[TypicalGirls] Callout for female fanzine UK fanzine writers, 1975-1984

Joly MacFie joly at punkcast.com
Wed Mar 2 15:54:20 EST 2016


​The irony is that, by the late 80s, and into the 90s, zines very much
became a female dominated activity, am I wrong?

I covered a NY zinefest in 2000 and it was mostly women.
http://punkcast.com/18/

On Wed, Mar 2, 2016 at 12:48 AM, Layla Gibbon <lpgibbon at yahoo.com> wrote:

> When I was at MRR someone made me reproductions of some female run
> fanzines from this era, one was by a Californian woman who moved to London
> and also wrote for Flipside about the UK scene, and one was by Liz Naylor
> (punk name Lucy Toothpaste) (who also booked the Bikini Kill/Huggy Bear
> tour in the UK) and the second issue featured an interview with the Slits
> who on discovering that she was a female punk zine writer invited
> themselves over to her house...  I wrote about it in my old column here:
> whatwewantisfree: You’ll never see your face in a magazine.
> <http://whatwewantisfree.blogspot.com/2009/04/youll-never-see-your-face-in-magazine.html>
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> [image: image]
> <http://whatwewantisfree.blogspot.com/2009/04/youll-never-see-your-face-in-magazine.html>
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> whatwewantisfree: You’ll never see your face in a magazi...
> <http://whatwewantisfree.blogspot.com/2009/04/youll-never-see-your-face-in-magazine.html>
> “I was involved in the U.S. hardcore scene through writing, rather than
> touring. Anne and I worked on one of the earliest DC hardcore zines, Now
> What?, published in...
> View on whatwewantisfree.blo...
> <http://whatwewantisfree.blogspot.com/2009/04/youll-never-see-your-face-in-magazine.html>
> Preview by Yahoo
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> On Tuesday, March 1, 2016 9:10 PM, Joly MacFie <joly at punkcast.com> wrote:
>
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>
> ​Here in NYC things are a little different.
>
> There were a bunch of girls doing a zine in 1980. One of them Gabby, came
> to work for me at Better Badges.
> She later played guitar for Luscious Jackson. I don
> ​'
> t have a contact but I see her around occasionally. ​
>
> ​Then there was Nancy Breslow, who did Short Newz​. She also came to
> London and worked at BB, became our east coast rep.
>
> More recently, Wendy, Guillotine. http://www.guillotinezine.com/about-us/
>
> But I'm still drawing a blank on UK efforts, beyond Gee and International
> Anthem - not a fanzine per se.
>
> j
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> On Tue, Mar 1, 2016 at 11:26 AM, viv acious <aciousviv at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> hi,
> there was a fanzine in Coventry called 'Alternative Sounds' can't remember
> the name of the bloke who ran it, but he did publish a photo I took of
> Chrissie Hynde on stage in 1979. i've got the photo but not the mag.
> regards,
> viv acious (ms)
>
> On Wed, Nov 11, 2015 at 8:08 PM, Cazz Blase <cazz.blase at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Hello,
>
> I'm very new to this list, so I should probably introduce myself.
>
> My name is Cazz Blase, I wrote a five part series on women and UK punk for
> the F-Word website (www.thefword.org.uk) between 2010 and 2011. I'm in
> the process of turning the series into a book, and for that, I need more
> interviewees.
>
> Because I'm interested in how women contributed to the growing mythology
> of punk, I'm interested in speaking to female fanzine writers who were
> writing punk fanzines in the UK at anytime between 1975 and 1984.
>
> I've tracked a few people down, and I realise it's likely to be a very
> small group of people to draw from in any case, but...
>
> I would be very interested in tracking down Crystal and Sarah who did More
> On and Sharon Spike who did Apathy in Ilford.
>
> If anyone happens to have a lead on how I might track them down, I'd be
> very, very grateful indeed.
>
> Thank you very much,
>
> Cazz
>
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> Cazz Blase
> Writer and journalist
> http://cazzblase.blogspot.co.uk/
> http://toolateforcake.wordpress.com
> cazz.blase at gmail.com
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