Wednesday, 26 May 2010

Strangled #8, 1978


I'm gonna slap on a Strangled. Partly for the pleasure of seeing it on the blog, but mainly as an excuse to point you here where pdfs of all 9 issues of Strangled volume 1 can be viewed.
Strangled was the work of Tony Moon and Alan Edwards. Moon is credited with production of Sideburns fanzine (4 issues) - notably, the December '76 issue featured the much copied Playing in the band diagram - can anybody pluck that one out of the ether? Wouldn't it be pleasing to see some online Sideburns......? Anyway, Issue 8 of Strangled has Kaine Kinetics; interviews with David Thomas (Pere Ubu), Hugh Cornwell, JJ Burnel, and George Melly + editorial, bits on cannabis legalisation, video revolution, news, and a HC cartoon.'

A3 folded scanned at 400dpi.

Saturday, 22 May 2010

Grinding Halt #5, 1980

Ladies & Gentlemen
How do?
Eddie Snide, 1980

This is a real corker of a fanzine - starting in 1979, Eddie Snide and Captain Callous produced 12 issues of Grinding Halt. Issue #5 is jam packed with excellent articles and reviews. Decent pieces on Patrick Fitzgerald and The Members. Reviews: 7"s - Those Naughty Lumps, Cult Figures, Apartment, The Donkeys, VIPs, The Yachts, Echo & The Bunnymen, The Scars, Stiffs; LPs - The Undertones, The Members, UK Subs, The Slits, The Pop Group, Magazine, The Fall, The Cure; Live - Mo-Dettes/Athletico Spizz 80/Tenpole Tudor, A Fast Crowd/Idiot Dancers, General Accident/Johnny & The Moondogs, The Wall, The Cramps/The Fall/Fashion, The Flatbackers/The K9s, Crisis/The Lazers/The Straps, and Wasted Youth. The interviews with Athletico Spizz 80 and Wreckless Eric are particularly smashing.

A4 scanned at 400 dpi

Wednesday, 19 May 2010

London's Burning #1, 1976

the fanzine by a Clash fan for Clash fans,
has been done because it beats sharpening pencils...
...dial 999 at your own risk.
Jonh Ingham, 1976

A big treat here for Clash fans - Jonh Ingham's stylish London's Burning. It's a very nifty piece indeed with some fantastic collage work. Apart from this wonderful fanzine Ingham is credited with conducting the first Sex Pistols interview (published in Sounds, 24 April '76), writing the Rough Trade Newsletter, and penning many freelance pieces about the emergent Punk scene for papers such as Sounds and NME. Jonh writes on- you can read him in MOJO, the Word, Uncut and other publications.
Single sided A4 scanned at 400dpi

Wednesday, 12 May 2010

Chainsaw #3, 1977

I do a mag called Chainsaw,
It's got a lot of class,
If you don't like the mag
you can stuff it up your arse!
Charlie Chainsaw, 1977
One of the early classics here - Chainsaw was produced in Croydon by Charlie Chainsaw between 1977-1984, running to 14 issues. Assisting were: Kid Charlemagne (Hugh David); cartoonists Michael J. Weller and Willie D (Andrew Marr - yes, that Andrew Marr). This issue is pre missing 'N' type key. Also includes: Charlie and the Kid ranting about the Damned and Stranglers respectively; half page The Soft Boys plug; live reviews - 999, London/The Swords/The Victims; vinyl reviews - The Boys, and Stranglers. 11 pages slim - but essential!
Single sided A4 scanned at 400 dpi

Monday, 10 May 2010

Jamming #7, 1979

If you ever become established , have you any ambitions to go onto something more complicated?

SID: No, I don't think anybody can get above their own station in life.
(Viv): Just keep it down to basics.
SID: Yeah, if I ever got the urge to do something like that, I'd consider myself a total cunt, and I'd blow my brains out.
Sid Vicious/Viv Albertine, 1976
Tony Fletcher's Jamming was an utterly superb fanzine. I'm not gonna risk attempting to do a chronological posting of the full run, though I will be sneaking the occasional copy onto the blog. Issue #7 also includes the Jamming Charts, an excellent fanzine roundup, 7" reviews - The Jam, Patrick Fitzgerald, Swell Maps, Shrink, Doll By Doll, Wasps, Straight Eight, Homosexuals, Siouxsie & The Banshees, Dr. Alimantado, 12" reviews - Sex Pistols, ATV, The Stranglers, Skids, Tom Robinson Band and Stiff Little Fingers. Live reviews of The Raincoats/Scritti Politti, The Cure. Reprised interview with Sid Vicious + a charming little letter from The Rezillos' Faye Fife.
'A4 scanned at 400dpi.