Slug #223

Slug #223 / Free / 1:00 / 68M / http://www.slugmag.com /

For those individuals that have not seen any of the prior reviews of Slug, this is a free zine that is handed out in the Salt Lake City (Utah) region. However, the zine gets a little more in the way of legs when individuals read the feature pieces in the issue. The one thing that seems to have changed in between issues is the proportion of advertisements to content. This time, there seems to be more in the way of advertisements, which makes it a little harder to read this issue. However, the zine is still a fun read, as there is a good banter between the editors and individuals that received a low rating (Lying Bitch and the Restraining Orders). Also present are reviews with two bands that have “Deville” in their name (Spooky Deville and Junta Deville). Another strength of this issue has to be the feature on Psychic TV / Genesis P-Orridge. I had heard of eir in the past but had really never had a chance to understand what P-Orridge was trying to do; this educational nature of Slug is shown further with the description of the “Utah Duckbutt” as well as a breakdown of the history of liquor laws in Utah. Despite the fact that there are an increased amount of advertisements in this issue, Slug has really stepped up their game and created some very interesting pieces that will stand the test of time should individuals give the magazine another read a few months down the road.

Rating: 6.5/10

Author: James McQuiston

Ph.D. in Political Science, Kent State University.

I have been the editor at NeuFutur / neufutur.com since I was 15. Looking for new staff members all the time; email me if you are interested. Thanks!

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