Wednesday, 23 June 2010

In The City #13, 1980

ITC: Is it still such a crime to "ask a lady her age"?
Vi: "Well, I think it's great that you've asked me and if I tell you - well I mean, I can say right now that I'm 43...." Vi stops and thinks: "....Is it 43 or 44?"
Vi Subversa, 1980
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It's high time we had an In The City. I've got a fair few of these to post and I'll do them occasionally. Definitely one of the more attractive fanzines was ITC - the Poison Girls' pages in here are superb looking - some nice use of colour. But it's the written content that really made it - loads of credit to Peter Gilbert and Francis Drake. Given his ubiquity at the time this surprisingly is the first fanzine posted on EE to feature Adam Ant on the cover. Issue #13 also has: LPs - Crass (full page), Augustus Pablo, Creation Rockers Vols. 1-6 (VA), Rebel Music (VA), Punishment of Luxury, Talking Heads, Earcom 2 Comp', Cabaret Voltaire, The Carpettes, Poison Girls, Avon Calling (Bristol Comp), This Heat, The Slits, The Damned; Poetry - review of Annie Anxiety's, Eyes Of The Blind; Letters (incl 1 from Steve Ignorant in response to a query about Crass' advocacy of anarchy); Live - The Adverts/Cowboys International/Cuddly Toys, The Ruts/The Pack; ITC charts + 1 page The Ramones competition results article.

Here's the cover of ITC #1, which I don't have - 50 copies of it were produced in 1977 by a 13 year old Peter Gilbert on the school copier. A rare item.

A3 folded folded - glossy jacket - scanned at 400 dpi

Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Anti-Climax #8, 1981

AC: So you're opposed to the whole aura of the 'rock scene'.
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Jaz: Of course I'm fucking opposed to it. Don't you think it's funny that people like us can be in a studio like this. They hate it, the idea that a grotty little turd like me could get anywhere near what they're doing. I hate the music business. I like the scene that you guys are interested in - small bands.
Jaz Coleman, 1981
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Issue #8 of Anti-Climax has good interviews with UK Decay and Killing Joke + a fairer appraisal of Another Pretty Face + a mention of The Anticx from Haverhill. 7" reviews - Pinpoint, Redbeat, Ski Patrol, Crass + letters. Cracking stuff.
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A4 scanned at 400 dpi

Anti-Climax #5, 1980

AC: Hi Jimmy
Jim: Hello
AC: Eh!
.Jim: What do you mean, eh?
'Jimmy Pursestrings', 1980
Issue #5 of Phil and Nidge's Anti-Climax.
Reviews: live - The Adicts/Disco Zombie/Mysterons; LPs - The Damned, Crass, Cherry Red Comp (Rudi, Girlschool, Those Naughty Lumps, Crisis, The Shapes, Newtown Neurotics, AK Process, Second Layer, Glaxo Babies, Llygod Ffyrning, Poison Girls, Piranhas, Spizz Oil, I Jog And The Tracksuits); 7"s - Pulp, 999, Epileptics, Swell Maps, Angelic Upstarts, The Stiffs, Cockney Rejects + letters/charts.
Single & Double sided A4 scanned at 400dpi
COMPETITION TIME
Ok, so I have a spare copy of this fanzine - if you'd like it, have a scan around this post for the hidden mediafire link - first person to make a comment using the password gets the fanzine.
Anonymous comments enabled
UPDATE
Hidden link revealed - to the left of the 2nd Jim.
ZEBRAS

Wednesday, 9 June 2010

Anti-Climax #6, 1980

KIRSTY (Captain's girlfriend): Are you sick on stage ?

IAN: Of course I'm not sick on stage. What do you think I am, some kind of nutcase.?
Ian Woodcock (Vibrators), 1980

I've got 3 more issues of Anti Climax to upload + a spare #5, which I'll be giving away in a competition type thing. Anti Climax ran to 9 copies between '79-'82 and again, Clash sniping aside, it's a good little runner. Issue #6 also has: The Puritans, The Bleeding Pyles; live - SLF/Another Pretty Face ('boring'? - I saw the Bradford George's Hall leg of this tour and thought APF were excellent - horses/courses...), 999/Pinpoint; LPs - Penetration, The Cockney Rejects, Hybrid Kids Compilation; 7"s - Killing Joke, The Vibrators, The Cure, The Cockney Rejects, Sham 69 + news, letters and readers' chart.

If you've not already spotted it, get yourself along to DaveO's new blog, http://daveo-musicandstuff.blogspot.com/. Kindly making costly and rare items readily available for all to see, gratis, DaveO will be posting Punk fanzines. And hey, please acknowledge that generosity of spirit by offering thanks once in a while for the treats that are dished-up.

Single & Double sided A4 scanned at 400 dpi

Tuesday, 1 June 2010

Mental Children #1, 1980

I'm not gonna get paranoid about this fanzine now,
so fuck off!!!
Mental Children Ed., 1980
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Mental Children is a Better Badges production so lots of nice pics again - it makes you wonder; was Rough Trade churning these buggers out as puff pieces for their artists......ooh, the cynic appears. Just kidding, it's a fine little fanzine. Reviews: 7"s - The Slits/The Pop Group, Silicon Teens, The Monochrome Set, Last Words, Cabaret Voltaire, The Mo-dettes; Live - The Ramones (very briefly) + recipes and Klingette the Clown cartoon.
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A4 scanned at 400 dpi