I made a soundtrack/playlist for International Zine Month 2019! It wasn’t part of the official prompts but I just felt like it.
The playlist contains mainly music I’ve been listening to a lot lately as well as songs about zines and by zinesters.
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The Copy Scams: “Intro”
Welcome to the zine month playlist! Have fun making your own zine!
Team Dresch: “Musical Fanzine”
I couldn’t NOT include this one, right?
Lunachicks: “Mmmm Donuts”
Snacks are important while making zines (or before or after if you want to avoid sticky or greasy fingers).
L7: “On My Rockin’ Machine”
Just imagine they’re singing “on my typin’ machine”, OK?
Mad Season: “I Don’t Know Anything”
I’ve been playing this song almost non-stop since the end of June… Mad Season had members of Alice in Chains, Pearl Jam, Walkabouts, and Screaming Trees making them a Seattle grunge supergroup. I’m sure that any zine made while listening to this will become a superzine!
Pearl Jam: “Not For You”
I think this is about youth cultures and subcultures resisting mainstream co-optation and commodification. So for me that fits with the zine subculture. Zines can never be used for commercial gain or be seen as just another product. Zines are for us, zine makers and zine lovers, as resistance in a capitalist world.
Soundgarden: “Nothing to Say”
Sure you’ve got something to say and write about in your very own zine! And there are people waiting to read it!
The Copy Scams: “Copy & Destroy”
Another fine tune by THE zine band!
Catherine Elms: “Wallflower”
Catherine Elms makes some really nice perzines and fanzines as well as great music.
Alice in Chains: “Voices”
Use you voice! Write a zine!
The Potentials: “The Potentials Theme”
Some of the members of this band make zines and as well as playing in a “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”-themed band, and they even made a zine about Buffy!
Veruca Salt: “Don’t Make Me Prove It”
“Words won’t do / Words won’t do it / Can’t stay true / Words won’t get me through it / Don’t make me prove it”.
Alice Mudgarden: “Right Turn”
Beautiful song by Alice in Chains together with Mark Arms of Mudhoney and Christ Cornell of Soundgarden.
Lunachicks: “Say What You Mean”
Say what you mean… and write it down in your zine!
Make Music Not Love: “Great Art”
The old band of the author behind Vinyldyke zine! Zines: art or media? Or both?
Guns’n’ Roses: “Patience”
Yeah, we need patience when making zines… Also, I woke up with this song in my head a few days ago. And I didn’t have enough 80s tracks in this playlist yet…
Yngwie Malmsteen: “Deja Vu”
Another 80s gem which inspired me to make my zine YngWHO! 🙂
Alice in Chains: “Nutshell”
Thinking about making a fanzine called “In a Nutshell” but I don’t really know what to write in it… Titles sometimes come easier than content…
Lavender Witch: “Malicious Muse”
OK, a bit of shameless self-promotion as this is my band but I think the song fits as its message is about being your own muse and making your own art (or zines). Go for it!
Cadallaca: “June & July”
Enjoy the rest of July!