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Razorblades & Aspirin #13 zine

Razorblades & Aspirin #13 zine

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Here we go - issue thirteen! Let's start off with an interview with filmmaker Otto Buj (conducted by Dan O'Mahoney) on his recent Detroit Hardcore documentary Dope, Hookers & Pavement. I've previously unseen images of Midwest legends Negative Approach, Necros, L-Seven, and more to accompany this one! Next up a chat with producer & Rough Francis drummer, Urian Hackney, about growing up not knowing his father was in Death, & the weirdness of having a bandmate storm the capital. Plus I sit down with Swedish ragers EXIL, Mass-holes RESTRAINING ORDER, Seattle punks FILTH IS ETERNAL and SoCal rippers ZULU.


How about a chat with documentarian John Rash about setting up the Southern Punk Archive, conversations with the brilliant minds behind the record labels Extinction Burst & Convulse, and lest I forget discussions with photographers Senny Mau, Erik Phillips, & R. Ramos!

EXCITING YEAH!? BUT WAIT!! ONE MORE THING... a lengthy interview with the legendary JERRY A of POISON IDEA. I'm beyond honored to do be able to speak with him about his journey through the underground, rocknroll, romantic self destruction and much more!

Our take: The latest issue of Razorblades & Aspirin is out! Hopefully most people who are into Sorry State are aware of Razorblades & Aspirin already, but if you aren’t, you need to check it out. You may think to yourself, “why do I need to spend money on a physical zine when I spend half my waking hours scrolling on my phone?,” but this magazine is a showcase for the richness of print. The zine’s focus has always been on beautiful photography reproduced at large scale, high detail, and full color (where appropriate), and if you think the experience of poring over every detail of one of these images is functionally the same as scrolling past something on Instagram, then the two of us have very different ideas of what makes for rich engagement with a piece of art. As with previous issues, the writing in issue #13 is just as interesting as the visuals, including interviews with cover stars Zulu, Jerry A. of Poison Idea, the director Otto Buj (who did the recent Dope, Hookers, and Pavement film about the 80s Detroit hardcore scene), and several others, including several punk-affiliated photographers, who always offer an interesting and under-appreciated perspective on punk. I’m also amazed that a quarterly publication can turn me on to so much great music… I spend every day of my life looking for new music to listen to, yet each issue of Razorblades & Aspirin adds a big stack of artists to my “to check out” pile. I’m not aware of a current punk zine that offers anywhere near this much bang for your buck.