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Fiz #4 before the zine relocated to Seattle and bacame Fizz

Fizz was a large bi-monthly fanzine that began as "Fiz" in 1992. Originally founded by Cathy Rundell and Wendy McConnell in Los Angeles, Fiz published 13 issues before the two friends parted and Rundell moved to Seattle, WA in 1994. She then added an extra "z" to the title, became it's sole publisher, and picked up a lot of contributors in her new hometown. Fizz went on to publish 10 more issues from 1994-1998. Both Fiz and Fizz were printed on newsprint with a glossy color cover and some spot color inside. Each issue featured lots of rock and punk band interviews, art, columns and features, often with a humorous angle. One of the highlight's each issue was Rundell's pre-teen daughter Vivien interviewing various musicians, including Billy Idol, the Ramones, Mudhoney and Lemmy from Motorhead (where she asked him if he liked toy trolls).

Contributors included Carolyn Kellogg, Jen Dalton, Dave McConnell, Jill Jones, Randy Horton, Nick Scott (of the band Popdefect), Debbie Patino, Falling James (of the band The Leaving Trains), Gabe Soria, Naomi Shapiro, Leigh Pendergrass, Natasha Avery, Josh Mills, Stephanie Bartron, Jenny Boe, Carl Drunko, John Dunn (of the band Iron Cross), Ean Hernandez (of the band Sicko), Tracey Hartle (of the band Shugg), Dan Halligan, Jula Bell (of the band Bobsled), artists Van Arno, Paul Friedrich, Peter Bagge and Pat Moriarty, and photographers Alice Wheeler, Don Lewis, Robbie Busch, Shawn Scallen, Jim Thompson, Eric Nakamura and Curt Doughty.

Fiz is included in the Sarah and Jen Wolfe Zine Collection at The University of Iowa and the West Coast Zine Collection at San Diego State University. Issue #9 of Fiz (featuring Mark Arm of Mudhoney on the cover) is in the grunge display case at Seattle's Experience Music Project museum.


#1: Nymphs, Eric Erlandson, Dwarves, Muffs, Keith Morris, Jawbreaker, Unsane, Falling James, Van Arno, Sympathy for the Record Industry, Billy Ray Martin.

#2: Social Distortion, Superchunk, Pegboy, Dukey Flyswatter, Larry Law of Discipline, Mr. T Experience, Mudhoney, Setting Sons, Wild Stares, Calvin Johnson/K Records, Spoon (LA's, not Austin's), Pleasant Gehman, Van Arno, John Dunn (Iron Cross).

#3: Sonic Youth, Terri Wahl (Red Aunts), Black Angel's Death Song, The Fluid, Chris Gore (Film Threat), Jula Bell (Bulimia Banquet/Bobsled), Carla Bozulich (Ethyl Meatplow), Wedding Present, Jesus Lizard, Tom Hazelmyer/Amphetamine Reptile, filmmaker Dave Markey, Clawhammer, Poster Children, Mad Marc Rude, Holly Vincent, 8-year-old Vivien interviewed Motorcycle Boy.

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