Some Miscellaneous Backlash Fanzine Stuff

Posted: December 10, 2011 in Backlash, Backfire

From Dawn Anderson’s fanzine Backlash (1987-1991), by request:

“I’m not just into grungy two-chord rock, I’m also into, uh, less grungy two-chord rock.”

Mudhoney’s Steve Turner, as told to James Bush in the December 1988 issue.

“Like the singer for Great White–have you ever seen that guy?  He looks like Church Lady.  And they’ve got this video that starts out with him playing piano and he’s got these short fat fingers with rings on every one, and then it pans up to his face and he’s got this big nose and feathered hair…fuckin’ loser.”

Nirvana’s Dave Grohl, as told to Dawn Anderson in the March 1991 issue.

Best band: Soundgarden; Best single: My Eye, “Empty Box/So Much Going On;” Best Local Album: Green River, Dry As a Bone; Best new band: Coffin Break; Best vocalist: Chris Cornell, Soundgarden; Best Dressed: Landrew, Malfunkshun/Lords of the Wasteland.

Readers poll results from the February 1988 issue

Red Dress, the Melvins, Blood Circus, Alice in Chains, Mudhoney

Some artists playing the Central in January 1990, from the January 1990 issue

Moving Parts, Chemistry Set, Nirvana, the Walkabouts, Terry Lee Hale, Prudence Dredge, Room Nine, Pure Joy, the Fastbacks, Soundgarden, Screaming Trees

Some artists playing the Central in May, June, and July 1988, from the June-July 1988 issue

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