About the Zine

The Zineography of Long Gone Loser

Issue 1ISSUE 1
Size: A5
Pages: 30
Print run: 100
Year: 1999
Contains: 6 page feature on The Hellacopters, 4 page feature on the Dwarves, a 2 page spread on Ramonescore bands, 3 page feature on Fu Manchu, 6 page interview with Repo, and a bunch of reviews.

This issue was born out of seeing the Hellacopters live at the Royal Hotel in Adelaide. My favourite zine at the time, Moshable, was coming to an end and this made me want to start my own music zine as I was unhappy with the music magazines around at the time. We printed this on the photocopier my then girlfriend had at her house. This issue sold out very quickly and I began immediately working on issue 2.


lgl10002 ISSUE 2
Size: A5
Pages: 48
Print run: 200
Year: 1999
Contains: 2 page interview with The Donnas, 2 page feature on Hot Wheels cars, 5 page interview on Adam West, 7 page interview with New Bomb Turks, 3 page interview with Mr T Experience, 3 page interview with a cam girl named Ashley, and tons of reviews.

Again, printed on my then girlfriend’s photocopier, this issue was a decent follow up to the first issue but I was still working out where I wanted to go with the zine. This sold out quickly and labels started to get involved and help supply me with interview opportunities thanks to this issue which had me chasing interviews with bands without any help from PR companies or labels.


Issue 3ISSUE 3
Size: A5
Pages: 44
Print run: 200
Year 1999
Contains: 7 page interview with The Muffs, 3 page feature on Sexpo, 2 page interview with Bob Log III, 3 page interview with The Wonderfools, 3 page interview with Turbonegro, 3 page interview with The Weaklings, 3 page feature on the Dukes of Hazzard, 2 page interview with Nunchukka Superfly, plus tons of reviews.

This issue was printed professionally at a copy place and I worked out how to use Publisher in putting it together and laying it out. Also, 3 issues in 1 year seemed excessive but I didn’t care. I was on a roll and loving every moment of it. I was also at university at the time and had a lot of spare time to put into such things. This issue boosted LGL in a big way and major labels took interest and began offering me interviews with bigger names and artists. This issue also had me land an interview with one of my fave bands of all time, The Muffs. I spoke with Kim Shattuck for like half an hour and it was possibly the best half an hour that I had in 1999 cos she was so awesome and super cool.


Issue 4ISSUE 4
Size: A4
Pages: 44
Print run: 300
Year: 2000
Contains: 1 page interview with pornstar Bianca Trump, 1 page interview with RC5, 1 page feature on why Brisbane’s music scene rules, 1 page interview with The Dialtones, 1 page interview with Sal Canzonieri and the Fistful of Rock compilation series, 2 page interview with pornstar Asia Carrera, 1 page interview with REO Speedealer, 2 page interview with Royal Crown Revue, 1 page interview with The Spitfires, 2 page interview with Nashville Pussy, 3 page interview with Lunachicks, 1 page interview with Hardcore Superstar, 1 page feature of the Superstars of Wrestling live show, 2 page feature on Poison, 2 page interview with pornstar Taylor Wane, 1 page feature on Buffy The Vampire Slayer, 1 page interview with the Hookers, 2 page feature on Bobbie Brown, 1 page interview with The Hasselhoff Experiment, plus tons of reviews.

The first of the issues with full colour cover and increase in size. I wanted to start making the zine more like a magazine without losing any of the qualities that makes a zine, a zine. I am not sure if I achieved this but alas, this issue seemed to do alright. Even Asia Carrera herself sent me a photo of her lovely self reading it.


Issue 5ISSUE 5
Size: A4
Pages: 48
Print run: 200
Year: 2001
Contains: 1 page interview with Gazoonga Attack, 2 page interview with The Hellacopters, 1 page interview with Sarah Jane (the “Chiko Roll Chick”), 1 page interview with The Manges, 1 page interview with Elissa the Cam Girl, 2 page interview with The Highschool Rockers, 2 page interview with the Giants of Science, 2 page interview with Backyard Babies, 1 page interview with Strutter, 4 page spread on a trip to London to see the Silver Ginger 5 in concert that was paid for by the fans, 1 page interview with actress / model Tina Krause, 2 page interview with Mark Arm (Mudhoney), 1 page interview with Brother Brick, 1 page interview with Ginger (The Wildhearts), and tons of reviews.

