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A Cheery Wave From Stranded Youngsters

Posted: July 25th, 2002, by Marceline Smith

I forgot to say that when I was away Up North last week visiting my family I bought a finger puppet of a big eyeball! It’s pretty fantastic. I need some more plus Playmobil men and then I can make my own mental version of The Residents!

Okay, fanzine #2 is A Cheery Wave From Stranded Youngsters and I’ve managed to lose Al’s letter so I can’t remember what issue this is or how much it costs – DUH. Sorry about that. This issue’s mostly filled with lots and lots of lengthy gig reviews covering Trail of Dead, Fonda 500, Sigur Ros, Brian Wilson, The Rock of Travolta, Babes in Toyland and Maher Shalal Hash Baz amongst others written by a whole host of contributing writers. There’s also interviews with The Flashing Astonishers and The Supernaturals [when did they come back? and, more importantly, why? It’ll be The Gyres next], record reviews dotted about the place, a crossword and a good article on whether today’s bands are retro copycats or not, all illustrated with Al’s cartoon drawings. This issue is slightly lacking in bands that I’m excited about but it’s a good read nevertheless. Probably I’m getting too old. If I find that letter I’ll post up the proper details but I think it’s £1.50 to Al Maceachern, 6 Angotts Mead, Stevenage, Herts SG1 2NJ. Or email Al and ask him at alcwsy@hotmail.com

Marceline Smith

Marceline is the fierce, terrifying force behind diskant.net, laughing with disdain as she fires sharpened blades of sarcasm in all directions. Based in Scotland, her lexicon consists of words such as 'jings', 'aboot' and 'aye': our trained voice analysts are yet to decipher some of the relentless stream of genius uttered on a twenty-four hour basis. Marceline's hobbies include working too much and going out in bad weather.


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