Author Topic: Fanzines  (Read 636 times)

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Fanzines
« on: November 10, 2018, 04:30:22 PM »
I hope there is love here for these old A4 things, I used to buy them regularly at the time so I have dug out a few today from the late 70's to the early 90's.
This one is from the summer of 1991 and focuses on the burgeoning pre-internet music scene in Milton Keynes, they are still quite amusing to read even if
you've never heard of any of the bands.

































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Re: Fanzines
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2018, 06:17:02 AM »
There's actually something of a fanzine revival going on at the moment, though they tend to look very different from the above - a lot slicker and professional generally, which isn't as fun.

I wonder about the "Alan Partridge" letter. Had the first series of On The Hour been on by then? Can't remember what month in 1991 it started.

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Re: Fanzines
« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2018, 03:08:48 PM »
This one is from March 1979 and features live reviews of The Fall, SLF and was the month The Undertones played there,
I went to the gig which was one of the great nights at the Crauford pub - they were about to release their Jimmy, Jimmy single,
the stage was about a foot off floor level and understandably the place was rammed.




























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Re: Fanzines
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2018, 03:55:17 PM »
Cheers for these HG, I was never in to the fanzine scene when it came to music but I enjoyed reading those two a lot.

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Re: Fanzines
« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2018, 04:24:57 PM »
thanks man, I have one more here but that will have to come tomorrow as it's footie now!

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Re: Fanzines
« Reply #5 on: November 11, 2018, 06:33:10 PM »

'some weird sin' was one of the bands my mate Dennis started

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Re: Fanzines
« Reply #6 on: November 11, 2018, 07:00:00 PM »
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'some weird sin' was one of the bands my mate Dennis started

the one with Kate Secker? whatever happened to her, do you know - she's seems to have vanished and yet was quite a cog in the MK scene for a while

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Re: Fanzines
« Reply #7 on: November 11, 2018, 08:10:53 PM »
the one with Kate Secker? whatever happened to her, do you know - she's seems to have vanished and yet was quite a cog in the MK scene for a while

I don't think it's the same band then. These guys were from Essex.

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Re: Fanzines
« Reply #8 on: November 11, 2018, 08:11:52 PM »
Got any London ones from the same era? I'd know most of the bands then.

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Re: Fanzines
« Reply #9 on: November 11, 2018, 11:11:02 PM »
only MK ones really, I lived there from '63 to 2004

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Re: Fanzines
« Reply #10 on: November 12, 2018, 04:24:38 PM »
in a punky minimalist sleeve, or maybe they just didn't have time to print something, this issue of Suspect Device is from April '79



















at the end of the month the local pub played host to The Specials or rather The Special A.K.A. as they were still known then,
I purchased a copy of their debut 7" from Jerry Dammers who had a suitcase full of them in the bar!