Sunday, 11 March 2012

Adventuring Into Basketry #1, 1981

None So Brave

4 Issues of Adventuring Into Basketry were published during 1981/1982 - if it proves popular here I'll post the lot. AIB was a collective effort from Neil Burrows, Andrew Hulme, Ian Rockley and Jon Tait; the title inspired by a Swell Maps song. It's a rather stylish proposition with poetry from J. Tait; interviews with Echo & the Bunnymen, and 23 Jewels; a profile of Swell Maps' Golden Cockrill; LP reviews - Killing Joke, The Red Crayola, The Raincoats, Josef K, and The Flying Lizards; 7" reviews - The Associates, 23 Jewels, The Barry Gray Orchestra, The Monochrome Set, The Red Crayola, Blurt, The Durutti Column, Essential Logic, Virna Lindt, Mari Wilson, Shake Shake, Il Y A Volkswagens, and Visitors; live - Tuxedomoon, Bauhaus/Subway Sect/Birthday Party, The Cure, Iggy Pop. Regular features in the form of Baskets of the Month and Spitfire Parade + a liberal sprinkling of basketry related diagrams. 

A3 folded scanned at 600 dpi

3 comments:

ROOKSBY said...

Wow, thanks for posting this, I was beginning to think I'd imagined it!

A.I.B. was (probably) the 1st fanzine I ever saw - prominently displayed on the counter of Nottingham's much missed Selectadisc back in the early '80s. Sadly I didn't buy it - cash was tight back then, plus I was still in mid-transition between Smash Hits & the NME (I was still at school after all). I've often wondered what the contents were like - absolutely brilliant by the looks of this!

Cheers for the upload - if you could be arsed to share the other 3 issues at some point I, for one, would be dead interested to peruse 'em...

Si said...

Hi Rooksby, thanks for the positive comment. Sure, I'll gladly post the rest of them - I have a few posts lined-up but an AIB will follow shortly.

I used to make the trip to Nottingham myself to visit the Selectadisc - it was a corker of a shop. I miss that one.

All the best

ROOKSBY said...

Si, only just noticed you reply, sorry for the delay in finding my way back 'ere - did you post any more A.I.B.s? I'll peruse your site in a mo'...