Everything’s Roses

Related to the Distant Violins publishing empire was this great non-music zine called Everything’s Roses – a collaborative work from David Nichols and Megan Edwards. The letters page is killer. Side issue, I also have the original of the cover illustration hanging on my study wall. Nice.

Everything’s Roses (1984) [pdf file]

Everything’s Roses – Promotional PosterEverythings Roses Poster

Distant Violins #8

Here we are again, this time with Distant Violins #8. the one “everyone’s talking about”, and no wonder as it comes with a special bonus Tinytown flexi disc.

Articles include interviews with Tiny Town, Zeee Toons and The Triffids, a bunch of reviews (Pel Mel, John Cooper Clarke, Painters and Dockers, Psuedo Echo and The Reels’ superb Pitt Street Farmers mini-lp). There’s also some nice memories of Gaumont Books and Exposure Records via the ads.

Distant Violins #8

Tiny Town Flexi (mp3 files)
Back To The Bow
Big Fish 

Distant Violins #5 (1983)

We have to skip DV#4 as I don’t have it. See the DV Page for the others I’m looking for.

#5 is the subtitled The Curse Of the Go-Betweens with a feature interview, an article on The Curse, live reviews (The Birthday Party, Corpse Grinders, The Scientists), a crossword and comics.

Distant Violins #5 [pdf file]