Suburban Voice

Suburban Voice was a punk rock fanzine that was published in the United States in the late 1980s and early 1990s.Image:suburban-voice-sample-cover


Suburban Voice was founded in 1986 by publisher Al Quint. The zine, which was based in Massachusetts, covered a range of topics related to the punk rock scene, from music and politics to fashion and art.

The publication quickly gained a reputation for its no-nonsense, honest approach to music journalism, and was highly regarded by the punk community.

Over the course of its publication, Suburban Voice featured interviews with a range of punk rock bands, including Bad Religion, Black Flag, and the Descendents. The zine also published reviews of records, concerts, and other punk-related events.

Content and Features

One of the unique features of Suburban Voice was its focus on regional punk scenes, particularly in the Northeastern United States. The publication regularly featured articles and interviews with local bands and events, helping to shine a spotlight on the punk rock subculture in smaller communities.

In addition to its print publication, Suburban Voice also released several compilation albums of punk rock music, featuring both established and up-and-coming bands from across the punk scene.

Reception and Significance

Suburban Voice was highly regarded by punks and other fans of the genre for its honest and straightforward writing style, and helped to establish a standard for punk rock journalism that continues to be emulated today.

The zine's focus on regional punk scenes was also significant in helping to document and preserve the contributions of lesser-known bands and individuals to the overall punk rock movement.

Although Suburban Voice ceased publication in the early 1990s, it remains a valued publication among collectors and fans of punk rock music, and is often cited as an important voice in the punk rock scene of the late 1980s and early 1990s.{{Categories}}

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