An early Christmas gift to end this complex year – the very first edition of Distant Violins (Winter 1982). Featuring The Moodists, The Go-Betweens, Altered Images, Bryce Perrin, Systematics, a meticulously proofread crossword, comics and more. All at the friends’ price of free. Thanks to Darren Vandenburg for the scan. Enjoy.
DV 4 has been sourced – thanks to DV fan Darren Vandenburg – and it’s a goodie too – with pieces on The Reels, The Fall and (the late) Patrick Gibson. Also included is David’s reply from Countdown about the ‘progressive’ band, The Go-Betweens.
What a cover! Screen printed and all.
Features on The Moodists, an interiew with Jill Burt of the Triffids, Catchcry, a poem by Greg Appel and a letter from Nikki Sudden.
Well it’s been a long time between posts, welcome to the internet. Here’s a goodie, #9 with Psuedo Echo, once-a-Reel Karen Ansell, The Great Unwashed and nothing else mentioned on the cover (but inside, spoiler alert, The Triffids and reviews).
Related to the Distant Violins publishing empire was this great non-music zine from 1984 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.
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.
Plays With Marionettes, The Triffids, Zee Tunes, Tiny Town, The Particles, The Church “and much more than you bargained for!” (which includes The Celibate Rifles, The Clean, Sneaky Feelings and whatnot.)
It’s DV #6 – The Moodists, Bring Phillip, The Frontier Scouts, even more Go-Betweens and the adventures of Dwight Planxty and the Deaf Squirrels. It’s all here.
Superb exhibition in Melbourne running until March 1st.
It’s not connected to TOYTOWN as such except via the name – and that we love it.
See the Outre website for more art and exhibition details.