contents ISSUE 140, JUNE 2023
Features The Playn Jayn
Straight outta London’s psychedelic pub-rock scene of the ’80s
The Soup Dragons
The DIY garage-infused beginnings of the Glasgow indie-pop stalwarts
The Teardrop Explodes
As a Kilimanjaro-sized career overview arrives, we go deep inside the complex and contrary story of the Merseyside act that brought psychedelia to the masses like no other
Regulars Thoughts & Words
Your letters, tweets and emails
What’s hot on the Shindig! turntable
Subscribers’ Prize Draw
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It’s A Happening Thing
Permanent Clear Light, Edgar Jones, Sam Blasucci, The Bevis Frond, Calibro 35, The Crystal Teardrop, The Saxophones, Paul Moody, Enys Men, The 13th Floor Elevators, Full Time Hobby Family Album 24 The Direct Hits’ 1986 mod-pop outing House Of Secrets
Back To Back
David Bowie and The Purple Hearts’ ‘Can’t Help Thinking About Me’
Choice international garage revival singles of the ’80s
How B-movie trash style and ’60s garage-rock created a monster
Musician, publisher, writer and renaissance man Mike Stax tells all
The best in reissues, new releases, books and live shows
Win Barclay James Harvest’s Once Again on vinyl
The Birdmen Of Alkatraz’s 1989 garage-psych gem From The Birdcage
Colin Lloyd Tucker’s 1984 oddity Toy b ox
The Swedish garage purists who wooed all that witnessed them before mainstream success became inevitable
“It was raw and explosive. Robert Jelinek blew everyone away with his incredible voice and electric performance”
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