Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Jamming #9, 1979

I remember my mum said to me, 'you fucking bastard', I thought it was incredible. How many mothers call you that?

Jamming editor Tony Fletcher reckons #9 was probably the "best issue ever...in terms of pure fanzine energy and confidence". It's difficult to quarrel with his assessment - but then, every issue of Jamming brimmed with 'energy and confidence'. To be fair, Jamming did lose appeal for me from issue 13 onwards, though I still bought it. #9 is rammed with: interviews - The Jam (The Ultimate Interview + 1 page Setting Sons review), Rudi, The Fall + Dragnet review and 1 page ad, The Pack, The Selecter; local scene report from Sheffield featuring Cabaret Voltaire, They Must Be Russians, Artery, The Stunt Kites, The Negatives, TV Product, NMX fanzine, Marcus Featherby; Ack Ack feature; The New Jersey Scene with The Feelies, Blackfoot, The Royals, Some Guise, WKGB, Paper Men, TV Toy; letters from, amongst others, Mick Mercer and Nikki Sudden; 7"s - Spizz Energi, Glaxo Babies, The Monochrome Set, The Chords, The Atoms, The Fakes, Swell Maps, Materialschlaft, Inner City Unit, The Feelies, The Barracudas, The Door & Window EP2; LPs - PIL (Extra Issue bootleg), Cabaret Voltaire, Avon Calling comp, Essential Logic, The Clash (Sort it Out bootleg); live - SLF/The Donkeys, Speedball/The Vandels/Second Nature/Smeggy & The Cheesy Bits, The Fall/Scritti Politti/Methodisch Tunes/The Music Club; 'And the Radio is in the Hands' featuring a visit to Bradford's Pennine Radio; TF on Tribalism; Fanzine round-up and Jamming Charts. Top quality product!

A4 scanned at 600 dpi


bachan said...

Most of pages are completely white. Is that okay?

si said...

Hi Bachan, I've just downloaded the pdf and it appears fine to me - pls try again.

All the best

Chris said...

Hello Si....excellent stuff (as usual !)...thanks for posting this,and all the others youve been posting....theyre much appreciated ! The download worked fine for me !

si said...

Hi there Chris - lovely to hear from you. Glad you're still onboard. I'm gonna try to keep up regular postings from now on - there's lots still to come.

All the best mate