artists currently at the creative peak …
Touch and Go: The Complete Hardcore Punk Zine '79-'83
Published by Bazillion Points
If ever you needed a collected volume of zines, this may be it. Rough and wild midwest punk rock reporting and tons of tons of record reviews, Touch and Go the zine was opinionated, irreverent, and balls-to-the-walls funny. Bazillion Points has really gone berzerker lately too, churning out some of the sickest most creative and in-depth volumes of hardcore, punk and metal scene archiving I've ever seen. Touch and Go binds together all 22 issues and peppers it with essays a bit of commentary and notation. Bawdy and engaging, I can't take my eyes off it, but it's so jam-packed I have no doubt it'll take me a year or two to read everything. -EF
542p, b&w, 8.5"x11"