Uzinemusic - How it all started

The story so far and how it got started

the cover that never made it as a cover! Aline Giordano, co-editor of Uzinemusic, recalls exciting years of music journalism with 'Le fanzine Uzine'.

We were a bunch of students sharing a common passion with those who made music, those who listened to it and those who tried to make things happen in a conservative medium-sized town. One day, we had the idea to create a music fanzine to review music and publish interviews of bands that we liked. And so the adventure started... Le fanzine Uzine' was born in December 1991. We published interviews of bands that we loved. Some of these bands were local, some had reached international status and some would not get the coverage they deserved because the music press had decided otherwise.

Within a few months we were interviewing Killing Joke, Tuxedomoon, and Echo and the Bunnymen to name but a few. For our fourth issue we managed to get a press pass for Les Transmusicales in Rennes (France) where we interviewed Bob Mould, Nirvana, and Sonic Youth. By then our reputation and integrity got us access to bands we would not have dreamt to even get close to. We interviewed Dave Grohl from Nirvana again, Justin Sullivan from New Model Army, Paw, Ice T, Hole/Courtney Love, Therapy?, Blind Melon, The Young Gods, Tool, Pitch Shifter, The Jesus Lizard, and Fugazi.

We never made money out of Uzine. We didn't want to (and still don't want to).

Uzine was officially deceased when its two editors moved to Southampton, England, in October 1994. In 2005 I decided to resurrect Uzine, but this time, online, to bring you interviews and reviews of artists we love because they offer their fair share of beauty, sensibility, intelligence and politics to music.

I would like to thank all those who are helping Uzinemusic along the way: the artists and their crew, our friends, the proof-readers, the readers and the IT genius without whom Uzinemusic would not exist, and yes, the record labels and PR companies as well.

To view some concert photos, visit… Aline Giordano's photo website