Here is the third issue of Godvomit ‘zine. A couple of notes before you look at it:
1) A couple of pages are a little bit messed up, because it came out in early ’92 (over 20 years ago), so things like this happen. This issue isn’t too bad.
2) I put out this issue (well, all of the Godvomits) in the early ’90s. This was before we had Lollapalooza, MINISTRY, the BUTTHOLE SURFERS, NARILYN MANSON, or even NIRVANA out on the radio and television- if you weren’t alive at that time, you don’t understand how repressed everything was. Anything ugly, dark, even mildly offensive, “controversial”, or in bad taste was terribly looked down upon, and pushed to the side, ignored or censored. The religious right ruled everything. One of the things that I was trying to accomplish with this ‘zine was to offend these people- I thought everyone was too oversensitive, and that you shouldn’t ignore or hide the ugliness in the world. So I filled the ‘zine with ugly, offensive, upsetting, dark, disturbing things- I always said “Those who get offended easily should be offended more often, so they get desensitized to it”. I was trying to do this- desensitize people to offensive things as well as piss off the religious right and the people trying to censor everything. So it’s more than just an underground music magazine. It’s a direct attack on censorship and good taste.
Nowadays, things are different- the sickos won. Things are a lot more loose and free and it’s not as necessary to overload the world with dark and depraved shit. You can find crazy underground movies and music easily on youtube, and artists are always pushing the envelope farther (although the ridiculous hubbub over Miley Cyrus’ rather tame shenanigans kind of makes me question this a little- maybe we are going back toward the more repressed era?).
Anyway, it kinda goes without saying that kids probably shouldn’t look at this (well, their parents probably shouldn’t, anyway. The kids have probably watched and laughed at Two Girls One Cup 20 times by now). Stay sick…