This issue was inspired entirely by a yahoo groups email list I had joined for fans of The Wildhearts. I discovered a ton of new music and the zine was getting lots of notice. Was pretty much happy with how it turned out. For some reason I printed 100 less of this issue than the previous issue. No real reason, possibly funds?


Issue 6ISSUE 6
Size: A4
Pages: 48
Print run: 200
Year: 2001
Contains: 3 page interview with The Nerds, 1 page interview with Dirty Donny, 1 page interview with The Donnas, 3 page interview with The Hymies, 4 page interview with Share Ross (Vixen / Bubble), 2 page interview with Henry Rollins, 2 page interview with Eliot James, 2 page interview with David Byrne (Talking Heads), 2 page interview with Eric Burden (The Animals), 3 page interview with Izzy Stradlin (Guns N Roses), 1 page interview with Conny Bloom (Electric Boys), 3 page interview with Fu Manchu, 2 page interview with The Cherry Valence, and tons of reviews.

Besides the annoying mistake on the cover where somehow I typed The Donnas twice and never picked up on it for at least a year, this issue had some big names in it thanks to my buddy Steve who worked for a street paper in Adelaide and was able to get me some interviews that he had done that weren’t edited down and the conversations are left in full. This was awesome and these interviews really are informative and an inspiration to me to do better at my own interviews.


Issue 7ISSUE 7 
Size: A4
Pages: 56
Print run: 300
Year: 2002
Contains: 2 page interview with Warped, 2 page interview with Rich Jones (Black Halos / Amen), 1 page interview with Jed Whitey, 2 page interview with Alison from Bubblegum Slut zine, 1 page interview with Barry Williams (The Brady Bunch), 2 page feature on touring with Marky Ramone And The Speedkings, 1 page interview with Psycho A-Go-Go, 1 page interview with the B-Movie Heroes, 2 page interview with Radio Birdman, 2 page interview with Grinspoon, 2 page interview with Greensteam, 1 page interview with Rollerball, 2 page feature on B-Movie actress Emily Booth, 4 page feature on European traveling, 2 page interview with 28 Days, 1 page interview with The (International) Noise Conspiracy, 3 page feature on Bon Jovi, 1 page interview with Melvins, 3 page interview with The D4, plus tons of reviews.

This issue really put off people reading the zine by featuring Bon Jovi on the cover. Some even reviewed the zine saying “interviews with Bon Jovi” telling me no one actually read the zine because there was no interview with Bon Jovi. Nice! Regardless, putting Bon Jovi on the cover was both a mistake and a hilarious prank. I put him on the cover because their album Bounce had just been released and I wanted to see just who was open minded enough to read the zine because they knew what they were going to get inside and what’s on the cover didn’t matter, or who would just dismiss it completely due to narrow-mindedness. Needless to say, this issue was a slow seller.


Issue 8ISSUE 8
Size: A4
Pages: 56
Print run: 400
Year: 2003
Contains: 2 page interview with Manda And The Marbles, 2 page interview with Dog Toffee, 1 page interview with The Raveonettes, 3 page interview with Wednesday 13 (Murderdolls), 1 page interview with Turbonegro, 1 page interview with Bangs, 1 page interview with Mensen, 4 page interview with The Androids, 2 page interview with Toxic Slut, 2 page interview with The Breeders, 2 page interview with Magic Dirt, 2 page interview Bantam, 1 page interview with The White Stripes, 2 page interview with the Gore Gore Girls, 3 page interview with Hayseed Dixie, 4 page interview with The Ataris, and tons of reviews.

