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“We’re setting an example for the rest of the world, but we’re not really good spokesmen for it because we make everything we touch look bad.” - Neil Haggerty

ALLEGRO MODERATO, MOTHERFUCKER: THE ROYAL TRUX INTERVIEW (PART 3 OF 3)

BANANAFISH #6 1991 (no page #)  SEYMOUR GLASS, Editor

Other stuff we already posted…

  • Jay Hinman of dynamitehemorrhage reviews Twin Infinitives in SUPERDOPE #1 (Spring 1991): “A definite room clearer…”

This 1992 issue of my self-published music fanzine is the first in the 8-issue series I can legitimately say that I’m more or less proud of. SUPERDOPE #3 came out about six months after I’d “threatened to quit” publishing (oooh!) for reasons I don’t really remember. I even went so far as to send back promo records on my own dime to certain labels I respected who’d sent me freebies, because I was embarrassed to keep them if I wasn’t going to, you know, review them. I remember meeting Mac from Merge Records the next year in Chapel Hill, and he was just bemusedly shaking his head that I’d bothered to do that. Rest assured, I gave up those ethical qualms later on. So after making a big to-do about being “too tired” to publish or whatever, I just said aw fuggedaboutit and put out this tiny, digest-sized, 16-page minizine.


SUPERDOPE #3 captures a bit of the (un)popular rise of the great garage punk bands of the 1990s, with the piece de resistance being this interview with THE GORIES. Though I had no idea at the time, the band would soon break up, and gave few other interviews during their career. I simply mailed them a list of dopey questions and let them record their answers on a cassette tape; as it turns out, it was my favorite interview I “did” outside of the DON HOWLAND one that made it into issue #6. That I never got to see the band play always stuck in my craw, a situation that was rectified when they hit my town on their reunion tour in 2010.

 A few other thoughts on this issue:
  • I wrote and edited this one completely solo, though, having just recently seen “Beyond The Valley of the Dolls” for the first time, I uncleverly appropriated the name “Lance Rock” for several items. This doesn’t wear as well in 2010, I concede.
  • My list of over-the-counter stimulants in my “Top 10” was nothing but bluster. It stemmed from an incident that year where I’d taken two (very much legal!) Ephedrine - the ingredient in No-Doz - pills to keep myself awake at a Thinking Fellers Union show, mixed it with a couple of pints of beer, and proceeded to suffer through one of the weirdest, malarial, hallucinatory nights of pseudo-sleep I’d ever had. Not sure I ever used one again – but it sure was fun pretendin’.
  • It is indeed true that the first CD I ever bought was MONSTER MAGNET’s horrific “Spine of God” – I proudly waived my “no bad reviews” policy especially for that one.
  • The “Late Reviews” consist of clipped reviews from other magazines like Maximum Rocknroll and Your Flesh, married to records that weren’t actually being reviewed (and in the case of “Ska Derr & The Rejectones” and “Cognitive Drought”, bands that didn’t ever form). I thought the Barbara Manning one was pretty funny; I’m pretty sure it was for the first LIQUOR BALL LP.

I’ve got five more issues to scan and post for you, and rest assured, before I shuffle off this mortal coil I shall do so.

DOWNLOAD SUPERDOPE #3 - 1992

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((( MOUNTED BY THE GODS )))

“Baptized in the waters of their intentions, they have been consecrated by the hands of their mutuality.
Something got a hold of them…
Somewhere in between a rocket and a deep-soul-space the divination of male and female begins and the sacred course of wholeness reveals itself.

Together, they are neither young nor old; They are complete. Forever, they are neither male nor female; They are cosmic.
And at the end of their legacy lies a young lion flamed with the desire to spell their names with the stars of their choice.
They didn’t fall in love; “ THEY WERE MOUNTED BY THE GODS…”

Photo & Concept: Made by Airich | www.airich.nl
Text written by: Poet AF Black| www.ankhfyre.com
Models: AiRich & Poet AF Black

[2014]

This fanzine, SUPERDOPE #8, is one that I put out in 1998, and one of which I still have multiple copies left. I’m selling if you’re buying.

It’s a digest-sized ‘zine with a long piece on my then-favorite 45rpm singles, each individually reviewed and explained. You can get a sense from the cover of what kind of music we’re talking about here. The magazine also has reviews of then-au courant rocknroll acts as well.

Only $3 to US residents ($4 Canada, $7 rest of world), via Paypal, to jayhinman(at)hotmail(dotcom). Make sure you provide your address to me there and I’ll wing one out to you right away.

Art inspired by my assets #SuperDope #Repost @joshxgarren
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(Morpheus voice) what if i told you, I only use three prismacolor markers for this. Layers👌🏼

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“…a transcendent pastiche of drugged vibes that harkens to a haunted avant-roots embrace almost as often as it opens up to shake hands wth the great beyond.”

SUPERDOPE #7 1994 (no page #)

CHARALAMBIDES review by JAY HINMAN, Editor

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SONIC’S RENDEZVOUS BAND article written by Steve Watson for Superdope #1, a fanzine I put out in 1991. Steve passed away yesterday, and it’s hit those who knew him pretty hard despite ample warning that his passing was coming.

Funny story about this one: Steve gave me his typewritten pages for the piece and I published it as is. I thought the ending was a little clunky, but good, and neither of us thought anything of it until we actually saw it in print. That’s when Steve realized he’d forgotten to give me the last couple of pages (!). We talked about putting “Part 2” in Superdope’s second issue, and somehow it never happened.

The flyers in the piece came from Steve’s personal collection; this was his favorite band while he was growing up in Michigan. Best wishes to him in the great beyond, and to all who knew him.

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“Stockton duo who’re creators of two of the last 700 days’ golden singles, possessing a rare mix of dapper fuzzed-pop skewedness and righteously tamppered-with form.”  

Superdope #2 Summer 1991 (page 34) 

PAVEMENT review by JAY HINMAN, Editor

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