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Fanzines

(under construction)

Parts of this overview are taken from the "Early Irish Fanzines" article that appeared in Loserdom #13. See the loserdom site for more details. Please see the help section for fanzines I'm looking for.



1977 1978 1979 1980 80s
Raw Power Up Yours! Almost Grown Something Else Devoid Media
Heat Liggin' Imprint Positive Reaction Moonstruck
It's Your World Wimp Wonder Comic Neu Carnage Ms.Marvel New Clear Threat
Alternative Ulster Orange Vomit 9 To 5 Vox Poptones
Buddy Almost Art Black & White To Pence Worth Private World
Shock Treatment Insane Society Cabaret Europe At A Glance Sweet Sensations
  Too Late   Skanar Up Against It
      Mental Energy Whose Life Is It Anyway
        Craw Thumping
        Cosmetic Plague

Almost Art

Launched: September 1978
Issues: ?



Almost Grown

Launched: January 1979
Issues: ?





Alternative Ulster

Launched: September 1977
Issues: 6 issues (random numbering)




Buddy

Launched: October 1977
Issues: ?



Cabaret

Launched: December 1979
Issues: ?



Cosmetic Plague

Launched: 1982-83
Issues: ?

Fanzine based in Kilkenny. Just two issues were published, circa 1982-83, by Feargal McEvoy. No connection to the band of the same name (?).



Craw Thumping

Launched: 1982
Issues: ?


Dublin fanzine, issue 1 including: Kissed Air, Montage, Microdisney, Na-psalm Sunday, Casablanca Moon, Dublin Youth Theatre.



Devoid Media

Launched: 198?
Issues: ?



Europe At A Glance

Launched: April 1980
Issues: ?



Heat

Launched: May 1977
Issues: 9 (including one triple issue)
 

Black & White

Launched: November 1979
Issues: 3






Heat and Black & White were published by Pete Price and Jude Carr. From Loserdom #13:


Most copies of the offending issue of Heat currently in circulation are missing the offending page (pages 5/6) which was cut out following the threat of legal action. The expense of this action effectively ended the magazine. Ironically, they had just signed a distribution deal with Easons, Ireland biggest retail chain (booksellers) at the time.



Helden

Launched: 198?
Issues: ?



Northern fanzine.



Imprint

Launched: March 1979
Issues: ?



Edited by Barbara Fitzgerald (now with RTE). Issue 11 features Zerox Irish Fanzine Directory charting names and dates of the releases of Irish fanzines up to that time.



Insane Society

Launched: November 1978
Issues: ?



It's Your World

Launched: July 1977
Issues: ?



Liggin'

Launched: February 1978
Issues: ?



Mental Energy

Launched: July 1980
Issues: ?



Moonstruck

Launched: 198?
Issues: ?



Ms.Marvel

Launched: March 1980
Issues: ?



Neu Carnage

Launched: 1978
Issues: 10-12 issues approx

Neu Carnage was started in 1978 by Gerry Molyneaux while still at school. He later worked for a bank. Other contributors were Gerry Siggins and Paul McCarroll, both now journalists, and Paul 'Speedy' O'Meara (RIP). The first issue had Skrewdriver and Ruefrex on the cover. 50 copies were printed approx. This was up to 200 by the last issue. Some issues were also pretty thick, circa 100 pages. Copies rarely turn up now and none are available for the original source. They interviewed many well known (and lesser known) US and UK punk bands, including New York's The Stimulators (who played the Project Arts in 1979-80), X (LA), Dicks, GBH, the mighty Discharge, Effigies, etc, as well as bands from all over the world (Europe, Scandavia, Australia, South America). The picture above (from ebay) is of Issue 9 (from 1980?) which included Big Self, the Banshees, Crisis, UK Decay, XS Discharge, Neus, and a feature on Oi bands. Neu Carnage also released some tapes including the Vermin Package compilation (1982). Gerry provided scene reports for MRR in 1984.
According to MRR#25 (1984) the zine was about to release a cassette EP called "Barbed Wire Noise" featuring Capital Scum [Belgium], Vortex [Belgium], Warriors of the Last Days [Columbia],Toxic Waste and Catholic Guilt. This plan changed to a vinyl EP with artwork supplied by Pushead, 250 copies to be pressed. It was never issued due to lack of funds. Carlton was the sole remaining pressing plant in Ireland at that time and they wouldn't accept orders for less than 500, except at vast expense. A 2nd EP "Violent Anthems" was also planned, featuring Bald Aggression ("Somethings Wrong"), Nazgul [NZ] ("Good Demons Drink Smirnoff"), So Much Hate [Norway] ("Think Before We Act") and WCHC [Spain] ("Guerra Mundial"). War Risk 3 [Belgium] are mentioned by MRR but didn't make the final track listing.
Neu Carnage was instrumental in getting Catholic Guilt on the Tour de Farce compilations on Empty Records circa 1987-88, so it was a long-lived fanzine. More details appreciated.



A New Clear Threat

Launched: 1981
Issues: 5-6

Anarcho-punk fanzine put out by P.A. of Paranoid Visions. About 5-6 issues were issued between 1981-85 in small runs, under 50 copies. Deko got involved from about the third issue as he had access to a photocopier. They split the workload, about 15-20 pages each, filled with lyrics and images.



9 To 5 (Nine To Five)

Launched: mid 1979
Issues: At least 5 issues



Orange Vomit

Launched: mid 1978
Issues: ?



Poptones

Launched: 198?
Issues: ?



Positive Reaction

Launched: January 1980
Issues: 6 issues




Private World

Launched: 198?
Issues: 6 issues




Raw Power

Launched: March 1977
Issues: 2



Raw Power was produced by Steve Rapid of the Radiators from Space. It lasted two issues, the second issue (in June 1977) containing the first ever interview with Derry band the Undertones.



Shock Treatment

Launched: October 1977
Issues: ?



Skanar

Launched: June 1980
Issues: ?



Something Else

Launched: January 1980
Issues: ?



Sweet Sensations

Launched: 198?
Issues: ?



Too Late

Launched: December 1978
Issues: ?



To Pence Worth

Launched: April 1980
Issues: ?



Up Against It

Launched: 198?
Issues: ?



Up Yours!

Launched: February 1978
Issues: ?



Vox

Launched: March 1980
Issues: 15






Dave Clifford's excellent fanzine ran for 15 issues [I'm looking for issues 1, 12 and 13.]



Whose Life Is It Anyway

Launched: 198?
Issues: ?

Niall McGuirk's fanzine.



Wimp Wonder Comic

Launched: May 1978
Issues: ?




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