Sunday, 10 July 2011

Spuno #3, 1980

WELL, NO DOUBT YOU'RE ALL OVER THE MOON TO DISCOVER THAT WE'RE STILL GOING AFTER THREE ISSUES, BUT WHEN YOU CALM DOWN ENOUGH TO TURN THE PAGES YOU'LL REALISE WHAT A WASTE OF MONEY THIS ISSUE REALLY IS - STILL AT LEAST WE'RE TRYING...

Self deprecation was a stock-in-trade for many fanzine producers - probably working on the premise that it's better to stick the boot in on yourself before some other sod sticks theirs in. Anyway, Bath based Spuno (name derived from an inverted Sounds masthead with the initial S dropped) is largely a rake of live reviews, mostly from Bristol Trinity. That said, there's a good range of bands featured: Magazine, Bauhaus, The Photos, Toyah (+ mini interview), Slade/The Rules/Scoop, Crass/Poison Girls, Au Pairs/Essential Logic/John Cooper Clarke/The Pop Group/The Slits/The Raincoats, Adam & The Ants, The Interesting Tents, The Undertones/The Moondogs/Dolly Mixtures, Warhead, Smegma, The UK Subs, The Beat/Motion Pictures/Bim, Electric Guitars/Exploding Seagulls/TV Eye, and Echo & The Bunnymen. Reviews of The Great Rock 'n Roll Swindle, Animals & Men, Any Trouble, Lilliput, Bow Wow Wow, The Toys, The Silver, Hybrid Kids, and Glaxo Babies. + there's charts (local/national), news on Three & a Half Buckets of Water, Scoop, Midnight To Six, Genetic Postman (Zip Guns), and Ultimate Dance. Andy Newman on youth cults; fanzines and poetry. Eric Normal at the helm. 250 copies produced.

A4 scanned at 400 dpi

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This was a great fanzine (while it lasted). Shame no mention of the great crosswords included.