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 …
by Erick Lyle
56p, b&w, 5.5"x8.5"
Lyle devotes this issue to investigating the story of the seminal Black Flag album Damaged - setting us down in the early L.A. punk and hardcore scenes and using his compulsively readable prose and great band interviews to lead us through the wild ride of innovation and contradiction that produced the album we know and love today. Also a nice photo of Raymond Paettibon passed out in shorts.