Issue # 5 - August 1992
When producing a fanzine i believe that each ish should naturally be a step up,& so it was with this as the antes were upped, the page quota heightened, the print run extended & the additions fresh. How it all came to be that the gap between #4/5 was an insane 3 years & 1 month, i cannot recall,but it got there in the end & was lots of loyal readers fave issue due to the BORED! Euro Tour Diary penned by our ol' pal Tim Hemensley.
Content wise then it went like this : (Overseas) NIRVANA, FIDELITY JONES, SIM CAIN (ROLLINS BAND drummer), ANTiSEEN, DIRT CLOD FIGHT,SEVERIN,& for their third look in....MR BUNGLE. Locally we had the magnificent HOSS, YOU AM I, THE MEANIES, BEANFEAST ,GREEN BEAVER, THE HARD-ONS,& BASTARD SQUAD /WARP SPASM (91'Tour Diary).
The Review section also went ape with too many to mention here,and also a 3 pg guest spot of Doom/Grind reviews by Brett Shadowmaker.It also had a solid Adelaide scene report, a Crossword,a Sydney scene report, a piece on the BACKFLIP CO-OP (Our shortlived but fun All Ages Collective),lots of great photos (Splatterheads, Iron Shieks,Tutti Parze, Mass Appeal, Subliminal Pressure,Tofu Terror, The Meanies, AntiSeen, Warp Spasm,Bastard Squad,Velvet Hammer, Nunbait, Bonecrusher, Spiderbait, Aquanuggets,Nursery Crimes, Fridge, and more. The 40 day, 9 page BORED EUROPEAN TOUR DIARY was the highlight for me, and it will be reproduced here within the next few months to exist in the digital realm.
There was also LIVE REVIEWS on THE SPLATTERHEADS,GUTTERSNIPES, VERTICAL SMILE,KILLING TIME,as well as a ripper line up in Collingwood on May 19th 1990 feat: BORED!, HOSS,THE DIRTY LOVERS & THE MEANIES.
Issue #5 A4 -72 pages with bonus Picture Sleeve 7" single (see above and below) Print run =1,000 Released August 17th 1992
This issue also had a Hand Screened Cover wrap around by Stu Thompson (who also did the front cover art for the 7" & appears in screen print heaven on Issue #6) with a killer photo of DAVE THOMAS from BORED! with bare feet & long hair on the front and a full page DOGMEAT RECORDS ad on the flip. The package itself came wrapped in a plastic bag with stamped sticker and included : Water Balloons, a Black Plastic Spider, Random toys, footy cards and stickers + a broken piece of vinyl. These were assembled thanks to a house party with friends over food and drink and passing the mags around for their next 'addition'. The 7" 'Not So Free' featured PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED TRACKS from NURSERY CRIMES, STONE CIRCUS, & KILLING TIME. The first 400 copies were on Purple Vinyl, with the sleeve stamped#'d out of 1,000.