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Issue 1, October 2012 through Issue 11, May 2015, published quarterly. Two formats: Issues 1 – 4, staple-bound newsprint self-wraps, 18 by 26 cm, 32 – 40 pp.; Issues 5 – 11, staple-bound tabloid-format, newsprint, approx. 29 by 37 cm, 40 pp. ea., all heavily illustrated. Faint cover wear only. A brilliant rag, still being published, that focuses on British street music including punk, Oi!, reggae, ska, psychobilly, and a touch of metal and hardcore. Produced by folks who are living the lifestyle, the passion for the music drips from the pages. Bands covered focus on classic street groups, classics still working, and current bands in the classic vein, including Infa Riot, The Crunch, Argy Bargy, The Selecter, The Stone Foundation, Stomper 98, Section 60, Rancid, The Jam, Squeeze, The Who, Cock Sparer, The Specials, Cockney Rejects, Meatmen, Crass, The Spitfires, Gonads, The Neville Staple Band, Sham 69, Secret Affair, Clash, The Chords, English Beat, Booze & Glory, Dead Kennedys, NOFX, The Pukes, Paul Weller, 1969 OK, Boston Rats, Diabatz, Jimmy Cliff, Dropkick Murphys, Bar Stool Preachers, Bodysnatchers, The Boys, Bad Manners, The Amphetameanies, Dexys Midnight Runners, The Exploited, and many more. The articles are even more varied than the bands, and a small selection includes punk literature, rockabilly, subculture fashion (mods, casuals, skinheads, 2-Tone), the 2-Tone village of Coventry, Mexican skinhead tattoo art, original rude girl Jennie Bellestar, the Punk & Disorderly Festival, skinhead art, Italian mods, football, a guide to polishing Dr. Martens, Beijing punks, Bovver books and the golden age of pulp fiction, “Street Sounds tackles the European Union,” the Singapore scene, Quadrophenia, humorous punk albums, the new breed of UK psychobilly, a guide to skinhead reggae, and punk and Oi! in Argentina. Of course, there are all the regular departments we’ve come to expect in punk zines: book, film, album, and show reviews, scooters, cartoons, op-eds, poetry, “comedian of the month,” etc. Great stuff! First Edition.