Category Archives: German zines

Mel Hughes (Intense Voice #2)

Myself and Mel Hughes (Northern-Ireland / Ulster) exchanged letters for quite a while and distributed each other’s zine. The Network Of Friends; if anyone remembers… He was also sXe, supportive of DIY and anti-consumerist, and also ran a mailorder. He … Continue reading

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Raw Power (Trust #1)

The early issues of Trust, the first big German hardcore fanzine were a collaboration of a bunch of scenesters from the South of Germany: Armin Hofmann (‘Skeezicks’ bassist; ExtremMist tapes, X-Mist recs), Dolf Hermannstädter, Michael ‘Moses’ Arndt (‘Challenger Crew’ vocalist), … Continue reading

Posted in 1986, German zines | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Iconoclast (Speak So That I May See You #3)

During the summer of 1994 the American emo-HC band ‘Iconoclast’ were touring Europe. I saw them twice (94-08-14 in Herentals, 94-08-21 in Ieper). Nice fellows, smart, caring, supportive of the DIY ideology and playing great music. Their guitarist Kevin Sabarese … Continue reading

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Funeral Oration (Ox #4)

I got to know ‘Funeral Oration’ halfway the 80s through my mate ‘Mokka’s compilations on his tape-label Smurf Punk Tapes and saw them live early on in their existence: 85-12-21 (but when Tos Nieuwenhuizen had already left). This interview was … Continue reading

Posted in 1990, German zines | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Feeding The Fire (Counter Clockwise #1)

‘Feeding The Fire’s bassist Roger ‘NBH’ informed me that they overlapped with ‘Point Of No Return’ for a while but Rob Franssen (vocals) and him decided to continue with just ‘F.T.F.’. Their earliest incarnation (interviewed here) was with ‘P.O.N.R.’ guitarist … Continue reading

Posted in 1991, German zines | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Final Conflict (Bonzen #8)

Florian Helmchen (‘Squandered Message’ bassist) introduced me to his housemate’s – ‘Zündi’ Michael Laszlo, in Kreuzberg, Berlin – The Bonzen fanzine. Actually Flo contributed also quite a bit (together with ‘Onkel’ Ahmad Riedewald, Knut Neundorf, etc.) and took care of … Continue reading

Posted in 1988, German zines | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Crowd Of Isolated (Hustensaft #11)

Touring through Germany in the summer of 1988, I met someone (probably the editor of this zine, Holger Schmidt) at the In Der Au squat in Frankfurt, who sold me this zine Hustensaft #11 (‘cough-syrup’). Holger (who also ran Missing … Continue reading

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