Arthur No. 9 (March 2004)
Color/black and white, 56 pages, newsprint, 11.5 x 14, quarterfold
Legendary doom metal/stoner rock lifer WINO (St. Vitus, The Obsessed, Spirit Caravan,The Hidden Hand, Probot) isn't finished yet--not with these new war pigs in the White House to dispose of. Text by Joshua Sindell, with photos by Brian Liu.
Detroit's visionary MC5 played like gods, lived like pigs and freed everyone they touched. Steffie Nelson interviews the filmmakers of the astonishing forthcoming MC5 A True Testimonial documentary; James Parker, Ian Svenonius and The Seth Man walk us through the 5's recordings; and Wayne Kramer, John Sinclair and Ted Nugent talk about the 5's raw volume. With artwork by Plastic Crimewave, archival photos by Leni Sinclair and vintage posters by Gary Grimshaw.
Sue Carpenter ran pirate radio station KBLT out of her Silver Lake apartment for three years. Now she's written a book about the experience: 40 Watts From Nowhere (Scribners). Here's six things she learned.
Hippies with too much time on their hands, or people who have their priorities straight? Journalist (and photographer) Daniel Chamberlin investigates the Great Arcata-to-Ferndale Kinetic Sculpture Race.
New Arthur columnist Daniel Pinchbeck on the accelerated evolution of human consciousness now underway.
LIARS' Angus Andrews talks about misguided angst and paranoia through the ages with Jay Babcock.
How to help keep kids from joining the military: a public service announcement from Arthur and the American Friends Service Committee.
Arthur regular T-Model Ford talks about what to do when someone's dragging your name through mud.
Dave Catching (guitarist with Desert Sessions, Mondo Generator, earthlings?, Yellow Number Five) invites us into his kitchen and shows us how to make New Orleans Soul Red Beans, Rice and Corn Bread.
Artwork by Seldon Hunt, Leif Goldberg, Ivan Brunetti, John Hankiewicz, Tom Hart, Ben Katchor and Eddie Ruscha, Jr.
Byron Coley and Thurston Moore review tons of stuff in their regular "Bull Tongue" column.
And C & D bicker about loads of new music, much of it shockingly good.
Plus: A horoscope by Weird War vocalist/Gemini Ian Svenonius.