For the first time ever, TOYTOWN is making David Nichols legendary Australian fanzine Distant Violins available in PDF form, free to download. I have numerous editions of DV in my collection, but I am calling out for the missing ones should anyone have them – for example – Issue #1 (I also need scans or generous donations of the original print copies of editions 4, 10, 11, 15, 17, 24, 26 and if there are any after 28) – if you can help please get in touch.
Distant Violins #1
Distant Violins #2 (August 1982)
Includes articles on The Fall, The Birthday Party, Epic Soundtracks, Plays With Marionettes, People With Chairs Up Their Noses and more. Superb cover art as well.
We’re back for more with Distant Violins #3, the self-proclaimed “absolutely fab issue” with Hunters & Collectors, MEO 245, David Chesworth, the second part of the articles on The Birthday Party (“part II and still not over”) and The Fall, more reviews. There’s also “not much else”. Enjoy.
Distant Violins #4
Distant Violins #5 (1983)
#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 #6
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.
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.)
The Triffids, Zeee Tunes, Tiny Town, reviews of the Reels, Pel Mel and John Cooper Clark. Also comes with a bonus Tiny Town Flexi disc (links below).
Karen Ansell, The Great Unwashed, Pseudo Echo, The Triffids, a price rise (not for you) and a kawaii cover.
Editions being added as we go along.