Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Peroxide #2, 1980

get set for a riot

Well I did promise, and here it is - issue 2 of Quentin Cook's perfectly formed Peroxide. This issue features excellent and informative interviews with The Vapors, Devo, Wreckless Eric, and Captain Sensible. A batch of articles on The Chefs, the Reigate scene (Escalators, Magazine Spies, Tools Down, Cellarmatics, Crime, The Hotpoints), Spizz, Wasted Youth, Serge Clerc, and unsurprisingly, Quentin Cook's band, Disque Attack. There's a wee tribute to Ian Curtis. A couple of live reviews of Adam & the Ants/Dave Berry & the Cruisers/Martian Dance, and Crime. Some product reviews of The Hotpoints, Vaultage 79 (Attrix comp), Hardware, Mataya Clifford, Magazine Spies, and Slaughter & the Dogs. There's a decent fanzine round up and some heartening words from Quentin about the support he received from fellow fanziners. Well, oi oi that's yer lot where Peroxide is concerned - only 2 issues saw the light and given the quality of both it's a shame issue 3 never saw the light with its promise of Killing Joke, Wasted Youth, The Photos, Athletico Spizz 80…and more. Ah well - we were blessed...

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Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Here's the Sex Pistols, 1979

Anarchy, venom, outrage, fury! 
 
Something of a curio here - it's Paul Sinclair's stand alone, Here's the Sex Pistols. The cover says it all really - it's basically a compilation of press around the Bollocks LP. Mention is made of Swindle and the Pistols' split + some newspaper cuttings and lots of pictures of John Lydon. I suppose it's one for the completist really. Still, worth a minute or 2 of anybody's time - if punk is your bag!

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Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Music Works, 1980

The Fanzine that Kills all Known Germs Dead

Ok, apologies for yet another hiatus - I wanted to leave the Truth of Revolution alert as the top line until the £15k was reached and I'm pleased to announce that the Kickstart was a success. 
So, cracking on, here is Cram's precursor to Intensive Care, Music Works. It's a lovely scrappy affair largely made up of gig reviews of Crass / Poison Girls / Annie Anxiety / The Epileptics / T42, The Scars / Spizz Energi, Athletico Spizz 80, The Cure, UK Subs and Toyah; vinyl reviews of UK Subs, Toyah, Politicians, Martha & the Muffins, UK Decay, Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, The Notsensibles, Dangerous Girls, Siouxsie & the Banshees, The Licks, The Slits, The Filmcast, The Pop Group, Discharge, Adam & the Ants, Killing Joke, and the Afflicted; an article on The Undertones; some little snippets from here and there + bits of collage and Cram's charts. All in all it's an enjoyable article all around really. 

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