The first issue appeared in 1984. Bullshit Monthly covered the New York City hardcore scene, particularly the bands centered around ABC No Rio, a New York City music venue and community center. By the 1990's 24 issues had been released and the editor was happy to note that he had not charged more than fifty cents for any of those issues. Later issues included the byline "Proud to be gay owned and operated" and Mike was also happy that, despite the apparent homophobia in the New York hardcore punk scene, he had not sold any less issues than he had before the notice was introduced.
In the 1990's Mike BS wrote a regular column for Maximum Rock 'N' Roll, along side publishing his own zine.