Author Archives: smurfpunx

Kismet H.C. (Actions Of Rebirth #3)

In the early 90s I corresponded with Vasilis ‘Bill’ Babouris from Athens, the editor of this zine (also the drummer of ‘Industrial Suicide’ and ‘Negative Stance’, a band of the scene around the Villa Amalia squat). He did his first … Continue reading

Posted in 1991, Greek zines | Leave a comment

1 in 12 Club (Reason To Believe #2)

Reason To Believe (based in Leeds) was a zine done by a collective of people such as Alex Gunn, ‘Sned’ (Flat Earth), Paco (La Vida Es Un Mus), Richard Corbridge (Armed With Anger), Cath O’Connor (‘Month Of Birthdays’ vocalist), Leo … Continue reading

Posted in 2001, UK zines | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Subversion (Suicide? No! Murder #4)

I have 4 issues of this zine (edited by a couple of Canadians living in London); not sure if they did more. According to the dates of some records reviewed the time-period must be 1983-84. Content-wise there’s interviews, scene-reports, reviews … Continue reading

Posted in 1984, UK zines | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Peu Être (Chill Out #3)

Chill Out, another French zine I helped make available through my mailorder/distribution was done by Olivier Lacoste (singer of the Bordeaux band ‘Öpstand’) that I’d met at the Vort’n Vis and corresponded with. I can’t remember having seen his first … Continue reading

Posted in 1995, French zines | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Yuppiecrusher (Strongly Opposed #1)

(Ou)Rania Giakoumaki did this zine while studying at the University of Wolverhampton but she was from Athens. I got to know her because she was a friend of Swiss’ zinester Pablo (Resistance Productions/Strongly Opposed recs). She also sang for ‘Umbrella … Continue reading

Posted in 1997, Greek zines | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Öpstand (Cheval de Troie #1)

Somewhere halfway the 90s I got to know Gérôme Desmaison (guitarist of ‘Alcatraz’ and ‘Peu-Être’, later vocalist of ‘Amanda Woodward’ & ‘Kiss The Bottle’ – with Christophe Mora), from Niort (later Poitiers). He did this zine Cheval De Troie (Trojan … Continue reading

Posted in 1996, French zines | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Profound (Nooit Meer #5)

Nooit Meer (“never again”) was the zine Marcel Schilpzand (nowadays running Gummopunx recs and record-collector) did. I’d gotten to know him at the end of the 80s when I started booking tours, and him and his friend Roland ‘Big’ Roller … Continue reading

Posted in 1989, Dutch zines | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment