Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Negative Reaction #5, 1978

Paul Simonon draws a pistol, takes careful aim, and shoots Richard Hell’s guitarist in the head with a piece of spud – so this is what they mean when they say punk is violent?
I managed to get my mitts on another issue of Negative Reaction and a fine edition it is too. Jon Romney, Wendy Shock, Dave Burnett, Andrew Duncan, Chris Green and Jimmy Olsen offer up some decent interviews with The Clash, Richard Hell, Mink DeVille, and The Soft Boys - all accompanied with Chas Diamond, Ivor Fried, and Sheely Weels' snazzy photos. Elsewhere there are reviews of The Roogalator, Eno, Fast Breeder, Deke Leonard/Iceberg (live); articles on The Zip-Tones (featuring Charlie Chainsaw), Reggae, and Dada; cartoons from Ignatz Ersatz and Jon Romney; charts and a smashing advert for The Art Attacks, I am a Dalek/Neutron Bomb. Completely riveting reading.
A3 folded scanned at 600 dpi

5 comments:

kami said...

just stumbled onto yr site and gotta say i think ive found a new library! :D some great stuff here...

si said...

Cheers Kami - enjoy the site.

All the best

Ivor said...

Thanks for the name check. It’s good to see that something I contributed to back in 1978 is still out there in some form. I recently came across a copy of the mag with a note on it from Jon Romney, the publisher, saying that he had held back a strip of my negs to use in the following edition. Whether he actually did, I don’t know.
Regards, Ivor Fried

Ivor said...

Thanks for the name check. It’s good to see that something I contributed to back in 1978 is still out there in some form. I recently came across a copy of the mag with a note on it from Jon Romney, the publisher, saying that he had held back a strip of my negs to use in the following edition. Whether he actually did, I don’t know.
Regards, Ivor Fried

Si said...

Hello there Ivor, thanks for taking the time to comment. Yes, these things are highly desirable items nowadays - you certainly contributed to a worthwhile communique back in the day so it's entirely fitting that your input is acknowledged.

All the best