APiTO Zine

A PISS IN THE OCEAN (aka APiTO zine) was first published  in 1988, after publishing six issues of the Smegma fanzine “fff” with Dick Dale (1986-1987)

It was almost going to be called “1988” because I thought it was only going to last one or two issues

Here we are 29 years later, and it’s Australia’s second longest running zine, 2nd in longevity only to Harry Butler’s fine “D*N*A” zine from Adelaide

Here’s the dodgy cover art, and contents listing for each issue

New issue #21 – planned for 2017

 

More information on every issue of APiTO zine !!

ISSUE# 1
A PISS IN THE OCEAN
June 1988
20 pages B&W photocopied A4
Cover Star: None

Contents:
Editorial / fanzine reviews
Alternative Tentacles / Subterranean Records catalogs
NOISE – 1st demo reviewed
Morrissey
Amnesty International
Mt Etna mining
Unfair stereotyping of punk / news clippings
news / bands / tours etc
The Queen is dead / ALFSPG
Smegma chronology
A piss in the ocean lyrics

ISSUE #2
A PISS IN THE OCEAN
August 1988
24 pages B&W photocopied A4
Published: Rockhampton, Qld, Australia
Cover Star: Rancid Rotten Idol

Contents:
Editorial / fanzine reviews
Live reviews: S*P*G / The Clams (Brisbane)
LP reviews: Chaotic Dischord – very fuckin bad / Hard-Ons – dickcheese
Interview: Community Disturbance (Brisbane)
Funnel Web Records / Bonzer Skates Australia
Community Disturbance
Contacts
Book review: Myra Hindley
The Primitives
Review: Exploited – War now
SST Records catalog
MDC / Radical Records
News clippings
Gigs, gossip, tours
Neurotics (UK)

ISSUE #3
A PiSS in the Ocean
December 1988
12 pages B&W photocopied A4 + bonus C-60 audio-cassette
Published: Rockhampton, Qld, Australia
Cover Star: Robin S.

Contents:
Fanzine reviews
CRASS
Guest Opinion
Hard-Ons (Sydney) interview
The Madmen (Townsville)
The Madmen story by Tim Steward
Review – Poisoned by Alcohol demo
London & Essex (UK) pub guide by Keith / P.B.A.
Live review – Junkyard (Rockhampton)

Issue#4
A PISS IN THE OCEAN
Jan / Feb 1989
8 pages B&W photocopied A4
Published: Rockhampton, Qld, Australia
Cover Star: None

Contents:
Editorial / The Cure / Ruth Rebel / Interview – Insane Hombres (Brisbane) / Superfetazione! (Italy)
Interview – Hard-Ons (Sydney)
Red Die NumberNine (USA)
The Fixtures (USA)
The Madmen (Townsville)
Contacts / Zine reviews
DSI records (USA)

Issue #5
A PiSS in the Ocean
July 1989
60 pages B&W photocopied A4
Published: Brisbane, Qld, Australia
Cover Star: Morrissey

Contents:
Editorial
Sonic Youth (USA) live review
The Madmen (Townsville)
Bastard Squad (Melbourne)
The Cure
X (Melbourne)
News
X – live review & discography
Ruth Rebel – biography
Reviews – Bastard Squad – hardcore revolution (demo tape)
Music reviews
Conflict / Jello Biafra
Nick Cave
UK report
Insane Hombres
Bastard Squad – interview
Melbourne scene report by Shelley
The Madmen – live review
The Fixtures (USA) interview
Animal Aid
The Madmen – live pics
Threat by Example (book)
Insane Hombres – live pics
Editorial / From protest to resistance zine

Issue #6
A PISS IN THE OCEAN
August 1989
14 pages B&W photocopied A4
Published: Brisbane, Qld, Australia
Cover Star: Hard-Ons

Contents:
Editorial
Hot Tomatoes (Adelaide) – interview
Bad Ronald (Brisbane) – interview
Opinions – Tim Steward / Bollox
Gig reviews – Hard-Ons / Thrust / Insane Hombres / Girlies
LP reviews – Crime & The City Solution / Sonic Youth / PiL / Hard-Ons / The Cure
North Queensland punk family tree
Editorial

ISSUE #7
a piss in the ocean
November 1989
24 pages B&W photocopied A4
Published: Brisbane, Qld, Australia
Cover Star: Neurotics (UK)

