Climb on board as an Adelaide punk fanzine blossoms into a well-loved national music magazine that chronicles the glory days of Australian post-punk and ‘pub rock’ music.
A year-by-year history of the magazine by the editor, Donald Robertson, introduces a selection of over four hundred fully indexed pages from the original issues.
Featured artists include The Angels, Australian Crawl, Boys Next Door (and The Birthday Party), The Church, Cold Chisel, The Dagoes, Flowers (and Icehouse), The Go-Betweens, The Hitmen, Hunters and Collectors, INXS, Jo Jo Zep and the Falcons, Paul Kelly and the Dots, Laughing Clowns, Mental as Anything, Midnight Oil, Models, Mondo Rock, The Moodists, New Race, No Fixed Address, Radio Birdman, Redgum, The Reels, The Riptides, The Saints, The Scientists, Skyhooks, Split Enz, The Sports, Sunnyboys, Tactics, Terminal Twist, The Thought Criminals, The Triffids, Dave Warner’s From the Suburbs, XL Capris & Young Modern.
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Woodstock with this sumptuous coffee table book from the festival’s co-creator and founder Michael Lang. It includes hundreds of photographs and documents from Lang’s largely unseen archive including the original designs and plans for the event, correspondence, set-lists, information on artists’ fees and much more.
This wealth of information is accompanied by the best images of the event from photographers such as Ralph Ackerman, John Dominis, Bill Eppridge, Dan Garson, Barry Z. Levine, Ken Regan, Lee Marshall and Baron Wolman, and notably featuring the archive of official festival photographer Henry Diltz.
RICHARD KAPUŚCIŃSKI THE SHADOW OF THE SUN
A highly detailed, heartfelt but unsentimental introduction to Africa’s afflictions and a quiet love song to its profound appeal.