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Saturday, October 24, 2009

Lollypop Shoved Up My Ass

Lollypop Shoved Up My Ass (July/August 2009)

From my experience, this is a fairly typical issue of Isabelle’s zine. It includes show reviews of mainstream bands (Green Day, No Doubt, The Virgin Fest, and The Pretenders) along with some album reviews (also of mainstream bands). There are a couple of sexually explicit pieces for folks that are into that sort of thing: a short-story (fiction?) and 20 sex tips. Isabelle also shares her thoughts on the death of Michael Jackson and offers a less than eloquent argument about how Guitar Hero has changed the music industry. A couple of top 10 lists round out the issue. Not likely to win zine of the year award, but an appealing effort for anyone interested in the aforementioned topics. $1/trades preferred, Isabelle Guns, PO Box 42085, Champlain PO, Vancouver BC V5S 4R5, Canada 


Review by Dan Murphy, publisher of The Juniper, and Elephant Mess. If you wish to swap zines with him, send them to: Dan Murphy, PO Box 363, Edwardsville IL 62025, http://juniperbug.blogspot.com


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