Lulu's Book Club
Lulu’s stocks a range of anti-social media from the queens of modern underground publishing. We celebrate reading and writing, and provide our book club with frequent opportunities to flex.
Here is a catalogue of some exceptional books and mags that are investing in your future.
<R18+> ALL TITLES* (* EXCEPT MAGNETIC VISIONS)
* PHOTOGRAPHY, ART, FASHION *
“The most racked book in history” - BUY IT FROM US
A collection of photos of Melbourne based punks in their everyday jobs - a celebration of people involved in the punk scene.
A3 colour and black and white, 12 pages
EMPTY MIND PLAZA
Food? Internet? Mary Jane? The letter J? You be the judge. On Empty Mind Plaza. An in-depth look into modern cuisine.
A5 28 page Booklet
Released August 2020
Related: BEN MACKIE - PORNO - ART BOOK
Urban Styles is a chronicle of the intersection of graffiti art and the NYHC scene of the 80s and 90s. Over 370 pages with many full-color photos and 40 interviews with legendary writers and artists.
The American Hardcore Blackbook is a 60 page fanzine featuring 54 Graffiti Writers & Visual Artists doing tributes to their favorite American Hardcore bands.
Always happy to see new work from Ben Trogdon, creator of NUTS! and stalwart hustler of modern underground publishing. The new issue of Tattoo Punk documents art and damage with love and respect.
Signed copies of this masterpiece, a decade of zines compiled from NY based illustrator Heather Benjamin. Body fluids.
Interface is a collaborative project between Australia / Germany based Illustrator and Designer Molly Dyson and Mexico City independent publisher Can Can Press. Interface includes a series of illustrations by Molly Dyson inspired by spectrum computer game package design. Interface is risograph printed in three colors.
In Australia, there are more statues of animals and oversized fruit than there are memorials to (or about) women, and only a tiny fraction of public statues in Australia honour non-fictional, non-royal women: the vast majority honour dead, white men. To The Women of Kyneton attempts to reverse this imbalance.
For ten days in 2018, Make or Break asked female-identifying people in the Victorian town of Kyneton to propose a public artwork, monument or memorial for the town via an anonymous paper survey. The surveys were collected and displayed in a main street shop window, together with a series of live ‘unveiling' performances at secret locations around the town. This 88 page limited edition book documents ‘Unveilings’ and features a compilation of all the surveys submitted, beautifully reproduced alongside a text by the artists and photographs of the project and performances.
88 Pages, softcover, 17.5 x 24.5 cm, edition of 100, Ruin Press (Sydney)
NIK KAMVISSIS - DEAD AT SLUGS' BOOK
Dead At Slug’s is a book of weird and wonderful drawings by Nik Kamvissis, from the group Menstruation Sisters, with an accompanying essay by Francis Plagne. Limited to 200 copies.
Growing up in Western Sydney, Nik Kamvissis tuned into the sounds recorded at Slugs', pouring over LP covers and imagining the venue as a spiritual home, a romantic image of avant-garde bohemia where like minded freaks communed with the 'new thing' until 4'oclock... pictures resulting from these such ideas, way too late, but better late than neverly realised.
With thematic forbears in Genet, Cooper and Wojnarowicz, Devotionals looks at multiple forms of desire through both subjective and objective lenses. Lines are crossed, or unseen - and utterances, instant messages, and human senses interact to procure a new experience. Devotionals is all at once subversive, sexy, beautiful and strange. Read it on your pillow, with the lights down low.
Marcus Whale is a musician, writer and artist living in Sydney. This is his first collection of poetry. Devotionals is limited to 100 copies - all numbered and signed by the author.
Considering Hopkins’ assorted explorations of word and sound relationships across drawing, video, sound recordings, objects and performance Upright in the Field situates itself as poetic log-book of the research undertaken in these ‘laboratory’ based disciplines. Reporting from the front line of the artist’s memory during the act of production itself, Hopkins engages us with notions of toil, the often ‘placelessness’ of place, labour as creative exertion and the often overlooked banality of the art action.
Upright in the Field is limited to 100 copies.
Happy in print brings together a collection of Happy’s best digital content on music, art and culture as well as new and unique articles which are only available in our print issue. Happy is printed in short runs here in Australia on 100% recycled and sustainable papers.
Aurora Campbell is a Melbourne based illustrator. These zines compile her NSFW illustrations and collaborations with short story writers.
* CRIME, PROPAGANDA, WAR *
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Crowbar Hotel by Pouria Khojastehpay is the culmination of over 2 years collecting contraband smartphone photos taken in prison by incarcerated Bloods and Crips gang members. The incarcerated depicted are serving sentences varying from minimum to maximum, in security level one to level four.
