Monday, 19 April 2010

The Story So Far #3, 1980

'Have your values/ideals changed?'

J: 'No, not really, but we've had to compromise, just like all idealists have to compromise. You win battles, you lose battles to win more. Like when they brought out Remote Control, we were pissed off, we just said, well we've lost a battle, but maybe We'll win the war'.
Joe Strummer to TSSF, 1980
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Always having to explain themselves were The Clash - the sniping against them was constant - much of it from souls who'd 'ave probably been prog rocked to death were it not for the supremely inspirational Strummer and Co.. Anyway, there's a great encounter with the band in here - Kosmo and all. Fair pieces on Joy Division, Barracudas, The Surfaris, Daniel Miller. Live reviews: The Cramps, Athletico Spizz 80. Record reviews: Annette, Toyah, The Delvetts, The Original Smokehouse Band, The Balloon Farm and the Rockin' Ramrods. Stuffed with smashing pics. Flexi long lost.
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A4 scanned at 400 dpi
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4 comments:

Longy said...

Well these look ace so I'm grabbing them. Many thanks for these Si and shame on all the other people downloading here who can't be bothered to comment.

si said...

Cheers Longy, still got a fair few classics to get through yet. Will deffo need to have a word with the punters though.

Enjoy the read.


Si

Chris said...

This is one of my favourite blogs on the web ! Thanks for all the ace fanzines youve been putting up they are much appreciated ! I think the lack of comments could be that you need an acount with one of the options in the dropdown box at the bottom of the comment box....ive set up a blog so i can leave comments ! On the plus side ive got myself a blog ! Thanks again,Chris

si said...

Cheers Chris - that's very kind of you - stay tuned, there's some gems still to come. Thanks too for the comments tip, very helpful that - I'll check it out. All the best with your blog - drop me the link when you get it up and running.

Si