Well, 28 years after the last issue KICKS MAGAZINE seems to be back! HA you say? Here you got it, greaser! I personally only managed to buy only ONE issue back then in 1992, that’s the one with THE TRASHMEN as cover models, lucky number 7, and I think 20 years later I bought the reprint of the #1, originally released in 1979. Never saw another copy of #2-#6 anywhere in the fleamarkets of Innsbruck or Salzburg, Austria – no wonder! Who would sell memorabilia / almanachs like that! Yeah right!

So here you have it: The cover of the upcoming issue!

Nope, I don’t know when it is gonna be available, and no, you cannot preorder it, and yeah, the MIND OVER MATTER book is highest priority at Norton Books right now so dont expect KICKS to come out before the release date of that… which is Sept 15th if I remember correctly.

Still Stunned!


Another fine reissue label is born. Are you already sick of reissues? Well, we are definitely NOT. Expecially if its really really great and expensive powerpop gems with perfect artwork (re-)design and sound! All of this is definitely the case with Reminder Records from Brooklyn, NYC. The guy running it is Jeremy Thomson, he did Sing Sing Records from 2009 – 2012 and played in a bunch of bands prior to that, including CARBONAS, BUSY SIGNALS and GAMES.

The first three reissues are…

CHERYL – Killer Kiss 7″

THE SOUND – Physical World 7″
CASSIE – Change my Image 7″

You can buy them directly at Reminder Records or of course at the well stocked webshop of Bachelor Records, if you are from Europe thats surely the wiser option… third option would be to buy the originals for about 150 Euros a pop….


For thousands of garage punk enthusiasts, this might be one of the things which is getting them nervous…. some months ago authors / graphik designers Scott Sugiuchi and Chris Coyle announced that they are working on a book about Estrus Records. I might say that this label was as inflential for the whole garage rock / garage punk scene as um… K Recs was for indie pop and Lookout for poppunk. A release date hasnt been set yet, but to keep us fanboys drooling over this, they now released the cover artwork….

Estrus – Shoveling the Shit since ’87 (Korero Press)

For more info on this project as well as frequent updates check www.facebook.com/estrusrecordsbook or Instagram.


This “surfpunk” band from Perth, Australia have a new single, well it’s an EP as they say, on the italian punk label GOODBYE BOOZY. Its 4 tracks long and I guessed its housed in a crappy, thin, copied paper sleeve cause thats the overall style of this budget label. I hope i can get a copy soon cause I really wanna know if its as good as the full lenght ABORTED TORTOISE did a while ago. Gabriele, send me a copy or I throw some money on you!

Oh, and while at it, some of these guys have a new band cause one is living in Germany right now. The name of the new band is kinda dull, its GHOULIES, but the music is great, have a listen to 11 synthpunk tunes they released via bandcamp here: https://ghouliesperth.bandcamp.com/releases


Well, time flies, tippyteens, and in the last years you poor guys andĀ gals had no possability to hear the latest gassip from international garage punk superheroes, had no guideline whut rekkids to buy and which ones are to avoid. Maybee you even got misled by false prophets went to a “garagepunk” concert with hippie bands on stage. Shame on you. MEA CULPA I say, but I had way better things to do than to bring another gazillion Euros in the CHOKE MEDIA EMPIRE repertory. Continue reading “ARE WE BACK?”