Twist & Shout, Issue 1 [Montreal Music Magazine, Punk]

By: Normoyle, Keith; John Kearney, eds.

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Normoyle, Keith; John Kearney, eds. Twist & Shout, Issue 1. Montreal: Twist & Shout, nd [1977], Volume 1 Issue 1. Staple-bound card wraps, 21 by 27.5 cm, 44 pp., illus. Very good with light edge wear and corner creases. "Welcome to the premiere edition of Twist & Shout. T&S is the world's first ‘ROCKZINE’ that devotes all its' pages to the music of yesterday, today and tomorrow. It is our aim to be as informative and precise as humanly possible in our articles, interviews and discographies. An extremely important segment of T&S is our Vinyl Delights, with reviews on L.P.'s, 45s and E.P.'s; Twisters, our up to the date report on music happenings; and Paper POP, a section of books that are written on the world of music. T&S believes that for the most-part other music oriented publications lack in this very vital area. Although the reviews are opinionated, the aim is to make you, our readers, at least informed." While the zine includes interviews with Bill Nelson and members of the Sparks, and a feature on Status Quo, my main interest here is a five-page feature and discography on punk, including reports from “the two current hotbeds” of the movement, London and New York. "Punk is music of simplicity and is the basics of what rock is all about,” writes Normoyle. “The progressive side of rock is a non-entity. Music in the Seventies has taken the winding path miles upon miles away from the basics and has landed itself in a world of synthesizers, moogs, Philharmonic Orchestras, laser beam light shows, all encased in a synthetic glass bubble completely remote from the audience. This is not to say that this area of involvement is not without purpose, but a need for an earthy real sound that can be produced with a minimum of plastic aids is also needed. Punk or whatever one chooses to call it must always exist, for without its existence music will then as we know disappear. Three cheers for punk and for its vital energy." First Edition.

Title: Twist & Shout, Issue 1 [Montreal Music Magazine, Punk]

Author Name: Normoyle, Keith; John Kearney, eds.

Categories: Music, General,

Publisher: Montreal, Twist & Shout: [1977]

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 2377

Keywords: Punk