Wednesday, 3 March 2010

New Crimes #5, 1981

"Welcome to the 5th issue of New Crimes, very definitely the best one yet as I'm sure you'll agree. The response to issue 4 really amazed me, and its been selling all over the country, so I've decided to print 350-400 (Not sure yet at time of writing) instead of 200 as in the past."
Jah Ovjam, 1981
I only got 2 issues of New Crimes but saw others - all were excellent efforts. The fanzine was produced by Graham Burnett (Jah Ovjam) in Southend On Sea during 1980-1983. The '+ MORE' alone in here [pieces on Flack, The Instant Automatons, Primal Chaos, Cold War, AWOL, Part 1, The Apostles; gig reviews of Sinyx/Black Flag, Crass/Poison Girls/Flux/Annie Anxiety, U2/Altered Images, Flux, The Slits, The Revillos, Discharge/Exploited/Anti Pasti/Chron Gen/ The Wretched; record reviews, and 2 fanzine round ups], would be enough to fill your average fanzine of the time.

Good stuff!
For excellent insider info, comments from Graham, mp3s of NC tapes, and more NC cover scans see the marvelous Kill Your Pet Puppy here and here

Also, check out Graham's ongoing positivity @ Spiralseed

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