By: Thrills, Adrian
Issue 3, March 1977. Ten leaves printed recto only, stapled in upper corner, 21 by 29.5 cm, illus. Very good with light edge wear, and a small stain on the last leaf. A contemporary of Ripped & Torn and Sniffin’ Glue, this great early punk zine features The Cortinas (whose guitarist, Nick Sheppard replaced Mick Jones in the Clash in 1983 and played on their last album, Cut the Crap, which should have just been called Crap), news on The Jam’s first single (“In the City”), a sort of interview/quotes from lyrics thing with The Adverts (best known for their peppy “Gary Gilmore’s Eyes,” which made it onto the Brit singles charts), a review of the just released first album from The Damned (“they seem to have lost some of the real hunger that you always noticed at their early gigs” [they had been together for less than a year at this point]), and an interview with members of Chelsea (after William Broad, aka Billy Idol, and two other members left to form Generation X). There’s also an enthusiastic review of the new Clash “White Riot / 1977” single, “The lyrics are short and to the point, no fuckin’ about, just like The Clashes [sic] rock n roll.” Created by Adrian Thrills, who went on to become a music journalist for the likes of the Daily Mail and the Independent. First Edition.
Title: 48 Thrills, Issue 3 [Early Punk ZIne, 1977]
Categories: Music, Punk,
Publisher: Hertsfordshire, England, Adrian Thrills: 1977
Book Condition: Very Good
Seller ID: 2398