"…I realize the gap between Rocket To Russia and Hex Enduction Hour doesn’t mean crap to the older readers (the ones who think the Replacements matter ‘cause ‘they reach more lives’), but Right Now! doesn’t so much close the gap as wipes out the difference.” 
CONFLICT 46 Nov./Dec. 1987 (page 11ish)
PUSSY GALORE review by Gerard Cosloy, Editor 
Fuckin’ Record Reviews is guilty of plundering heavily from Conflict Episode 46. Previous installments have included….
"Fanzines, I stopped reading them and so should you…"
"Gerard hates us" - Lemonheads review
Letter from Fred Mills about seeing the Neats and the Flaming Lips and stuff
Spacemen 3 reviews
Letter from William The Hipster in Brooklyn, on the Bushwick/Bed-Stuy border…in 1987! 
Jean Paul Sartre Experience review
Pagans live
Gerard goes to see Beat Happening
Gerard gets cable and 26 years later, Queens Of The Stone Age are on the Grammys 
For comparison’s sake, Bill Callahan weighs in on Right Now! in Disaster #5
"…I realize the gap between Rocket To Russia and Hex Enduction Hour doesn’t mean crap to the older readers (the ones who think the Replacements matter ‘cause ‘they reach more lives’), but Right Now! doesn’t so much close the gap as wipes out the difference.” 
CONFLICT 46 Nov./Dec. 1987 (page 11ish)
PUSSY GALORE review by Gerard Cosloy, Editor 
Fuckin’ Record Reviews is guilty of plundering heavily from Conflict Episode 46. Previous installments have included….
"Fanzines, I stopped reading them and so should you…"
"Gerard hates us" - Lemonheads review
Letter from Fred Mills about seeing the Neats and the Flaming Lips and stuff
Spacemen 3 reviews
Letter from William The Hipster in Brooklyn, on the Bushwick/Bed-Stuy border…in 1987! 
Jean Paul Sartre Experience review
Pagans live
Gerard goes to see Beat Happening
Gerard gets cable and 26 years later, Queens Of The Stone Age are on the Grammys 
For comparison’s sake, Bill Callahan weighs in on Right Now! in Disaster #5

"…I realize the gap between Rocket To Russia and Hex Enduction Hour doesn’t mean crap to the older readers (the ones who think the Replacements matter ‘cause ‘they reach more lives’), but Right Now! doesn’t so much close the gap as wipes out the difference.” 

CONFLICT 46 Nov./Dec. 1987 (page 11ish)

PUSSY GALORE review by Gerard Cosloy, Editor 

Fuckin’ Record Reviews is guilty of plundering heavily from Conflict Episode 46Previous installments have included….

"I guess the two things I like about him are that in addition to all the things he "gets" "off" on…he also "gets" "off" on music. The other thing is that he pretty successfully transfers his HATE, scuzzlust and other assorted emotions into his music…so shocking, ‘cos nobody else has ‘em.” 
DISASTER #5 Winter 1988 (no page #)
GG ALLIN review by BILL CALLAHAN, Editor
More Bill Callahan can be found throughout the Fuckin’ Record Reviews archive, but here’s his review of some Jandek records.
Did Bill Callahan love Slovenly?  He did and we got that.
You know who loves Bill Callahan (more than Fuckin’ Record Reviews, that is)? National Public Radio’s Bob Boilen. Here’s a September 2013 video of Bill in a community garden, arranged by Bob.  What’s Bob think of GG Allin?
Speaking of Kevin Michael (GG) - he died in 1993.
"I guess the two things I like about him are that in addition to all the things he "gets" "off" on…he also "gets" "off" on music. The other thing is that he pretty successfully transfers his HATE, scuzzlust and other assorted emotions into his music…so shocking, ‘cos nobody else has ‘em.” 
DISASTER #5 Winter 1988 (no page #)
GG ALLIN review by BILL CALLAHAN, Editor
More Bill Callahan can be found throughout the Fuckin’ Record Reviews archive, but here’s his review of some Jandek records.
Did Bill Callahan love Slovenly?  He did and we got that.
You know who loves Bill Callahan (more than Fuckin’ Record Reviews, that is)? National Public Radio’s Bob Boilen. Here’s a September 2013 video of Bill in a community garden, arranged by Bob.  What’s Bob think of GG Allin?
Speaking of Kevin Michael (GG) - he died in 1993.

"I guess the two things I like about him are that in addition to all the things he "gets" "off" on…he also "gets" "off" on music. The other thing is that he pretty successfully transfers his HATE, scuzzlust and other assorted emotions into his music…so shocking, ‘cos nobody else has ‘em.” 

DISASTER #5 Winter 1988 (no page #)

GG ALLIN review by BILL CALLAHAN, Editor

  • More Bill Callahan can be found throughout the Fuckin’ Record Reviews archive, but here’s his review of some Jandek records.
  • Speaking of Kevin Michael (GG) - he died in 1993.

