What you are now reading started near the end of 1993. One day myself and my friend Len decided it would be fun to do a zine, so we interviewed a couple bands we knew, reviewed some records we had purchased recently and after a few days we lost complete interest in this, so it sat on a disk in the back of my disk file. It would have probably remained there permanently if it were not for a certain tape. This tape being the Sparkmarker live tape that came with this issue. About the time I started doing this zine, I also started getting into tape trading pretty heavily and this is probably one of the main reasons I lost interest in doing a zine and, ironically, it is also the reason I decided to start doing a zine again. A few days ago I received a couple tapes and a video from a guy in Seattle that I've been trading with for a while (thanks Steven!) and for some reason as soon as I threw on the Sparkmarker live tape it brought back a lot of memories and I remembered why I got into punk in the first place and I knew that I had to finish this zine. Hopefully this is something that I'll continue to do. A lot has changed in my life since 1993. I've been through four years of university, I've started a mailorder, and it seems unfortunately that a lot of the people that I went to shows with when I first got into punk don't seem to be into punk anymore. I also have come to the realization that I don't like writing short columns or opinion pieces. Instead, I prefer to write long stream of conscious rants like this one. Therefore, any of the other writing, except for the record reviews in this issue, are from prior to 1994. Speaking of the record reviews, you'll notice that there seems to be a bit of a gap. One portion is made up of records released in 994, while the rest of the section is made up of more recent releases. I also decided to note whether my opinion on a certain release has changed since 1994. Speaking of other things you'll notice, there isn't much in the way of graphics in this zine. There are two reasons for this, the first being that I lost the file that contained all the graphics that I had originally constructed back in 1994 for this zine (I found it after writing this and included some of the graphics on this web version!). The second being that I didn't feel inspired at this point to do any graphics. Chances are that by the next issue you'll see some graphics, it's just that I have to be in a certain frame of mind to create them. I have to mention some people that mean a lot to me at this point in my life. So anyway, props go out to my hommies Jon Wieser (I hope you get back from the middle of nowhere soon), Jon Wong (Why couldn't you put the rabbit back in the box?), Wade (I'm coming over Tuesday!), Carful (discount date), Farful (I've got $5 for you), Sharful (left for that trip yet?), Shereful (say hi to the whales for me), Angie (thanx for keeping me company at the punk rawk shows), Zac (mustard plug?), Jeff (got the new Wu Tang yet?), Joy (I'm going to miss you while your at camp), Greg (skate, skate, skate), Duncan (England's waiting), Len (Mr. Commitment), Jeff (raver boy), Al-Fan (shuffle puck), the whole Sludge and Carve posse (you have to have a get together soon Kurt) and all my homeboys in lockdown.


Welcome to the first issue of corporatedethburger. This is our second attempt at a zine. The first thing we put out was called Ziine. This new effort features a lot of changes. The most visible of these changes is the format, Ziine was a lot smaller in both page size and number of pages. Also Ziine was a total piece of crap (sorry to the two people who actually bought it). Now, don't get us wrong, we're not saying that this new zine is not also a piece of crap, were just saying that it's not as big a piece of crap as our first attempt. Also we have added interviews and opinion articles. Len and I hope you enjoy this issue of our new and improved zine!

Hugs & Kisses,

P.S. You'll probably be wondering who Elvis McCheese & Princess Buttercup are. That's the names that Len and I decided to use when we first started doing this zine.