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Ham. First Belarusian Underground Rock Magazine.

Ham. First Belarusian Underground Rock Magazine.

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[Ham].Okorok. Nos 2, 4-5, 1 (6), 2 (7), 1-3-8, 10.

Mogilev, 1989-1994. 
12mo, 8vo. No 2. May-June 1989. 30 leaves, [3] l.ill., ill. No 4-5. Fall 1989 – Winter 1990. 149, [1] pp., ill. No 1 (6). 1991. 107 pp., ill. No 2 (7). Winter-Spring 1991. 136 pp., ill. No 1-3-8. [No 8. Fall 1992]. 121 pp., ill. No 10. September 1993- January 1994. 102 pp., ill.

In original pictorial wrappers. 
In good condition, lightly stained to covers, worn to spines, small losses and cracks to spine (No 2 and 10). No 2 – unbound, in blue ink.

First Belarusian Underground Rock Magazine. One of 1 000 (No 4-5) and 999 (No 10) copies published. 

The "Okorok" magazine was published in Mogilev, the center of the Belarusian rock movement, from 1989 to 1994 (with No 10 being the final issue). The editors collaborated with the local printing house (sometimes resorting to bribes with vodka) and managed to become the only regular underground rock magazine in the USSR for a brief period.
These issues feature articles about Belarusian, Ukrainian, and Latvian rock scenes, coverage of events and festivals, album reviews (such as "A Star Called Sun" by Kino), interviews with notable rock musicians (including Egor Letov, the leader of Grazhdanskaya Oborona; Boris Grebenshchikov, co-founder of Aquarium; and bluesman Yuri Naumov), histories of bands like Zvuki Mu, extracts from John Lennon's "In His Own Write," and verses like "I Sat Belonely," "Good Dog Nigel," and "The Moldy Moldy Man." Additionally, the magazine includes brief biographies and photos by Joel-Peter Witkin, one of the most controversial contemporary photographers.

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