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So What (Fanzine)

So What Issue 1

I'views with Chron Gen, Robert Smith of The Cure, Nervous System and Ruts DC - the latter come across well. And Also The Trees featured. 'Zine, tape, record and gig reviews. Poetry - "Mindless Few" by Barber is excellent in its put-down of mindless violence.

- Paul Rance, Peace & Freedom, No. 2, Summer 1985


So What Issue 2

I/views with Newtown Neurotics, Jake Burns of the late, lamented SLF - always one of the more pertinent musicians around, And Also The Trees and Auto Da Fe. Gig, record, tape and 'zine reviews.

- Paul Rance, Peace & Freedom, No. 2, Summer 1985


So What Issue 3

Includes a moving tribute to Malcolm Owen - the good so often die young. I/views with The Others, the ancient The Lurkers and The Mob. '77 revisited. Gig, tape, record and 'zine reviews.

- Paul Rance, Peace & Freedom, No. 2, Summer 1985


So What Issue 4

Fourth and final issue, I'm told. Very sad. The 'zines good and the ed seems a nice, genuine bloke and I say that even though he supports Hillingdon, who were the last non-league team to beat my beloved Luton, circa 1969. I/views in this issue with Anti Social Workers, Animal Farm and The Clinch. The latter is particularly interesting, with wise observations. Outcasts also comment on the meaning of life, etc. The "Young Love" poem by Kool Knotes brought back distant, halcyon memories" Ranters' feature by Attila the Stockbroker. Fanzine/record reviews. The Prisoner feature was gobbled up by a six worshipper like myself.

- Paul Rance, Peace & Freedom, No. 2, Summer 1985


So What Issue 8

So What is an excellent 'zine making a comeback. Issue 8 is 40p & SAE from Andy... Uxbridge. Comes complete with well-noizy flexi from The Shout, with some juice-filled guitar. The mag. contains in-depth i/views with a London councillor, Michael Walker, Heart Throbs, old fave TV Smith, and a crunching editorial on the pseud-musicians, The Mondays. One of the more readable 'zines of recent years.

- Paul Rance, Peace & Freedom, Vol. 6, No. 4, Spring/Summer 1990

 

 

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