Contents:
Editorial
Neurotics (UK) – interview
Birthday Party
Jane Hardcastle artwork
Opinions – Tim Steward / Bollox / Jane
Public Image Ltd – brief history & discography
Gig reviews – Bad Ronald / Apprentice Dentists / Hummingbirds / Triffids
Gig reviews – The Madmen / Bad Ronald / Holymen / Minnesota Triplets / Slaughterhouse Joe
Gig reviews – The Mark of Cain (Joey Nip) / Madmen / Powderfinger
Hummingbirds – live pics
Live reviews – Grunt / Dog-Chairs (T. Steward)
LP review – Madmen -“Thunderegg EP”
Reviews – Nick Cave / Derek Taylor / Hummingbirds / Holymen / Cutters / Acorns / The Cure / Primitives
Sid n Nancy – final interview
Zine reviews
Scratches Records (Sydney) / Resistant Harmony (Melbourne)
Townsville indie family tree
Opinion and news
Interview – Instigators (UK)
Interview – Hard-Ons (NSW)
Interview – A*I*M (Brisbane)
Editorial

Issue #8
APISSINTHEOCEAN
May 1990
25 pages B&W photocopied A4
Published: Brisbane, Qld, Australia
Cover Star: Silent Lunatics (Melbourne)

Contents:
Editorial
Interview – Silent Lunatics (Vic)
Opinion – Lorilee’s O-Bitch-uary
Clergy – “Rosethorn” single
Interview – The Clergy (Rockhampton)
Interview – Waiting for the daffodils (Brisbane)
Music reviews – Clergy / Blowhard / Mark of Cain / Bob Dylan / Crime & the City Solution / Toys Went Berserk /Primitives / Butthole Surfers / Sundays
Zine reviews
Live reviews – Rampant Scabies (Brisbane) / Insane Hombres (Bris) / A*I*M (Bris) / Waiting for daffodils / Vomit / etc.
Live reviews – Hard-Ons / Buzzcocks (by Ruth Rebel)
Live reviews – Mudhoney / Proton Energy Pills (by Tim Steward)
Live reviews – A*I*M / The Warthogs (Brisbane)
Live reviews – Jesus Jones / Leisure Demons / Headboy / Blown 426 (reviews by Joey Nip)
Live reviews – Hard-Ons / Splatterheads
Nick cave / ALF
Editorial / Lemmy

Issue #9
a piss in the Ocean
September 1990
21 pages B&W photocopied A4
Published: Brisbane, Qld, Australia
Cover Star: Alex Papsmear

Contents:
Editorial
Interview – The People’s Drug (Adelaide)
Interview – The Warthogs (Brisbane)
Interview – Toys Went Berserk (Sydney)
Live review – Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds / He Dark Age
Live review – Rollins Band / Hellmenn / Thrust
Live review – Lov’s E blur / Mad Parade
Live review – Sugarcubes / Ziggerants
Live reviews – Clergy / Bad J. & the No-Bads
Media Children (USA)
Music reviews – A*I*M – “reverends and rednecks” cassette album / etc.
Contacts

SPECIAL ISSUE
APiTO – “Real Noises from the banana republic C.Q / N. Qld – 1985-1991”
An illustrated history of independent music in Central and Northern Queensland, Australia 1985-1991
20 pages B&W photocopied A4
Published: Rockhampton, Qld, Australia – 1991 (1st Edition)
Cover Star: Andy Warhol’s Velvet Underground cover-art

Note: This special issue has since been superseded by “PUNK ROCKhampton” by Cameron Borg (Moonlight Publications, Vic, 2000)

Issue #10
A Piss in The Ocean
August 1991
28 pages B&W photocopied A4
Published: Rockhampton, Qld, Australia
Cover Star: scenes from First Gulf War

