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Chunklet 20

The Last Magazine Ever Printed

The last issue? Hmmmm. That’s a good question.

But think about it. Magazines are drying up left and right and Paste Magazine still stands. End times? Fuck, we think so!

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Chunklet 19

The Overrated Issue Part Two

Yes! Finally! The yang to the yin of issue 18! Another lovely specimen including interviews with Stella, Eugene Mirman and The Naked Trucker and features that span the gamut. Whirlyball against Mogwai? We’ve got it! The Seven Degrees of Winona Ryder? Check! A lovely article about Tim Kerr and his even lovelier house? Bingo.

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Chunklet 18

The Overrated Issue Part One

The first part of a two issue mega-issue. Gee, you would think that we would’ve thought it out better and just put out the “Overrated Book” instead of clogging the magazine racks for a year!

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Chunklet 17

Pay to Not Play

Filled with love. Filled with hate. Extensive (perhaps exhaustive is a better word) feature with Mission of Burma, lengthy Mr Show tour diary piece and interviews with Robert Smigel (Triumph the Insult Comic Dog), Dave Attell (Insomniac), Patton Oswalt (King of Queens), Fred Armisen (SNL) and Neal Pollack (McSweeney’s). The usual array of idiocy is also included at no extra charge. Don’t you just itch for the chance to read it?

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Chunklet 16

The Shit List

Ah yes, we remember that year. Chunklet could take on all foes! And this was the result. A 160+ page tome dedicated to the worst bands we’d ever seen perform live. Ah, the Merzbox foldout review. And who could forget the Don Caballero tour diary? Probably one of the best pieces of rock journalism ever committed to paper and we’re not saying that because it was in Chunklet. It just is.
The sad news is that all the files for this issue were taken in the burglary of 2002, so we only have a few dribs and drabs to share. Maybe one day we’ll have time to type everything in.

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Chunklet 15

The 100 Biggest Assholes In Rock

Man, some people REALLY can’t take a joke and this issue was the first to prove that point conclusively. Some of our best interviews…. A smart, thought-out discussion with our buddy Will Hart from the Olivia Tremor Control. An interview I had always wanted to read with John Reis (Rocket From The Crypt/Drive Like Jehu/Hot Snakes) so I just went and did it myself. David Cross sat and talked with us way before every magazine blew coke up his butthole. But then again, the big cornerstone of the issue is an exhaustive listing of the biggest assholes in rock. Do we regret it? Of course not.

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Chunklet 14

The Mad Magazine Issue

Issue 14 aka The Mad Magazine Issue aka The Cease & Desist Issue Features include What’s The Most Rock Thing You’ve Ever Done? Survey, How To Be Annoying At Monopoly, Pomo Spy vs. Spy, Heckling and General Show Etiquette, Bill Pullman, The Moog Wave, Guided By Voices vs. Star Trek, The Billions Corporation, History of Duophonic Super 45’s, The Clears, The Most Overused Samples, and of course, the Indie Cred Test along with a smattering of reviews. Featured with this issue is a compilation CD (entitled It’s Only Four Dollars Every Five Minutes…do you get the reference, you supposed hipster?) with exclusive tracks by: Portastatic, The Delta 72, Tranquil, The Green Pajamas, Amp, the Minders, Brother JT, Operation Reinformation, Irving Klaw Trio, Therisphere (Mazarin side project), Log, Neutrino, The Melted Men, The Low Numbers, The Causey Way and Daphne Diaphonous (from The Clears).

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Chunklet....In Space!

Issue 12 aka Chunklet In Space Features include The Moog, Moon Radio, Guru Bob, Krautrock, The Star Wars Movie, The U-J3RK5S, Childproof Lighters, Dorky/Cool Things About Drummers, How To Be Annoying (Part II!), a Don Caballero ghost story, NASA fun facts, Reviews and the usual array of funny crap that you expect. Also included is a compilation CD (titled The Money Shot) featuring exclusive (and still otherwise unreleased tracks) by: Six Finger Satellite, Arcwelder, Man…Or Astro-Man?, Spatula, Azalia Snail with Harry Pussy, Cash Money (now Cash Audio), Thee Hydrogen Terrors, Harvey Milk, Hurl, Elf Power, The Quadrajets, The Yips, Steel Miners, Windy & Carl, Xerobot, Cruel, Cruel Moon, Stirling and The Azusa Plane.

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Issue 11

Our first professionally printed issue. Again, this seems like an eternity ago. Came with a snazzy Don Caballero 7″ which we still see on eBay for big dollars. We’ll eventually get content up for this, but for now, you get the Don Cab tracks in mp3 form!

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Issue 10

Another awesome cover by cartoonist Ted Rall and an issue we still look upon fondly. And hell, it’s when we’d actually do interviews with people! What’s not to like?

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Issue 8

The Piels Brothers artwork on the cover was printed on actual grocery bags which we cut down individually at Kinko’s one night. It was nightmarish. A few good interviews. God, this is old.

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Chunklet 5

God, this issue was so long ago that just thinking about it is foggy. The big thing with this issue is that it had pages which we’d never had before.

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Issue 7

This was one of those issues where I just learned how to use a computer to do design and way too much writing (most poorly) in a short amount of time. The Tar/MOAM? interview is still funny to me though….