* FILM, EXPLOITATION, SELF-HELP *
Savage Bliss is a film zine from Albury constructed during COVID19 quarantine with a taste for obscenity and depravity. Each issue features a choice selection of noir, horror, western and war films with a penchant for bloody mayhem and reckless aggression.
"There is a dark land where mysteries and confusions abound, where fear and terror fly together in troubled cities of absurdities."
100 pages, hand stamped cover.
Reservoir is a collection of newspaper articles reporting on a horrific case of mistaken identity in Reservoir, 1997.
Cincinnati, Ohio 1980 - a heavily armed man in a red hunting jacket takes a TV station hostage at 2am, demanding they broadcast his message of equality for the American underclass. The following day, he is dead by his own hand, leaving behind a video-taped confession of his girlfriend's murder.
The actions of James R. Hoskins divided opinion among the people of Cincinnati. In the weeks and months following Hoskin's actions, letters of support poured into newspapers across America acknowledging the decline of their society and an imbalance of the social strata. A portrait emerges of Hoskins as a frustrated artist, '60s counterculture activist, murderer and drug-addled psychopath. Detailed here across 44 pages are his actions as reported in newspapers and magazines in the weeks, months and years following this event, his desperate message fading as the years pass.
An excerpt from Hoskins' TV interview appears in the classic documentary, The Killing of America which is to be released by Ex Film in 2020.
Susan Cabot had a hard start in life. 8 foster homes left a permanent scar but she used her talented voice and stunning looks to make her way into the lower rungs of Hollywood films, appearing in several major studio features in the 1950s before a short stint in B-movies under Roger Corman.
Tabloid news at the time reported primarily on her appearance and male companions, one of whom was Hussein bin Talal, the King of Jordan. Cabot's final leading role was in The Wasp Woman, a 1959 Corman production which would later gain cult fandom. Shortly after, Cabot would give birth to a son with dwarfism who she would treat with experimental drugs in the Encino mansion in which the two would live out their reclusive lives. In 1986, this house was the scene of a gruesome murder. Enter ninjas, mental illness, matricide and the CIA.
Cabot's life in the media is presented here in this 72 page booklet.
FINE DAME NAMENS ILSA ZINE
This zine by EX FILMS explores the controversy of Ilsa, She Wolf of the SS (1975) through a cut and paste of poster images and newspaper clippings.
* NOISE, FINANCE, SMUT *
Back again with More Than Ever #3, 44 A4 cut and paste pages featuring interviews with Fuse, Ekulu, Smash, Big Cheese, Pure Instinct, Crush the Demoniac and more!
The first edition of Highly Contagious zine explores outsiders in music, art and culture. Featuring interviews with Tonetta 777, The Space Lady, The Cool Greenhouse, Steffie Yee and Peter Millard, reviews of local and international artists and contributing writers. 58 pages, perfect bound.
Sakevi Yokoyama's anarchy and violence have had great impact on Australian punk and hardcore. This is his first book, dominated by a collection of GISM related artwork, and extending into his brand stITH. From the early cut and paste artwork inspired by CRASS to his embrace of the computer age, photoshopping disfigured corpses with garish colours and revolting imagery, Sakevi has always pushed boundaries. The distasteful imagery within Oppressive Liberation Spirit will surely offend, unsettle and disturb most everyone. Punx is art book collectors.
Featuring interviews with PIGGERY, ALEXANDER L. BROWN, ZONE KILLER, INSECT WARFARE, EXCRUCIATING TERROR, ROBBER, MUTATION, REVIEWS, PARANOID RAMBLINGS ON THE STATE OF THE UNDERGROUND AND THE USUAL PUNK, METAL AND NOISE FODDER.
This zine features guitar tabs for 20 songs from your favorite punk bands, LUMPY & THE DUMPERS, GUNN, IRON CAGES, THE STRANGER, LAFFING GAS, QUARANTINE, NANDAS, SNIPER CULTURE, SUBLIMINAL EXCESS, PUBLIC ACID, THE GUESTS, DESTRUCT, WILD ROSE, FRIED E/M, DRUG LUST, DARK THOUGHTS, ADVERTISEMENT, BAD EXAMPLE, ADDERALL, BUGG.
Each band wrote and designed their own page. Learn to play guitar/bass by playing along to your favorite punk bands.
Issue #2 features:
- The Story Of A Sneaker: The Air Max 95 & Hardcore
- Warthog European Tour Journal
- An interview with Diamond Stingily
- An interview with Dreamscape/Aplomb
- A lot of talk about death and camo, but never together.
& WAY MORE!!!!
Created by Japanese Punk aficionado Spider x Death in loving adoration of almighty punk bastard noise soldiers of fortune THE STALIN.
