Live at Buff Hall

“I’d appreciate it if you didn’t jump on my head…”

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The Buff Hall gig is a real gem. It was one of the earliest gatherings of the East Coast “tribes”: Minor Threat (DC), SS Decontrol (Boston), Agnostic Front (NYC), Flag of Democracy + Crib Death (Philly) were all on the bill. Crazy show with Ian MacKaye getting hit by a car, SS Decontrol’s van getting smashed – and, of course, security for the show being provided by the Ghetto Riders.

This Buff Hall article is originally published in Chiller Than Most fanzine, issue 5.
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(Anti-Anti fanzine, 1983)

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(SS Decontrol at Buff Hall, Camden, NJ, 1982. Photo: Bruce Rhodes.)

Blind Approach interview by Open Your Eyes

The band started with Matt Henderson (Agnostic Front, Madball) and his friend Chip in St. Paul, MN. They released two great 7 inches (“Restless Nights” and “New Age”) and it’s easy to see why Agnostic Front picked him up. Blind Approach played a lot of shows, and eventually they became the Minneapolis hardcore band at one point so if they were not headlining a show they were opening for every band that came through. In 1987/88 Blind Approach played a few times with the Cro-Mags, Youth Of Today, and did a Midwest stretch with WarZone.

This Blind Approach interview is originally published in Open Your Eyes fanzine, and I hope you will find it an enjoyable read! Please click images to view full size.

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Hashtag Hardcore fanzine issue 7

The new issue of #Hardcore is out now! I don’t know the reason why the Pressure Pact sheep is attacking the Wrong Side pig and the Blind To Faith bull, but this artwork is awesome.

“Hello, just to inform you that a new issue of Hashtag Hardcore fanzine is out. You can order one by paypalling 5 euro (Netherlands) or 7 euro (anywhere else) to hashtaghardcore(at)gmail.com. Don’t forget to mention your address.

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This issue has interviews with BLIND TO FAITH, THE WRONG SIDE, PRESSURE PACT, SECTOR and C-4, as well as record and fanzine reviews, all in a swell cut’n’paste layout.
I have a few reprinted issues of nr 5 and nr 6 left. If you’re interested in these, send me an email and I’ll check availability and figure out the shipping costs.
Distros who want to carry the new issue, get in touch for wholesale and shipping options.

Thanks and take care,
Daan +-“

Killing Time interview by Not For The Weak fanzine

Brightside record rips from start to finish. Anthony Comunale’s vocal range is impressive and their songs are heavy as fuck, include some seriously awesome riffs. RIP Rich McLoughlin of Breakdown/Raw Deal/Killing Time. NYHC legend.

This Killing Time interview is originally published in Not For The Weak fanzine (amazingly hilarious ‘zine out of New Jersey), I hope you will find it interesting! Please click images to view full size.

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Boothaeven’s magazine issue 5

Put on your glasses, Boothaeven’s Magazine V is out now! Fifty-two A4 pages of DIY cuttin’ and pastin’.

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https://boothaevens.bigcartel.com/

Interviews with Vanguard, Invunche, Headsplit Records, Crucified, Raw Brigade and Phantom Lure records, plus other contributions by Freddy Alva, White Filth and Bjorn Dossche.
“Since I hope to reach as many people as possible with the zine, which is quite difficult due to expensive international shipping prices, I decided to distribute the PDF version of the zine as well.
Free PDF download: https://we.tl/t-oOV7CI21pE.
Of course, only a paper zine is real.

Absolute Truth fanzine issue 2

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“You wanted more? You got more. No? Then why are you reading this? Anyways, AT02 comes in hot with a whopping 64 pages of interviews, full spread photos, illustrations, games, and a bunch of other stuff that we think people are supposed to find entertaining. Interviews with Codey from Mil-Spec, Emmett and Brandon from Wild Side, Wolf from End Game and the entirety of Chain Whip tortures their victims with 14 lashes-a-piece. We dig deep into the Posi Numbers 2004 DVD and make sure no one is safe. Get peace of mind with Trenner’s Hardcoroscopes, complete a Texas themed crossword puzzle, draw your own bootleg shirt and get informed with our reviews that dive into the realm of podcasts and one single movie this time around. Special thank you to Kyle Scott for the beautiful illustration of Riley Gale on the inside cover.

Each order comes with an Absolute Truth sticker, a copy of the Dusty Digest AT1.5 one-pager and copies of Do You Know Hardcore #2, #2.5 and #3 one-pagers. Damn!”

