Friday, October 26, 2012


Here's an interesting post-punk fanzine that was put out, circa 1979, by Andrew Tucker and esteemed Cardiff writer John Williams. It captured perfectly the local musical zeitgeist with features on Z Block Records, Young Marble Giants, and a compilation album of south Wales bands called Is the War Over? It also carried live reviews of The Door and the Window (who included Sniffin' Glue magazine's Mark Perry in their line-up) and Welsh band The Janet and Johns. Production-wise it was as DIY as you can get, consisting of stapled together, hand-written, xeroxed A4 pages. It came straight outta Riverside (Neville Street, to be precise) and was ideologically sound (note Rock Against Sexism logo on the cover). It cost just 10p.