If you saw this album cover in a charity shop, would you buy it?
If you have answered “no”, then we are not the same. But that’s OK.
I do try not to judge books by their covers, I make an effort. But no-one’s even said to me that I shouldn’t judge ‘a music’ by its cover, you know? So if I don’t know a band (and I don’t know most bands because I can barely stand reading about them) I almost always do. Judge it. By its cover.
It’s not led me too far wrong because if you wanted me to carry all the first-hand, non-mp3 music I’ve bought in my whole life (boxes and all) I could do it easily. So it’s not like I’m wasting pounds and pounds on sounds I don’t end up liking. It comes to mean that if I don’t like what I hear, at least I have some sleeve art to look at, and there’s no sadness about that. I can take or leave the Meteors depending on my mood, f’rex, but I really like the cover illustration for The Meteors Live.
Then I get the record home, and wait for a while. I don’t like to listen to music all the time. Sometimes I only feel like listening to it in my imagination. But when the time is right, I put the needle down and see what I have bought.
I am crazy for “GIRO DAY (instrumental)”. It sounds so prim when it’s written down like that!
If I like what I hear, I look for all of the information. Sometimes it’s hard!
Here is the story of that:
I couldn’t find anything. I did discover that there’s a young film maker also called “Jamie Sims”. maybe if you want a film made, you should ask him!
I googled and googled and eventually I typed “Kings of Oblivion” Newcastle which I probably should have thought of earlier.
That got me this –
And that got me these. Which are pretty great.
I guess that is what they look(ed) like. Hi guys! I was one year old, when this zine was made.
That’s pretty funny. That is the kind of ‘joke’ I enjoy.
THIS SENTENCE STRUCTURE, it’s so ‘clever young sods’, innit? Also, so true.
Other gems from this zine from ’88, “One Way Ticket to Cubesville”download here..
(^That last line)
The problems of 1988 are the problems of today -
Cut-out “action figures” of Doctor and the Crippens! This is exactly the kind of thing that I would put in a zine.
And that’s that. Fun and games, right? Always check the vinyl boxes, Oxfam shoppers!