Maggot Brain #4
Maggot Brain #4 - Mar/Apr/May 2021
132 pages of music, mayhem, art, and obsession! MAGGOT BRAIN #4 is here!!
· LUC SANTE on 'Crawdaddy' magazine
· Debut publication of often hilarious and always droll memoirs by STUART MOXHAM (Young Marble Giants, Gist, solo, etc)
· Murat Cem Mengüç' dramatic tale of when SUN RA and the Arkestra visited Istanbul, Turkey in 1990
· The fantastic and true story of electro-pop pioneer, runway model, and Eve Babitz-ish character ANN STEEL, which has never fully been told before now.
· In conversation with comedy guru TOM SCHARPLING in advance of the publication of his moving and hilarious new autobio.
· Archival interview by Steve Lafreniere with 'Honeymoon Killers' star SHIRLEY STOLER.
• Overviews of new music from DAVID NANCE, PATRICIA BRENNAN, and PHAROAH SANDERS with FLOATING POINTS. We're so enamored with the Floating Points/Sanders collaboration that we had no less than Andy Beta go off on it at length, for what is our first "real" record review (as we're a quarterly, that's not something we'll do too often but the stars aligned.)
· Breathtakingly beautiful new abstract paintings from Detroit's KATHY LEISEN.
· Amazing sequential art by John Vasquez Mejias, Steve Krakow (his top ten songs by THE FALL), Marc Bell, and Nathaniel Russell.
· AK DWANG CHIL's shamanistic Korean trad-pop by Jay Ruttenberg.
· Stunning photographs of downtown NYC musicians from the 1980s and early 1990s by Shimmy-Disc's house photographer MICHAEL MACIOCE.
· An amazing, lengthy conversation between 'BLUE' GENE TYRANNY (RIP) and PETER GORDON conducted by no less than NED SUBLETTE on their groundbreaking minimal-pop masterwork 'Trust in Rock’!
· Ephemera columns with lovely and rare punk badges and the story behind the computer paper-printed lyric sheets you could send away for in the early 1970s by the BLUE ÖYSTER CULT!
· The punk kids who figured out how to make truly awesome VEGAN JERKY.
· Fiction by MIKE DECAPITE, a column by KARIMA WALKER, and even more, somehow.