Friday, September 07, 2012

Ugly Things #33 Spring/Summer 2012

Mike Stax has managed to keep Ugly Things going for decades (!) now and, unlike most products this old, has only managed to improve the zine over the years. You know what you're getting into when you pick up an UT - great reporting on great music and you are pretty much guaranteed that you will discover a band, a record, a book, a DVD, a something, that you have never heard of before! This issue's cover story is on the band Love, with an extensive interview with guitarist Johnny Echols, but there is plenty more on top of that! Columns by members of the Pretty Things, Flamin' Groovies and the Downliner Sect, a story on Ed Sanders of the Fugs, 80's group the Leopards, Holland's Group 1850, Freakbeat bands, a glam rock retrospective by Greg Prevost (Chesterfield Kings), Barrence Whitfield, the electric eels, innumerable reviews and that doesn't even cover half of the mag! This is one of the highest quality zines you're gonna come across, as well as the most informative! Every issue is a must-have for anyone interested in garage, punk and/or underground music in general. Here's hoping that Mike (along with his wife Anja and many contributors) keeps it up for decades to come! You can contact UT through their Facebook page.