WELCOME TO MAGGOT BRAIN #9 – RAYMOND PETTIBON ON THE COVER!
RAYMOND PETTIBON: IN CONVERSATION WITH ADAM WOODHEAD
JOHN BRANNON: NEGATIVE APPROACH HONCHO UNLOADS
JOHN WATERS: THE RETURN OF THE PRINCE OF PUKE
CHERI KNIGHT: REDISCOVERING THE PAC NW GENIUS
THE WILLIES: WHEN THE FEELIES WENT AMBIENT
BUZZ OSBORNE: MELVINS PHOTO TOUR DIARY
LIDIA YUKNAVITCH: FROM THE OUTSIDE IN
+ AMY RUHL, DAVID NANCE, FUGAZI, & SON OF BAZERK
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WE HAVE COLUMNS FOR YOU, by Lucy Sante (their first autobiographical writing for us, touching and brilliant); we have a tear-jerker of an advice column by Mimi Lipson; the tapes column is more succinct this time; the forgotten hip-hop column is on the enigmatic Son of Bazerk!; we revisit the roadside America column with a dinosaur theme because why not; we take a look at forgotten early Hawaiian music in the reissue column; we go into detail about why the mysterious Seymour Glass from Bananafish matters so much; and there’s a terrific first-person account of growing up in DC right when Fugazi hit and why that band was such a crucial signpost for misfits of all stripes at the time.
Raymond Pettibon: In a wide-ranging and sweet interview by Adam Woodhead Pettibon walks us through his entire career, and even makes economics sound interesting.
John Waters: We have a beautiful discussion on the merits of transgression in today’s climate by Feral House publisher and old friend Christina Ward.
Cheri Knight: The great Seattle-based scribe Dave Segal goes deep on this neglected experimental pop musician from Olympia in the '80s.
David Nance: Editor Mike McGonigal is fascinated by the way Nance manages to mix up tributes to other artists, and collaborations, with such deeply strong solo material.
Amy Ruhl: The cinematic visual artist is explored in depth by Michelle Dove.
John Brannon: Check it out: we have the most epic and excellent career spanning photo packed feature by Brannon’s longtime photographer Doug Coombe.
Melvins photo tour diary: Entirely by Buzz Osbourne, photos and words -- this is like a dozen pages and so and taken just months ago. It’s really rad, all shot on their first tour in forever!
Lidia Yuknavitch: Alex Behr turned in a brilliant interview with the cult writer.
Kan Mikami: The Japanese outsider blues-folk musician and actor is interviewed by the LA-based saxophone player and composer Patrick Shiroishi