A selection of zines reviewed in the NME, 28 January, 1984. There’s Viz, Rouska, and Andy Martin from the Apostles’ Scum skinhead zine.
Mick Furbank, artist and performer, is upset in Sounds, 14 March, 1981.
Cor blimey! A cock sparrer record from 1940.
Classic music hall with words by Billy O’Brien and music by Billy O’Brien and Jack Martin.
The first Oi! album reviewed in Sounds, 1 November, 1980. This issue also had the New Breed feature of the up and coming Oi bands.
The second of the Oi compilations gets an interesting review in Sounds, 23 May, 1981. Alongside some decent punk from the likes of Cock Sparrer, The Strike and 4 Skins, and some grimmer gumby bands, there’s poetry from Barney Rubble and Garry Johnson.
A Peter Watson haiku from his 1984 chapbook The Point.
Oi Oi Oi Oi Oi
Oi Oi Oi Oi Oi Oi Oi
Oi Oi Oi Oi Oi!
Seething Wells interviewed by X Moore in the NME, 6 February, 1982. This was the first bit of mainstream press for the Ranters. SWells talks about skinheads, politics, music, poetry, Oi, and kicking over the statues.