Contents:
Editorial
Interview: Fetal Tracks (Qld)
Interview: Kultural Kompost (Adelaide)
Interview: Dave Shadow (Qld)
Interview: Thou Gideon (Perth)
Interview: Liquidhead / etc. (Brisbane)
Interview: the Clergy (Rockhampton)
Live review: Livid Festival – (by Gregor) – Died Pretty / John Kennedy / Xero / Falling Joys / Jack Frost / Mudhoney / TISM
Live review: The Dream Poppies / The Kylies (by Gregor)
Music Reviews: Lubricated Goat / Nunbait / PiL / Madmen / Butthole Surfers / Rapeman / Aversion Therapy / The Clergy / Order of Decay
Interview: Wax Museum (Brisbane)
Byfield threat
zine reviews
Townville Scene Report (by Ruth Rebel)
New Skids on Your Jocks (Townsville)
Opinion – Alex Papsmear
Interview – The People’s Drug (Adelaide)
Interview – The Madmen (Brisbane)
Madmen discography
Husker Du discography

Issue #11
APiTO
August 1992
20 pages B&W photocopied A5
Published: Rockhampton, Qld, Australia
Cover Star: Butthole Surfers

Contents:
Interview: Toxic Narcotic (USA)
Interview: New Skids On Your Jocks (Townsville)
Interview: Noose (Brisbane)
Rowland S. Howard – discography
Music reviews – Freak Circus compilation LP (Brisbane) / Alien Virus / Noose / Invisible Empire / etc.
Pics and live reviews – Onyas / Krud / Def-fx / Stella 7 / L*S*B / FAT / Editorial / Splurt Records (Brisbane) / zine reviews
East Timor campaign

Issue #12
A Peace i The One-ness
September 1992
28 pages B&W photocopied A5
Published: Rockhampton, Qld, Australia
Cover Star: screamfeeder

Contents:
Lush / etc.
Dalai Lama’s message to Australia
Tibet – the facts
The rise & rise of screamfeeder
Ride – discography
Live review – Ride and screamfeeder
Record Review – “Freak Circus” LP (Brisbane compilation)
featuring: Dream Killers / Stella 7 / Fred Band / screamfeeder / Grim Rippers / Way Cool Jnr. / A*I*M / Blowhard / fat / AliEn Virus / Krud / Jolly Peckers & more!
Contacts
Alcohol facts
Poetry by Ruth Rebel
Hard-Ons LP review – “dateless dudes club”
Thurston Moore – track by track notes for Sonic Youth’s “dirty” LP
No sandmining in Byfield

Issue #13
APiTO
December 1992
2 pages B&W photocopied A4
Published: Rockhampton, Qld, Australia
Cover Star: none

Contents:
Editorial
APiTO mail-order catalogue
Townsville scene report
Rockhampton scene report
Gladstone scene report
Brisbane scene report
Zine reviews
Live reviews – Fudge Packers / BRUISE II launch
Good records from 1992
Brisbane bands – A*I*M, Acid World, Queer, Blowhard, fat
Reformation of the Sex Pistols
Siouxise & the Banshees discography
Opinion
Lush pics

Issue #14
APiTO
October, 1993
28 pages B&W offset A4
Published: Rockhampton, Qld, Australia
Cover Star: Kylie Minogue

Contents:
Editorial
Interview – Harry Butler (Adeliade)
TIBET update
Interview – The Clouds (Sydney)
Norway’s bloody whaling
Interview – The Brendas (UK)
Swan Records (Vic)
Interview – Burma (Perth)
Interview & discography – Screamfeeder (Brisbane)
Nick Potter comic
Spiral Objective
East Timor – an international responsibility
Interview – Dogmachine (Brisbane)
Poetry – by Ruth Rebel
Interview – Queer (Brisbane)
Malignant Records catalogue
Live reviews – Nova Mob / Zu Zu Petals (UK), Acid World (Rockhampton)
Live reviews – Brendas / Even as we speak (UK)
Music reviews – Thou Gideon / Dream Poppies / Noose / Primitive Tribes / Grover Snatch / Silence is Guilty / Sugar / Died Pretty etc etc.
zine reviews
News
APiTO label goodies!

