The Filth #3
22 pages, full size
$3 or something equivalent
I love it when somebody makes me eat my words. I gave this issue a decent-to-good review, (and just to be clear, decent-to-good refers to the zine, not the review. The review was perfect,) but I had to whine about a couple little things, one of which was getting a fucked up CD I couldn't listen to. About 48, maybe 72 hours after the review posted I received a replacement CD, and, a second copy just in case. If that ain't customer service, I don't know what is.
Just like I said with the previous issue, it's worth the price for the CD alone. I know nothing about modern music, so I'll relate it to what I know from the old days. If you like stuff like Amon Duul, Conrad Schnitzler, Nurse with Wound, Hawkwind, and dare I say, Art Control, (wink,) You'll probably like this. It gets a little techno-ey in places, but leans way more to the psychedelic, (but not as spacey or serious as say, Dead Can Dance,) speeds up and slows down, but never fast enough to be dance music. Doesn't take itself too seriously, there's a lot of playfulness, (Iasoa Tomita, Tubular Bells,) and a lot of raw creativeness you don't get from commercial music. Fuck Yeah.
This below is the original Review:
Okay, I'm officially a fan this rag, and Tina Armstrong.
Whether it was intentional or just came together this way, this issue has a circus theme, spiked with zombies, true confessions, poetry, pseudo-adolescent ambivalence, one provoking bit of magic realism that I couldn't finish because the photocopying deteriorated on the last page, and a cliffhanger. You fuckers better send me #4.
And again, this issue came with a CD, which I also couldn't listen to because it was fucked up from being crammed in an envelope with a bunch of stickers and crap. You can see in the photo how the black shit stuck to it.
Regardless, I still really like it. Most of the writing is less than stellar in pretty much every technical way, and yet it's still very readable. What it lacks in polish it makes up for in spunk. I read it all in one sitting, which is not usual for me. A diamond in the rough.
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