Online store: https://absolutetruthzine.bigcartel.com/

Absolute Truth issue 1.5

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“Double sided, one 8.5″x11″ page zine for the Dusty Digest mail only zine swap. Features interviews with the elusive Tom Pimlott, Revelation’s Adam Lentz, an extremely important list of hardcore related things Michael Fairley has at his office for some reason and a cut out Absolute Truth Paper Toy Mosher if you want to destroy the whole page. I don’t think this hit anyone’s favourite list so you may as well make some use out of the sheet.”

Download here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1taiC_DR1IaWHm1-RLoQ2fWLjKXny7hyH/view?usp=sharing

New Breed fanzine

New Breed fanzine #1
(Raw Deal, NY Hoods, Pressure Release, SFA, Underdog)
Download the full zine here: https://www.sendspace.com/file/9g121u

Do You Know Hardcore fanzine #3
Interview with Freddy Alva, in this issue we are talking about his fanzine editing experiences (FTW fanzine, New Breed fanzine) and the 80s zine culture.
Download the full zine here: https://www.sendspace.com/file/roct9y


Freddy Alva: “I started working on New Breed #1 in late 1987 & it came out summer of 1988. My fellow Queens HC enthusiast Chris Wynne did the Pressure Release & NY Hoods interviews; I did the Raw Deal & SFA interviews plus the Graf letters on the cover. We both did record/demo/live reviews along with our friend Tatu Paul. Proud of the way it came out & Chris went on to do the quintessential NYHC zine ‘In Effect’. The New Breed compilation tape is the second and final issue. Huge thanks to Cooch for the scans.”

Excerpt from the Do You Know Hardcore interview:

DYKHC – You started New Breed fanzine in 1987 as a way of getting more actively involved in the scene. Why did you change the name of the zine from FTW to New Breed?
Freddy – FTW was done with a guy named Howard Charkofsky that was living in my neighborhood, he was an older Punk dude that had grown up on the L.E.S. and I remember seeing him at CBGB’s matinees, saw him around my way, somehow started talking and discovered we both wanted to do a fanzine so we just joined forces. I did two of the interviews in that issue, one with Glitter Witch (by mail) and Ray Cappo (in person). I also did some demo/Lp/live show reviews and besides coming up with the FTW name; I also got my friend to do the cover. We never did a second issue because by that time I wanted to collaborate with some other friends from the scene and we talked about doing a zine that concentrated primarily on up and coming local bands, hence the name New Breed, which I took from the Iron Cross song that appeared on the Flex Your Head comp. It’s lyrics resonated strongly with what me and what my friends were about.

DYKHC – Who were the folks that helped you with FTW/New Breed along the way? I know that Pressure Release interview was made by Chris Wynne (In Effect fanzine), he mailed them some questions and about a week later an envelope shows up with the answers.
Freddy – I’d met Chris Wynne through a mutual friend and told him I wanted to do a new zine, he was closer to my age as opposed to Howard from FTW, who was about 10 years older than me. Chris was extremely enthusiastic and started right away interviewing Pressure Release and the NY Hoods. I interviewed Raw Deal and SFA as well as doing the Graf letters in the cover that spell out New Breed plus laying out the zine. Our friend Paul Oxblood did some demo reviews and me and Chris did the rest of the show/lp/zine reviews. I mentioned before that working on this issue inspired Chris to do his own zine so for the second issue of New Breed I collaborated with Chaka Malik and that became the tape compilation.

Raw Deal pic by Ken Salerno

 

DYKHC – Raw Deal interview. I know that you lived about ten blocks from Anthony Communale in 1986. How was your relationship with him and the band? A few years later they were also featured on the New Breed tape compilation.
Freddy – Anthony was the pied piper of HC in our neighborhood of Jackson Heights. Even though he had already graduated high school by the time I was a sophomore and had been in the scene since pretty much the beginning; he was never condescending or too cool to talk to us younger new jacks. He was extremely generous with letting people tape records from his collection and would recommend an Album or Ep to check out that would turn always turn out to be amazing. He’d also been the original singer for Token Entry and once he got together with 3/5ths of what had been Breakdown, at the suggestion of Duane from Some Records, the end result being Raw Deal. We had to have them on the comp as they represented everything we wanted to document; a newer wave of NYHC that needed to be heard.

Download the full interview here: https://www.sendspace.com/file/roct9y

Dogged fanzine

DOGGED zine is out now! With Peter Kwint about politics, Whatever It Takes about football culture, a citytrip by Glasgow, a band interview with Declaimer and much more! All profits will be donated to Last Chance Animal Rescue in Spain! https://dogged.bigcartel.com/

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Dogged; a fanzine about hardcore and also a fanzine with a cause. The goal is to raise funds for the animals in need.
All profits made by selling this zine will be fully donated to the charity.
For more info about the animals and the charity please visit:
http://www.lastchanceanimalrescue.es/

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