Murder Can Be Fun #19: Musical Mayhem

Murder Can Be Fun #19: Musical Mayhem

by John Marr

John Marr is apparently obsessed with murder! The murderous theme of this issue is music. There are plenty of musical death tales, but he ignores the obvious ones. The feature story is about western swing star Spade Cooley, and the murder of his family and on-stage heart attack. Spade’s story is fascinating, a complete paranoid crackpot who leaves no room for truth in his psychopathic leanings. Other articles include the actual death tied into the metaphorical death of David Cassidy’s career; a history of rock group The Band that ends with a morbid scene; and the bizarre story of jazz trombonist Frank Rosolino. Rounding out the issue is a humorous overview of fundamentalist Christian anti-rock’n’roll literature. This issue is much more dark and twisted than most but still wholeheartedly recommended!

 

Comments

Sean P. Aaberg 11/14/2005

I have been reading this zine for nearly a hundred years & it is one of the best. Top-notch writing & strange subjects make for a zine worth reading for nearly a hundred years.