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'''Horizontal Action Magazine''' was an inspirational underground rock'n roll and sex publication that was around from 1997 to 2005 and published 15 issues. The magazine published the first interviews with bands like The Black Lips, Spits, Lost Sounds, Ponys, Reatards, The Clone Defects, Brides, Dirtbombs, Sexareenos, A-Frames, Hunches, Functional Blackouts, Tyrades, and many more. The Horizontal Action staff also founded and hosted the Chicago Blackout Festivals from 2001 to 2006.
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'''Horizontal Action Magazine''' was an underground rock, [[punk]], and [[sex]] [[zine]] from Chicago, IL. 15 issues were published 1997 and 2005.
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The two main editors, Uncle Ted and Todd Killings, now run VictimofTime.com and HoZac Records. Head photographer Canderson's live band photos made their biggest impact in HA, even causing people to uproot themselves and actually MOVE from hundreds of miles away to Chicago, to literally be 'closer to the action.' This resulted in bands forming like crazy, and an entire community of like-minded people with a wide range of influences and sounds (see Maybe Chicago? compilation). Some of which thrived immensely, but all releasing many records on labels from all sides of the globe eventually.
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Horizontal Action published often the first interviews with bands like The Black Lips, Spits, Lost Sounds, Ponys, Reatards, The Clone Defects, Brides, Dirtbombs, Sexareenos, A-Frames, Hunches, Functional Blackouts and Tyrades. Along with it's rock'n'roll coverage, the zine featured fairly blatant nudity (not unlike [[The Probe]]). The main editors were Uncle Ted and Todd Killings, the head photographer was Canderson.
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Back issues of the magazine are currently available online.
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The photography and music coverage of HA had a big impact on readers, a few of which even uprooted themselves to move from hundreds of miles away to Chicago, to literally be 'closer to the action.' A community of bands and like-minded people grew around the zine, many of the individuals went on to start their own labels. After the magazine folded, the editors started VictimofTime.com and HoZac Records.
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Horizontal Action staff also founded and hosted the Chicago Blackout Festival from 2001 to 2006.
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Back issues of the magazine are currently available, an age statement is required to purchase the magazine.
==External Links==
==External Links==
* [http://www.horizontalaction.com Official site]
* [http://www.horizontalaction.com Official site]
* [http://www.myspace.com/horizontalaction Horizontal Action's MySpace]
* [http://www.myspace.com/horizontalaction Horizontal Action's MySpace]
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Horizontal Action Magazine was an underground rock, punk, and sex zine from Chicago, IL. 15 issues were published 1997 and 2005.

Horizontal Action published often the first interviews with bands like The Black Lips, Spits, Lost Sounds, Ponys, Reatards, The Clone Defects, Brides, Dirtbombs, Sexareenos, A-Frames, Hunches, Functional Blackouts and Tyrades. Along with it's rock'n'roll coverage, the zine featured fairly blatant nudity (not unlike The Probe). The main editors were Uncle Ted and Todd Killings, the head photographer was Canderson.

The photography and music coverage of HA had a big impact on readers, a few of which even uprooted themselves to move from hundreds of miles away to Chicago, to literally be 'closer to the action.' A community of bands and like-minded people grew around the zine, many of the individuals went on to start their own labels. After the magazine folded, the editors started VictimofTime.com and HoZac Records.

Horizontal Action staff also founded and hosted the Chicago Blackout Festival from 2001 to 2006.

Back issues of the magazine are currently available, an age statement is required to purchase the magazine.

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