anyone wanna take a permaculture class with me?
— Elizabeth Scott (via foxgrl)
Braveyoung / relief is near in four parts
looking back on the way I’ve behaved/acted/thought in the past makes me shake my head and puke a bit in my mouth. but life is all about learning right? I’ll never be that person again, I initialed the shovel and buried him. dark times lead to carry on with a light on your shoulders. but fuck do I got stories , but those are stories that are not to told and not repeated.
Big Red #1
“Big Red doesn’t conform to the modern air of fanzine writing, something that puts execution and wit second to laziness and self inflation.”
The introductory polemic to this Melbourne zine lines up a horde of enemies against the wall, without stooping to specify exactly who is copping it. It does provide for a brilliant self inflatory introduction: Big Red won’t review new bands (“most view punk as a tool for self exposure and a societal crutch”), is not for those “who can not reason offensiveness from excellence”, and is dedicated “to the last morsel of intelligible and well delivered punk”.
Features an interview with South Africa’s Wild Youth, who are rightfully compared to Australia’s murder punk, notably Young Identities (reviewed this issue). The Insurgents interview is great: Wes’ dismissal of the band, Brisbane, and hardcore in general is delivered without spare words. Great spiteful reviews, history of punxploitation cinema and a write up on Edith Massey, “Queen of Punk”.
Unique content and visceral approach, with a great eye, most closely resembling Pederast Prophet in style and content, Big Red is Flesh World vocalist Liam Osbourne’s magazine, notable for the attention to detail in layout and design, which makes for a worthy keeper…