Oh yes, it's another cracker. Quentin 'Norman' Cook's, Andrew Thomas' and Ian Laidlaw's Peroxide ticks all the boxes offering practical advice, good writing, neat layout, great use of graphics, cool photos and multiple entreaties for punters to get involved. The 2nd and last issue acknowledges the encouragement and input from fellow fanzine writers so I'll be sure to post that at some point. Really, the only downside with this smasher is that only 2 issues saw the light. Issue 1 is packed with entertaining interviews and articles (the thorough 'what to do with a demo' piece must have proved very useful to budding bands and musicians). Elsewhere we have: decent inteviews with Adam Ant, Toyah, The Merton Parkas; Rough Trade records in profile; an essay on factional violence; 7"s - Essential Logic, The Plastics, Delta 5, Dr Mix & The Remixes, Scritti Politti, Cabaret Voltaire, The Mo-Dettes, The Monochrome Set, Spizz Energi, Harry J & The Allstars, Madness, Booker T & The MGs, Lena Lovich, John Foxx, Riff Regan, The Special AKA, Simple Minds, Wreckless Eric, OMD, and Toyah; LPs - Talking Heads, and Adam & The Antz; Live - Dave Edmunds, Nick Lowe and Rockpile; a report on the Sid Vicious Memorial March; Peroxide charts + news on the Antz' defection to Bow Wow Wow. Penultimate page purposely blank. A right beaut'!
A4 scanned at 600 dpi