Sunday, 11 September 2011

S'PUNK FANZINE - 1979

Back in 1978 when Steve Grimmond and Craig Methven were still only in their mid teens, they started up this fanzine call S'PUNK (it's punk), dedicated to the punk scene and its kindred on the fringe.
This particular one above is issue 13 and came out in January 1979.
So quickly sifting through some of the pages I've put up on display...
On top is the front cover which has an image stating "If You Don't Buy This Magazine, We'll Kill This Dog".
The 2nd page down is the editorial intro, or idiotorial as they have it, cramming in a few words about the mag content, surrounded by the bands and subject matter for this issue.
Image 3 is a look back at their "Singles Of The Year" for 1978. Both list their personal top 10 and there is also a general S'Punk top 20.
Craig has gone for The Only Ones - "Another Girl, Another Planet".
Steve opted for Steel Pulse - "Ku Klux Klan".
4th page down is a mention of a gig that took place up at the Bowling Alley in Marketgait, the band being Punishment Of Luxury (Punilux for short). This includes a rather brief encounter with the band which soon became an aborted interview! There is also a mini review of the gig itself.
Lastly, we have 5 acts at 2 venues.
The upper 2 are for Richard Hell & The Voidoids and John Cooper Clarke, the support acts for Elvis Costello who played the Caird Hall on 14th January 1979.
Finally, a 3 band gig, this time at Bloomers in South Tay Street.
Support acts were Curfew and Straits, with The Skids being the main headliners.
S'Punk must be a contender for being one of Dundee's earliest fanzines I reckon, so it's a rare read, and if you want to view the pages in more detail, just click onto them to enlarge.
Big THANKS to Craig.

3 comments:

  1. very surprised I am seeing this for the first time !...sorry Craig but Steve did pick better records ...and were punilux not affiliated with NF ? ..i seem to remember...I was also at that gig

    vex

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  2. A wee bit of trivia - the dog about to get its brains blown out was originally on the cover of the National Lampoon magazine in 1973.

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  3. mike youve probably 'forgotten' you've already seen it, but your right about steves record choices being the better

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