Thursday, 5 September 2013

T-Shirts and Sweatshirts

Over the years the I, and the family, have collected many shirts from gigs and other sources. A recent sort out unearthed this lot of forgotten gems. For some unknown reason they don't fit anymore (and some of them were in a pretty dodgy state) so it's time to store them away in a safer environment.
Does anyone out there remember any of these?

 Although the date on the shirt says 1984 it's actually from the 1980 tour (Mr Gabriel does wacky things like that).

 Again the date is off. Playtime 1988 occurred in 1983.

This shirt was from the Genesis "Lamb Lies Down" tour purchased in the Birmingham Hippodrome 2nd May 1975. The first gig I ever went to.

Saturday, 2 February 2013

Mighty World Of Marvel Poster

Back in December 1972 issue 10 of the Mighty World Of Marvel previewed the poster that was available to all readers willing to cut their comics up and send in the tokens.

(this image taken from 'Kid' Robson's blog page)

There was no way I was cutting up those comics and I couldn't afford to buy two copies so the only solution was to draw my own version.

I think it came out quite well!
I also did my own version of two other mini posters that the comic featured…

Take a look at 'Kid' Robson's blog for more information on The Mighty World Of Marvel comics (thanks Kid for prompting me to get in the loft and find these things).

Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Snatch - It's A Rude Comic!

Back in 1995 I worked with Tristan King at a graphic design company. He produced this great little comic which was intended to be a quarterly publication but as far as I'm aware this was the only one to be published.
I've not heard from Tristan for over fifteen years so if he's reading this "Get in touch, matey!"

Friday, 12 November 2010

National Rock Star

Back in October 1976 a new UK music paper was issued as an alternative to NME, Sounds, Melody Maker etc.

I don't know how long it lasted - I only have the first dozen or so issues - but it didn't get off to a particularly good start with the premier issues headline story being "Elvis London Concerts" and the following weeks front page carrying an apology that they were misinformed and Elvis wasn't coming to Britain at all.

As far as I can tell, what you see here is the only reference to National Rock Star on the web.

It's interesing to look back at the reviews and opinions of the time at what are now classed as classic records. If I ever get round to it I'll scan some examples.

Thursday, 2 September 2010

"Reviews From The Floor Of 64" #31

Issue #31 arrived this morning with the added bonus of a Free Gift!

The first in "Reviews" history (and hopefully not the last) it's a reproduction of the stickers that were given free with an issue of Pow!

A big thumbs up to regular contributor Craig Maddocks for supplying Paul with the original, remarkably good condition, stickers.

Sunday, 8 August 2010

Latest "Reviews from the floor of 64" (#29)

The latest issue of Paul Ware's "Reviews from the floor of 64" (#29) is now available directly from him at this address
"Reviews from the floor of 64"
Farm Cottage
Lower Cote
West Yorkshire HD6 3QN
…or on ebay
… or, if you live in Leeds, in the shops "Travelling Man" and "OK Comics".

These fanzines concentrate (though not exclusively) on the Power Comics "Fantastic" and "Terrific" published in the UK in the late sixties. These comics featured reprints of Marvel comics stories and for people my age were our introduction to the Marvel universe of superheroes.

The fanzines highlight the editorial changes made to the stories for the UK market and are hugely entertaining, humorous and informative. If you remember the original comics or have an interest in Marvel these fanzines are well worth a look.