Saturday, September 22, 2012

Jerk Store #11 reviews Roman Candles 7" / Stowaways 4,5,6 & 7

Roman Candles – Whatever Happened to Vallejo By Knife? 7”
Nice two-tracker of what I would loosely describe as acoustic punk with drums, the kind you might well expect fans of PLAN-IT-X or the Valiant Death distro (as it was) to be into. That’s not to say it’s poorly recorded or insufferably twee (as some of that scene’s stuff can tend towards), but you get my drift. It’s just a shame there’s only two songs here, each side is over too quickly. YOUNG FOOL / THIS SIDE THAT SIDE

Stowaways, The - #4, 5, 6, 7, A4 – 12 pgs
Got sent a whole wad of these at once, which is good for seeing how the ‘zine progresses (or doesn’t) issue to issue. Chris the editor seems to be putting these things out monthly, which would explain the ultra basic non-layouts and barely used capital letters, haha. Maybe four weeks just isn’t long enough to make a decent looking ‘zine? Each issue has some record reviews, live reviews, and an interview or two. More like a scene newsletter I suppose. Funny to read how in love with JOYCE MANOR this guy is, I guess that’s why in his review of Jerk Store he complained that my JOYCE MANOR interview was crap and I shouldn’t have bothered printing it. Well no shit, I ran it to make them look stupid for giving up halfway through. Guess that failed then! Anyway, a little more time spent in formatting and spellchecking would go a long way to making this thing more readable. Not to mention typing up tour reports rather than scanning in the pages of someone’s notebook. It might save time at your end dude, but trying to decipher what looks kinda like the scribblings of a retard made me not want to read past the first line. Aside from all this, it’s interesting to read a ‘zine that offers such a regular snapshot into a person’s perceptions of a scene and music. Just needs more “computers” and “tiny print”, haha. 5082 Wendover Rd, Yorba Linda, ca 92886 US

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