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                                  "Group Revue"

                                 by  The Pusher

                      >>> A CULT Publication......1988 <<<
                        -cDc- CULT OF THE DEAD COW -cDc-

Introduction: In today's "New Age" (as The Gunslinger/Dane puts it) of Apple
piracy, there are currently four major groups.  I'll be reviewing all of them.
Note that this won't include the bullshit groups that release 1 ware and fade
into the sunset.  All of the groups here have been around for the past 3-4
years (excluding USAlliance).  By the way, look for my reviews in issue #2 of
cDc's Cross Of Iron fanzine.  And the next PP file coming soon, a fiction
sci-fi story, "Space Merc Part VI".  Oh yeah, one more thing.  The order in
which the groups were reviewed was determined by how good they are.

Group Number One: First Class

     Not really a group at all, considering that only one member of the group,
The Necromancer/Ralph still is in modeming.  Two of the members, Dark
Prophet/Matt and The Tailsman/Rob are writing software (like Alien Mind), and
The Hitman/Greg is also working in the software business.  The Necromancer, one
of the best and most active crackers today, still cracks wares under the First
Class name.  There are 3 locals to him, Mindbender/Bob, The Baron/Greg, and
Hijinx/Steve, who supply him and help with the cracks, but they aren't official
FC members.  FC is generally accepted as the best group over the past few
years.  The Necromancer is planning to "retire" the FC name soon, so don't
expect too much from them.

Group Number Two: Digital Gang

     Digital Gang has released more wares than any other group in pirate
history.  Recently, they have been somewhat inactive, and the fact that the
members of the group (The Triton/Eddie, Tom E. Hawk/Tyron, The Dragon Lord/Ron,
The Sheik/Chris, Sir Mangar/Mike, and a few others) don't call out much makes
it hard for anyone to know what the hell is going on with them.  DG has a
notorious reputation for "wars" and just about every member is hated by many
people.  Some of these conflicts include: A massive fight with The Bunnymen,
arguing with the California Spec pirates (not exactly a popular group of people
either), and most recently a war with The Legion which ended up with The
Martyr/Mike, and Touch Tone/Bart threatening each other with guns.

Group Number Three: Coast to Coast

     Coast to Coast wavers from active to inactive every few months.  The
general routine is for the group's members to drop out of piracy, and then a
few months later a whole "new" CtC emerges.  They then drop out, and the whole
cycle starts again.  The current members (Mr. Slick/Kent, Psycho/Dave, The
Crasher/Roman, Chief Justice, and Fast Eddie) are about the 4th generation of
Coast to Coast.  And, also the worst.  The Crasher, Chief Justice, and Fast
Eddie do nothing at all.  Psycho does the easy cracks, and Slick the hard ones.

Group Number Four: USAlliance

     The youngest group, and currently the least liked.  They started out as a
local Maryland do-nothing group.  After going though 20 members, they ended up
with Body Glove/Sonny, Blue Adept/Alan, Codex Warrior/Doug, Rotten Apple/Steve,
and me.  We kicked The Crasher out, because he turned out to be a huge liar.
(Not to mention a putz).  The plan was to quit USAlliance, and leave it to
Rotten Apple and a few other members who didn't do much.  Then we planned to
start a new group.  This plan never came to be, because... get this... no one
could agree on a name for the new group.  So we just kicked Rotten Apple out,
and a war started between him and us, and he threatened to "Eradicate us from
the modem world" with his "Project: Blue Boot".  Soon after, I quit the group,
when I started to get tired of them and their stupid "Ego Wars".  Blue Adept
then started to get heavily ragged because he claimed to be the original Blue
Adept who was in Midwest Pirates Guild.  It was obvious he was lying, and it
got worse when he denied ever saying it.


Well, there you go, "The Titans of Piracy."

Now that I look at this file, I don't think very much of it, but I'm releasing
it anyway.

Call DRU, TWGSC, and TL.

"There would be no races if there were no racists."
 Behavior Modification.....806/793-9462  The Dead Zone.............214/522-5321
 Demon Roach Underground...806/794-4362  Dragonfire Private........609/424-2606
 Question Authority........715/341-6516  Pure Nihilism.............517/337-7319
 Tequila Willy's...........209/526-3194  The Metal AE..............201/879-6668
 (c)1988  cDc communications  by The Pusher                         12/30/88-92
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