Joy Division/New Order – Songbook (1982)

FrontCoverI got this very rare item from a serious record collector … I will call him Mister Sleeve … thanks a lot, Mr. Sleeve !!!

Joy Division were an English rock band formed in 1976 in Salford, Greater Manchester. Originally named Warsaw, the band consisted of singer Ian Curtis, guitarist and keyboardist Bernard Sumner, bass player Peter Hook, and drummer Stephen Morris.

Formed by Sumner and Hook after the two attended a Sex Pistols gig, Joy Division soon moved beyond their punk roots to develop a sound and style that made them one of the pioneers of the late-1970s post-punk movement. The band’s self-released 1978 debut EP, An Ideal for Living, drew the attention of the Manchester television personality Tony Wilson, who signed the group to his independent label Factory Records. Joy Division’s debut album Unknown Pleasures, recorded with producer Martin Hannett, was released in 1979 to critical acclaim.

As the band’s popularity grew, singer Curtis suffered from personal problems that included depression, a failing marriage, and epilepsy. He found it increasingly difficult to perform live concerts, during which he sometimes suffered seizures. In May 1980, on the eve of the band’s first American tour, Curtis committed suicide, aged 23. The band’s second and final album, Closer, was released two months later; the album and preceding single “Love Will Tear Us Apart” became the band’s highest charting releases.

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After Curtis’s death, the remaining members continued as New Order and achieved critical and commercial success. Although Joy Division’s career spanned less than four years, the band continues to exert an influence on a variety of subsequent artists (by wikipedia)

And here´s a fanzine … called songbook … but it´s much more than a songbook only:

A4 size booklet. 42 pages. Includes discography, pictures, press cuttings etc. The most common versions has a red cover with black & white text, white border. Front cover has live picture of Ian Curtis (with Steve in the background) from Paris, Les Bains Douches 18/12/79. 1983(?) (by joydiv.org)

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The black and yellow edition of this songbook

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Fresh Evidence – Volume No. 1/Issue No 1 (Rory Gallagher Fanzine) (1991)

FrontCoverI have a lot of fanzines in my archive … and here´s a very rare one … The first issue of the Rory Gallagher fanzine “Fresh Evidence”.

It was the “only official Rory Gallagher fanzine in the world”, as the publisher Noel Lackey wrote.

A fanzine (blend of fan and magazine or -zine) is a non-professional and non-official publication produced by enthusiasts of a particular cultural phenomenon (such as a literary or musical genre) for the pleasure of others who share their interest. (by wikipedia)

And this is the very first issue of “Fresh Evidence” (the titel comes from a Rory Gallagher album from 1990 (his  eleventh and last studio album).

As many fanzines, the print quality of this fanzine is more or less not so good … but that was not important in these days.

Much more important was, that Noel Lackey had contact with Rory Gallagher and his brother Donal and so he was able to present his “Question And Answers” column.

A real nice addition for every serious Rory Gallagher collection … a fanzine from a fan for the fans …

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John Klumper – Forbidden Fruit – UK Singles 1963 – 1969 (1985)

FrontCoverI have a large collection of fanzine and I will open my archive with a very special one: John Klumper´s “Forbidden Fruit” magazine from the 80´s of the last century.

Forbidden Fruit was an A5 size fanzine/booklett by a Dutch guy called John Klumper, and it came as 11 separate little A5 volumes. (the last one was Vols 11 & 12 Combined) It was subtitled “Uk Singles 1963-1969”

It was bought by a 4 issue per year subscription, and ran from 1985 to 1988.

It was a real work of love, as each band got it’s line up and some history if known, and all UK releases by them and type of music etc.. considering this was pre internet, the work involved was staggering.. (by woodbutcher)

And someone wrote in an internet forum called “verygoodplus.co.uk”: “Probably very hard to find but now at least I now know what I’m looking for.”

And here is the No. 1 … (published in early 1985) … Hard to believe: all informations was written with a simple typewriter ,,, long time ago …

And I will publish in the next weeks all edition of this fantastic fanzine !

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