Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Culture Shock - Transmission 3 [1996, My Scan]

Interviews with Haujobb, Forma Tadre, Biopsy, Suicide Commando, Terminal Choice, Das Ich, Covenant, Abscess, KIFOTH, Image Transmission, Chaingun Operate, Individual Totem, Wumpscut vs. Noisex, VNV Nation, Velvet Acid Christ, Swamp Terrorists, Evil Sermon, and Aïboforcen, along with scene reports from Belgium (written by Johan Von Roy), South Germany (by Stefan Alt + SED), and Brazil (by Eneas Neto?). Label profiles of Mental Ulcer Forges and Off-Beat. Plus 17 pages of reviews. Cover art by Ant-Zen label head Stefan Alt.

I was 14 when i picked this up from a local record shop. It opened up a whole new world of music to me. At that age i knew there was a musical underground, but i assumed it all just revolved around local pub bands and artists got discovered and signed to labels by scouts who spent their lives traveling from town to town looking for the next big thing. I really had no clue about independent music and assumed if something wasn't on the radio it probably wasn't worth hearing.

I read and reread this issue of Culture Shock so many times throughout my teens that the cover split in half at the spine and the pages are all wavy from my sweaty hands, dogeared all to hell. Enjoy.

RS [68p pdf]


  1. Thanks for posting this


  3. wow...i found this by random and as i was looking through the entries i saw the familiar name "icepick method" from s___ (nir's bluebird of happiness.) great stuff you have here as well.

    keep up the good work.

  4. our blogs seem similar in idea (mine being the origins of Industrial Music). it's GREAT that yours focuses solely on 'zines though!

    HUGE props as i know scanning can be very are making an unfathomable contribution!

    Industrial Music Library [blog] -

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  6. This was a great zine. Too bad it didn't last very long.

  7. Just found your blog and it's been enormously illuminating! Is there any way you can be convinced to keep doing this?

  8. Please re-upload it, if you can... Culture Shock was amazing, how could I miss it? Nooo