Friday, 6 July 2012

Guttersnipe #4, 1979

Guttersnipe was a collective effort produced at Telford Community Arts centre Printshop between 1978 - 1982. Largely the work of 'young punks', Guttersnipe was overseen by TCA staff, Graham Peet amongst them. Partly funded by Arts Council money, pressures saw a degree of bowdlerisation - evident in this issue - and the source of heated discussions in later issues. Lots of Guttersnipes to appear here on ee. This issue has Angelic Upstarts, including a brief interview with Mensi; the Seventh Anniversary of Bloody Sunday in Hyde Park; Guttersnipe talks to two 16 year olds Mickey + Jean about their attempts to commit suicide; Guttersnipe in London featuring The Angelic Upstarts at the Marquee and a review of the Small Wonder Records showcase (Patrik Fitzgerald/The Molesters/Crass); live - Public Image Limited/John Cooper Clarke/Linton Kwesi Johnson/The Pop Group, Bette Bright & The Illuminations/Spizz Energi, The Damned/The Radio Stars/Capital Letters, The ID/Strange Pleasure, Scherzo, 90 Degrees Inclusive; 7"s - Eddie & The Hot Rods, The Ruts, The Fall, Blondie, The Mekons, Throbbing Gristle, The Cure, The Weirdos, The Members, T.V. Personalities, Neon Hearts; Virgin and Reggae charts and letters.

A3 folded scanned at 600 dpi


Anonymous said...

Thanks for this Si: always loved Guttersnipe. Did you see that programme on the fanzine they made back in 1980 for the 'Open Door' series on the BBC?


Anonymous said...

PS left a message on Smart Verbal too...


Si said...

Cheers Nic. No, I didn't see it - I'm hopeful that it'll turn up on youtube at some point - there's a good chance it will - at any rate, I remain hopeful. As I said, I have a little pile of Guttersnipes to upload. I agree, it was a decent fanzine.

Oddly enough, I watched the first draft of the Bullshit Detector film last night - some nice recollections from your good self - left me craving more - - I do hope that more people come forward to contribute.

All the best