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Razorblades & Aspirin #12 zine

Razorblades & Aspirin #12 zine


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If you are familiar with ED COLVER's work you know he needs no introduction - his images of the early LA hardcore scene are beyond iconic, setting the standard for punk photography. Plus, legendary punk rock archivist & mad genius behind Fucked Up & Photocopied, BRYAN RAY TURCOTTE. Also, we have Ola from QUALITY CONTROL RECORDS weighing on the even newer wave of the new wave of British hardcore. Wait, there's more - have you been blessed enough to have your eardrums destroyed by the likes of modern hardcore punk heroes WRONG WAR, PROTOCOL or THE MESS? If not, it is about time you did! Do you want more? Of course you do! How about an article about the effects of Covid on Record Stores? And lest we forget features on modern punk photographers JOSEPH CAREY, KIRSTEN THOEN, ADAM LOWE, ANTHONY MEHLHAFF and BECKY DIGIGILIO Plus reviews of the latest and greatest punk records, zines and more from around the world!

Our take: The latest issue of Razorblades & Aspirin is out, and if you aren’t hip to it yet, wake the fuck up! Razorblades & Aspirin is a zine for people who love punk old and new (there’s a LOT of overlap in coverage with the stuff we carry and write about at Sorry State), and its idiosyncrasies include a full color, full bleed print job that is uncommon in the world of punk zines and a heavy focus on photographers, photography, and the visual culture of punk. I love that Mike at Razorblades & Aspirin remains engaged with current punk (he’s based a few hours away in Richmond, VA and it’s always cool to see his incredible photos of shows I was at), but the pandemic times we’re in demanded a heavier focus on old stuff for this issue (even so, he squeezes in interviews with several current bands and labels and a lengthy feature on how punk record stores are navigating the pandemic). I love the interviews with legendary LA punk photographer Ed Colver and Brian Ray Turcotte of Fucked Up & Photocopied, and there’s the now-familiar R&A mix of reviews, interviews with photographers, and stunning photography. Odds are that if you’re a Sorry State newsletter subscriber, you should be a Razorblades & Aspirin reader too.