Or, as tumblr user semperidem writes below, “Bill Callahan, EDITOR and HEARTBREAKER”

fuckinrecordreviews:

DISASTER Issue #4  Summer 1987 (cover)

BILL CALLAHAN, Editor 

donation: Klimt In Blue Smock

Bill Callahan, EDITOR and HEARTBREAKER

"Front cover shows a hammer head slamming into Albini’s flat-topped head, specs flying, blood spurting. I think Paul Westerberg designed it."
DISASTER #3 February 1987 (page 1)
BIG BLACK review by Bill Callahan, Editor
Why did Mr. Callahan jest about Paul Westerberg designing the cover? This 1985 letter from Dave Z may help explain.  

donation courtesy Klimt In Blue Smock "Front cover shows a hammer head slamming into Albini’s flat-topped head, specs flying, blood spurting. I think Paul Westerberg designed it."
DISASTER #3 February 1987 (page 1)
BIG BLACK review by Bill Callahan, Editor
Why did Mr. Callahan jest about Paul Westerberg designing the cover? This 1985 letter from Dave Z may help explain.  

donation courtesy Klimt In Blue Smock

"Front cover shows a hammer head slamming into Albini’s flat-topped head, specs flying, blood spurting. I think Paul Westerberg designed it."

DISASTER #3 February 1987 (page 1)

BIG BLACK review by Bill Callahan, Editor

donation courtesy Klimt In Blue Smock

"Cover supposedly based on ‘House of Fun’ but I can’t validate that ‘cos that’s the only Madness single I don’t have."
DISASTER #5 Winter 1988 (no page #)
PUSSY GALORE review by BILL CALLAHAN, Editor "Cover supposedly based on ‘House of Fun’ but I can’t validate that ‘cos that’s the only Madness single I don’t have."
DISASTER #5 Winter 1988 (no page #)
PUSSY GALORE review by BILL CALLAHAN, Editor "Cover supposedly based on ‘House of Fun’ but I can’t validate that ‘cos that’s the only Madness single I don’t have."
DISASTER #5 Winter 1988 (no page #)
PUSSY GALORE review by BILL CALLAHAN, Editor

"Cover supposedly based on ‘House of Fun’ but I can’t validate that ‘cos that’s the only Madness single I don’t have."

DISASTER #5 Winter 1988 (no page #)

PUSSY GALORE review by BILL CALLAHAN, Editor

Long lost Twin/Tone Records advertisement, back in their heyday when they repped Lost and Coyote and Amphetamine Reptile.

DISASTER #5 Winter 1988 (no page #)

BILL CALLAHAN, Editor

Kind of feel this 1990 Eric Flaum letter to Bill Callahan has been neglected since we first posted it on 11/8/13. Bill slags The Bob. Which one of you - rockscissorsgun excluded - can provide a detailed explanation of why that was funny 24 years ago? No Googling!
fuckinrecordreviews:

It’s true, it’s here and it’s…LETTER TO A FANZINE FRIDAY! 
This week’s episode features a fascinating exchange between Eric Flaum of Flushing, NY and one of our heroes, BILL CALLAHAN!
DISASTER #6 1990 (page 3) Bill Callahan, Editor
Kind of feel this 1990 Eric Flaum letter to Bill Callahan has been neglected since we first posted it on 11/8/13. Bill slags The Bob. Which one of you - rockscissorsgun excluded - can provide a detailed explanation of why that was funny 24 years ago? No Googling!
fuckinrecordreviews:

It’s true, it’s here and it’s…LETTER TO A FANZINE FRIDAY! 
This week’s episode features a fascinating exchange between Eric Flaum of Flushing, NY and one of our heroes, BILL CALLAHAN!
DISASTER #6 1990 (page 3) Bill Callahan, Editor

Kind of feel this 1990 Eric Flaum letter to Bill Callahan has been neglected since we first posted it on 11/8/13. Bill slags The Bob. Which one of you - rockscissorsgun excluded - can provide a detailed explanation of why that was funny 24 years ago? No Googling!

fuckinrecordreviews:

It’s true, it’s here and it’s…LETTER TO A FANZINE FRIDAY! 

This week’s episode features a fascinating exchange between Eric Flaum of Flushing, NY and one of our heroes, BILL CALLAHAN!

DISASTER #6 1990 (page 3) Bill Callahan, Editor

LETTER TO A FANZINE FRIDAY! 

DISASTER #5 Winter 1988

Editor BILL CALLAHAN is bummed about Uncle Fester, understandably.

DISASTER #5 Winter 1988 (no page #)
AMERICAN MUSIC CLUB review by BILL CALLAHAN
DISASTER #5 Winter 1988 (no page #)
AMERICAN MUSIC CLUB review by BILL CALLAHAN

It’s…LETTER TO A FANZINE (BLACK) FRIDAY!

DISASTER #5 Winter 1988 (page of letters page)

BILL CALLAHAN, Editor, responds to Beth Lehman of Nahant, Massachusetts

  • According to the town’s website, Nahant was established in 1630 and as far as we know, is the oldest American town to feature a fanzine dedicated to The Smiths.