Sunday, 12 February 2012

Peroxide #1, 1979

Licensed Shit

Oh yes, it's another cracker. Quentin 'Norman' Cook's, Andrew Thomas' and Ian Laidlaw's Peroxide ticks all the boxes offering practical advice, good writing, neat layout, great use of graphics, cool photos and multiple entreaties for punters to get involved. The 2nd and last issue acknowledges the encouragement and input from fellow fanzine writers so I'll be sure to post that at some point. Really, the only downside with this smasher is that only 2 issues saw the light. Issue 1 is packed with entertaining interviews and articles (the thorough 'what to do with a demo' piece must have proved very useful to budding bands and musicians). Elsewhere we have: decent inteviews with Adam Ant, Toyah, The Merton Parkas; Rough Trade records in profile; an essay on factional violence; 7"s - Essential Logic, The Plastics, Delta 5, Dr Mix & The Remixes, Scritti Politti, Cabaret Voltaire, The Mo-Dettes, The Monochrome Set, Spizz Energi, Harry J & The Allstars, Madness, Booker T & The MGs, Lena Lovich, John Foxx, Riff Regan, The Special AKA, Simple Minds, Wreckless Eric, OMD, and Toyah; LPs - Talking Heads, and Adam & The Antz; Live - Dave Edmunds, Nick Lowe and Rockpile; a report on the Sid Vicious Memorial March; Peroxide charts + news on the Antz' defection to Bow Wow Wow. Penultimate page purposely blank. A right beaut'! 

A4 scanned at 600 dpi      

8 comments:

R-EVOLUTION PROD. said...

OHHH!!! THANKS FOR THIS BLOG AND YOUR WORK !!
I ADD TO MY LIST !!!
PEACE LOVE AND ANARCHY !!!

si said...

Welcome R-Evolution Prod - enjoy the site

All the best

Chris said...

That was quick Si ! Excellent as per usual ! Thanks once again.....Chris

Si said...

Cheers Chris, on with the next one now : ) - aiming for a weekly post at least this year.

All the best

Chris said...

Great news Si ! Look forward to them ! Chris

bristolboy said...

Excellent work - Loads of stuff here to help me with research. One request though can you fix the Wool City Rocker issue 5 link please - I want to read the Beans review (it's posted on my blog, with scant info)

Si said...

Cheers Bristolboy. WCR#5 now fixed - not much more on the Beans in it I'm afraid, though maybe a little nugget to bolster your post.

Btw, cracking blog you've got going there - keep up the good work.

All the best

bristolboy said...

Thanks for mending the link! & yes Bristolboy = Bruce

BTW there are also links for Silver Screen Girls & City Limits + a few other Leeds / Yorkshire related bands waiting to be downloaded