This issue was an attempt at featuring a women of rock type magazine cos there was a major magazine out at the time that was doing a similar kind of thing but it was all big name artists, some weren’t even in the slightest bit involved with rock but alas, they were included. So this was my way of doing the same thing for the lesser known artists. I’m not sure I fully achieved what I set out to do but the interviews are great.


Issue 9ISSUE 9
Size: A4
Pages: 52
Print run: 500
Year: 2004
Contains: 3 page interview with Dashboard Confessional, 2 page interview with Thee Ultra Bimboos, 1 page interview with Dave Murray (Iron Maiden), 3 page interview with Broadzilla, 3 page interview with The Datsuns, 3 page interview with The Hellacopters, 2 page interview with Stiff Meat, 2 page interview with The Darkness, 2 page feature on the Livid Festival, 2 page interview with pornstar Mary Carey, 1 page interview with Randy, 1 page feature on the WWE Passport to Smackdown tour, 2 page interview with Less Than Jake, 1 page interview with The Catheters, 1 page interview with Monster Magnet, 2 page interview with The Casanovas, 2 page interview with Alice Cooper, 1 page interview with For Amusement Only, plus tons of reviews.

This issue was probably more wishful thinking than anything else. It took forever to shift 500 copies but I got a good deal on printing so I went with it. Tons of people bought this issue and I’m sure Mary Carey’s beaming smile from the cover certainly helped. Funny anecdote: Carey’s company wanted to send me some promo stuff to go with the interview and they couldn’t send it to a PO Box, it had to be sent to an address. So, I gave them my work address which if my work were to know just what was arriving in the mail for me to their address, they would have not been impressed. What arrived was a series of hardcore photos that I was unable to use in the zine anyway except for the lovely cover shot which is still one of my favourite covers.


Issue 10ISSUE 10
Size: A4
Pages: 56
Print run: 300
Year: 2004
Contains: 2 page interview with Burning Brides, 2 page interview with The Mistreaters, 2 page feature on the WWE Return Of The Deadman show, 1 page interview with Mia the cam girl, 1 page interview with Stimulator, 2 page interview with The Immortal Lee County Killers, 2 page interview with The Dexateens, 2 page interview with Kitty Kowalski (The Kowalskis), 4 page interview with Marco Almera, 2 page interview with Gyroscope, 6 page interview special with Wayne Kramer, Michael Davis and Mark Arm regarding the MC5 / DKT tour, 2 page interview with Monster Magnet, 2 page interview with Billy Childish, 2 page interview with The DT’s, 2 page interview with the Soledad Brothers, 4 page feature on The Runaways, and tons of reviews.

What a time to be alive! I got to do a special on the MC5 / DKT tour that happened and was lucky enough to feature interviews with Wayne and Michael and then I had dinner with Mark Arm to talk about his involvement in it. These are things in a million years I never thought would ever happen but they did and I couldn’t be prouder. Not a bad issue this one and it sold pretty well. I think Off The Hip Records in Melbourne may still have a couple copies sitting on a rack in the backroom if anyone is interested.


Issue 11ISSUE 11
Size: A4
Pages: 60
Print run: 350
Year: 2005
Contains: 1 page interview with Black Dirt, 1 page interview with The Break-Up, 2 page interview with American Heartbreak, 2 page interview with The Specimens, 2 page interview with The Detroit Cobras, 2 page interview with Tara McPherson, 3 page interview with Playboy Playmate Corinna Harney, 1 page interview with Million Dollar Marxists, 3 page interview with The Dead Kings, 2 page interview with The Riverboat Gamblers, 2 page interview with Cori Yarckin, 2 page interview with Plonker, 2 page interview with The Veins, 2 page interview with Wendy James (Transvision Vamp), 1 page interview with DJ Z-Trip, 2 page feature on Guitar Wolf, 2 page feature on WWE’s Wrestlemania Revenge Tour, 1 page interview with Young Heart Attack, 2 page interview with The Von Bondies, and tons of reviews.

This issue was a fast seller as the production values were hugely improved from previous issues. Many of my favourite people appeared in this issue and a few to this day I am still good friends with. Very happy with how this issue turned out.


