【5/29発売予定!】MDC あるアメリカン・ハードコア・パンク史 ―ぶっ壊れた文明の回想録

以前よりお伝えしてきました、アメリカのオリジナル・ハードコア・パンク・バンド、MDC(Millions of Dead Cops)のヴォーカル、デイヴ・ディクターの自伝の邦訳版、『MDC あるアメリカン・ハードコア・パンク史 ―ぶっ壊れた文明の回想録』の書影&詳細です。
発売日は5月29日を予定しています。
Debacle Pathと同じように、全国の良心的なパンクのレコード屋さん、ディストロで販売予定です。今回は一般書店への流通も考えてますが、まあそれはそのうちに…。名古屋のAnswerも残念ながら閉店ということで、とりあえずは“Support your local punk stores and distros”ということで、大企業クソくらえ! よろしくお願いします。

Gray Window Pressサイト直販は、消費税サービス(死ね消費税!)&カバーデザインのバッジ付き! 5月10日より予約受け付け開始予定!

詳細はこちらか、下記画像をクリック!

そしてMDCは6月後半に3度目の来日ツアー! 今回はNaked Aggressionと一緒だ!
ツアー中はデイヴ・ディクターによる朗読イベントも開かれる予定。詳細はまたここでも告知します。

The Bikini Kill Reunion and Punk Nostalgia

The Bikini Kill Reunion and Punk Nostalgia
By A.K. Acosta

In January 2019, the legendary riot grrrl band Bikini Kill announced their reunion. It was only three shows, two in New York City and one in Los Angeles. Tickets were almost impossible to purchase. It seems that bots had purchased many of the tickets and immediately posted them on resale sites for hundreds of dollars. After a few days, Bikini Kill apologized for the situation and announced more shows, all of which also sold out, but at least most of the tickets were sold to people and not capitalist robots.

For many Bikini Kill fans, it was a reminder that the band is no longer an underground punk secret, but actually pretty famous. Like many legendary bands, they became progressively more famous after they broke up. The band was a figurehead of the punk feminist movement riot grrrl, which received mainstream media attention in the early 1990s. Their last album was released in 1996. Kathleen Hanna’s next band, Le Tigre, was a popular indie band in the early 2000s. (Le Tigre briefly reunited in 2016 to make a video in support of Hillary Clinton and her pantsuits, but the less said about that the better.)
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取り扱い店/Where to Buy

今週から全国のハードコア・パンクのレコード店、インフォショップや独立系書店でも取り扱っていただいています。現在の取扱店、ディストロ一覧はこちらでご確認いただけますので、ぜひそちらでもどうぞ。

また取り扱ってもいいよ、という小売店、ディストロの方からのご連絡も引き続きお待ちしています。パンクのジンはディストロという独自のネットワークで流通してきたこともあるので、特にディストロの方からの連絡をお待ちしています! Contactよりお問い合わせください。

Now Debacle Path vol.1 is available at independent record stores, infoshops and bookstores. Check here for stores nearby.
And distros who want to sell this zine, please get in touch!

Interview with Pete Boyce, the original singer of Antisect

Here is the original interview text with Pete Boyce, the original singer of Antisect which was done in around May 2018.
An article based on this interview (“A short history of Antisect: Past Antisect, Current Antisect” by Satoshi Suzuki) appears in Debacle Path vol.1 (in Japanese language) and here I post the interview instead of the article.


First, I would like to hear some stories of how Antisect started back in the days in early 80’s and about the band in that period of the time.
How was the band originally formed? What kind of life you and people around you had spent? What were the motivations to keep the band active? Did you do/organize some actions or events in the time of Margaret Thatcher?

Pete Boyce: Antisect began in 1982 after Polly and Pete Lyons asked me if I was interested in starting a band. We started as we were young, unemployed and basically had nothing else to do.
The lineup:
Pete Lippy Lyons – Guitar
Pete Polly Paluskiewicz – Drums
Wink – Bass
Pete Boyce – Vox
Later members would include Tom Lowe, John Bryson and Lawrence Windle on bass. Rich Hill and Caroline Wallis on Vox, who both appeared on In darkness. Tim Andrews joined on vocals during 86-87.
We grew up in Daventry, Northants apart from Wink was from Long Buckby Wharfe, a nearby village. We were all into punk and influenced by The Ruts, The Damned, SLF, Crass, Magazine, Motorhead etc.
We worked hard as a band and the motivation was there, none of us were interested in money, (we had none!) and barely scraped enough cash to pay for petrol to get to the next gig or even home sometimes. Most of the gigs we did around this time were benefits and we were all happy with that.
I think the band was a saviour for me from a life of crime. I’d already spent time at a detention centre for an encounter Id had with the Police in 1980 and promised myself I would never be imprisoned again. Life in the UK was hard in the early 80’s with high unemployment, the Cold War, the mines closing and Thatcher. The music scene however was pretty good with so many great bands around. In 1977 I was only 11 years old so I missed the real early start. I didn’t really get into punk until 1979 after seeing UK Subs on Another Kind of Blues Tour. Blew me away. Good old Charlie still out there doing it.

