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Book Condition: Very Good
August 1984, Vol. 1 No. 1; September 1984, Vol. 1 No. 2. Staple-bound, glossy wraps, 21.5 by 28 cm, 13 pp., 17 pp., illus. Good with light cover and edge wear, spine creases, and a small chip from the lower corner of the front cover of the first issue. The second issue has some tiny tears at the head of the spine, light upper corner creases, and a red pen note and some highlighting in the two-page Minuteman interview. A well-done hardcore (and related) zine that manages to pull off a combination of music and politics. The bulk of the first issue Hard Times is taken up with three great interviews with Hüsker Dü, Charlie Harper of the U.K. Subs, and Glenn Danzig and Eerie Von of Samhain. Now we’re not talking “Fresh Air with Terri Gross,” but in the world of HC zines, this is quality work. The rest of the mag is devoted to Nicaragua and the Sandinistas after five years of rule, American intervention, and the upcoming elections. Considering that this is original material written by someone who actually spent time in Nicaragua, this is quite a story for a HC zine! The second issue features interviews with Black Flag, the Nihilistics, and Minutemen, show reviews for Siouxsie and the Banshees, Black Flag, Sisters of Mercy, Battalion of Saints, Corrosion of Conformity, Cause for Alarm, Reagan Youth, and REM, as well as record reviews, and a well-done interview with a Vietnam War draft dodger.