Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Inside Out # 7

Mostly post-punk here... cool to see something about Flowers, who I only know from the Fast Product comp.

Download here.

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Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Fair Dukes # 2

Walthamstow fanzine. The highlight here is an interview with a teddy boy about punks.

Memorable quote: "our half-cast mate, Poly, is a brilliant front"

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Saturday, 13 November 2010

Heat # 4

I have never read anything so enthusiastic about 999.

Also, a rather bizarre coincidence that this photo jokes about Hughie Green (not actually pictured)  fellating Bob Geldof, when it later turned out that Hughie Green was actually the father of Paula Yates, with whom Bob produced posho b-list celebrity scientologist Pixie Geldof.

Download here.

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Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Hanging Around # 7

This issue features pre-Nightingales punks the Prefects!

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Sunday, 3 October 2010

Hanging Around # 6

My favourite bit is the Valves doing single reviews. Not sure if the Scars whose gig is reviewed is the same band that did a post-punk single on Fast records, but as the d├ębut gig described took place near Edinburgh, I'm guessing they are.

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Monday, 20 September 2010

Gabba Gabba Hey #3

Middlesborough punk fanzine featuring interviews with such big names as the Sex Pistols, Buzzcocks and SLF. Also features an interview with punk cash-ins the Radio Stars. Download here.

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Thursday, 26 August 2010

Bombsite # 2

I couldn't think of a more perfect name for a UK punk fanzine.

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Thursday, 12 August 2010

Big Star # 3

More US powerpop - this issue features the Real Kids, DMZ, and the Jumpers. Back to the britpunk next week.

Download here.

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Friday, 23 July 2010

Big Star # 2

Sorry for the long delay, I've been on holiday. From Buffalo, NY, a city I passed through on the megabus from NYC to Toronto three weeks ago, comes this fanzine dedicated to all thing (you guessed it!) powerpop. Features an Alex Chilton (RIP) interview and a review of the Scruffs demo (which I really need to hear).

Download here

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Thursday, 24 June 2010

Boyfriends # 1

Fanzine dedicated to powerpoppers the Boyfriends with pin-ups and pop-art collage fun. Doubt they made a second one.

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Off on holiday now, back in three weeks.

Tuesday, 15 June 2010

Censored # 2

Second issue of the Brum fanzine with the Suburban Studs in London, gig review of Neo (Ian North from Milk'n'Cookies' very mediocre new-wave band) and more.

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Thursday, 3 June 2010

Back Door Man # 8

Change of pace here with this powerpop-oriented fanzine from Torrence, California. Features the Raspberries (!), Dwight Twilley and Flamin' Grooves among other things.

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EDIT: Link fixed

EDIT 20/02/11: New link to replace dead zshare one

Tuesday, 25 May 2010

Censored # 1

Brum fanzine with a Suburban Studs interview, Models live review and some sixth-form editorialising on the nature of new wave.

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Thursday, 20 May 2010

In the City # ?

I can't find a number on this issue but its definitely not a one-off. Features Eddie and the Hot Rods, Ultravox and Tom Robinson Band. I know you all loooooooooove a little TRB.

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Thursday, 13 May 2010

New Dezeezes # 1

Travel to the California scene here with articles on the Dils, the Screamers and a Crime questionnaire.

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Monday, 3 May 2010

Zip Vinyls # 1

Features the Ramones, Clash and reviews of Chiswick stuff Little Bob Story and the Gorillas. You can tell its from right before the floodgates opened.

Download here.

EDIT: I neglected to mention that this in French. I had only skimmed the fanzine and was half-asleep when I posted it. My bilingual subconscious must have kicked in.

Monday, 26 April 2010

Crash Bang! Comic # 3

A Scottish regional perspective here with bits about the underrated mod/powerpop band the Jolt and Johnny and the Self-Abusers. Incidentally, the Cuban Heels, who are the half of Johnny & the Self-Abusers that didn't become Simple Minds, are featured in the excellent 1979 BBC Play for Today Just a Boy's Game which I watched the other day.

Download the fanzine here.

Monday, 19 April 2010

Chainsaw # 6

Features an interview with the Skids and Generation X live in Croydon. Also has a great advert for the Schoolgirl Bitch 7".

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Monday, 12 April 2010

Chainsaw # 1

The first issue of Chainsaw, which features a piece about the Jam live in Croydon and a review of my favourite live Album, 'Live at the Roxy, W1'

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Monday, 5 April 2010

An Extra Boring Fanzine # 3

That's the name of the fanzine, not my description.

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Monday, 29 March 2010

Drinkin' Tea # 2

This is a short, hand-made one featuring some gig reviews of the Damned and the Gorillas as well as some handy tips on being in a punk band such as how to dodge fares.

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Sunday, 21 March 2010

Alternative Ulster # 1

The last of my Alternative Ulster scans, it features the Clash, Rudi, Killjoys, the Outcasts, powerpopppers Advertising and many more. I've cut the double-page scans in two for ease of reading this time.


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Monday, 15 March 2010

Alternative Ulster #31

This week's upload is Alternative Ulster #31. Rehearsals with the Clash, Boyfriends gig review, a piece of Patrick Fitzgerald and lots on the usual Belfast bands (Rudi, Protex, etc.) The page numbering gets confusing towards the end, not sure why, I think the fanzine was assembled out of order but I might have just messed up the scanning.


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Sunday, 7 March 2010

Alternative Ulster #12

I'm back with Alternative Ulster number 12 featuring Rudi, the Victim, the Outcasts, the Killjoys, the Flys and many more. I've re-branded the blog with a catchier, 100% more punk rock name. Apologies for any confusion, I don't think many people got who James Callaghan was, and furthermore, it really should have been called "Jim Callaghan's Magazine Rack." I've also created a PDF this time for ease of reading.

Download here.

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Sunday, 28 February 2010

For Adolfs Only

Welcome to my maiden voyage into the world of blogging. Last summer I had the opportunity to scan a number of vintage punk fanzines from Mich Jones' personal collection. This was all thanks to the Rock'n'roll Public Library project, which put various bits of memorabilia, ephemera and clutter from Mick Jones' lock-up on display and provided a scanner for patrons of their library.

When I first got to the exhibit/library, after admiring Mick Jones' B.A.D. baseball jacket and his collection of 'Only Fools and Horses' VHS videos I discovered a massive pile of 1970s punk fanzines on a bottom shelf. My heart raced as I sifted through three huge piles of fanzines, mostly from Britain, but from all over the world. I've never seen so many vintage fanzines in such good condition all in one place. Unlike records, very few fanzines seem to have survived the intervening years - most I imagine fell apart in harrington jacket pockets, were left on trains or thrown out at a later date by wives and mothers. Faced with far more fanzines than I could ever read, I tried my best to scan as many of them as possible, and only managed about fifty. Another patron from the library scanned a further 12, which he kindly e-mailed to me. So from this hodge-podge assortment of 70s punk fanzines I'll be posting around one a week for the coming year.

To start things off is an entire fanzine devoted to West London's the Valves. Enjoy!

Download here

EDIT: the Valves are from Edinburgh, I've started this blog off with a schoolboy error. Got confused by them singing about (not) surfing in Portobello

EDIT 2: link fixed