Issue #15
A PIS SIN OCENA
Autumn 1996
29 pages colour cover B&W photocopied A4
Published: Rockhampton, Qld, Australia
Cover Star: Bruce Griffiths (Aberrant Records)

Contents:

Editorial
Interview – Bruce Griffiths (Aberrant Records)
feedtime (Sydney) – information and interview
Interview – Nnuk (NUMB zine)
Beating a blocked lavatory article
Interview – URBN DK
Reviews by Gregor – Sex Pistols bootleg LP / Buzzcocks gig
Lost poems of Rowland S. Howard – “Rock n roll lament” & “The game”
Interview – Price of Silence (Adelaide) / Spiral Objective
Feast (UK) – info and interview
Big Bongin Baby (Brisbane) discography and information
Interview – Useful Idiot (UK)
Interview – Blanks 77 (USA)
Contacts

Issue #16
“the worst of … APiTO” (10th Anniversary issue)
(Selected bits n pieces of APiTO zines #1 – #15 (& more) 1988-1998)
November 1998
116 pages colour cover B&W photocopied A5
Published: Rockhampton, Qld, Australia
Cover Star: All the covers issues #1-#15

Contents:
“Worst of…” all the issues #1-#15 + special issue as detailed above
+ Chubbies / Kayte Jacobson split 7″ single (APiTO label) advert centre pages!

Issue #17
A Piss in the Ocean
March 1999
60 pages B&W photocopied A5
Published: Rockhampton, Qld, Australia
Cover Star: Kathleen Hanna

Content:
Editorial
fanzine reviews
Interview – Carter U.S.M (by Angela)
music reviews – Sleater-Kinney / Sebadoh / Radiohead / Hole / Spit of Hate / John Lydon / St Jude / Billy Childish / Zoinks! / The Marshes / Bob Mould / Sex Pistols / Grant Hart / Husker Du / Hurricane #1 / Mary Lou Lord / Elastica / Johnny Dole & the Scabs / Peter & the Test Tube Babies / Neurotic Outsiders / Go & Do It! / Butthole Surfers / Blur / The Damned / Jane Jensen / Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds / Julie Ruin
Bikini Kill
Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds – (live review by Natasha)
Blur – Brisbane setlist Oct 1997
Poetry by John Binns (UK)
Interview – Blowhard (Brisbane)
Interview – The Genies (Brisbane)
Interview – Dregs of Humanity (Brisbane)
Interview – Dogmachine (Brisbane)
Interview – The Chubbies (USA)
APiTO label catalogue
The Chubbies information, discography and press release!
Interview – Sassy (Sweden)
Interview – Detestation (USA)
The Anti-Hanson movements preoccupation with racist scum by Kelly Elizabeth
Interview – Screamfeeder (Brisbane)
Interview – Stiff Kittens (Melbourne)
Interview – Try and stop me! (USA)
Poetry by Ruth Rebel
St Jude advert
Interview – St Jude (Brisbane)
Interview – Peter & The Test Tube Babies (UK)
Interview – Shloff! (Perth)
Room 101 (Yeppoon) (article by Leslea)
Interview – Lee (Dionysus Records – USA)
Hot Damn clippings
Music review – The Bluetones, &, PULP – This is hardcore (by Leslea)

Issue #18
APiTO
May 2001
8 pages B&W photocopied A5
Published: Rockhampton, Qld, Australia
Cover Star: Geri Halliwell

Contents:
Editorial / Drew Barrymore
East Timor Freedom
Interview – The Hard-Ons (Sydney)
Music reviews – Joe Strummer & the Mescaleros / Rancid / screamfeeder / Lars Frederickson & the Bastards / Elastica / Grant Hart / Brand Bland / Geri Halliwell
Interview – Brand Bland (USA)
Contacts

Issue #19
APiTO zine
July 2003
12 pages B&W photocopied A5
Published: Rockhampton, Qld, Australia
Cover Star: Joe Strummer

Contents:
Editorial
Interview – Caroline No (USA)
Interview – Mach Pelican (Melbourne)
Joe Strummer – article and discography
Live reviews and pics – screamfeeder / Halfway
DVD reviews – Clash / Paul Weller / Jam
Live reviews – Idlewild (Sydney) / Johnny Marr & the Healers (Melbourne) / Rowland S. Howard (Melbourne)

Issue #20
APiTO
March 2011
20 pages B&W photocopied A5
Published: Melbourne, Vic, Australia
Cover Star: Jeannette Kantzalis

Content:
Editorial
Interview – Jeannette Kantzalis (USA)
Interview – Tim Steward (Brisbane)
Interview – Punxsie & the Poison Pens (Brisbane)
Punxsie centrefold
Interview & discography – Jim Douglas (Rockhampton)

 

Stay posted for APiTO issue # 21 !!