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Tuesday, 1 July 2008

Play Hooky! The Russian fanzine





Play Hooky! is the legendary punk-zine from KIROV city, that have been issued by Ed Kireev for about 12 years. All issues are printed on typewriter and maked up in cut-n-glue vein.

Play Hooky! #1 (November, 1995):
Materials about ABC, Kirov underground, Skinhead rule. Interviews: RYBBA (translated as ~ "FISH"), FORGARDUR HELVITIS, D.B.T., GRIFTERS, PESKY DEDA MOROZA (translated as ~ "The SANDS of the SANTA CLAUS").

Play Hooky! #2 (December, 1995):
Materials about CBGB-club, shit poster and another ones. Interviews: PROKAZA (translated as ~ "PRANK" or "LEPROSY" -- in russian these words are homonyms (looking the same, but have different meanings)), GG ALLIN, BUT WHAT ABOUT... ALBANY?, RAMONES, MOULO, NO FLAG, TUPI PARZE.

Play Hooky! #3 (1996):
Materials about GG Allin, Johnny Tanders, short reviews, various thoughts. Interview with TRI U-YO (translated as ~ "THREE U-YO", "U-YO" looks like the beginning of the russian word "uyobok", that means "fucked up" or smth. Also it looks like abbreviature of conventional unit in financial terms).

Play Hooky! #4 (September, 1996):
Interviews: N.P.V.K., Nuaragha (Netherlands),PIVNOY PUTCH (translated as ~ "BEER RIOT"), GANGRENE.

Play Hooky! #5 (1996):
Interview: D.B.T., THE POST, SIS, JACK WITH KILLER, MOULD, BEDLAM.

Play Hooky! #6 (February, 1997) [issued in english]:
Reviews, collection of underground people contacts. Interviews: Nick from P.U.S., Sid from HUXLE XC and Sam from BORN AGAINST.

Play Hooky! #7 (1997):
THE HATERS history (from the THORA-ZINE), music and zine reviews, some '97 event-reports.

Play Hooky! #8 (1997):
PETER & TEST TUBE BABIES, GLUTTON, MISERY, DESCENDENTS, D.B.T.,THE UNSUBS, Lithuania scene review.

Play Hooky! #9 (1998):
FRONTIER, DEVIATION, DISORDER,THE EXPLOITED, TEEN IDLES et cetera...

Play Hooky! #10 (1999):
PVC history, TOY DOLLS, VOODOO GLOW SKULLS, AntiFa, RADIO-RADIO-RADIO. Interviews: HATE TO STATE, URBAN STRIP, WARZONE, BLAGGERS ITA.

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You may be able to download more Russian zines from this website (link).

Thanks Alex and Bachlan for info and translation of the above; as a sidenote some of the stuff in the zines (app is in English so check it out...