Crude Noise

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Crude Noise was a perzine that was written by Meredith Stern, also known as Merrydeath Stern, and lasted for four issues. The first issue had a collection of stories, artwork and writings on bikers, STDs and learning to sing. The second issue included a detailed instruction for an effective meeting, an article on sweet feats in the world of cycling and a sneak preview of a novel. The third issue was a split with another zine Nosedive and was a collection of Merrrydeath’s artwork explanations for each and where they were printed. She had a very distinctive style of linocut prints with a lot of textures and detail. The cover of the third issue was a lino print and in Nosedive there was also lino prints. The fourth issue was themed around recovery and collective structures with articles talking about the Nowe Miasto warehouse in New Orleans, Sparklepussy in Pittsburgh, having pets die, her brother getting over a drug addiction, invading an abandoned building, her family history, and some linocut artwork. It had a silkscreened cover. After writing Crude Noise, Meredith went on to write Mine.