Usually when we would leave a show in the 80’s, there would always be people standing outside handing you flyers to the next show, something that’s lasted through the decades. One way to make sure people did not throw them away was by having killer art on them. Not only did many illustrators
By Alistair Livingston ‘When Darkness Dawns’ : The Encyclopaedia of Ecstasy Volume Two: November 1983 The last part of Volume Two was written on 11 November 1983, the same day that Operation Able Archer ended. During the ten days of Able Archer 83, the world came as close to
It’s time to talk a walk on the right side…Check out this very rare fanzine from 1983 entitled The Encyclopaedia of Ecstasy, Vol. 1, created by Alistair Livingston. This zine references bands that I found very inspirational in my younger years. Honestly, just looking at these pages still inspires me
The art of Ratgrinder, aka Jaime Abrahamson, screams out and fights against human suffering. Something about the lines in his artwork rebels against the system with each stroke of his pen. When you look at his work, you know for a fact that this human has been a part of
When it comes to doing things your own way, CRUCIAL BLAST is at the forefront. You can count on this label to always push whatever they do to the outer limits. From day one, we have had nothing but respect for the creative vision of CRUCIAL BLAST, because we know
For better or for worse, the image of the skinhead defines a big part of what many in mass culture see as 1980s UK punk. But like so many subcultures (if not all of them), it is so much more complex than its stereotype, full of subcultures of its own.