Recent issues

SCRAM is a magazine dedicated to rooting out the cashews in the bridge mix of unpopular culture. Since 1992 we have chronicled the neglected, the odd, the nifty and the nuts.



Scram #21 featuring Lark Pien’s cover art. It is our Swamp Issue, with a funky air blowing through it. Features include Nathan Marsak’s rude and hilarious interview with Dwarves leader Blag Dahlia, Gene Sculatti on that brief moment "When MOR went Hip," Phantom Surfer Mike Lucas in a valiant attempt to interview Blowfly, Ron Garmon on the lurid early 70s Skywald Horror-Mood magazines, Tony Sclafani investigates Baroque rockers The New Society, Michael I. Cohen digs deep in Kenneth Anger’s music archives to find the mysterious Andy Arthur, Deke Dickerson offers a history of hillbilly "eefing" records, Jonathan Donaldson talks with High Llama Sean O’Hagan, plus scads of reviews, pin-ups and fun.


Scram #21 Record Reviews.


To order Scram #21, or see other issues, visit the Scram site.






Special closet-cleaner offer for US customers: any THREE normal back issues (3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 12, 14, 14, 15, 16) can be yours for $15 postpaid.  Or get a selection of older Scrams (3, 5, 6, 7, 9, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15) and get a crash course in unpopular culture. US readers pay $50 for the back issue selection.

Subscriptions are for $22 for four issues (US) and can begin retroactively starting with #16. So you could conceivably subscribe today, get issues 16-19 and a free premium (when available), and your sub would immediately lapse. If choosing to start with anything but the current issue, just say which issue you want to start with when you send your order.

Visit the Scram site to subscribe or order back issues.