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


Longy said...

This one looks good. I'm going to see the Lurkers in June. It will be the first time they've been down here since '78 when they were the first gig I ever went to. Cheers Si :)

Si said...

Nice one Longy - great band the Lurkers - a neat one to have as a first gig I reckon. I'll deffo be whacking a few more Chainsaws onto the blog.


Chris said...

Fantastic stuff Si....another gem ! Looking forward to seeing some more chainsaws,thanks again !

Si said...

Many thanks Chris. Certainly, I have a few more Chainsaws - for the time being though I'm just gonna run with random postings of the classics - some of the guys involved with the fanzines are still active and I don't want to attract too much attention.

Cheers again

Nat King Dole said...

I met Charlie Chainsaw at a gig the other day, he's stil around, does Wrench wrecords. He said he was happy with uploading Chainsaws to my blog.

Si said...

Hi Nat, thanks for the heads-up - I'll drop Charlie a message myself - I have a few more Chainsaws that I'd like to bang up here.

Best to you.