Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Bullshit Monthly #26 - The fanzine returns

Well, all the bands from bygone days seem to be coming back to life, so why not fanzines, too?

I haven't considered doing another issue of Bullshit Monthly for over 20 years because I wasn't connected to the scene, but y'know I kinda am now - so here we are. I grew up doing BSM , turning from a dorky 16-yr-old to a dorky 21-year-old. Doing a fanzine allowed me to share my opinions and write and do art, and at the same time support bands and people. It isn't profound - but it never strived to be or said it was. Anyway - TA DAH! Here's Bullshit Monthly #26 (pdf).(Or page 1 and 2 as jpgs.)

BSM always mentioned whatever bands I ran into, so if you want to be mentioned in it, it isn't very tough. Email me or contact me or BSM on Facebook, or run into me in person. New recording? Going on tour? Need a drummer? Show coming up? Misc drama? New haircut? Whatever. Send anything physical you want reviewed to: Mike BS. PO Box 59321. San Jose, CA 95159.

I know I definitely can't do it monthly anymore (it's more work than it looks like, trust me). But if nothing else it's great to connect with people again. - MBS

Bullshit Monthly #26 (pdf) (August, 2013) (Or page 1 and 2 as jpgs.)

PS - I wrote the No Mistake song "Copied Folded and Stapled" about fanzines. You can find it here.

Bullshit Monthly #4 (March, 1985) - Agnostic Front, Rights of the Accused.
Bullshit Monthly #5 (April, 1985) - Articles of Faith, Aggression, Psychos, Sheer Terror, MIA, Never More
Bullshit Monthly #6 (May, 1985) - Adrenalin OD, Damage, Ill Repute, Cro-Mags, Venom/Slayer/Exodus at Studio 54 review by Howie
Bullshit Monthly #7 (June, 1985) - Bodies in Panic, Exploited, Malignant Tumor, No Remorse 
Bullshit Monthly #8 (July, 1985) - Battalion of Saints, Sand in the Face, Tank, crossword puzzle (good fucking luck with that...)
Bullshit Monthly #9 (August, 1985) - Broken Talent, Scab, Letch Patrol, Upright Citizens
Bullshit Monthly #10 (Sept, 1985) - Murphy's Law, Crumbsuckers, Horror Planet, False Prophets, Token Entry, "Some Records is now a store" ad
Bullshit Monthly #11 (Oct-Nov, 1985) - RKL, A.P.P.L.E, Ultra Violence (Note: I just turned 17!)
Bullshit Monthly #13 (July, 1986) - DOA, Ludichrist, Doggy Style, Circle Jerks, Agnostic Front
Bullshit Monthly #17 (Dec, 1987) - Leeway, Krakdown, Necros, Murphy's Law, Nausea, Desecrator (?)
Bullshit Monthly #18 (April, 1988) - Sick of it All, Underdog, SFA, Sheer Terror, Icemen
Bullshit Monthly #19 (April, 1989) - Lotsa news and shit, S.H.A.R.P. interview
Current Bullshit #1 (Jan, 2013) - My thoughts and observations and shit like that.


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  2. Dude, looks like I'll be ordering some back issues from you!

    1. They're all here to download for free. I'll be posting some more PDFs next time.

  3. Nice to see you put all this stuff online! I traded zines with you in 1986 and BSM stands out as one of my favorite punk zines ever. I was amazed at all the tiny handwritten stuff you packed into each issue and even though BSM was totally chaotic-looking, I loved it! I just printed a few issues to read just for old time's sake. -Chris Francz (www.chrisfrancz.com - my art website Shawnee-on-Delaware, PA)