An excellent fanzine here from Dean Poole, 'the phantom one-finger typer' of Penarth. Quantitatively and qualitatively spot on stuff all round with: interviews - What is Oil?, Stripey Zebras (interview by Jah
Ovjam), Crass, Robert Lawrence; cassette reviews - Down Under (VA), Dharma (At Forden), A Bagful
of Angst (VA), Soundtracks to Imaginary Films (Robert Gillam),
Optimism/Squirrel/Absurd (Bendle), A Compilation of Greats (VA), Flexed Burial
(Jim Hydraxis) + elsewhere there's Dean on Independent Cassettes; vinyl reviews - Disorder, Flipper, Crass, The Dead Kennedys, The
Exploited; articles from Smear, (of Conventional Tapes) fame gives us
Confessions of a Con Man, and The Get + a live review of 86 Mix/The Get/The Apostles/Cold War/Stripey
Zebras/What is Oil?
"Hi Kids! This fantastic work of literary art is the
responsibility of: Tim, Doc, Neil, Chris, Kathie etc etc". Neil being Mr.
Jeffcoate, the convener of the Northampton based Paper Alcohol Collective.
Again, being rather more concerned with 'issues', DYKVR? is something of a
departure from the standard interview/profile/review type fanzine. Issue 2 has
articles such as, Troops Out of Ireland, Compulsory Cultural Monotony - Notes
on Jealousy, Anti War, What Office Workers Say, Anarchy & Action, and Cruise
Missiles - Nuclear Suicide. There is also quite a focus on bootlegs featuring
Bob Roke's, Years on Earth, Ludus, Adam & The Antz, Northampton Under Glass
(Antibodies, White Rabbit, Social Disease, The Russians, Where's Lisse,
Directorix, Religious Overdose, The Syndromes), Bauhaus, and Theatre of Hate.
There's also a light dusting of collage throughout. Intriguing stuff!
Now here's a lovely item - a screenprinted collection of Poison Girls' lyrics compiled by the band in response to the then growing interest from punters and journos alike. This first edition was limited to 150 copies and I am immensely indebted to Edwin Pouncey, to whom this copy was presented by the band, as it was from he that I came to possess this fabulous artefact. Besides the lyrics, WWiT also gives details of the venue and date where each song had its first airing - fascinating stuff I'm sure you'll agree.
Excitingly, Lance d'Boyle informs me that he and Vi are currently working on producing a facimile of WWiT - planning is in its infancy at the moment but continue watching this space for updates and developments. Suffice to say the facsimile will be rather limited - please let me know if you would be interested in scoring a copy when it is eventually published. In the meantime I'll be sharing pages from WWiT - again, if there is a particular lyric you wanted to see let me know and if it is one that was included in WWiT I will share it with you
OK, here's issue 3 of Blast out of Belfast and to be totally clear - I make no political point. The head honcho is Solomon Po working alongside a clutch of cartoon creators. This is something of different kind for ee - I have a rake more Blasts so if this proves popular I'll post some more. Cartoons: Harlequin - Lightning, The Womb Room - Maco, Sk'duddle
O'er Binguddey - Scally Wag. Mind you, it's not all cartoons - there are a few interviews: Davy Francis (A Legend in his own Lunchtime) is quizzed by Lightning - as is Pat from behind the counter
at Just Books in Belfast. Crass (Lightning and Scally Wag talk to G) + a
page of photos from the Anarchy Centre gig, and there's also the remnants of a misplaced interview with Poison Girl, Richard. Also there's a bunch of correspondence in Spout Your Load.
Issue 2 of Sunday Mirra was brought to you by Rob Rooke, Phil and Steve, and features many great images by the house photographer Ian Paisley. Interviews with Black Slate and Sham 69; news on Penetration, Wayne County, Generation X, The Damned, Johnny
Moped; articles include a Very Brief History of Reggae (+ Rough Trade's top
selling Reggae records), Wire, Johnny (Rotten) Still Thinks Drugs = Hippies,
Bernie Torme and The Dose; live reviews of Raped/Mean Streets/The Wasps at the Vortex, and Iggy Pop at the Rainbow; LP reviews of Sex Pistols, Skrewdriver, and The Tubes; 7" review of The Heartbreakers, 999, Buzzcocks, Skrewdriver, Generation X, and Radiators From Space; 2 snazzy Sex Pistols' pin ups + the Mirra Crossword. Excellent!