Includes: Fanzine, poster, silk screened card, eye makeup palettes, custom jigsaw puzzle. Hand numbered box set /50.
This issue of Distort is my final word on Cleveland and is in credit to A. Savage, who contributed a recent interview with Craig Bell, who was a member of The Mirrors and Rocket From The Tombs and X_X.
Christina Pap provided fliers and a primo photo.
The cover artwork of East 1999 Eternal by Jessie Rose (JR) Streker. 116 PAGES, A5.
Published for the OPENING NIGHTS in Tokyo April 2018, this 32 page issue of DISTORT features a cover photo / text by Haruka Hirata, drawings by James Vinciguerra, a poster of the upcoming TOTAL CONTROL / RIXE show in Footscray, and writing on death and music and technology and Sakevi / Kim Kardashian.
This is a collection of lyrics from Low Life songs over the past decade featuring tender photography from their close mate, archivist and documentarian Sam Stephenson. Low Life. Mitch
A5 with stickered cardstock cover, colour inserts, 76 pages. Hand numbered out of /200 copies.
Comes with a Low Life sticker, envelope and a poster celebrating the imminent release of the new Oily Boys LP on Cool Death Records.
This is a collection of otoactl lyrics from the last decade. This booklet was printed for the totacC show with DAF in M---------- and their tour of Vietnam and Japan in Nov / Dec 2019.
The Number One EDDIE KENRICK's photo magazine of PUNKS! "Pastels are weak, unless you wear them ironically or in a contrasting fabric like rubber. Grey is for old people and suits."
An EFFICIENT SPACE publication. 60 pages, A5, full colour print on 100% recycled paper, perfect bound.
The premiere issue includes interviews with Alain Burosse, Andy Rantzen and Steve Hiett collaborators Elliott Randall and Simon Kentish, features on Dozza-RT, rash(DECISIONS) and Tsk Tsk Tsk, and playlists from Brandon Hocura, DJ Sundae, Instant Peterson and Julia McFarlane.
Designed by Steele Bonus.
One of the most interesting 1970s rock figures you just don’t know enough about. As a member of TWO such integral and ground-breaking 70s bands, ROXY MUSIC and SPARKS, not to mention NYC glam/power pop impresarios MILK ’N COOKIES, as well as studio work with the RUNAWAYS and Robert Calvert’s post-Hawkwind solo material, it’s no secret that Maida was in the right place at the right time, more times than we can count. His first book is presented here for the first time, along with his stash of personal UNPUBLISHED/UNSEEN photographs (including meeting Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Mick Jagger in 1969) on his first of many trips to the UK in the late 1960s, as well as many bands he witnessed in their embryonic states just as the monumental shift in music was taking place at the end of the psychedelic era. From his intricately-detailed stories about growing up in Little Italy’s protected confines, and his far-ahead-of-the-curve craze for record “collecting” before that was even a concept, this book takes you on a ride through Martin Scorsese’s mob territory (they grew up only a few blocks apart) and how it’s inescapable soundtrack influenced him deeply, as well as the unbeaten paths deep within the music-obsessed trenches we all love so well.
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FUZZ 2 is the follow up to FUZZ, a Visual Diary of the Cleveland Underground. The second issue continues our focus on the best, brightest, and weirdest the Cleveland punk underground has to offer. This time around we've gone all black and white and are featuring original art by Sadie Lee, short fiction by Alex Ward (Cruelster, Perverts Again), and photography by Kat Cade, David MacCluskie (Shagg, Jaite), and Louis Knight (Dune).
WRITING ON THE KINKS, DRUNKENNESS AND CRUELTY.
Quarantine, broken dreams and other states of various memes, its Magnetic Visions! “As Melbourne continues deeper into lockdown and insanity I pondered over thoughts and envious mistakes” ponders Disco Junky Bill-I-Am and interviews a range of modern punk garage rock bands.
Single issues of Brendon Annesley's incredible fanzine The Negative Guest List bootlegged via Coward Punch Records and available once again. Full size and unedited other than "BOOTLEGGED" watermarks on the front and back covers.
For true Germs fans. Drug fucked notes on Darby obsession. Comes with an armband.
Melbourne based fanzine with a disciplined focus on ambient/ industrial/ experimental / power electronics etc.
Brand new zine out of Brisbane Australia. Made very much in the tradition of NGL. First issue features interviews with Billiam of Disco Junk and the Russian post-punk-disco act Всадники ЖКХ (Vsadniki ŽKH). Writing and music/book/film reviews about Jonathan Richman, Baker 4, The Residents, Laibach, The Fall, The Tear Garden, Daughter Bat and the Lip Stings, RA The Rugged Man, Jim Shepard, Michael Malice, Mordecai, Unhinged, 100 Gecs and more. Features writing by Matt Fresta, Matt Kennedy, Dan Nitarski, Billiam Twyford, Ken Chic and Discogs Dad. Comes with download codes. 32 pages A4.