You left the band after the release of “In Darkenss…” album. According to the interview with Lippy in the book “The Day the Country Died” written by Ian Grasper, Lippy mentioned you said you are going to quit the band in the morning right before an UK tour starts. (In this interview I found that Lippy somehow tried to deny the band at that period or the band’s believes though…)
Please tell me some stories around that time when you were going to quit the band.

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[Philippines] Stories behind the Autonomous Initiatives against War on Drugs

[Philippines] “Stories behind the Autonomous Initiatives against War on Drugs”
By: Chung Bandido

In early 2016, the hype on presidential election was inevitable. Different parties, political personalities and celebrity are like gamblers playing for the seats in the government position. They put millions of pesos for political advertisement, to bribe communities, finding allies, playing that they care, buy air-time on media outlets and so on. Every day from January to May 2016 the news and stories are about election and politicians, most of the people are excited specially the ones who are working with the politician during his/her campaign and also for the people who will have a chance to work temporarily on election dates. The presidential race at that time composed of famous political clan and members of an oligarch families who also benefits in political dynasty like the Binay, the Roxas, and Duterte. The stunning one here and get a lot of support is Duterte from PDP-Laban Party and coming from the south Davao City Mindanao. A long-time mayor serving seven terms for the total of 22 years governing the fourth largest cities in the Philippines, the Davao City. The May 2016 election was a chance for the people from the south to be represented in the national political arena and through election 16 million voters favorably give way to Duterte regime. A man known to have a Davao Death Squad who made systematic practice of extrajudicial killings of drug users and other criminals committing petty crime from 1998 to 2016. Despite of this, millions of people supported him echoing the regional pride of being Bisaya that we’re before experienced different way of discrimination and miss-representation. I believe that this is one of the main factor why Duterte won, he got the sentiment of the marginalized region in the Philippines. Maybe this is also the reason why the mainstream authoritarian-left supported him in his campaign and somehow compromise themselves to be part of his government. 続きを読む →

【Debacle Path vol.1】正誤表

※20190402追記済み
(Only in Japanese language)

Debacle Path vol.1の記事内に誤植がありましたので、ここに訂正します。

(1) 「大局を見極めろ!」マイク 小林 インタビュー
P.4 上段5行目
【誤】バンドとして上がりました
        ↓
【正】バンドとして挙がりました

(2) 「パンクっていうのは自主独立」松原 弘一良 インタビュー
P.25 上段3行目
【誤】大前提としてそれ もんやと
        ↓
【正】大前提としてそれがあるもんやと

(3) 〔フィリピン〕麻薬戦争に抗する自律的行動について/チュン・バンディド
P.83 上段19行目
【誤】避難するための
    ↓
【正】非難するための

(4) 編集後記
P.135 34行目
【誤】しいてはそれが
    ↓
【正】ひいてはそれが

インタビュイーの小林さん、松原さん、各寄稿者、読者の方にはご迷惑をおかけしました。
お詫びして訂正いたします。
※(2)については、発覚後からの出荷分については正誤表の小さい紙を雑誌に挟んであります。

Debacle Path vol.1 Antisect小史 補足/Further explanation about the article “A Short History of Antisect”

Debacle Path vol.1内の「Antisect小史 ――昔のAntisect, 今のAntisect」で出てくる、「4 Minutes Past Midnight」という曲についての補足記事です。

こちらがリッピーが「勝手に」(ボイス談)編曲したという、10インチバージョン:

で、こちらが元のデモバージョン

個人的には、デモバージョンの方が勢いがあって好きですが、まあ好みは人それぞれということで…。


In the article “A Short History of Antisect” which is appeared in Debacle Path vol.1, Pete Boyce mentions about the totally different mix version of one of their songs “4 Minutes Past Midnight”. And here you can compare between the original demo version and the different mix one in their 10inch record.

10inch version that Pete claims Lippy edited by himself and it “ruined” the song…

And here’s the original demo version.

Debacle Path vol.1 now on sale! /発売


印刷から上がってきまして、ようやく発売となりました。
直販はサイトのメニューの「Shop」からか、もしくはContactから直接連絡いただいても大丈夫です。
ディストロ用の卸価格も設定してますので、ディストロしたい!という方からのご連絡もお待ちしています!

Debacle Path vol.1 is finally on sale now!
For orders from outside of Japan, please contact us from “contact” in the menu. You can use our shop page but it doesn’t really translate things in the shopping cart well…
If you want to distro this zine, get in touch!

ウェブサイト開設/Website launched

Gray Window Pressのウェブサイトを開設しました。
もろもろのソーシャルネットワークも一応アカウントを作りました。新着情報はそちらの方が早いので、画面一番下のボタンより、登録、フォロー等いただければ(それぞれ中身はまだ何もないですが…)。

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