Issue 12ISSUE 12
Size: A4
Pages: 60
Print run: 250
Year: 2006
Contains: 2 page interview with The Rock N Roll Soldiers, 2 page interview with The Drips, 1 page interview with TSAR, 1 page interview with 67 Special, 2 page feature on the Flaming Sideburns 10th Anniversary Show, 2 page interview with The Jack Saints, 3 page interview with Dinosaur Jr, 1 page interview with dancer Lucy Blue, 1 page interview with Social Distortion, 1 page interview with Zamarro, 1 page interview with Grand Fatal, 3 page interview with Bible Of The Devil, 1 page interview with Butch Walker, 2 page interview with The Dirtbombs, 4 page interview with Airbourne, 2 page interview with Dollsquad, 2 page interview with Refused, 1 page interview with Hammerlock, 1 page interview with Extra Hot Sauce, 1 page interview with actress Nicole Stoffman (Stephanie K from Degrassi High), 2 page interview with Cog, and tons of reviews.

This issue was a rollercoaster of good times and frustrations. For the most part, Simone and myself really did an awesome job on this issue with the downfall being that it was getting harder to sell zines. People weren’t buying zines like they used to and this issue took forever to sell all of the copies. We got there though and those who did buy it seemed to have enjoyed it but damn, it was a blow to the ego when your zine isn’t selling anymore.


Issue 13ISSUE 13
Size: A4
Pages: 60
Print run: 200
Year: 2007
Contains: 1 page interview with Boris, 1 page interview with Voodoo Lust, 1 page interview with The Bellrays, 1 page interview with Ricochet Pete, 2 page interview with The Highschool Lockers, 3 page interview with Alabama Thunderpussy, 1 page interview with The Stooges, 2 page interview with The Chuck Norris Experiment, 7 page feature on traveling Japan, 3 page interview with Massappeal, 3 page interview with SHAG, 3 page interview with Marvel, 1 page interview with Baby Woodrose, 1 page interview with Michael Butler from the Rock N Roll Geek Show, 1 page interview with The Heads, 2 page interview with MAD3, and tons of reviews.

Not a bad issue with some great interviews and awesome layout designs as I got better at Photoshop and Publisher. Was very happy with this issue with the Massappeal interview being a definite favourite for me. I have like 3 copies of this issue left if anyone is keen. Just ask.


Issue 14ISSUE 14
Size: A4
Pages: 60
Print run: 250
Year: 2008
Contains: 1 page interview with Julian James from Wrestlerock, 1 page interview with The Gingers, 2 page interview with Orange Goblin, 2 page interview with The Hip Priests, 2 page interview with The Detroit Cobras, 9 page interview with ex-WWE writer Dan Madigan, 1 page interview with Hardcore Superstar, 2 page interview with Steve Conte (New York Dolls), 4 page feature on Rock Of Love, 2 page interview with Jeff Dahl, 4 page interview with Manowar, 2 page interview with Mitch O’Connell, plus tons of reviews.

This issue was one of our finest looking issues yet. It was also the end. This issue took forever to sell and still to this day I have like 5 issues left this many years on. People just weren’t buying zines like they used to. On the plus side, this issue was a load of fun to put together and I got to chat with some great people. The Manowar interview remains one of my all time favourite interviews that I have ever done.


Issue 15ISSUE 15
Size: A5
Pages: 24
Print run: 50
Year: 2016
Contains: 1 page feature on Rene Bond, 1 page feature on being robbed in Paris, 4 page feature on Spiders In The Biscuit Jar, 2 page feature on Oiler, 2 page interview with Scott Kelly (Neurosis), 2 page feature on traveling in Detroit, 2 page feature on Punk Rock Bowling, plus tons of reviews.

The last ever printed zine. Done to coincide with the Melbourne zine fair put on by the Sticky Institute. I have retired from doing a zine because it’s just too much work for little return these days. I loved my time making zines and doing all the cool things that come with doing a zine but I just don’t have the enthusiasm for it anymore. I still have copies of this issue if anyone is interested.

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