PUBLIC BATH PRESS
An essential tome to be cherished. Keep it on the top shelf alongside your copy of Kings Way and the King James. Comes with a Lulu's curated mixtape of some of the bands featured, but try as we might we barely scratched the surface of the goldmine. One to be read with a notepad and life savings on hand. Highest recommendation.
Osato Toshiharu's memoir/novel of the origins of Tokyo's most uncompromising punk band, Gaseneta. Crowned Termbo’s Book of the Year 2K17. An extremely thoughtful and at times hilarious reflection on the infancy of Tokyo's underground movement. Absolutely gripping read, and well worth the heapings of praise it has received. Includes a boot tape of the four best takes of Gaseneta’s only four songs.
This book, the only history of free jazz in Japan, has been reprinted many times in Japan and is finally available to readers overseas in English translation. From its earliest stirrings in the 1960s until it reached international recognition in the 1970s and after, free jazz in Japan is a unique music that has found its perfect scribe. Soejima Teruto was a writer who fell in love with a music and devoted his life to it as promoter, critic, label owner, tour organizer, and much more. All new photos in this edition, none used from the original Japanese volume. Introduction by Otomo Yoshihide.
If you like jazz at all, if you like the unique voices of Japan at all, this book will open your ears to many sounds you haven't heard, or heard of, before.
In the 1990s, when Boredoms-mania was at its peak, Boredom’s guitarist Yamamoto Seiichi was asked by Guitar Magazine to write a regular column. Soon to become a legendary and bewildering fixture of the magazine, the bulk of this book is the cream of those columns, alongside other writing, photographs, fiction, reminiscences, poetry, and visual art. Includes an exclusive career spanning CD that chops n screws both previously released and unheard material into a new, entirely unique beast.
Legendary folk singer Mikami Kan's 2000 autobiography plus additional writing and interview material. Includes a live CD of Mikami in Sapporo in February of 2017. A deep inside look at "the most radical folk singer in Japan," where he came from and where he is now.
This is the prize-winning history of the music known as Enka, one of the dominant forms of postwar popular music, that rearranged everyone's understanding of the history of postwar pop. Love it or hate it, Enka is a necessary background for anyone hoping to understand the music of Japan. With a new introduction by the author and full color printing (unlike the Japanese original), this is a must-have for your collection.
Wajima Yusuke's history of the Japanese popular music that is almost universally considered to be traditional but that is not. A great history not just of the music, but also of the political and social climate of the postwar era, especially the 1950s and 1960s.
In his first authored work since the almighty DOKKIRI, Kato David Hopkins dives into the genesis of the notoriously deep and secretive Japanese Noise scene with RUMORS OF NOIZU. Through extensive interviews, and his own knowledge as a first-hand observer, Hopkins provides a roadmap for heretofore totally uncharted territory in the history of extreme sonic exploration. Featuring the likes of Merzbow, Hijokaidan and Hanatarash alongside a bevy of lesser known freaks, Rumors Of Noizu compiles anecdotes and memories alongside flyers and photographs from the time, in an attempt to contextualize what is perhaps the most bewildering music scene in the history of the modern underground. Lulu's is proud to be stocking Rumors of Noizu, alongside the entirety of the Public Bath Press catalogue.
SOOT are a Brisbane based band, publishing company and lifestyle choice for millions, and each issue of their zine skims the cream from the Brisbane and Australian experimental lounge room noise underground, latest issue has interviews with ewan finely (VIPP, SEX TOURISTS, ALOHA UNITS)
OV PAIN, THE GARBAGE AND THE FLOWERS.
This is a collection of
photos from the DAF show and the Vietnam / Japan tour.
New mag of writing on music by Cooper Bowman (Altered States), featuring writing on experimental electronic music and interviews with Suburban Cracked Collective, Y L Hooi and Cube.
BURIAL FC, SOUTH LONDON DIVISION:
"I don't really go on the internet, it's like a ouija board, it's like letting someone in your head, behind your eyes. It lets randoms in." - Burial
This issue of the BURIAL FC Newsletter we have compiled interviews and writings available online. Brave sacrifices were made so you don't need to compromise your spiritual hygiene. We send this issue out to all Burial FC members who have managed to extricate themselves from the web.
60 pages, cardstock cover with hand cut Burial logo looking onto Sth Lndn street scene, hand numbered /100.
* POETRY, LITERATURE, PORNOGRAPHY *
Poetry from the unofficial poet laureate of Las Vegas, Julia Lans Nowak. Most recent chapbook of new & collected poems (19 to be exact). Self-published.