Zine Reviews

Manilapede Fanzine #1

Gibson & Pyle

What happens when you live in a low population town in Humboldt county, like to play rock music, and also enjoy the presence of creepy crawlers? You get Manilapede! What happens when you take your band to the max, and start creating a fanzine? You get Peninsula Jive, the official Manilapede Fanzine. I was just as confused as you. Isn’t Manila in the Philippines? No, not this time. Reading through I got a strong sense of hometown patriotism. Every page is backdrop or photo of the rolling dunes of Manila. It also doubles as a ransom note, as all the text is pasted into each page with reckless abandon!

I have to give it to these fine young fellows. They know how to relax, and they know how to enjoy home. Sending a little piece of that off in the mail for city folk like us shouldn’t be underestimated. At the same time, I’ve never been one of the “crunchy” hippie types, so some of it is lost on me, but I have to hand it to them for the effort.

-Nikolaus Bartunek

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